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  1. Hi all, I'm new to fossil collecting and would love to know any leads on any of the items here. I think I know what some are (I believe there is an enchodus fang, mososaur tooth, bone, etc) but am looking for some confirmation. All have come from Holden Beach, NC. Thank you!
  2. Raptor285

    Fossil Identification Please

    Requesting fossil identification please! Thank You !
  3. iExploreAndMore


    Hi all. I found what I believe is a vertebra, but can't be 100% sure and what it may be from. I found in Holden Beach, NC today buried in a foot of water near low tide
  4. DamnYankee68

    Holden Beach odd find

    Found this on the beach. Not sure what it is, but thinking it is neat.
  5. DamnYankee68


    Found at Holden Beach. Hoping it was a very with coral! Help appreciated!
  6. Hi! I've recently collected a number of osteoderm fragments and I'm trying to identify what organism (s) they came from. These were all collected from Holden Beach, NC USA. Holden has recently had the beach "renourished" which stirred up a lot of specimens from the Peedee formation. I think the majority of these are from a soft shelled turtle, but I'm very novice
  7. Raptor285

    Fossil Identification Request

    Fossil found in the surf area of Holden Beach, NC. Any assistance identifying fossil would be appreciated! Thank You
  8. Found this today at Holden beach. Im not sure what it is but it reminds me of a turtle carapace. It looks like bone to me because of the honeycombing. Please help me ID this.
  9. Dmooredjw1

    Is this a broken megaladon tooth

    Can you ID this please? Found at Holden Beach this summer.
  10. Mioplosus_Lover24

    Holden Beach Diversity Of Fossils

    Recently got back from a trip on Holden Beach, and just WOW. Words can't describe the uniqueness of being able to find Mosasaur teeth next to Megalodon teeth. The recent Hurricane brought in many new fossils and I had quite good luck. Here are some photos of the trip, I will post a picture showing all of my best finds shortly, but for now enjoy! First, here are some of the Squalicorax pristodontus teeth I collected. These were relatively common.
  11. I believe the item in the upper left corner is a fossilized horse tooth. The large item located directly below that appears to possibly be petrified wood The item is extremely heavy and dense and is brown in color internally, but fossilized black externally. Is this possibly a bone from a prehistoric species? These Items were both found at Holden Beach, NC on 10/20/2022. Thanks in advance for your help identifying this item.
  12. So here are all of my best finds from fossil collecting at Holden Beach. The coolest stuff to me is the Cretaceous PeeDee formation material. It gives a snapshot (albeit incomplete) of the material available in the PeeDee of NC. Usually many of these finds are sparsely distributed in this formation, but the dredging activity really helped concentrate it. 1st pic: mosasaur teeth and bones (jaw and rib fragments, verts, flipper bones), meg teeth, a horse tooth, a Pycnodontid fish mouth plate, a zipper oyster, and a mammalian astragalus, Lion's paw shells, and a cetacean cervical vert
  13. The best mosasaur material from my Holden Beach, NC trip! Top left two bones are prognathodon jaw fragments, top right three bones are vertebra, bottom left three bones are ribs, lower right two bones are from the flipper. For scale, the two largest mosasaur teeth are ~5cm each. Btw about a third of this stuff ppl had walked over or picked up and tossed aside..
  14. #1. Not sure age #2. Not sure age #3. Pliocene/miocene #4. Pliocene/miocene #5. Not sure age #6. Not sure age #7. Not sure age #8. I believe Cretaceous?
  15. Blade

    NC Shark Tooth (Holden Beach)

    Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and hope someone is able to help identify what kind of shark this tooth is from. My wife found it at Holden Beach in NC this past weekend. Her friend found some great white shark teeth as well but I can’t find anything online that looks like this. She also found this sea biscuit/urchin while there. They’ve been dredging to rebuild the beaches and seems like they’ve uncovered a lot of good stuff in doing so.
  16. fossil_lover_2277

    Holden beach Echinoids and fish skull cap

    Hi all, does anyone know anything about these echinoids? All are approximately 4-6cm in diameter. They came up with the sediments dredged at Holden beach. My best guess is they’re Eocene Castle Hayne since that formation is out towards the coast and is well known for its echinoids. Also, what’s the best way to clean these guys up? They’re in a lithified sand but with enough force you can sort of break some chunks of it off, so it’s not super resilient like some limestones. edit: I believe they’re Hardouinia spp., that’s what they look like online. Someone said they might be PeeDee,
  17. Found almost fully submerged in the wet sand beneath the waves of Holden Beach. It was found within newly replenished sand from dredging that’s occurring currently a couple miles off the coast. Very heavy and dense(1.257kg), porous of course and it’s not perfectly symmetrical at any angle I view it from. I’d guess some whale bone but I know very little about fossils. There’s also tens of thousands of Hardouinia Mortonis (PeeDee Cretaceous) coming up through the dredge pipes if that helps in any way. Longest length ≈ 15cm Longest width ≈ 10cm Longest depth/height ≈ 8cm Narrowe
  18. Spr

    Porpoise Tooth?

    Found on Holden Beach, North Carolina. The most similar fossil I have to it is a dolphin tooth but this item is noticeably different from my dolphin tooth (thinner ‘chewing surface’ and much different root shape). Any help is appreciated.
  19. Spr

    Holden Beach Artifact ID?

    Found on Holden Beach, North Carolina along the shoreline. The beach is currently being dredged and renourished from a couple miles off the coast and it’s possible this item came through the dredges. Has a strange webbing like pattern throughout which is why I kept it. Appears to be pourous and has weight but is not super heavy for its size. Is this just a rock or something else?
  20. Erin

    What is this fossil?

    Hello, I was shell hunting today on Holden Beach and found, what I believe, is a fossil. It appears to be some type of sea biscuit(based on photos I’ve found online). It is very hard and filled with some type of compacted sediment. Any ideas what it might be and how old it is?
  21. SharkLover24/7

    Holden Beach, North Carolina

    Today I traveled to Holden Beach, North Carolina. I was told that there were shells everywhere, so I assumed that I would find some fossil shark teeth. Unfortunately, I saw no teeth, no fossils worth keeping, and no shells of large proportion. I searched about one mile of beach, and within it I tried to cover as much space as possible. I even searched every shell bed I came across. My advice to anyone hoping to find shark teeth in North Carolina: don't visit Holden Beach. On a happier note, I'm going to Sunset later this week, and I am hopeful that I will find teeth or some other s
  22. Found this suggestively shaped specimen on the beach in Holden Beach NC (North of Myrtle Beach). Sample has been eroded and what I suspect to be bone matrix is clearly visible on the "back" and "top" of the specimen. Have searched the internet to no avail for an ID. Someone else suggested this may be a piece of another bone which happens to have eroded into a tooth shape. Any ideas? Attached pictures (Description of specimen orientation is relative to the first photo): ​1. Front view 2. Back view. Note the visible matrix. 3. Top view. Again, visible matrix. 4. Bottom view. A conical shape
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