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patelinho7 posted a topic in Fossil IDI used to hunt Paint Branch Stream in College Park MD for fossils as a child (slightly before the Ray Stanford nodosaur find) and never found much. I returned after many years today (place was really bulldozed, shame) and found a great section of formation and tons of wood impression and lignite fossils. Also found two magnificent flat, thin possible footprints. I’m attaching the best one of which I dropped and broke to my great dismay. Let me know if you need additional shots or angles. I really want some insight on if it is a track. Notice that the clean break revealed the cross section whic
Localities in the Virginia Area
Andúril Flame of the West posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionHello everyone, This is my first posting on TFF (although I've been lurking on the forum for a while) and I am excited to be joining a community centered around one of my main interests. I have seen that this forum houses a very kind and helpful community, and I was hoping that some may be interested in helping a - very new and inexperienced - fossil hunter. I will be in the Charlottesville area for Labor Day weekend and I am in search of any tips for finding fossils in that area or general locations where they might be. I am willing to drive up to 3 hours to other locations in Vi
Possible Plant Fossil?
KompsFossilsNMinerals posted a topic in Fossil IDHey everybody, this is a possible fossil I found in June of 2010. The matrix is roughly 6 1/2 CM long, and it was found in Arlington, Virginia in a small stream by an apartment building. If I could get any identification ideas on it I'd be really grateful, even if it isn't a fossil!
Fossils found in DC?
Jj Rollins posted a topic in Fossil IDIn the past month or so, I've been finding these rocks which I'm starting to think contain fossils, or trace fossils. What exactly? Perhaps you can tell me. Obviously I'm new here but also, new to paying attention to and researching rocks. These were found in Washington DC.
Darktooth Family Trip
Darktooth posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsMy family and I have been in Maryland since Thursday evening. The past two days have involved alot of walking and intense heat. My calves and feet are sore and I have got a good sunburn. Friday morning we met up with forum member @RCW3D and his daughter. He took us out to a Miocene exposure along the Potomac River. We started our hunt a little before 10am and I think we got finished around 2pm. We all managed to find some goodies. RCW3D'S whale vert and articulated marlin verts definitely were the prize of the day. But I was happy with what I found though nothing as exciting. I found an assort
Petrified Wood Find
EMP posted a topic in Member CollectionsI found this nice petrified wood specimen while collecting in the early Cretaceous Potomac Group sediments in Washington DC recently. It is pretty well preserved for this unit, with nice surface features, knots, and growth lines present on it.
EMP posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this specimen recently and have been perplexed by it for a while. To me it appears to be a tooth, though if it were I don't know from what. I looked at it from under my loop and it does have some small dimples in it, and is made of shiny black material, which is what drew me to that possibility in the first place. It looks similar to teeth I've seen posted on the forum before, especially in the Pennsylvanian shark tooth topics. I did some searching and oddly enough ended up finding images from a ptychotrygon. I don't know what it is exactly, but form the images it has a resemblance to
D.C. Lawyer Hunts For Fossils In Nation's Capital
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsHere’s how to find D.C.’s accidental museum of paleontology By Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post, August 18, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2016/08/18/heres-how-to-find-d-c-s-accidental-museum-of-paleontology/ D.C. Lawyer Hunts For Fossils In Nation's Capital Weijia Jiang, WCCO 4 News At 6, Nov. 26, 2016 http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/category/news-national-news/3583834-d-c-lawyer-hunts-for-fossils-in-nations-capital/ The web site is: Fossils in the Architecture of Washington, DC: a guide to