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  1. A couple of hours drive from me is an amazing spot to collect Eocene material. It's on the banks of the Brazos River (more properly, the Brazos del Dio River-The Arms of God river! My parents wrote a book on it: Exploring the Brazos: From Beginning to End). I've been to the site a few times, and always find an amazing amount of lovely little shells and such. I had the greatest luck this time though, finding a large shark tooth! I wasn't even aware that you could find shark teeth out there. I had found a cuttlefish prong there on a previous trip which is still one of my all time favorite finds
  2. A few weekends ago, driving to A&M for a gymnastics meet (I'll be transferring there this fall!), I noticed a very familiar looking bridge from this forum, and the sign confirmed that barely 20 minutes away from the heart of campus is the famous Whiskey Bridge. I had no idea, so this was a very pleasant surprise. On the drive back, I decided to hit the bridge bright and early. Found a few cool inverts that are easy enough to ID with the good guides for them, but the sharks of whiskey bridge seem to be poorly written up. In fact, I couldn't find any good guides that compiled mo
  3. I drove to college station to meet up with my future roommate today, and on the way back made the obligatory stop by Whiskey Bridge. This was my second time there, and.... I'll just let this tooth speak for itself. It had me on my knees. Flawless. Striatolamia macrota Stone city formation (Middle Eocene) Another angle, as well as my other finds today:
  4. acetabular

    Whiskey Bridge oysters? Bryan TX

    I went collecting at the Eocene Whiskey Bridge Locality and found a number of oysters (I presume) that I cannot find good IDs for online. I was wondering if anyone here had a better idea. I additionally found some bone fragments that I am curious about, though I don't know how well they can be ID'd.
  5. I found this bone/antler the other day under Whiskey Bridge near College Station, Texas. The area is known for Eocene marine fossils, but also things like mammoth, horse, and deer skeletal remains. The area has tons of modern deer too. I am reasonably confident that this piece is bone or antler, but beyond that I'm clueless. I can't tell if this is modern or 40,000 years old, and I can't tell what animal it may have come from. I can say that it is 8 grams, slightly curved, and the sides are somewhat flattened. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. For further context, thi
  6. Apophis

    Whiskey Bridge Oddity

    Howdy folks, About Ten years ago, on my first and only trip to the famous Whiskey Bridge in Bryan Texas, I unknowingly found and brought home not one, but two cephlapod fossils. Well, I smashed one thinking there might be some “cool shiny mineralization” in this odd odd rock that seemed anomalous and out of place since all I read about were shells and sharks teeth. Shameful... I know... however, something strange looking fell out and I held onto it, taking care to store it carefully due to it, and the fossils themselves, being siderite and prone to oxidizing. It’s current state is
  7. Jeffrey P

    Whiskey Bridge Gastropod?

    Hi Everyone. I found this gastropod at Whiskey Bridge, near Bryan, Texas two years ago which so far I've been unable to identify. Whiskey Bridge is a marine Eocene site, Crockett Formation, Stone City Member. The specimen is between a half and three quarters of an inch. Thanks. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  8. I have read all of the threads online and on our forum, and I am excited for my first trip to the Whiskey Bridge. It will probably be around the first of the year. Any personal tips would be appreciated. Should I take a sifting screen, and if so, how wide should the “holes” be? I am going to try and build my own(that is a whole another issue). Thanks for any help, in advance.
  9. So, this title might be a bit of clickbait because unfortunately I have yet to find any actual shark teeth, so bear with me. I've visited the Whiskey Bridge site just west of Bryan, Texas several times now. The clay-like matrix that makes up the north bank of the Brazos River under the bridge has several layers of fossiliferous Eocene deposits, and although I've found lots of coral, shells, and even some cuttlefish prongs by surface hunting, I've had no luck when it comes to shark teeth. Assuming that the only way to find small dark-colored teeth amongst a bunch of dark-colored dirt was
  10. Just found this at Whiskey Bridge. Photos suck because the natural light is gone and I'm too tired to find a camera, but I don't think there's much else this could be. It's a cm long, clearly broken at one end. I didn't think to look around for the rest of it, but I doubt I would have found anything anyway- this was in a heap of eroded-away bits of dirt, everything scattered around.
  11. Sostman

    Whiskey Bridge trip

    Recently went for my first fossil hunting trip at whiskey bridge on brazos River. Had a great time and found some cool stuff.
  12. Sostman

