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  1. Shellseeker

    Interesting unknowns

    I went out hunting today, needed the exercise. Predicted afternoon showers, but warm and sunny all morning. I was doing pretty well, constant finds of Bull, Dusky, Tiger shark teeth, mixed with Osteoderms from Alligator, Armadillo, Glyptodon. About 1:30, getting ready to kayak back to my truck in order to beat the rains, I saw something that I did not recognize in the sieve. xx I turned it over and over trying to figure out what it might be... When I saw this next edge, I thought I knew... But maybe I was incorrect. What do you think it is...
  2. bocaciega

    Mammoth/ mastodon tooth?

    Found this fossil sticking out of the sand. In pinellas. Also found what I think is a mosasaur tooth. Been walking here twice a week and I have found some other mammal teeth, smaller megs, and other various fossils that look like pieces of bigger bones. I enjoy fossils but I am no where near an expert. Just an excited amateur. Thanks!
  3. bocaciega

    Central florida unknown

    Hi there! Recently looking at some fossils I found land hunting in South Venice and this one had me stumped. Granted I'm no expert, I tried to ID it from the web and couldn't come up with anything. It does have one ridge area like some other mammal teeth. Just an odd fossil to me. Thanks!
  4. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  5. Thomas1982

    Venice Beach, Florida Fossil ID

    Hi all, I found this possible osteoderm on Venice Beach last month. What do you guys think?
  6. Hello all, On a bone valley fossil hunting trip, I turned up a fossil I was a bit unsure about. My best guess was a sawfish rostral tooth. Let me know your thoughts and some bonus pics at the end! Here is what I believe to be a porpoise tooth (the other side is a bit busted up) And here is a riker frame of some of my better bone valley shark teeth I found. Thanks for looking!
  7. digit

    Paleoclimate of Florida

    Came across this paper (actually a chapter from a larger work) that was published back in 2017. Was doing an internet search and my keywords proffered this as a search result. This paper covers a bit about the early geology of the landmass that became the state of Florida but contains a more in depth look at the climate and geology over the last 50 Ma. It is not a very long read and contains some interesting graphics. I'd recommend this as fundamental reading for any Florida resident interesting in geology and fossil hunting. A really nice concise background into the geology of our state that
  8. Okay so @fossillarry you’re either going to love me or hate me after this, so I apologize in advance - a friend of mine gave me a bunch of 3-toed horse teeth he’s found hunting in the Gainesville area. 13 of em, in fact. I got measurements and the best pics I can of the chewing surfaces, let me know if I need more pics. Measurements are Width of chewing surface x Height of chewing surface. All in mm. 1) 23.5x17.8 2) 17x16.8 3) 15.7x12.8 4) 13.1x11.3 5) 25.3x19.1 6) 25x16
  9. Hi Everyone- I'm a newbie to the forum, but a long time shark tooth hunter and general enthusiast of all things rocks, gems, fossils, and geology. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me out! I've been collecting sharks teeth for a few months from Juno Beach, Florida (~25 miles north of West Palm Beach). Usually on the surface of the sand, or, occasionally, sifting through the shell beds right at the breakers, max waist deep. I have found quite a few of these items in the first two rows, and I cannot source them online with google searches of any type. I've only t
  10. Hello everyone, I have gotten really into meg diving this last year to the point where I am driving down to Venice from Orlando twice a month to dive for teeth. I have started to look into getting black water diving and I am not really sure where to start. Does anyone have any rivers that are good for black water diving? I have heard talk that people do it in the Peace river and the St. Marys and I didn't know if that is where most people go or if there are other rivers people dive that hold a good amount of teeth. I don't want to sound like the guy who is asking for y
  11. Today I went to a nearby creek in north Florida and came across these fossils that I need help identifying. 1. Definitely posterior. Maybe bull, lemon, or hammerhead? 2. I don't know if I've seen this before, at first I thought small hastalis, but then I noticed what appears to be a cusp on the left side. (it's just on the tape measure so you can see the cusp better.)3. Turtle, but I was wondering with the odd shape if it was possible to tell where from.Thanks!
  12. Out with my most frequent hunting partner. With the cold weather turning warmer, and the river dropping, we have been prospecting sites that proved productive in previous seasons. It does not always pay off.. sometimes the locations have been covered by feet of sand or the gravel we were digging in last year has been carried downstream to parts unknown. Today was sunny and warm, we checked one location for 90 minutes followed by another and both were good (lots of small shark teeth) but not great.. We moved to a third location that we had hunted extensively in previous years and once ag
  13. Samson_inthepit

