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Found 47 results

  1. Scute or just a chunkosaurus

    This little bit ( about an inch) came from Brownies beach, MD (Calvert FM, zone 4?) where bone is extremely common. This one caught my eye, because it reminds me of a Glyptotherium scute I have (from Florida). Not saying that’s what it is, just wondering if it could be a scute of some sort (also I believe Glyptotherium is a Pleistocene animal). I have found terrestrial fossils there before (well two, a possum tooth and some jet). So is it a regular ol’ chunko or a scute of some sort, and if so what? Next to glypto scute
  2. Super tiny sharks tooth

    Hello everyone, went to brownies beach last week, was crowded for the beach so finds were limited. Did find a few nice but common teeth and as always a good amount of chunkosaurusesr. Highlight was a chunk of jet. Anyway, I found this tiny tooth (5 millimeters slant height). Pictures taken with microscope. Miocene, Calvert FM (zone 4?), brownies beach. Any ideas?
  3. Hello all! I found a few of these, does anyone know what they are? Thanks!
  4. Brownies beach 11/2/17

    *WARNING-LOTS OF PICTURES* I took a trip to brownie’s beach today, but unfortunately I could only get there at high tide. This meant my plan of heading south where “the good stuff” Normally is would be treacherous and my normal hunting spot (really I’ve only been there once before, so maybe preferred) was under about two feet of water. So I got as south as I could with any beach above water and got to work. If one uses winnowing in their favor, even spots north of the layer of the zone four that bears the teeth can be productive. This combined with a recent rain, powerful waves to bring fossils north, and lots of concentration and the occasionally yelling when you try to grab a tooth but the wave takes it before you can take it, made it a pretty good day for me. I threw most small teeth onto shore for someone else to find, and towards the end I gave some to some passing kids (though apparently they said they have buckets at home) but I kept some nicer specimens. On my first sitting place I got a nice physogaleus contortus (please feel free to correct wrong IDs) and a fish vert. Then a large keg top floated at me, and you know what they say-when a large piece of wooden debris floats at you, it’s time to move on (what, that’s not a saying). I then coned the beach for areas with lager shell pieces. When it was all said and done I had found one rootless Mako (my first! A desori I believe, 9/10 inch), a very nice white symphyseal hemipristis Serra (8/10 inch), a Ray barb piece, a tooth that reminds me of a porbeagle tooth that I possess, a Ray dermal denticle (although I’m not entirely convinced it’s not a modern thorn), a half of a serrated tooth (maybe meg?), an angel shark tooth (not pictured yet), a small (bird?) bone, another fish centrum (1/4 complete), Ray teeth, chunkosauruses, and various pretty teeth. Not too bad for a second visit.
  5. Angel Shark Teeth!

    Angel Shark teeth are among my favorite fossil teeth. Pictured are the teeth of Squatina Subserrata and Squatina prima. show your angel shark teeth below!
  6. Yesterday I took my first trip to brownies (which is free this time of year). It was about two o’clock so the tide was rising, so I didn’t take a walk to far south (also I didn’t have any water footwear, so I was bare foot in the murky water that people were pulling horse shoe crabs out of so I wasn’t to keen on stepping on one of their spines). It was pretty good for a first trip with the confines I kept to. The biggest tooth was a half inch hypotodus, and I like this one honey colored lemon. Most were lemons. I found one hemi and a fish tooth (or I think that’s what it is). I also took a few Ray teeth and Ecphora pieces ( saw a 1/4 complete one but It was in the cliff and I’d rather not become a fossil myself) as well as some turritella. Few chunkosauruses as well. A peccary tooth was the last find, I don’t have a picture right now but I’ll get one. The first picture (if it comes out in the order I want it to) is my first Miocene sharks tooth (found by me). Will definitely be back there soon. Jim (AKA the shark tooth guy) sells fossils he finds on route 4, so I stopped by for my second time to buy some fossils and have a conversation (which is very rewarding, I’ve learned a lot in the combined hour I’ve spoke with him). I had a choice between a small but very nice and reasonably priced chub and another fossil. I had to choose the other fossil because it was so cool: A whale vertabra with a shark bite in it! I bought that from him, as well a lightly colored (and orange near the root on the back) posterior meg that has the tip broken off and a stress fracture, must’ve bitten off more than it could chew so to speak (P.S. sharks do not chew). He gifted me three more fossils as well, a (caudal?) cetacean vert and a worm tube. At one point in the conversation I mentioned @eannis6s super small baby meg, and he pulled a super tiny meg out his pocket and said “I found this earlier, add this to your collection”. I off course thanked him profusely, for the fossils and the information. I hope I’ll be seeing Jim again soon as well. So, over all a nice trip! Here’s the pictures, may take a bit to get them all in.
  7. Hello all! I found these on a recent trip to Brownies beach. I am not completely sure but I have an idea of what these may be. Can I have your opinions? Thanks!
  8. Unknown Sand Tiger teeth