    Help With ID no idea what it is

    Hi, Brand new to the site and fossil hunting. Went out for my first time ever and found quite a bit but can’t figure out what this one is. Found at Whiskey Bridge near college station Texas. Sight is well known and says most fossils date from 30 to 50 million years ago when this part of Texas was a shallow marine environment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Spent about 2 hours at Whiskey Bridge today. I found that there's a decent bit of stuff directly under the bridge, but if you walk upstream, there's a lot of areas that haven't really been dug in. Plus, up that way the fossiliferous material is over my height, and you can just walk along it and look at all the layers. That's interesting, in and of itself. Not just because of the appearance, but because I tend to get to thinking about how old they are, and about how every one of those fossils is something's entire life, the cumulation of its efforts to survive. It's fascinating to picture- thes
  14. Fishkeeper

    Whiskey Bridge tools?

    What should I bring for optimal fossil-hunting? I'd love to find a pocket with some shark teeth, and I'm hoping for (though not expecting) a concretion with something fun inside. I'd like to do a little sifting as well, I think. I'm going to have 2 brothers with me who I suspect would just like to dig for interesting things. I have some of those gold panning sifters, which I plan to bring. I'm also going to bring a couple of trowels, a bucket to put tempting chunks of matrix in for later, and a hammer and small chisel. Add in my tiny crowbar (it's about a foot long, but sturdy), and some
  15. I went back to Whiskey bridge with my son. We didn’t find much except these few pieces. I’m not as knowledgeable about Invertebrates so please help if you can. I also found this weird rock and kept it as well.
  16. These are some of the Middle Eocene marine fossils I found along the Brazos River on a trip to the Whiskey Bridge location along Highway 21 in Burleson County 4 or 5 years ago. .
  17. Hi, The USGS water gauge for the Brazos River at Highway 21 (Whiskey Bridge) shows the water level at 35 ft. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=08108700 Will any of the fossil beds be accessible with the water this high?
  18. Hi again! I found this today in Bryan Texas on the Brazos River in the area of the whiskey bridge. Is it the fossil of a crab claw? I wonder if more of it is inside? *this is the only picture I have at the moment, we’re driving home now and it’s in the back of our truck.*
  19. First time posting. Let's do this... We went fossil hunting with our two boys: 11 and 13. We had a blast and collected a lot of interesting fossils from the Eocene (Stone City and Cook Mountain formations). So many fossils! Lots of little things to sift through. We didn't find any shark teeth, but another person did and showed the boys to inspire them to keep looking.
  20. I'm planning a trip to take my son, and Paleo Pat and Paleo William fossil hunting around College Station. I know about Whiskey Bridge. I also have heard about the petrified wood in the area, but don't know where to go, or access points. Can anyone give us any tips on locations and access points for the area? Thank you for any help.
  21. I found several well-produced and entertaining Youtube, videos about fossils and fossil collecting, many about Texas localities. A very articulate young lady, KOI, showed and asked for help to identify Texas fossils. The fossils in the videos are well lit, focused and have species titles with them. Check out here the video "300 Million-Year-Old Fossils..." at 11:58 into the video and at 4:15 into the Whiskey Bridge fossil video. See her videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE91a7T2yWjeZsRDo0pm-wg/videos Could someone who is signed up with Youtube
  22. I'm planning a trip to take my son, and Paleo Pat and Paleo William fossil hunting around College Station. I know about Whiskey Bridge. I also have heard about the petrified wood in the area, but don't know where to go, or access points. Can anyone give us any tips on locations and access points for the area? Thank you for any help.
  23. mikecable

    Squid beak?

    Stone City Fm. Whiskey Bridge locality. Scale marks are mm.
  24. In August, I received an invitation to join a group to hunt fossils and minerals at a cement quarry in Midlothian, Texas on September 10th. It was my very first field trip with a group, and I was extremely excited. I put my dad and my ten-year-old daughter on the list as well, and we figured we'd make a weekend of it. I had to be back on Sunday morning, so we figured we'd leave early Friday morning and squeeze two days out of the trip. After all, its a little bit of a drive to get to Midlothian from Kingwood (220 miles), and we would be passing some great sites that my dad had never visite
  25. My wife and I got to spend a few days in Brenham, Texas without the kids (awesome!). I was able to convince my wife to go with me to the Whiskey Bridge on the Brazos River to do a little fossil hunting. The recent rains and flooding had restructured the cliff face and I was concerned about our safety so we didn't venture too far upstream. I was unprepared and had nothing but a grocery store plastic bag to place our finds in. I didn't even have any tools for digging, which I was a bit disappointed about. I thought I was going to have to use my keys. When we reached the river I was please
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