    Bone Valley dig sites

    Hi everyone, any recommendations for the best Bone Valley fossil digs? My goal like many others is to find Meg teeth. Ive done a couple tours on the Peace River with a guide (who will remain nameless, fairly locally famous one) and have come up empty. Ive done a lot of searching up and down the Manasota Key and Casperen area, no luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Shawn
  14. In North Florida, we looked for Blue Agatized Coral and found some in a stream. At home we cut and polished them. We put together a video showing the whole process: https://youtu.be/aae9XqJPMCU best wishes, Lloyd
  15. Daltong

    Questions about a few teeth

    These are a few of the nicest/most interesting teeth I've found, and I was wondering if anyone knows about the two on the bottom left. I think the one with the red and orange tip is some sort of mako tooth or a similar species, and from what I could find the one beside it with the round profile could be one of the earliest ancestors of white sharks. The top three I believe are all from megalodons, as well as the really short yellow tooth on the bottom. I think that one is a tooth that was growing inside the jaw or something due to its small size compared to the size of the root. The smaller to
  16. Shellseeker

    Iniid Tooth

    I like new experiences , so went to a dry land fossil dig site in Hardee County, Florida.... Not many finds, but quality over quantity... My back hurts from Shoveling gravel, mud, sand, clay for 6 hours and to think, I pay to do it. It is 32 mm in length.. Distinctive, certainly found by many TFF members on the East coast, including @Harry Pristis in the Peace River and @SailingAlongToo in Virginia. So, labeled as Unid. River Dolphin, for the time being....
  17. Hello! I have a question, I have become very interested in the Lower Pleistocene site of Leisey Shell Pit in Florida. I have read that a few species of sharks, bony fish and even rays are present there. Does anyone in the forum actually have any of these in their collections? If so be sure to post them as I have never seen any! Cheers. Adriano.
  18. Found this today - recognized it as an astragalus pretty quickly but couldn’t pinpoint what. I’ve narrowed it down to either Probiscidean or Sloth. It’s 3.2 inches/82mm in length. @Harry Pristis @Shellseeker either of you able to discern?
  19. So finally getting around to posting my finds from my last trip 2 weeks ago. All of this comes from a 12 foot by 8 foot section of gravel, which is… pretty mind blowing to me. To start off the finds… Tortoise! I grabbed 1 chunk of shell - there were multiple others that were equally as big and I just didn’t have the room for all of them. Found 30 tortoise spurs and 2 claws as well: (Also included with the claws are an earbone and a deer distal phalanx/claw core) Next up… 9 Glyptodon osteoderms, including 1 spike osteoderm and 2 juvenile osteoderms:
  20. Harry Pristis

    Peace River Dolphin Tooth Identity?

    I came across another odontocete tooth while rummaging through storage. I don't find this tooth in Hulberts book. Does anyone know what dolphin this tooth came from? It has a triangular, leaf-like root, though one corner is missing in this specimen.
  21. Out again yesterday... A little cool ... 85 and overcast, starting at 65 degrees. Better choice than today high of 71. A 5mm wetsuit took care of that. A little deeper that makes many locations unavailable or cause you only to dig the top 6 inches... Not many out hunting, likely waiting for better conditions. With Hurricane Ian, lots of change, trees down, sections of the river cleaned out, sand and gravel moved around. My finds.. Not all that impressive until you look at a couple of my favorites in lower right..... I really enjoy marine mammal fossils li
  22. With the Peace River water depth coming down, and easing on the cooler temperatures. I was out hunting Wednesday, Friday, Sunday... basically checking various locations. It was a little cool, so I wore a 5 mm wetsuit. There were numerous places waist deep with some gravel.. A newer layer had moved in with small colored teeth, but almost everything we found were marine fossils and not very numerous. But there are always some interesting finds. A few were larger, some even complete There were a couple of types of urchin spines , one much more common
  23. Daltong

    ID of fossil bone cut by humans?

    After learning about the burn test, I tried this bone that I was skeptical of after learning that my coyote jaw was a modern bone. After the test this fossil did not smoke or turn black, so I am more confident that it isn't a regular bone. It looks to be a fossilized leg or wrist bone of some sort, and there are visible cut marks on the bone. It appears to have been fairly cleanly cut off, which was another reason I was worried about its age. I don't have the whole bone to go off of but it measures 10.5 cm to the longest point where the joint area is, 1.9 cm wide at the narrow end, and 2.5 cm
  24. fossilsofnj

    First Two Bone Valley Trips

    It's been sometime since I've posted anything. I was busy collecting fluorescent minerals for several years and then last month we moved from NJ to FL, Still getting the house set up but I've managed a couple of trips to the Bone Valley Fossil farm. Yesterday was five complete megs and the top ball from the femur of probably a Mammoth. Here's a few pics. john
  25. Thomas1982

    Carcharocles megalodon

    From the album: Florida Vertebrates

    Carcharocles megalodon Sarasota County, Florida
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