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  1. Hi all! I found this strange little item at Stratford Hall on the Potomac River in Virginia, and I can’t place it...bird? Fish, turtle? Perhaps one of you has seen that be before? Many thanks! Miocene deposits btw.
  2. Had the great fortune to spend a few days in the northern neck with my partner looking for fossils and wandering about. Sunday we hit a low tide at Stratford Hall . A beautiful morning ,and later in the afternoon looking over our spoils at Montross brewery!
  3. A windy chilly day on the Potomac at Stratford Hall in Virginia, but some good finds for me. Two megs in the same patch of gravel! Admittedly one is a broken mess and the other is a tiny posterior, but a thrill to find. Makos, hemi’s , and a little thresher ( I think) rounded out the haul.
  4. Terrible surf and tides today on the Potomac at Stratford Hall, but I picked up this odd chunk of what appears to be enamel... portion of a tooth? But not marine as far as I have experience. Anyone have any ideas? Pictures aren’t great tonight, I’ll post more in the daylight. Thanks!
  5. PrehistoricWonders

    Westmoreland or Stratford hall

    Hi everyone, I might be in Virginia soon, and I was wondering if I’d have a better chance of finding a big tooth at Westmoreland State Park or Stratford hall?
  6. Hello everyone! I have not posted in a while because I have not been on any trips recently. However, I just recently had the opportunity to go on a Fossil collecting tour in a Miocene exposure in VA. I was able to meet the helpful and friendly @SailingAlongToo (thanks to him I was able to learn about this fantastic opportunity). My mom, dad, and best friend spent Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 collecting fossils along a river. On Saturday, my mom found a killer posterior meg using a kitty litter scooper in a gravel bar after not finding anything for 1.5 hours. I found two crocodile teeth
  7. cck

    Crab cast?

    This looks to me like the internal mold of a crab carapace in concretion.,. What do you all think?
  8. I picked up this tooth yesterday on the Potomac (mostly Miocene deposits) - I can’t place it... it does have some damage to the root. I at first thought Tiger, but the little serrations are on the wrong side of the curve... Any ideas? Thanks!
  9. Littlefoot

    Help Identifying Imprints

    These two imprints were found at Stratford Hall, Virginia, last July. I had a pickle of a time photographing them so the impression would show up, especially as on one of them, the imprint is pretty faint. I was wondering if anyone could verify if these are fossils, and if so, can anyone identify just what exactly these are imprints of? Thank you for any thoughts you might have! Imprint #1 Front Back Imprint #2 Front Black and White version. Back
  10. What a trip! I finally had the opportunity to visit the renowned Westmoreland State Park in Montross, VA. I had heard mixed feelings about the site online, with some claiming it was far too over-picked and others dubbing it reliable and productive. I decided the best way to find out the truth was to go there myself! My dad and I hit the road early to get there before sunrise. It was about a 2 hour drive. We arrived and expected to have to pay a fee to get in, but it appeared that no one was being charged. I guess there is only a fee during the summer months. We hiked down the steep
  11. Chomper

    Bone identification please

    I found this over the summer at stratford hall in VA. Can anyone help me identify this? Thank you!
  12. HoppeHunting

    Copper Shark from Stratford?

    This tooth was found at my trip to Stratford Hall in Montross, VA on December 2nd. I found it laying out in the open among some pebbles. It’s in great condition, but I had some trouble identifying it as it looks quite different from most of the teeth I have found. The roots look as if someone peelled open a banana, and the crown extends very high up the root. There seem to be some very worn serrations on the tooth as well. After some research, I believe it to most likely be from Carcharhinus brachyurus, or Copper/Bronze Whaler shark, although I’m still not sure. I’d really appreciate some inpu
  13. HoppeHunting

