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Tooth? Found in Green Mill Run
stellabear posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all. I am sure this is an easy one for you but I would like to be sure, since my guess is only a guess! I apologize that the only measuring tape I had was in inches, but i believe it is just under 35 mm. Found in the green mill run. Near the tar river in Greenville NC USA Thank you!
Green Mill Run Water Level
Biollantefan54 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHey, I’m wanting to go to GMR tomorrow because it’s the first day that lines up with me and my boyfriends schedule, but I am wondering if anyone is in that area that can tell me if it’s too flooded to go? I know it’s been raining a bit but it hasn’t rained for a few days so I’m just wondering if it’s clear to go fossil hunting. We live about 3 hours away so it’s a bit far to just hope for the best haha. Thank you!
Tar River NC Find
NCSTer posted a topic in Fossil IDNeed some help with this one. I think it's fish, but beyond that I'm lost. Found on the banks of the Tar River in Eastern NC -- I believe Pliocene, Yorktown formation (other NC members please correct if wrong). First thought was fish tooth in a fragment of jaw but its all one piece, so not likely. Tooth with a strange piece of attached root, or not tooth at all, but bone?? Scale divisions are 1mm.
sixgill pete posted a fossil in BivalvesOne of the more spectacular and uncommon bivalves from the Yorktown. Only the third example I have seen from this site. Reference : Pliocene Molluscs From The Yorktown and Chowan River Formations in Virginia Lyle D Campbell 1993
sixgill pete posted a fossil in BivalvesThese are rarely found at this locality, especially with both valves.
sixgill pete posted a fossil in BivalvesFrom the Pliocene Yorktown Formation Zone 2 Rushmere Member. An uncommon find at this particular site. Geology and Paleontology of the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina, II MIOCENE AND PLIOCENE PECTINIDAE (BIVALVIA) FROM THE LEE CREEK MINE AND ADJACENT AREAS, by Thomas G. Gibson
North Carolina Pliocene Bird Bone
sixgill pete posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this bone today in Edgecombe County North Carolina on the Tar River, upper Yorktown Formation, Rushmere member. The area is well known for Chesapectens along with other bivalves and gastropods. I looked at the Smithsonian publication, Geology and Paleontology of the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina, III. Miocene and Pliocene Birds from the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Storrs L. Olson and Pamela C. Rasmussen. Issued May 11, 2001. After searching the many plates I found one that is a pretty good match. The proximal end of right ulna of Morus peninsularis. a Gannet. I am lo
sixgill pete posted a fossil in GastropodsA nice Turritella. Not uncommon at this site, but rarely in such good shape.
sixgill pete posted a fossil in Other MolluscsA nice Dentalium from a site where they are very common. Most a in very poor shape or crumble when touched.
Bostrycapulus aculeata ponderosa
sixgill pete posted a fossil in GastropodsA nice slipper shell. Not a common find, especially in good shape. Forum Member MikeR has made the following notes on this sub-species in his gallery." Cambell, in his 1994 paper listed all spiny slipper shells as one of two sub species of B. aculeata. The subspecies ponderosa is inflated and can be variable in the amount of spines as stacked individuals will remove the spines of the one below them. Being the lifestyle is different from the extant B. aculeata, sub species ponderosa could be a different species." I agree with Mike's assessment of this, this should possi
sixgill pete posted a fossil in GastropodsA very nice limpet shell. These are very fragile and are most often found broken.
Pearly Whites for Great Whites!
AshHendrick posted a blog entry in Eastern NC Trip ReportsI had a good weekend on the river this past Saturday and Sunday. I did some fishing and scouting for new dig spots. I have yet to find my own place where 1. no one else knows/digs that I am networked with 2. that produces decent quality and OK quantity. Saturday evening that was checked off from my fossil hunting bucket list, though. I plugged down the river in my lil 14' jon boat, saw some shells atop a bank that looked familiar to the fossil pecten in edgecomb county and made a quick dash to the shore! I had quite the struggle among the brush and trees between myself and these barely visible
sixgill pete posted a fossil in BivalvesCollected from the Rushmere Member of the Pliocene Yorktown Formation. Most of these, along with many of the other "clam" type bivalves are extremely crumbly and often fall apart when picked up. This specimen was dug out of the layer and is a great example of the species.
sixgill pete posted a fossil in CrustaceansBarnacles are very abundant at some exposures in North Carolina. So at these places( and this was one of them) it takes a unique specimen for me to pick it up. This one caught my eye. Rather large and complete, plus has a natural display "seat". C. concavus is kind of a catch all for many barnacles that are found in the Pliocene.
Pungofossils posted a topic in Fossil IDFound this today snorkeling the Tar river in Eastern NC. Look like they could be antlers. Any chance I could get help with an ID?
sixgill pete posted a fossil in BivalvesThese pectens are very common in the Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation in cuts and bluffs along certain portions of the Tar River in North Carolina. Many are extremely worn and even crumble to pieces when handles. Specimens with double valves are not uncommon. This specimen is in exceptional shape. The final picture of the 3 specimens is to illustrate the growth of the species. They are all double valves, and range from 1 /4 inch long to 5 5/8 inch long.
sixgill pete posted a fossil in BivalvesSelf collected from a bluff along the Tar River upstream of Tarboro N.C. This is a fairly common oyster in this deposit, but most are extremely brittle and crumble upon touching. Still looking for my first complete (double valve) specimen.
Shells and Shells and Shells Tar River NC
AshHendrick posted a topic in Fossil IDI have some shells I collected from the cliffs off the Tar River that I would greatly appreciate some ID assistance on. I got into books and websites and see they are Chesapecten and probably mostly Jeffersonius... but there are some features I don't know enough about to feel 100% in my research - I hope these photos will be clear enough but I can provide more if not. Any assistance/direction would be great! I have several so I will just number them and hopefully that will make replies easier. 1.
Green Mills Run Water levels
ffemtb1 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsSo I figured I would share this little bit of information for those that want to go to Green Mills Run, but live a good distance away and want to determine if the trip is going to be a bust due to water level conditions. So this is something I have used for the past 2 years and has yet to let me down. I frequent the creek on a weekly basis and have recorded observations of the creek water levels based on the Tar River at Greenville,NC Hydro-Graph. You can find that at this web address: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=mhx&gage=PGVN7 . Now, if the water levels are at 6 foot