    Some teeth I found from Brownies that don't look like any other sand tigers I usually find. Many of them are very worn and broken. I'm no expert but my guess is that they are Eocene teeth. Any help is appreciated, thanks. Some of the larger ones
  9. Brownie's Beach Mammal Tooth?

    Hello everyone! I found what I believe is a mammal tooth, but I'm not sure from what. Thanks for the help in adavance!
  10. Fossil Tooth Help

    Well, I know we just finished talking about tooth of mine, but I have another I need some help with. It's rather odd looking, but is so unique, hopefully it isn't hard to figure out. Thanks everyone.
  11. Fossil Teeth ID help

    Hello all! I found these fossils today! I was super excited to find my first cow shark tooth. I am new to this hobby and wanted to know what this tooth is. Thanks for the help.
  12. Calvert Cliffs

    Had a phenomenal trip down at Calvert Cliffs on Wednesday with my three month old daughter strapped to my chest. This trip makes up for my failed attempts in March where the sandbars where at an all time high and made it difficult to find anything. The sandbars pushed up from the storms a few months back even helped me to get to some hard to reach locations. Here's some finds and a scouting report for May of the cliffs. Also recovered a nearly perfect decently sized Ecphora gardenae that is still undergoing some preparation work. I'll take a picture of that and post it later along with some very large clams with Ecphora burrow holes. The blood red Mako as found in the sand. I rarely sift as the waves and storms (from the weekend) are constantly exposing the fossil record. Some of the nicer specimens of the day. Two makos on the left, snaggletooth bottom right and top middle. Cow shark with eight blades top right, and a decent sized tiger shark top middle. Recovered more Chesapecten nefrens that I could carry out. This is just a fragment of the shells recovered and layed out neatly in the trunk of my car. Some of the C. nefrens where about 5-6 inches in diameter and impressive to find intact as there were so many large shell fragments. These should make for some beautiful display pieces and gifts once they are cleaned up. Notice the right fins of the C. nefrens are larger than the left fins. This is a noticeable characteristic of this fossil scallop. Approaching the cliffs. The tides where up much higher this time but the waves where very gentle. This photo was taken around 7:00 am. The vegetation overgrowth should help to keep the cliffs from falling. Another shot of the blood red mako. I'll take a closeup of the other Mako later as it's a green-yellow cream color. Somebody found this stranded snapper turtle and carried him 3 miles back up to a freshwater pond. What a nice guy and what a cool looking turtle. A bunch of teeth, turritella, shark vertebrae, ray plates, makos, sand tiger, tiger, requiem, ecphora gardenae, crab claw tip, Megalodon root, and snaggletooth teeth collected by a local collector and myself combined from this trip and a recent trip. Matoaka cabins beach shore. The winds here were very strong and kicked up a lot of dust with some impressive waves. I had to protect my newborn in my chest as I braved the winds. Image 8: Female blue crab that appears to have deposited her eggs and passed away to be washed up on the shore. This is a good sign that the bay is recovering from over-crabbing. Crabs are vital to the bay's overall health as they are scavengers and eat decaying fish and other decomposing critters on the bottom of the bay. Male blue crab. You can tell it's a male by the "state capitol" on the underside. Perhaps his mate was the female that just layed her eggs.
  13. Thinking of trying to get down to Calvert Cliff area Monday if the hurricane goes by, see what gets stirred up/knocked down. I have never been there before so soliciting advice: - Can the cliffs be hunted outside of low tide? The tides for Monday are poorly timed for my travel window with lows at 5:30am and 5:20pm - Any suggestions on where to go that's publicly accessible? I could try Brownies, but looking for alternate locations - Any opinions on sifting vs strolling? - If sifting, are there any rules for screen or shovel size I need to be aware of? Any assistance is appreciated, thanks in advance
  14. My first Meg from Calvert Cliffs?

    Took a trip down to Calvert Cliffs today at Brownies Beach, and found this beauty. I covered a lot of ground in remote areas, but found this towards the entrance on my way out. Who knows how many people walked by it? Someone on the beach identified it as a baby megalodon tooth, but I want to hear your guys' thoughts! PS it's about 1.3 inches. Also cool to notice how the colors changed from when it was wet to dry.
  15. Shark Vert or Bone? Need help!

