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  1. Oreodont and hyracodon, 3

    From the album Jerry's Really Old Stuff

    Close up of oreodont humerous, oreodont and hyracodon jaw sections with teeth, White River Formation, South Dakota Oligocene
  2. Oreodont and hyracodon Bones, 1

    From the album Jerry's Really Old Stuff

    Assortment of oreodont and hyracodon bones, White River Formation, Badlands South Dakota, purchased from person at Buffalo Gap, SD. Includes humerous, tibia, two unprepared oreodont skulls and various upper and lower jaw sections of oreodont and hyracodon with teeth , oreodont sacrum,
  3. What's up people, I am new to this so bear with me. I am venturing to Wyoming in the near future by truck and was wondering what type of potential collecting sites I could stop at along the way? South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming fossil collecting sites would be greatly appreciated. As I will be traveling by truck, I will make multiple stops along the way to break the monotony of driving. Fee or free, I just need places to collect along the way. I am open to just about any type of fossil collecting, hunting and exploring so feel free to suggest anything. I appreciate it, bones
  4. Here are a representative summary of the fossils I found sifting through the bucket-worth of matrix I received from tj102569. Fossils were extracted from the matrix via a combination of 6% vinegar solution and hammer and chisel. Other posts on matrix from this location suggest that they may be from the Carlisle formation. Cretaceous. I've tried to sort the fossils into different shapes. My camera is really not that great, so I'll include a short description if the picture isn't great. Any help in identifying these would be greatly appreciated. 1. Pretty sure these are some sorts of ptychodus sp. Probably a variety of different species. Trying to match pictures with this website, http://www.oceansofkansas.com/ptychodus2.html I feel like I have at least Ptychodus whipplei and Ptychodus mammillaris? 2. Shark teeth with a angle to the left or right. Serrated edges. May be more than one species, based on this website: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/Vol6/03_lamn.html I'm not sure how applicable Kansas fossils publications will be in SD. 3. These shark teeth seemed much more triangular than the other teeth I found. Serrated edges. 4. These may all just be broken fragments of larger teeth. I thought they might be a different variety however, since they all have the same large "gum" and very tiny teeth feature. If they are just broken bits, then they would have been very large whole teeth! 5. Straight-ish thin shark teeth. 6. These teeth also have a angle to the left or right, however they also have a very concave reverse. The teeth are nearly curved. 7. Teeth with the 2 tiny bits on either side of the main tooth. 8. These pieces are not from the same specimen, probably, but appear to be some non-shark tooth or spike. Fish? Mosasaur? Other? 9. This looks like a tooth, very conical (like a modern sperm whale tooth). The bottom half has lines on it that meet at the tip. 10. Looks a bit like a shell fragment. 11. The photo does absolutely no justice to this one. It looks like it might be part of a crab claw? Up close it's got the right shape and you can see the knobs that would be on the inside of the claw. 12. Unknown gastropod. 13. A variety of vertebrae. Fish? Some are super small, only about 2 mm wide. 14. There were several fragments of this fiberous material in the matrix. Given that it is clearly crystalized in the matrix (looks a bit like quartz or calcite running through it) I think it is not a modern contaminant. Maybe lignite coal? 15. This bit has an imprint in the top left that looks like it might be a vertebrae impression. In the bottom left, is a flat patch which has lines radiating out from the center on the bottom half. Fish scale? Thanks in advance!
  5. Hey all I found these items in the "dazzling white" member of the Chadron Formation in Northwestern South Dakota. I figure the wood cannot be identified although I can see some variance with the 40-50 or so specimens I collected. Was curious about the other object I have posted. The chadron formation was a series of floodplains that were blanketed with ash fall from various volcanos in the west which replaced the wood with silica. I mapped an area known as Slim Buttes as part of my geology field camp. Unfortunately we were not allowed to collect any vertebrate remains but I saw many! Item in Question full res - http://i.imgur.com/lDS7Nvq.jpg Some wood from the site. http://i.imgur.com/Q1mD1cq.jpg full res http://i.imgur.com/KBGpAs8.jpg Bonus Locality Shot
  6. Could Be An Egg.......

    Found this years ago while putting down sod in a yard in Eastern South Dakota. It didn't look like any of the other rocks in the area. I think it might be an egg. Any thoughts?
  7. Over the next few days I'll be moving from Tulsa, OK to Williston, ND for my job. My approximate route will be taking me through Oakley, KS; Rapid City, SD; and finally Williston, ND. On my way, I was hoping to make a stop in the Niobrara chalk near Oakley and then make a visit to Mount Rushmore in Rapid city, but other than that, I haven't thought of any other good stops. So, if anyone has any good suggestions for stops ( for fossiling or otherwise) or advice on hunting the chalk, your input is greatly appreciated. I'll be trying to post the pictures from my trip on here as I go, but they will get on here eventually. Thanks again everyone, -Peter
  8. Well, just finished up a whirlwind pair of digs in South Dakota and Montana. I went dinosaur fossil hunting in the Hell Creek Formation at two sites: the first just northeast of Newell, South Dakota, and the second northeast of Jordan, Montana, right below Fort Peck lake. I had great weather; mostly 90-110 degrees F, low humidity and windy. The digs were very productive at both sites with many dinosaur teeth, turtle/croc scutes, dinosaur ribs and vertebra uncovered. Below are some of the better finds from South Dakota: 4+ inch T rex tooth uncovered by the group (good serrations and an intact tip) One of my finds, a complete 9 inch Thescelosaur ulna From Montana, we re-opened an old site and after pushing back some hillside we found a large depost of dinosaur bone material: Starting to uncover a probable triceratops vertebra And my favorite find, a triceratops rib that took me 3 days to dig out (with interesting breaks in the head and towards the distal end...note other partial ribs around it...) All in all, it was a great trip this year. Lance
  9. Greetings all! Im a newish member to your site and am grateful to have such an amazing resource available for up and coming enthusiasts like myself. This summer,my family has planned a trip to yellowstone and the black hills. My kid sister is an avid fossil nut like myself and we are eager to get down in the dirt. Since we've never been out west before, i was hoping to get some pointers on destinations we should consider.... I'd like to keep as close to the interstate 90 and interstate 80 corridors as possible, so as not to further inconvenience the rest of my family. Cramming everyone into one car will provide enough frayed nerves as it is, and i'd like to keep the stress to a minimum - any suggestions on things near fossil sites that i could send my siblings to would be excellent, every diversion will help! Also, i've read a few pages that suggest acquiring a fossiling permit? Is this legit? Most pages have informed me that vertebrates are off limits but i can dig around on any roadside for invertebrates to my hearts content. Im from Pennsylvania and our state has spoiled us for fossiling, as far as not requiring permits... I've heard that fossil quarries are a great place to go, if pricey - and im considering going to one of those - any suggestions on which? My sister really wants a fish fossil and the results seem to be good at the pay quarries, i was just wondering what the likelihood of hitting pay dirt is... oh, and has anyone been to cycad national park/monument (not sure which one it is, a park or a monument) ? Is it worth the stop? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!
  10. Bad Lands Sd-Fossil Tours?

    Does anyone know where a good fossil hunt tour can be found in the bad lands (south dakota) in early September? I know if Paleoadventures but are there any others? Where are there public areas that one can look for fossils? Thanks
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