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  1. StarBurstLink

    Unknown Bivalve

    While I was on vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I picked this up while collecting seashells. I was hoping maybe someone on here would be able to tell me what it is. The rock itself is about 4cm long, while the shell that was impressed in it is about 2cm wide, and 2.5cm long. I'm not 100% on it being a bivalve, but in person it looks too asymmetrical to be a brachiopod.
  2. Fossil_teenager

    Trip from corolla beach, NC

    Ok so to start off with this, I’m going to post my finds from a recent trip to the outer banks of North Carolina. I was very disappointed to be going to this location at first, because I had no idea of its fossil significance. I wanted to go further down south where the sharks teeth get huge, but the cases further down for Covid 19 were very high and I didn’t want to risk catching the virus so the whole group (who were all my neighbors) decided to head here instead. The first day on the beach, I found a lot of fish fossils (including those vertebrae’s) but it was the second day that was the be
  3. A friend of mine (who is not a fossil collector) found this fossils at the Outer Banks of NC. He asked me what it was (which I told him) and why it had turned from its very black color when found in the sand to brown with a white-ish residue? He put it back into salt water (which I never heard of doing) and it is fading lighter brown. I have had similar trouble with my black fossils that I thought it was salt film and I rubbed olive oil on them and it cleaned it off and made them shiny. But . . . . I don't have any fossils this big and nice and I didn't want to give him bad advice. What
  4. Kkemp

    I’m new here

    This was found at the point on Hatteras. Been going for over 25 years and this is a first. Would love to know what this beautiful creature is!
  5. I_gotta_rock

    Outer Banks Treasures

    My hubby and I went to Hatteras Island, North Carolina this past week for some fun in the wind. But, I just can't go to the beach without beachcombing. Most of the beaches I visited were rather slim pickings for even decent modern shells. I finally did a Google search for the best shelling beaches on the Outer Banks and came up with a few beaches spread across the archipelago. The south side of Cape Hatteras was one of the best and quite close to where we were staying, so off I went. Wow. Colorful, unbroken shells lay thick on the tide lines and scattered across a wide, sandy pla
  6. I_gotta_rock

    Sunset Colors

    From the album: OBX

    It's hard to say just how much of the shells littering the beach at Cape Hatteras are really modern. These few are embedded in sandstone that makes up the Pleistocene shelf holding up the barrier islands. Their colors are more vibrant than some of the shells from animals that just died, and they are the same species, by and large, that live in the water here today.
  7. I_gotta_rock

    Gift from the Sea

    From the album: OBX

    It's amazing what washes up on the Outer Banks - modern sea shells, sea glass, bits of wrecked ships and fossils, too! These shells embedded in sandstone washed ashore on Hatteras Island, NC, from the Pleistocene sandstone shelf on which the island rests.
  8. I_gotta_rock

    Scallop Hash Plate

    From the album: OBX

    Agropecten gibbous hash plate Pleistocene Found washed ashore at Avon Pier, Hatteras Island, North Carolina
  9. Sdefeo1

    shark tooth identification

    Found on the beach in Corolla, NC. Hoping somebody could positively identify what type of shark tooth it is. Thank you.
  10. I live in Kitty Hawk, NC, and have the glorious Atlantic Ocean down the street. On a recent beach walk, I found what appears to be a fossilized bone from a large marine creature. I have looked through photos online and have not been able to identify it... and I am hoping someone might have a moment to satisfy my curiosity. It is approximately 9” wide and 6” tall... see photos below. I would be happy to take other shots if needed. Thanks very much!
  11. Rocketmandane

    Corolla, NC Nearby for Kiddos

    So I will be heading to the Outer Banks specifically Corolla in a few months with a bunch of family. I would love to be able to introduce the Nieces and Nephews and my kiddos to Shark Teeth / Fossil hunting. Kids will be ranging in age from 8 yrs to 3 months old and about 10 of them. SO I am looking for some recommendations on spots that are closer to the northern Outer Banks ie Corolla... Key factors include: Distance/Time to arrive at location Easy of finding goodies Potential for bathrooms(not a deal breaker) Other attractions in the area.
  12. cath

    Outer Banks Coral

    Here are photos of today's find. Will you please advise? Is it Astrangia Lineata? Also, how does one determine if something is a fossil or how old it might be? Thank you very much!
  13. I_gotta_rock

    OBX: Surprise, Surprise!

    Last week, we went out to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for some wind-and-water sports. Only one problem: no wind. So, we combed the beach most days. It'd been a week since Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean and Southern US. The Outer Banks are not generally considered a hot spot for fossils, though seekers of modern shells love the place. When we went out, I told myself I had enough modern seas shells. I wasn't taking anything home unless it was at least 10,000 years old. That should be enough self-restraint to send me home with empty pockets. As luck would have it
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