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  1. Rexofspades

    Ramanessin Bone Id

    Hi all, me again, I wanted to share a closeup of the bone fragments that I found in Ramanessin to see if I could get them ID'd further since I know how the brook tends to make fake fossil bones i want to check that the ones I found are real fossil bone 1) the big one, i think it might be a cretaceous turtle shell, it passed the burn, and the lick test. 1A) I believe these are also enchodus jaw fragments. 2) 2A)
  2. Stick around, this one's a read but I'll try to make it fun. So, I have been to big brook last year, and While I enjoyed it, since I went in early feb, the ground was frozen which prevented me from finding much, as the brook was stingy that day. Nonetheless I decided to try my luck with Ramanessin as i heard good things about it. Because none of my family or friends could be bothered, I decided to take a day off work and drive 4 hours to the area and spend the night so I could get the most out of the location. what follows is the result of 2 days straight of fossil hunting. which I
  3. Parker Brown

    Peace River Fossils -- Alligator??

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone can identify these for me. I believe they are all alligator but I do not know for certain. Thank you!
  4. I took a fossil finding guided tour last month and now I'm pretty much hooked! If someone could please help with identifying these. Found them a couple days ago sifting in a creek in central NJ.
  5. maya14

    An Odd One Found In Florida

    Good morning everyone! I was hoping someone would be able to help me identify this weird looking fossil. I researched it for days and think it may be a really worn down sea robin skull! It is the size of a US quarter (24.257 mm in diameter) I found it while sifting for sharks teeth in Fernandina Beach, Florida (Nassau county). Anything helps! Thanks in advance!
  6. marcltetreault

    Shark tooth

    Hi everyone, I am going to go with a sure thing as I need I pick me up. I found this at Shark River NJ. I can’t find anything the resembles it in any of the Fossil Sheets available from the area on the web. It has tiny serrations Thanks as always for your help
  7. Dsurcouf

    Amelia island

    Going on a trip to Amelia island in a couple weeks and I would love to know some tips/locations for fossil hunting there. Thanks in advance.
  8. Ecyrb13

    Fossil found

    Hello we found this tooth while sifting for shark teeth in the Peace river in Arcadia Florida USA. It was found in the gravel patches near the middle of the river. Anyone know what it could be from?
  9. RuMert

    Sifting under snow

    Hi all! Answering @jpc's question about the site's accessibility in winter and if we actually dig under snow. Yes, we do! (something must be not right in the head). Today we tried the dig at -1C'. Had to make a pretty big hole too (the deepest I've seen there). No big teeth found, hopes for the micro-matrix.
  10. Hi all! Here I describe how we sift for Late Jurassic fossils in Moscow Fili Park, in continuation of Fili Park evokes mixed feelings. In fact, now it is the main place for Jurassic fish and reptile teeth. Nowhere else in our Jurassic will you be able to say casually: "I'll go find some teeth", here it is possible. Even in Ulyanovsk, with all its skeletons and verts, teeth have to be searched for a very, very long time. For Muscovites, Fili Park is literally close at hand (for me, for example, it takes a little over half an hour to get there). In addition, Fili Park introduces hobb
  11. Huntonia

    Chunky Dolomite

    I tried to get some dolomite ready for prepping today, this is first time I've used the dolomite since I got more serious about the quality of my medium, and first time trying pure dolomite. The dolomite I have is raw dolocron from the pottery supply house, I couldn't find any pre-sifted on their website. I used a mortar and pestle, baked the dolomite and sifted through a 120 mesh. Very little powder went through the mesh and what did is still clumping and sticking to surfaces. I don't think it will run through the paasche like this. Here's the mesh after a spoonful of
  12. VERY new to all this - like, started internet research a few days ago. My 4 year old son is obsessed with sharks, so I am taking our family to mataoka beach to look for some shark teeth fossils. I picked up some colanders and sieves from the dollar store to make double level shark tooth sifters, similar to some stuff I saw on this forum. **But how do I know where or which stuff to scoop sift for sifting?** Thanks in advance for any advice - links to videos especially appreciated!
  13. What kind of shovel do you prefer to scooping up gravel in creeks for sifting?
  14. BellamyBlake

    South Carolina Beach Sifting

    Hi, I understand SC is pretty strict with using implements to dig around on state lands, like creeks. However, does anyone know how this applies to public beaches? I would like to hunt Folly. Can I dig into the sand with a shovel to sift through with my sieve? If not, can I use my hand to load up the sieve? I'm questioning whether a sieve can be used at al.
  15. Jman

    Just starting

    A ny insight?this is the only rock I found today that look like it could be fossil related trying to learn and grow thanks guys
  16. Hey all! Just an FYI that sifting does not only apply to beach front fossil hunting. Outside of pulling rock from the ground, one great way to find smaller fossils is digging up a bucket worth of dirt at a good dig site and sifting through the debris. I dig for and collect Ordovician fossils, so I will not only excavate land for fossilized fossil plates but I will sift through the loose dirt for corals, trilobites, smaller shells, rogose...etc...
  17. Today we started out at ramanessin but it was slow going so we switched to big brook and had lots of success. First two photos are maybe a ray or saw fish tooth or something? Still not positive on the mammal jaw but looks to be modern.
  18. Finally managed to get out on a Florida fossil hunting trip for the 2014/15 season here in South Florida. Instead of going to the Peace River (where the water level is still dropping from a huge spike due to heavy rains nearly a month ago around Thanksgiving) I contacted Jeff (jcbshark) and we planned an outing at the creek where he collects his world famous cookiecutter shark micro-matrix. Earlier this year I had searched--cup by cup--through nearly a 5-gallon bucket of micro-matrix I had collected from the Peace River looking for cookiecutter shark teeth (to no avail). It seems that cookiecu
  19. Hey Everybody! Happy new year! So my wife and I went down to Florida for a week to spend the holidays with my mother in law who lives in Cape Coral. We spent a few days around Christmas on the Peace River canoeing and fossil hunting. The weather was great and the river gave up some of her bounty. The river was only about 12 inches below normal which was a little higher than I am used to but I'm not complaining. The higher water makes it harder to dig deeper when the water was already up to my chest in some spots but we managed to pull out some good stuff. Here's the bounty.
  20. Ok, so it wouldn't be my first rodeo in a nice steady rain, or a torrent sans lightning of course. But for those of you familiar with Point A Dam in Alabama would the weather report this week turn you off ? Do you have a go-to for weather and water levels ? I have a small window with my brother and he's been itching to get out with me somewhere .. anywhere .. and Point A is closest to us here in Gulf Shores. We may huff it over to Florida if the weather looks too crappy .. but any advice would be welcome. If you'd rather a PM I'd be fine with that too. Thanks,
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