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  1. Well I've been wanting to get out to Mayport! So, today was the day. I conducted a 4 hour survey of the north end of the Mayport Beach. Location was between these four map points 30.395161,-81.392922; 30.394876,-81392020; 30.397217,-81390612; and 30.396939,-81.392701. Low tide was at 0721. I start my search at 0800, looking through the shell spoil. The spoil seem to run the entire distance of the beach decreasing as one heads north towards the jetties. I spent the first two hours going through the spoil (DRY) approximately 28000 square meters. I took a break to wait for the tide to start the wash of the spoil (WET) during which I focused on the leading edge of the spoil pacing back and forth -- about a 150 meter run. I would not say it was the best hunting ground but i feel further investigation is in order. During my next trip I will survey the next sector heading south. I did have two great non-shark finds today. A 1.0 Diameter X 1.25W X .625H vertebrae and 1.0W X 1.5H X .375 Thick mammal tooth (I think). My Findings: Lower Density than Ponte Vedra Beach. Larger teeth than JAX Beach. More tooth damage. High level of oyster shell in the area.
  2. Jax Beach: Catch Of The Day

    High surf on the gulf has kept me away from my appointed rounds this weekend -- no dive trip. So, I guess local hunting is in order. If anyone makes it out to JAX Beach this weekend I'll be there with scoop in hand Here is my Catch of the Day (1st Nov 2013): Time: 13:22 Loc: 19th Ave South -- shell spoil Tide: inbound
  3. Unknown Vertebrae

    I found this while diving in Venice, FL. Two views. It is about 11 inches across (+/-). Found it in an area known for shark teeth, mammoth, horse, giant sloth and all sorts of items from the Miocene/Pliocene era. Any help in ID'ing would be appreciated.
  4. Calvert Cliffs - 2Nd Trip

    The images linked to this blog entry are from my second trip to the Calvert Cliff formations (St. Mary's). Not a bad day considering the tide was rather high, the waves choppy, and a large group of loud students from the University of Salisbury showed up. Ran into two other forum members; wolffish and randsphilly
  5. assortment2

    From the album Chesapeake Western Shore - Miocene

    - At top, eight various porpoise/dolphin teeth - At left, three crab claws - At center-left, fragment of fish (wahoo?) jawbone/teeth - At center-right, fragment of ray barb - At bottom and bottom-left, cow shark (Notorynchus?) teeth - At lower right, four various fish/shark vertebrae

    © rpw/sew 2013

  6. Hey Guys, Thought I would start a thread showing some of the more notable finds lately. These are 2013 finds so far. Since there are several pictures, it will take a few posts within this thread. I have to say that most my dives don't include unusual finds. You have to go through a lot of more common material before you find some nicer stuff. I hope you enjoy! Jason This first is a grouping of nicer C. angustidens with the biggest being a little over 4".
  7. sharkvertebrae

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Fragment of a shark vertebrae. Species is unknown.
  8. Help With Gmr Micro Bone And Vertebra

    I was looking through some material I brought home from GMR and found this tiny bone and vert. Just wondering if anyone can possibly I.D. them. Thanks for looking!
  9. Hunting The River Banks

    I am a novice fossil hunter but a true addict just the same. I have hunted on and off for years and my finds range from 10 teeth on a trip to 350. Over the last two weekends I went out three times and found a good haul each time. I also posted some displays I have recently created. About four more to go before I can figure out where the heck I'll hang them.
  10. Vertebrae Id

    Hi All Just joined last night. Long time evolution nut with a very underwhelming fossil collection that I'm looking to improve with plenty of research, time and effort. Was hoping someone could help ID the vertebrae in the pictures. My first fossil. Given to me by my grandparents after a trip to visit a friend in Winton or Muttaburra (Australia) a long time ago (not in geological terms obviously). Sorry I can't provide age of the strata. Will try to get more info off the grandparents ASAP. Cheers Ryan
  11. Tiny Vertebrae From Calvert Cliffs

    Hi all; thanks again for the help with my first post last month regarding the meg/chub tooth and the whale vert... this time I'm back with two tiny little vertebrae from Calvert Cliffs that I'm hoping someone can identify. I feel like the smaller one is likely some kind of fish vert based on other posts and some helpful websites, but the slightly larger one has me more uncertain/curious. I expect that positive identification of species for tiny specimens like these is difficult if not impossible, but can anyone at least clarify if they are fish/mammal/reptile/other? Thanks for looking!
  12. Sth Vertebrae To What?