    Found this bone at Brownies Beach (Calvert Cliffs) MD. But, I have no idea what it is exactly. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  16. Does anyone ever dive at Calvert Cliffs? If so, any luck with Megalodon teeth?
  17. A couple weeks ago, I took my cousin to calvert cliffs and it was not too great in terms of collecting. I went this past sunday and the results were much better. I met a nice young couple, whom I talked with a bit while walking along the cliffs. They found two parital megs that were just sitting on a rock; very lucky. I found mostly bone fragments and some verts. I found two of the verts next to each other in the mud. There were two different teeth that I found that I have not been able to id. I have attached them and I was wondering if any of the regulars to the cliffs know whom these two teeth belong to. Thanks in advance.
  18. The Reveal...

    Greetings, fellow scroungers in muck and diggers in dirt, hope you all had a great couple of weeks. I took this weekend off to (gasp) go mineral collecting for a change of pace. However, following up on Obsessed1's post about avoiding holiday traffic, I certainly did run into him (and BrowniesMix) out at the cliffs the Friday before last. And yes, I got so excited about a tooth I called him back up the beach to see it. What tooth? This one: It was a gorgeous, copper-orange mako, the biggest I'd ever seen at 2" on the dot: The mako made my trip, but here's the rest of the haul: . Other highlights include a pretty little meg (1.5") and a very cool (and very large at almost 1.25" across) hemi: . However, once I started sorting through everything, I found this... a double-tipped, pathological hemi! First I've ever seen. Here's the group: . All in all, a great day! See you at the cliffs. Mark
  19. The Mother And Child Reunion

    I was among the gaggle out at Brownie's on Saturday -- I'm sure we all passed one another coming and going, but my eyes were pretty much glued to the ground. As others have mentioned, the absurdly low tide made for a challenging day. However, there were goodies to be had... I more or less grabbed whatever struck me as interesting. All in all, not a bad day: And I'm happy to report that, despite a little feeding damage, Mother (2.25") and Baby (above Mom, 5/16") are doing just fine: Other highlights include this gnarly pathological...something : And a squally! Top center of the main pic is a hand-forged nail. Also interesting. A very good day, and totally worth the sunburn. Mark
  20. Brownie's Beach / Bayfront Park Went for 2014's first trip to the cliffs this morning. Arrived as the sun was still not yet risen, and we were the 3rd car in the parking lot. Found plenty of "better" shell specimens to improve my shell collection, but surface collecting for teeth was a bust. Found plenty of ray plate fragments, marine mammal bone fragments, and one mostly intact marine mammal vertebrae. Luckily, I brought my shovel and box sifter, and I sifted in the gravelly piles where the waves lap and was able to come up with about 30 decent teeth of a wide variety of species. Here is a group shot of some of the better finds of the day, followed by IDs for the shark teeth I found sifting. Please feel free to correct any mistakes [1] [1] Alopias cf. latidens (Thresher Shark) [2] [2] Carcharhinus brachyurus (Copper Shark) [3] [3] Carcharhinus priscus (Gray Shark) [4] [4] Carcharias sp. (Sand Tiger Shark) [5] [5] Galeocerdo sp. (Tiger Shark) - Is size the main difference between cuvier and aduncus? [6] [6] Galeocerdo sp. (Tiger Shark) - Is size the main difference between cuvier and aduncus? [7] [7] Hemipristis serra (Snaggletooth Shark) [8] [8] Negaprion eurybathrodono (Lemon Shark) [9] [9] Physogaleus contortus (Tiger Shark) [10] [10] Sphyrna zygaena (Hammerhead Shark)
  21. Tortoise Spur?

    I found this slightly pointed, flat-bottomed, small, black and dense bone on Brownie's Beach/Bayfront Park on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. I was thinking that it looked like a tortoise fossil that I saw on another page. What do you think? Top View with the nickel. Side view - held aloft by soldiers. View of the bottom.
  22. Modern Or Fossil? What Is It?

    This question may make me seem dumb, but I can't figure it out and I feel especially slow tonight.... I just got back from a trip to Brownie's Beach/Bayfront Park Maryland, in the Calvert Cliffs Region and I found this bone/fossil. Can anyone tell if it is modern or a fossil? What do you think it is from? I have a guess, but would like to hear what others think first, without biasing them. Photos: http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream Thanks in advance, to you fossil experts out there!
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