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  1. Searcher78


    I was going through sand from Douglas Point, MD (aquia). Maybe this is heterodontus or maybe I would just like it to be? It is 7mm across.
  2. Carl

    Aquia Shark Teeth

    Hit the Aquia Fm at Douglas Point, MD on Sunday and found some beauties. I am really unfamiliar with Paleocene sharks and wondered if anyone wanted to help ID some of these. The one I'm most interested in is the small one on the left pointing outwards. Sorry for the lack of scale - the biggest aren't much longer than a cm. Thanks!
  3. Snaggletooth19

    Douglas Point Finds ID Confirmation

    Hi all. This past Thursday I made it out to Douglas Point (Paleocene, Aquia Formation). I found the usual assortment of sand tiger shark teeth and some goblin shark teeth too. Unfortunately, finding an Otodus in this formation still eludes me. First is a picture of all my finds. What I'd like some ID help with are the vertebrae, the two bone fragments, and the crocodile tooth. The last tooth is an interesting one. Looks like a Hemipristis serra tooth to me, though I didn't think they're found in this formation. I included an in-situ photo with the characteristic Douglas/Purse grav
  4. Snaggletooth19

    Some Fun Finds at Douglas Point

    This past Thursday, I made a trip out to Douglas Point along the Potomac. I enjoy going in warm weather like anyone, but going during the winter has its own merits. Cool, crisp air, fewer people, possibly some more unique finds. I was the only one on the beach for just about the whole morning and afternoon. Although a little chilly, the right gear made it no problem at all. The trail down to the beach is a bit run down. Lots of broken and collapsed trees covering the trail. I found quite a few sand tiger teeth. I only keep the larger ones now that I find and leave the
  5. I was fortunate to find an excellent Palaeocarcharodon orientalis tooth this morning at Douglas Point (Paleocene, Aquia Formation) in Maryland. I thought it was an Otodus obliquus at first but then I bent down and saw the serrations. The tip is a little dinged, but it has a solid root, shiny enamel, both cusplets, and those classic ragged serrations. At a little over 34 mm long, it's quite large for the site. I also found my first section of fossilized croc jaw (also just over 34 mm long) today, which still has two teet
  6. Searcher78

    Teeth from Douglas

    It has been a long time since I’ve gone out, it was nice to have the place to myself. Not everything shown, but a variety of things.
  7. bthemoose

    Douglas Point 10-17-21

    After going several weeks without fossil hunting, due to weather, schedule, etc., I finally made it out to Douglas Point (Paleocene, Aquia Formation) in Maryland this morning on a very pretty, cool autumn day. My first fossil find of the day was a small piece of ratfish plate. Below is my first shark tooth of the day (a sand tiger, like the vast majority of teeth found here). By the standards of this site, the quantity of shark teeth was low today, but they were in better than average shape, which isn't a bad trade off. Many appeared to be fres
  8. Searcher78

    Douglas Point, MD teeth

    Tried a 1/20 inch sifter to collect sand to take home. Here are my finds.
  9. Searcher78

    Another Potomac trip

    Not too bad a day. Sifting for small teeth. Got my third nurse shark tooth today.
  10. Kurt Komoda

    Douglas Point 6-16-21

    Drove down from Jersey to Douglas Point on Tuesday. Only my second time there, and I was worried that I'd make the 4 hour drive and it'd be crowded. Only one car when I got there around 1pm, and another pulled up as I was unpacking my gear. The narrow beach was pretty much open as the first vehicle was a family wayyy down over to the left playing in the water with a raft and the other was a lone fossil hunter hand searching the tide debris line. Beautiful day and I guess my take was pretty much around average for the site. I'm quite fine with that and I look forward to returning. Mo
  11. bthemoose

    Douglas Point 6-4-21

    I went out to Douglas Point (Paleocene, Aquia Formation) in Maryland yesterday to see what fossils the recent rains helped bring out. I tried last weekend as well, but I didn't find a ton as it was too close to the storms and the Potomac River was running choppy and high with little beach exposed, even at low tide. Yesterday the water was calmer and lower and I had a more successful hunt. It's definitely the time of year for snakes! (They're almost all non-venomous around here.) I encountered this one a few minutes into my hunt and saw four others throughout the day.
  12. Snaggletooth19

    Douglas Point Shark Tooth ID Help

    Went out to Douglas Point (Potomac River, MD, Paleocene, Aquia Formation) on June 5th, first time taking the kids and we had a great time. Found a lot of sand tiger teeth as is typical. But this one has me a little stumped. The crown seems too wide at the base to be a sand tiger tooth. Could it be a small or juvenile Otodus? Or is it some kind of sand tiger after all?
  13. I found this weird thing a few weeks ago while fossil hunting at Douglas Point in MD, it's clearly not a fossil, but I have no idea what it could be. The grid in the photo is 1x1 inch, and the whole thing looks and feels like metal but it's lighter than you would expect. My best guess is that someone was melting a lightweight metal for some reason (recycling?) and a stray glob landed on some rocks or debris, creating those hollow spaces? This beach is kind of in the middle of nowhere though, I can't imagine why someone would be doing that. Any guesses welcome!
  14. Searcher78

    Fish mouth plate?

    Thought this might be a tiny piece of a fish mouth plate.
  15. Took my first trip to Douglas Point with a couple of (equally amateur) friends, and while I didn't find anything rare or unusual it was a beautiful day and we had a great time. There was a family there with 3 little kids who had no idea it was a fossil site, the parents asked what we were all bent over looking for so I (safely, at a distance) gave the kids each a tooth and explained to them what to look for. The kids absolutely lost their minds, they were finding their own teeth in minutes. Half an hour later when the parents told them to pack up to leave the kids got very upset and insisted t
  16. Day started out foggy, but eventually got better.
  17. bthemoose

    Douglas Point 3-7-21

    I made it out to Douglas Point on the Potomac River yesterday morning for a chilly Maryland Paleocene (Aquia Formation) fossil hunt. Temperatures started in the upper 20s Fahrenheit and eventually climbed into the more comfortable 40s though by that time the tide had substantially come in. The banks of the river were ice free but the sand was hard packed and frozen. The pickings were fairly slim by this site's standards, which means I found dozens rather than hundreds of shark teeth over roughly 4 hours. No spectacular finds on this trip, though I found a decent enough variety, and
  18. Got to Douglas Point early today and was the first on the beach. Came across a heartbreaking large Otodus root that gave me some hope, soon after I find a large whole one! After a bit more surface collecting I ended up with a few nice sand tigers (one of my largest), three whole Otodus Obliquus and the heartbreaking root, and the icing on the cake two beautiful croc teeth!
  19. HemiHunter

    Marine Paleocene Poop?

    One of my boys found this item while we were hunting at Douglas Point on the Potomac today. I think it could be a coprolite, maybe from a croc, but I am not experienced enough to know. Can anybody say yeah or nay?
  20. Searcher78

    Douglas Point, Maryland

    Was trying different areas, so I didn’t get as many of the small teeth that I like.
  21. Searcher78


    From Douglas Point, Maryland, I kept this because it looked like a claw, maybe turtle?
  22. Searcher78

    Nice day at Douglas Point

    Water was high, but it was a nice day for hunting. Lots of mushrooms and a turtle on the trail.
  23. Searcher78

    Fish teeth?

    I always find a lot of these when looking for small shark teeth at Douglas Point, MD. I’m guessing they are fish teeth. If not, might toss them.
  24. Searcher78

    Douglas Point

    Had to take a day off from work to take advantage of a day without rain. There were mushrooms all over the forest. Some finds would have been better if not broken.
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