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Found 107 results

  1. Aurora, NC Shark Teeth

    I have been working on reorganizing my collection the last few days. Today it was looking through my finds from my trip to Aurora, NC many years ago. I was able to identify everything except these 6 teeth. I understand they are not the best examples, but since it was my only chance to visit I kept everything that I found. Any help is greatly appreciated. #1 - maybe Carcharodon hastalis? #2 - maybe Carcharias sp.? - there is a little wide cusplet next to the crown
  2. Aurora, NC Vertebra

    I found this vertebra several years ago in the fossil pit next to the Aurora Fossil Museum. I initially classified the vertebra as whale, but as I go back through my collection, I am beginning to doubt my identification. After doing my own research I think I have been able to narrow it down to Odontocete, but I was curious if there is a way to narrow it further. Perhaps dolphin? But again, these are only guesses. The pattern on one side of the vertebra is very interesting; you can see it in the second photo.
  3. Aurora find

    Found this a while back in Aurora in the piles at the museum. It has cusps but no serrations was a little puzzled about what it might be from that location.
  4. Aurora

    Hi, recently i received a package from @Shamalama with fossils from Aurora, North Carolina. Some weren't labelled and i couldn't find out to who they belonged. 1) a vertebra 3 cm width 2 cm hight 2)That piece of a little less than 4 cm hight and 2 cm width 3) That piece of skull or only of jaw of about 2.5 cm hight and 1.8 cm width: 4)That brachiopod, maybe a Plicatoria wilmingtonensis according to Dave. 3.5 cm hight and about 2 cm width and thickness :
  5. I have been looking online to find the actual dates for the 2020 Aurora Fossil Festival. So far Google has only brought up tripadvisor type links that say the date is undetermined. I can't find it on the Aurora Museum web page either. Also as search of the Fossil Forum hasn't yielded specific dates. I would like to attend this year if I can, but I will be out of the country for the latter half of May and early June. Does anyone know the actual dates for this event? Thanks, Don
  6. Aurora Bone ID

    I found this among material from Aurora NC. I have read that most bone material from there is Puffin. The internal structure and weight appear to be avian, but I can't place a bone that looks like this on a bird, albeit puffins are not typical birds. I was also wondering if it could be a small Alligator scapula?
  7. Looking for Aurora NC IDs

    I came across a few potential specimens from material from Aurora North Carolina The first two are the front and back of something I thought might be crab shell, but crab shell isn't on the identification guide that I have #2, I know I've seen things similar to this but I can't place what it is Third I thought these might be broken teeth of some sort? Fourth I don't have an idea, I'm not sure they're even fossils but they're glossy like some fossils from this area are Finally #5 maybe a section of shell?
  8. Aurora NC shark teeth

    Hey I recently went to The Aurora fossil museum and found quite a few shark teeth, I was wondering if anyone could help identify these small teeth, they are all about 1/4 of an inch or so. I can get better pictures if necessary! Thank you!
  9. Strange Aurora Skull Fragment?

    Found in a bag of matrix purchased from the Aurora Fossil Museum. I'm not sure what I'm looking at-- perhaps a skull fragment? Hard to photograph, but I tried my best! Any help would be appreciated!
  10. Three! Identical mystery bones

    Update: we now have three samples of this fossil. These really perplex me. They have almost mathematically straight, shallow, ridged channels on one side. No serrations on the edges. i had been grouping them with my sting ray and skate fossils, but just realized that I haven’t seen any pics that look like these two. Is that what they are? Or is it something more... nefarious? Both are from Aurora. Thanks frank
  11. Carcharhinus vs Negaprion

    I’m zeroing in this weekend on a pile of small unorganized teeth from Aurora. These easiest to separate out first are these easy to spot, straight rooted, straight crowned, small laterals. I’ve always called these Lemon Sharks (Negaprion eurybathrodon) but as I read further, they look a lot like Carcharhinus brachyurus as well. any opinion before I move on from this nightmare and focus on something else?
  12. Help: The Carcharias spectrum

    I’m trying to ID the tooth at the center of this spectrum. To its’ left, Sand Tigers. To its’ right, makos. But the specimen in the middle is... a bit of both?
  13. Aurora/Lee Creek spoils piles?

