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  1. I'm new to fossil collecting and currently obsessed with shark teeth. I live near the Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, USA, and have been on several trips there and a couple trips to nearby locations in Maryland. In total I have been fossil collecting a total of 5 or 6 times since the beginning of October. I've found several hundred sharks teeth and have a great time each trip. I wanted to share a few of my best finds over the past couple weeks, beginning with... My first meg! I believe technically it is a chubitensis, but a megatooth nonetheless. I found this one on just my 3rd trip, a
  2. It was a very nice day out on the bay. The site I was at exposed both the choptank, and the st. Mary’s formation. I was really hoping to find a large megalodon since there had been a massive storm the other day but that didn’t happen. Oh well, I still stumbled onto some great finds. This beach was pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so there wasn’t a soul to be found here. I was the only one there. It was quite peaceful. Here are the finds: The complete grab: The complete grab flipped: All the better finds:
  3. Searcher78

    Maryland, Potomac River

    Some finds from the sand of the river. Measured in mm.
  4. It's been a long while since I've posted on here. I haven't been able to collect much lately, but I recently went out to some new haunts and came back with some pretty intriguing stuff I'll hopefully get to follow up on later. I'll start off with an interesting discovery I've had recently. The outcrop exposes rocks stretching from the upper(?) Brallier Formation to the middle(?) Foreknobs Formation. Although I tried searching in the past for brittle star trace fossils, I was mostly unsuccessful in this regard, and over time my interest in it shifted to the much more fossiliferous
  5. bthemoose

    Otodus obliquus parasymphyseal?

    I found this perfect little tooth today along the Potomac River in Maryland (Paleocene, Aquia Formation), which I think may be an Otodus obliquus parasymphyseal. The root isn't as oversized as megatooth shark parasymphyseals I've seen posted elsewhere on the forum, but it sure looks like an Otodus, is laterally compressed, and is quite tiny compared to other Otodus I've found. @MarcoSr, @siteseer, @Al Dente, and others, what do you think? This tooth bears similarities to another I found from this location several weeks ago (tooth on the right
  6. Mnopali

    Is this petrified wood?

    I found these in Washington County Maryland (live in Central PA) while staying at an Airbnb. They were lying in and around a small creek. I've never seen anything like these before. I kept thinking they were peices of wood but was surprised to find them to be rocks when I picked them up. I also found this large peice of quartz? I have no idea so what do you all think?
  7. I went to 4 other beaches on Oct. 8 & 9 with guide Paul Murdoch Jr. He is extremely knowledgeable and has access to beaches that non-residents can't access. The weather was amazing as well, but the water started to become more rough, but not too rough.
  8. I spent Wednesday morning (10/5) at Purse State Park for the first time. I was the only one there the entire time. It probably helped that it was on a Wednesday and it was raining sporadically. As soon as I stepped foot on the beach, I found a broken tooth. The water had small rough waves. I put my hand in it and scooped up a handfull of gravel and in the first handfull, I found 3 teeth. It was a pretty fun day.
  9. I went to Palm Point, MD (Calvert Cliffs) for the first time on Fri., Oct. 7. I hired Bill P. as a guide as he is very knowledgeable and has connections for accessing parts of the cliffs that non-residents can't access. It was a pretty amazing day. 112 shark teeth found, not including ray plates and other fossils. I'll need to post the other fossils later as they still haven't been unpacked yet. I think we hiked 7 miles on the beach. The water was like glass. The conditions couldn't have been better.
  10. creekdontrise

    Flag Ponds Finds

    Hi all! Just recently got into fossil hunting (besides coming the beach for teeth haha), and since moving to Maryland I’ve had access to the Calvert Cliffs area, which is so exciting! On my most recent trip I found all of the pictured pieces in the surf, around low tide, and in sight of some of the cliffs near Flag Ponds. I think the first one is a large piece of whale bone, with a fun hole in it! But the rest are really eluding me. I took some less contrast-heavy pics of the very black bone fragment as well. Any idea what they could be? Thanks so much! ☺️
  11. Fossil_Adult

