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  1. Hey everyone, i've just yesterday returned from another four day fossil trip to Beaumaris: a coastal suburb in Melbourne, Australia with fossiliferous exposures of the Beaumaris Sandstone Formation. The fossils are about 5.5 million years old (latest Miocene) and comprise an extremely diverse range of both marine and terrestrial animals. A great overview of the Beaumaris fossil fauna is provided by this PDF, for those unfamiliar with the site: https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/beaumaris_fossil_book_museum_victoria.pdf In short, everything from sharks, rays and bony
  2. DawnOfADream

    Need help identifying a small fossil

    Hello everyone! This is a small fossil I found months ago in the Beaumaris Formation, Victoria, Australia. I've looked through the Fossils of Beaumaris PDF but cannot find anything similar. The measurements are as follows: - 2.5 cm L - 2.4 cm W - 1.2 cm D I have attached some images below which will hopefully be of help!
  3. DawnOfADream

    Potential marine fossils?

    Hello everyone! Today I went to Mentone, Victoria (Australia/Down Under) and found what I think + hope to be marine fossil specimens. I was hoping to get your views on whether they are real or pseudofossils. I have looked at information regarding fossils from the nearby Beaumaris fossil site but am unsure. Any help is appreciated! Whale ear bone (?) - L: 8 cm W: 5 cm H: 2.5 cm
  4. Hey guys hope you're well! I wanted to show you the amazing lovenia woodsii clusters I found today at Beaumaris, and ask for some advice. These are lovenia woodsii. Some still retain amazing detail, like the final pic! Do you guys have any recommendations for coating the sandy matrix the woodsii are sitting in? I would like to prevent them becoming too brittle upon drying out.
  5. Hey everyone! I was wondering if you could please help me identify these items and whether they are worth keeping! I found these three today at Beaumaris. The first one (pictures 1 + 2) appears to be some odd, fortuitous weathering of sandstone? In the second (picture 2) it seems that there may be some possible gastropod remains in there? The third item - the baguette! (pictures 3 + 4) It caught my interest due to the ridges on the top and flat base. I assume it's likely an sandstone concretion? It feels like rock on the outside and isn't as heavy as ironstone.
  6. DawnOfADream

    Hello from Victoria!

    Hello everyone! I went for my first fossicking adventure at Beaumaris, Victoria late last week. I was hoping you guys could please help me ID a shark tooth (Image 1) and some other items that I cannot identify (Images 2+3). The dark, cylindrical items in Images 2+3 are hollow inside, which you can see in Image 3. All were found underwater in Beaumaris, Victoria just off the jetty.
  7. Aussieguy81

    Tooth or Claw

    Thought Id as for help, recently found on the beach in gipsland, Victoria, Australia. Not sure if its a tooth or claw, area it was found in is well known for fossil finds. Thanks in advance for any help. Daniel
  8. G'day Everyone! Yesterday my dad and I were lucky to visit Batesford Quarry in Geelong, Victoria. The fossils here are miocene in age from the Batesford Limestone. Fossils foudn here consist of sharks teeth, cetacean fossils, rare bird and terrestial mammal material and invertebrate fossils, mainily echinoderms. Batesford Quarry is one of the places my dad and I have been wanting to go to for many years due to it's high concentration of vertebrate fossils compared to other Victorian fossil sites (Mostly Shark Teeth). We arrived at the Quarry around 8:30 AM and spent the next 6 hour
  9. Tina frankston

    Does anyone know what shell/tooth this is?

    Hi guys I recently found these boomerang shaped teeth/shells at one of the beaches at Wilson’s promontory, Victoria. Could someone help me to identify what it is? Thank you!
  10. Opal-Filled Fossils Reveal Timid, Dog-Size Dinosaur That Lived Down Under By Laura Geggel, January 17, 2019 https://www.livescience.com/64522-opal-dinosaur-fossils-in-australia.html https://www.sciencealert.com/a-gorgeous-opalised-fossil-turned-out-to-be-an-unknown-species-of-dinosaur Bell, P.R., Herne, M.C., Brougham, T. and Smith, E.T., 2018. Ornithopod diversity in the Griman Creek Formation (Cenomanian), New South Wales, Australia. PeerJ, 6, p.e6008. https://peerj.com/articles/6008/ Yours, Paul H.
  11. As the year comes to a close i decided to do a bit more collecting at one of my favourite Australian sites: Beaumaris near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Once again i travelled down and stayed at a motel near the beach for three days (27/12/18 through to 29/12/18). This trip is a sequel to the previous two trips i have made here which are also posted on the forum: Jan 2016 trip: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/61248-fossil-hunting-holiday-in-victoria-australia-dec-2015-jan-2016/ Feb 2017 trip: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/71996-fossil-hunting-h
  12. FrostbyteFossils