    Hello all...this vert is from the Ernst East Quarry....Miocene..Round Mountain Silt...I'm not even in the ballpark trying to nail this down...I was thinking that this might be a Caudal vertebra of a dolphin...... any thoughts? It's 4 cm in height...4cm wide...I'm assuming the holes are for Vertebral Arteries?
  13. Vert1b from Ernst East Quarry

    From the album Sharktooth Hill

    Not sure what this vert is from. Coming up empty in nailing this down.
  14. Vert1a from Ernst East Quarry

    From the album Sharktooth Hill

    Not sure what this vert is from. Coming up empty in nailing this down.
  15. Vert3 Sharktooth Hill

    From the album Sharktooth Hill

    Another view of the Vert from Sharktooth Hill....East Quarry on the Ernst Property.
  16. Vert2 Sharktooth Hill

    From the album Sharktooth Hill

    Another view of a Vertebrae from East Quarry on the Ernst Property
  17. Vert Sharktooth Hill

    From the album Sharktooth Hill

    Vertebrae from the east Quarry section of the Ernst property.....
  18. Hey all, After a horrible busy year @ work .. I finally got the chance to go for a few quick trips. For me this means the awesome beach of Cap Blanc Nez, France. Not too much wind, a lot of ppl that searched during summer .. I wasn't expecting much, it was as important to be out oce more then to collect .. I'm sure you know that feeling :-) It's about a 50min drive from my place .. so I mostly go for a morning or more rarely some afternoon. Depending on the tide and, oh yes, my work. This is from 2 times 3-4hours searching. I have to say, the second trip, there was at least 200 people looking for fossils. It's a popular place for excursions from schools and universities. As was that day .. Nevertheless, it helps if you know what you are looking for (this being one of fossil' hunters most important keep-in-minds). These just came out of paper last days.. I hope I'll get to show you the preps of these ..we'll see... There are Ammonites Belemites Fish vertebrea Hamites sp. Turitella sp. Shark tooth Inoceramus sp.(and others) petrified wood (partially pyritised) .. Edit: Finds are Albian and Cenoman of age (middle-Cretaceous)
  19. Tooth Or Vert?

    Is this a mammal tooth or a broken vertebrae? I assumed it was a vertibrae because of the tiny hole in the middle!
  20. Need Help With A Few Ids

    I was wondering if anyone could help me out with these two fossils I recently bought. - A crocodile scute, probably from the Cretaceous, from Taouz, Morocco. DownUnderFossilHunter replied it could be a Kentisuchus or Elosuchus? - 2 scans of the same vert, it's supposed to be a Spinosaurus tail vertebrae (also Taouz, Morocco), but I'd feel safer if I get a confirmation from somebody here, who perhaps knows more about these things than I do. It wasn't expensive, so I won't be too disappointed if it's not Spino, I guess. Well, probably a bit disappointed...
  21. I found this at Sulphur River, near Ladonia, Texas. It was quite dirty, and I cleaned it up and found all kinds of things attached to it, which was interesting. But I find the vertebrae the most interesting. Any ideas? Thanks. I'm new and not scientific but I have learned a lot since I moved to Texas and started hunting fossils. Was an avid rockhounder and mineral collector for over 25 years and switched to fossils when I moved here. You will notice inside the vertrabrae it is druzied. Beautiful. Lots of shells attached to this and other stuff ?