    Stratford Hall 12/02/17

    For my second ever fossil hunting trip, I figured I'd test out a different site, this time on the Potomac rather than the Bay. I read about many good sites (Purse, Westmoreland, etc.) but the one that seemed most attractive was Stratford Hall Plantation, just down the road from Westmoreland State Park in Montross, VA. Although it was nearly double the length of the drive to Brownie's, I'd say it was well worth it. Instead of venturing off on my own this time, I went with my dad, who wanted to share in the experience of my new hobby. We got on the road early in the morning to get there right as
  14. eannis6

    Mysterious Fossil

    I found this strange fossil at Stratford Hall in Virginia. It has an odd, scale-like impression on the top face. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. It's difficult to see and photograph, but if you look closely it will help. Thanks!
  15. eannis6

    Fossil Shark Tooth

    I found a lot of fossil teeth at a place known for its Miocene fossils. Could I have some help identifying this tooth? Thank you all for helping a novice! It is serrated by the way.
  16. cck

    Partial fish jaw?

    My daughter found this today...any thoughts? The fang is about 1 cm long. Thanks! Sorry- it's from the beach at Stratford Hall... Miocene
  17. RCW3D

    Potomac 5/7/17

    My wife is having surgery in a couple of days so this was her last chance to get out on the water for a few weeks. The river was pretty angry today and we searched on a rising tide, we still had a good time though and I finally was able to find my first complete cow shark tooth. Angry river! Glad the water is warming! Total haul. My precious! Found this and I'm not sure what it is...I originally saw it from this side, had I saw it from the other side I wouldn't have even gave it a second thought. Maybe part of a drum
  18. I asked my wife what she wanted to do for Mother's Day and much to my surprise, she wanted to go to the river! Since her surgery was last Thursday and she hasn't had much activity since then, I was pretty surprised. The idea was that she would hang out in her new beach chair and relax but the allure of shark teeth was too much for her and she cruised the shoreline a bit too. We only spent a couple of hours but I was glad to see her up and about and enjoying the beautiful weather. The water was high and rough but because of this, it continually revealed teeth. I hardly spent any ti
  19. RCW3D

    Two unknowns from the Potomac

    This is posted in the fossil hunting trips as well, they were both found at Stratford Hall on the Potomac. The first I think is part of a turtle shell but that is just a guess. The second looked like a tooth when I found it sifting, but I honestly couldn't say for sure. I'd appreciate any help I can get in identifying these. Thanks! Unknown #1 - Bottom view Top view Side view. Unknown #2 Looking in the end.
  20. Hi guys I'm new to this site... Today my little brother and I where seaglass and shark tooth hunting and this is what we found as well a wave actually washed it right up in front of us. does anyone have any idea what this is?
  21. RCW3D

    Stratford Hall

    We spent the afternoon at Stratford Hall looking for teeth after the blustery conditions the past couple of days. I learned a lesson, instead of waiing for the best tides, get there as soon as you can because there was a full beach today and some neat finds were discovered...4 megalodons, a 2 1/2+ inch mako, and a beautiful vert. I spent most of my time with a sifter in the wash since the crowds were doing a race track pattern back and forth...my finds were not as impressive, the highlight would have to be either my broken cow shark tooth or the vert. It still was a very enjoyable day to be ou
  22. I hate that Stratford Hall closes at 4:00 PM, though my wife and I still got a couple of hours of searching at low tide. The Potomac was completely placid today, wish I could have searched around the cliffs...someday I'll go on one of the trips there. We didn't get much, but a couple of near finds. The complete haul. Not a complete cow shark tooth but only the second one I have found. My wife found a stingray barb.
  23. cck

    Puzzler From The Potomac

    Here's a bone chunk that has me confused. Found at Stratford Hall on the Potomac (Mio/Plio) It's worn and parts are broken off, but Pic 1 suggests it had bilateral symmetry. Pic 2 maybe says vertebra or metacarpal, but pic 4 (opposite 2) looks like it terminates (coccyx?) I don't know. Hoping someone has seen this thing or can say it's just a worn broken mystery. Thanks
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