    Calvert cliffs

    Went to Calvert cliffs yesterday and it was a perfect day. There wasn’t much wind, and the water was really calm. I only saw one other person out but the beach was pretty much empty. Saw a bald eagle on a tree above I didn’t have my phone on me but it was a really nice sight. I knew that was going to be a good day and it was. I found a megalodon with feeding damage, a really nice 2 and a half inch sperm whale tooth, a nice 1 1/2 inch dolphin tooth, a squalodon tooth, a nice mako, an awesome wahoo jaw, and a bird bone to top it off. It was find after find today, here’s the photos:
  12. I normally fossil hunt Oct-Mar so my season has started. Launched the kayak out of Chesapeake Beach and began to work down the cliffs. Unfortunately it was far rougher than I had hoped so the kayaking was tough as such I didn’t go as far as I’d have liked. But I made my first and only stop worth it and found a good handful of teeth and a couple nice verts! The biggest makos were 1.40” and 1.20”, the biggest dolphin teeth were 1.20” and 1.03”(my two biggest!). All in all it was a beautiful morning and a great first hunt of the season for me.
  13. Kdarling

    Need help with fossil ID

    I am a real newby at this so this might seem quite basic, I apologize. I took my grandson to hunt for sharks teeth at Purse State Park and Douglas Point on the Potomac. We found some nice sand tiger teeth but I’m not sure of the others. First pic - sand tiger shark teeth. Second and third pics are what I need help with. Thanks!
  14. Matoaka Mary

    Calvert Cliffs Fossil Query

    Hello fellow fossil fans, I am a new member of this forum and a (very) amateur fossil collector. I found something yesterday at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland that I am struggling to identify. Can anyone shed some light on this object for me? Much obliged!
  15. Andúril Flame of the West

    Localities in the Virginia Area

    Hello everyone, This is my first posting on TFF (although I've been lurking on the forum for a while) and I am excited to be joining a community centered around one of my main interests. I have seen that this forum houses a very kind and helpful community, and I was hoping that some may be interested in helping a - very new and inexperienced - fossil hunter. I will be in the Charlottesville area for Labor Day weekend and I am in search of any tips for finding fossils in that area or general locations where they might be. I am willing to drive up to 3 hours to other locations in Vi
  16. Alex BC

    Possible Maryland whale tooth?

    Hello there! I found this "tooth?" on a beach in Calvert cliffs state park in Maryland. Any help with it's identification or really and information about it at all would be a huge help. Thank you!
  17. Hello there! Found this guy in Calvert cliffs state park, Maryland. I think it's a fossilized barnacle, but I'd love another perspective. Thanks in advance and I appreciate the help!
  18. Alex BC

    Maryland mystery fish bone?

    Hello there! I found this bone on the beach in Calvert cliffs state park in Maryland. I tried to find what kind of bone it was, but have been having no luck identifying it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My best guess is some kind of fish bone? (Thank you!)
  19. Hello there! I was looking around the Fossil ID sections and saw a post about a piece of petrified wood which looks very close to this unidentified bit I found on a beach in Calvert Cliffs state park in Maryland. Does anyone have any information that can definitively classify this as petrified wood? Thanks in advance!
  20. Hello there! So I have adjusted my expectations for this one, but does anyone have any clue as to what this bone is from? (Found in Calvert cliffs state park, Maryland) I'd love to add it to my named fossil collection! Thanks in advance and good luck!
  21. Alex BC

    Maryland Tooth (Possibly Whale?)

    Hello there all! I found this tooth while combing the sand on a beach in Calvert Cliffs state park, Maryland. Any help with identification or classification would be fantastic, thank you!
  22. Hello guys, hope you've all been well! A friend recently reached out to me with these photos and asked if they were anything, so I apologize for the lack of formal photos/measurements. They were beachcombing on Assateague Island in MD, which isn't very fossiliferous on the surface from my understanding; even so, I told them I'd reach out to see if any of the three objects below are anything unusual. Thanks!
  23. Hey guys, I'm planning a trip to the Chesapeake and Calvert cliffs area for a few weeks from now and I was wondering i any more experienced hunters have some biases towards which areas and access locations they like best. I've previously been to the Matoaka Cabins and Calvert Cliffs State Park, both of which yielded similar finds with nothing big, although I found the access to the cliff bases at Matoaka more favorable. I'd also love to find a canoe rental in the area to boat about and stop at exposed beach areas to hunt before heading further along the stretch, although general advice an
  24. ChrissyG45

    Can anyone ID these

    Can anyone identify these bones? Found on beach just south of Pax River NAS.
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