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  1. Fin Lover

    A decent creek hunt

    I haven't posted a trip report in a while and, although I didn't find anything amazing yesterday, I thought I would show what a decent day looks like for me. I would have loved to have hunted for a few more hours, but health problems limit what I can do. I don't find many I. retroflexus, so this was nice. It has a really pretty sheen. I like posterior angustidens, but I always find them missing a bit. All of the day's angustidens were broken. I don't find a ton of odontocete teeth, so I enjoy finding them (I think that's what the 3rd on
  2. I'll start it off, with South Carolina. Left to Right: Otodus Megalodon Isurus Hastalis Isurus Desori Hemipristis Serra As a bonus; the day after I started this thread, I received some new specimens, and could have shown a representation of North Carolina fossils too. So just as a bonus:
  3. I have read a couple of articles about people finding fossils in Aiken, SC. I will be presenting at a conference down there in April and will have a few hours to attempt some hunting. Not asking for specific locations~ but if you have hunted in Aiken, did you find fossils in creeks? surface hunting? I'm going to begin scouting locations online, but I figured I should put these questions out there to narrow down my search! Thanks! Shannon
  4. I am learning the differences between rocks, phosphate and fossils. All are abundant on the beach here. This piece has thrown me. There are areas that look bone like. Other areas not so much. The two holes and sheen on parts of the item made me not automatically dismiss it. However it is very worn. Any special ways you use to distinguish between rocks and fossils in a situation like this. I’m learning and both success and mistakes teach me something. Thanks!
  5. Found these three things on the beach over the past couple of days From what I’ve read, the larger tooth looks like a bison tooth. Were they in this area? The shark’s tooth has a grey silver coloration. It looks like there were serrations but they are worn down. The third item may be a rock. I am curious because of the black inclusions. I would love any feedback about these items as I am fairly new at this and I always learn from this site.
  6. Digger52

    Tooth ID

    Hello, I found this tooth ? At the beach this morning. Curious as to what it is ….thank you in advance.
  7. Fin Lover


    Found ex-situ, so I have included both Oligocene formation possibilities (Chandler Bridge Formation and Ashley Formation). References: Cicimurri, D. J., & Knight, J. L. (2009). Late Oligocene sharks and rays from the Chandler Bridge Formation, Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54(4), 627-647. Gale, B., Gale, P., & Gale, A. (2020). A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils. University of Georgia Press. Miller, A., Gibson, M., & Boessenecker, R. (2021). A megatoothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens) nursery in the Oligocene Charl
  8. Alex BC

    Teeny Tiny Pelvis Bone?

    Howdy everyone! I found this on a beach in South Carolina and obviously I have no idea what this little guy is, but it looks like a miniature pelvis haha! If anyone has an idea as to what this is, I'd love to get an expert's opinion! Thanks in advance for any help!
  9. Kbsib


    This was found on a South Carolina beach. The structure looked similar to horse teeth found in the area. However it is larger than what is usually found and very worn. Could be a rock?
  10. My family has been vacationing at Myrtle Beach for several years now and my son has really got into hunting for shark teeth. He's 12 and has ASD which means when he finds something he really likes and doesn't overwhelm him, it's a win for everyone. We watch a lot of the Facebook groups and the finds that some of those people show off. Our greatest find thus far are 2 GW particle tooth fossils. Lots and Lots of smaller teeth, I think we took home about a hundred last trip. He has always dreamed of finding a megalodon tooth. we have several that we've bought in stores down and around there
  11. Hello! I received my first megalodon tooth today and I just wanted to make sure it looks like it’s a real one. The enamel just seems so smooth and shiny, like it was coated with something. Is that just the way these teeth look? Or is it normal for them to be prepared with a coating? Again, I’m totally new to shark teeth and any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  12. Mostacciuolo

    Shark tooth

    Hello. I found this shark tooth in South Carolina. It is 2 inches and is serrated on each side. Can my one confirm the species? Thanks!
  13. Fin Lover

    Isurus retroflexus

    Isurus retroflexus is from the Miocene-Pliocene epochs. While the vast majority of what I find in this particular location is Miocene-Pliocene in age and is likely to have come from the Goose Creek Limestone formation (early-mid Pliocene), we can't rule out the possibility that it came from an overlying lag deposit called the Ten Mile Hill Formation. The Ten Mile Hill Formation is mid-Pleistocene and can be found overlying older formations in the area. Since Miocene-Pliocene fossils have been found in the base of the Ten Mile Hill Formation and this tooth was ex-situ, the formation is undet
  14. Fin Lover

    Two thresher teeth for ID

    I have two teeth that I found previously somewhere in the Summerville area and stuck in a riker mount. Looking through them today, I noticed one that I did not recognize. In comparing it to others in the mount, I noticed another one that has similar enamel on the root (labial side), although the root is much more curved overall. Can anyone help with these? My areas are heavily Oligocene but some have either an overlying Pliocene formation or Pleistocene lag deposit that produces some megs, great whites, etc. Tooth 1: * 14 mm slant height x 14 mm across * Root is very
  15. Lil Sebastian

    Is this poop what I have?

    Good afternoon! I am curious if anyone can tell me what this is? Found on Folly Beach in Charleston. Thanks!
  16. Fin Lover


    Sawmill Branch contains fossils from more than one formation and epoch, but everything I find online says C. catticus in Summerville come from the Chandler Bridge Formation (upper Oligocene). ID references: 1. Gale, B. (2020). A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils. The University of Georgia Press. 2. Rabi, M., & Botfalvai, G. (2008). A preliminary report on the Late Oligocene vertebrate fauna from Mariahalom, Hungary. Hantkeniana, 6, 177-185. 3. Godfrey et al. (2018). The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, USA. Smithsonian Contributions
  17. NoNonsenceSocks

    South Carolina coast fossils

    Here is a couple of fossils I’ve found on the coast of South Carolina, I’m really really sorry I couldn’t use a ruler with cm I’m on vacation and this is the best I’ve got! Please tell me if I should post pics of individual fossils as well. D E F and G all look like vertebrae to me, H looks kinda like a piece of a turtle shell, but I’m not very good at Identifying these sorts of things! Again tell me if I need to take different pics!
  18. My friend and I took a short trip to Summerville to go creek hunting. Found a lot of frags, and I was very excited about this Angi. My friend found the large Meg frag. Headed back down Jan 1st- 2nd to scout out some new spots. Hoping for some good luck. Seems like it’s been pretty bare lately…
  19. Anne.White

    Need some idea of what this is

    I found this on Edisto Beach, South Carolina near the point where the Edisto River flows into ST. Helena Sound. I am not even certain it is a fossil, but doing a GOOGLE Lens search, found similar images on this site. It is hard with a rough surface. There is a piece of a shell stuck in what seems like a midline on one side of it. Any clue would be appreciated.
  20. Fin Lover

    Fossil Fest 2023

    Just wanted to share information on the Fossil Fest near Summerville. I haven't been before, so I'm not sure how it is.
  21. Fin Lover

    C. catticus?

    A little bit of back story: I went to my first gem and mineral show yesterday and chatted with someone from Charleston about the hobby, finds, etc. He asked if I'd ever found a C. catticus, as I guess they are there but rare. So, I looked through some of my teeth today and found two like this (but one is missing a cusp). Could this be a catticus or something else? 16 mm slant height and 13 mm wide, which is what my local book says is the top of the range. I believe I found it on either Folly or Edisto beach, but I am not good about keeping track of location, since everything around her
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