    I have read a few posts where there is mention of Lee Creek mine spoils piles presumably unrelated to the ones at the Aurora fossil museum. How does one find these, are they open to the public, and do they contain similar fossils to the ones found at the museum? Also, I have noticed that whenever I talk to the folks at the museum about when they expect to get "fresh dirt" from the mine, they are very non-committal about when of if they will even get any... I'd like to make my investment in travel to the area worthwhile. Some of my trips there, the spoils pile was very picked over. Tips, tricks and suggestions much appreciated.
  14. Finally: croc teeth?

    After years of finding zero crocodile teeth, I found three in one day on spoil piles miles apart. Since they’re new to me, I’m bringing them here for positive ID. Thanks!
  15. Hi everyone, I was looking online to see if definitive remains of Squalodon have been found in sediments from the Lee Creek mine in Aurora. What I found from older posts on the forum is that similar looking teeth have been found but belong to different toothed whale species. Also fossilguy.com shows several teeth which are labeled as Squalodon. I was interested in learning more about this as a Squalodon tooth is definitely on my bucket list and I plan on revisiting the spoil piles at Aurora within the next few years.
  16. Thick and curvy

    None of my other many Mako’s look like this... So hooked. Confirming that that’s what it is.
  17. Don’t make me regret this...

    My best guess is turtle shell. The top layer of this specimen seems to be keratin... but beyond that I’m clueless. All layers are very crumbly. Specimen has no redeeming aesthetic value, beyond being mysterious and... weird. Found in a spoil pile near Aurora, NC.
  18. Hello everyone! I found this bone last summer at the aurora fossil festival in North Carolina. and I have not found anything like it before. I need everyone’s help on this one. It looks like a skull to me but I have no idea. Thanks for the help!
  19. Fossil ID help

    Found this at Aurora over the weekend at the festival. Wasn’t 100% sure on ID. I’m assuming an Angustidens or chubutensis but would love to hear what y’all think.
  20. Saturday at Aurora

    I had a pretty great day at Aurora yesterday. This was my third time there ever, and I managed to convince my boyfriend, father, and uncle (none of whom are as fascinated with fossils as I am) to tag along. I mostly stayed at the pile with my boyfriend, and was a bit bummed out because it seemed like everybody but me was finding decent sized megs and chubutensis left and right! I did find a nice snaggletooth though, and bought a few buckets to take home since we had to leave earlier than I expected. I'm so glad I did, because in the first bucket I found a pretty big meg tooth fragment. I also found a few more dolphin teeth and a nice cow shark tooth. I always seem to find the things I want to find, for the most part, because I remember remarking to everybody in the car that I wanted a few more dolphin teeth and at least one half decent cow shark tooth since the only other one I had came from Purse back in Maryland.
  21. Aurora trip

    I am heading out to the Aurora Fossil Festival, but I am actually leaving Charleston on Sunday because my hubby has a catering job Friday night and Saturday night. I spoke with the one of the original founders of the Fossil Festival yesterday who gave me the ok to take back some 5 gal. buckets with me for my son's class. Nothing like spreading the excitement of fossil hunting with kids. I love to pass on the fossil fever. I used to teach and I always spread the fossil fever to each child I taught. I also found out that the Aurora Museum does Educational Kits where if a teacher sends a requests, they will send out enough "dirt/spoils" for the whole class. Pretty amazing.
  22. Heading down to the Aurora Fossil Festival this weekend. Hope to see some old friends. If you don’t know me and my family come say hi, we all wear BoneHeadz t shirts. Also, is anyone hitting Gmr this year? I plan to go on Thursday
  23. Shark Tooth Identification

    Hello everyone, I’ve been going through my entire collection of shark teeth from the last couple of years and have found a tooth that I cannot identify. This tooth is from aurora, and It is only about 1 cm long. My first guess is thresher shark but I’m not sure. What do you all think it is? Thanks!
  24. My family lives in the NC mountains and we are planning on coming to the Aurora fossil festival after finding it on accident this spring....we have always hunted indian artifacts and the fossil hunting is new to us....thinking of hitting the GMR that friday on our way down...we are staying in oriental...any tips for a dad with 8 and 6 year old sons? Also any other places that we might look in? sons are dying to find a meg tooth...found 2 partials at aurora this spring....Thanks in advance and thanks for letting me join this board...we are new here
  25. I found this oddly-shaped "fossil" in the bucket of Lee Creek sediments I mentioned in an earlier post. This fossil was notably very pale in color, lightweight, and porous.