    Possible bone fragment from Beaumaris

    This specimen was found from beaumaris beach, victoria. Is it a fossil bone fragment? More pictures to come. It will only let me post one for some reason :/
  13. Im going to Victoria on Friday for a week and visiting various locations including: Wangaratta Bendigo Ballarat Warnambool Apollo bay pt phillip bay (beaumaris) So my question is are there any good fossil sites around these areas that i could find some ancient treasures in? Thanks.
  14. DanKurek

    Diodon formosus

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  15. Was digging around in some boxes and found this specimen... it has a decent number of species on it! Although its nothing compared to another plate found at the site by some friends. We were going to split it but decided not to. Ended up having a couple hundred individual graptolites inside... but anyway! Sorry about the horrible pic as per usual. Early Ordovician (Bendigonian Stage) Bendigonian Formation, near Bendigo, VIC Australia.
  16. Behmah

    Shark tooth found this morning

    Hello, I was strolling my local beach this morning & was pleasantly surprised to see this little guy sitting at the shoreline. I live in Chelsea, Melbourne, Victoria. Was wondering what kind of shark it’s from, and roughly how old the fossil may be? Thank you in advance!
  17. Hello, Last weekend I went back to Fossil Beach with my dad. Fossil Beach is located in Mornington, Victoria, which is approx 70km south of Melbourne. The location is part of the Fyansford Formation which is middle Miocene (10-15 miilion years old). I hadn't been here for a couple of months and was actually planning to go to another location in Bendigo (central Victoria), but we slept in and went here as a "fall back" location Anyway, what a day! There had been a lot of quite heavy rain in the previous weeks and there were so many fossils that had washed out of the exposed c
  18. MartinPe

    Fossil tooth

    Hi, found today on the Fossil beach in Victoria, Australia, fossil tooth and a rock with imprint. Tooth size is around 2 cm. Whose tooth could it be? And is it imprint of fish fin or some plant in the rock?Thanks
  19. Hi. I'm very new and have never done this before however i have taken an interest in fossicking. As i live in Melbourne Australia, I plan to visit the Batesford limestone quarry to look for some shark teeth. I wonder if anyone can guide me about what i need, if any license is needed, specific area i need to go to, if it is open for public and other stuff that i may need to know. I know a lot of people here have done fossicking here but i can't seem to find any details on the stuff i mentioned above. Thank you so much and hope to hear from you guys soon!
  20. DanKurek

    Flabellum gambierense, Duncan,1864

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  21. Hello. I am quite new to fossil hunting and would like some help. I am going down to Beaumaris next week to go for a fossick. (The fossils you can find there are from the Late Miocene to Early Pliocene) Can anyone give me some tips on how to look for fossils effectively and what I should be looking for? Thanks, Daniel
  22. FossilHunterStan

    Fossil Found At Beaumaris

    Hello, I found the following specimen at Beaumaris today. It has a bone like shape ....looks like the end of a long bone, but it's hollow. Can anyone assist with an identification. Thanks, Daniel
  23. Paleoworld-101

    Beaumaris Bone ID- Help Please!

    This bone fragment was collected on the beach at Beaumaris in Victoria, Australia. The site is latest Miocene to earliest Pliocene in age (5 - 6 million years old) and consists of the Beaumaris Sandstone formation. Fossils of bony fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, flying birds and terrestrial marsupials are all known from the location. This PDF gives a great overview of the Beaumaris fauna for those that are unfamiliar with it: http://www.marinecare.org.au/images/Fossils_of_Beaumaris_Feb_2015.pdf I am thinking possibly some kind of jaw fragment just based on the shap
  24. Paleoworld-101

    Mako Shark Tooth- Which Species?

    This shark tooth was found on the foreshore at Beaumaris in Victoria, Australia. It is 5-6 million years old. I am confident it is a mako shark tooth but i am trying to decide which species to label it. The following shark taxa are listed in the fauna found at this location: Heterodontus cainozoicus, Carcharias taurus, Carcharodon megalodon, Parotodus benedeni, Isurus desori, Isurus oxyrinchus, Isurus hastalis, Isurus retroflexus, Lamna?, Megascyliorhinus sp., Carcharhinus cf. brachyurus, Carcharhinus sp., Galeocerdo aduncus The majority of teeth at the site are from C
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