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  1. I finally found my first creek spot all on my own using maps. I recognize some of these teeth but the Hemis look a little different from what Im used to finding. Also are the tooth chunks from Megaladon teeth because if so then am I in the right spot to find full Megaladon teeth? Oh and i found this other odd fossil that Im pretty sure is a piece of alligator armor.
  2. Hi, my daughter found this in the ocean off of Sanibel Island, Florida US. We tried comparing it to shark teeth, but it doesn't seem to match any that I've seen. Hopefully someone here can solve our little mystery! Thank you for looking! I am going to attach the other photos in subsequent posts because I am getting an error that I am only allowed to upload 3.95MB, and each photo is only around 1mb so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
  3. Cleaning or restoring advice??

    Hello hello. I'm new to this whole fossil thing! although this forum community has informed me with so much more then I could ask I still have some silly questions. Should i clean shark teeths? And how can I decide what condition my shark teeth are in? Also here are some interesting finds I found on Englewood beach, Florida. Super early on 2/20.... oh and could someone give me a run around on different colors? Like blue,orange,black, sometimes yellow. Does that go about age or shark?
  4. Hey Everyone! This is the 3rd and final video we did with our buddy Bob from Canada. We hunted sharks teeth for 2 days and this was definitely the more productive of the two! We found a beautiful little juvenile Meg, a huge crocodile toe bone, and a bunch of beautiful teeth and other fossils. It was a great time and we can't wait for Bob to make it back down south!
  5. Hey TFF Members! If you saw the last video I shared, we took our buddy Bob from Canada out Echinoid hunting in Yankeetown recently. He was in town for a few days so we also had a chance to take him shark tooth hunting! We didn't find anything huge, but we found a lot of really great fossils. The teeth here are very colorful and there are a lot of them. Of course, this video isn't lacking in Cris and I's strange shenanigans Even though we didn't find anything insane, it was an amazing day spent with great people, and we found tons of cool fossils. This beats a day at the office any day! Give it a watch if you are interested and have some time
  6. Back in the creek!

    This past Sunday Mrs. beachbum and myself went out jcbshark (Jeff) , shellseeker (Jack) , and Dan. jcbshark ( thanks Jeff) took us to a creek near Arcadia, FL. which we haven't been to in a couple of years and showed us a different area to hunt there. The weather was great and the water to our surprise was warm. The water in the areas we hunted varied in depth from ankle deep to chest high, but since the air temp was perfect for the day we didn't mind at all. The variety of finds was outstanding. We ended up with some firsts for us, a partial bison tooth ( thanks Jack for the id) , horse incisor . We also found a gator scute, deer tine and a bunch of shark teeth ( hemi's, mako's ,tigers) , gator teeth, a couple of verts , and others. Thanks to Jeff and the others for a fun and enjoyable day in the creek.
  7. unknown jaw bone

    Need help in id'ing this piece of jawbone. It was found in a creek near Arcadia, FL. this past Sunday. The jaw bone also has 3 teeth in it . The scale on the ruler is in cm. Thanks!
  8. I picked these up today for super cheap and would like to gift them to a picky collector I know. Color is actually very black pictures seem to lighten it significantly. If any of you have any knowledge on these I'd appreciate your opinion. I also got 2 little ones from same man liquidating his deceased aunts house along with a really great vacuum! The large one is whole. The 2 pieces are 3" each and are only halves
  9. I have gotten cabin fever recently.... those of us in Florida can get it, even though we dont have snow and ice piled up outside our houses. Mine exists because the Peace river remains well about the fossil hunting stage. A few weeks ago, I went out on the Caloosahatchee and found some nice pieces, but I have been longing to get out. So I decide this week to drive out towards the middle of the state, just slightly below Lake Okeechobee. (Boy I wish I could go through the spoil banks from all the construction going on on the south edge of the lake where the corps of engineers is reinforcing, rebuiilding the old dike.) That being prohibited, and since i didn't want to be fined, I decided to head out to a pile of lower to mid Caloosahatchee formation material that was dug a couple of years ago. When it was first left, I looked through it, and found some nice things, now after a couple of years of weathering, I thought perhaps I'd be in luck and find something new had rolled out. Since the drive is a good hour from where I live, I was also hoping they wouldn't have flattened the pile using it for fill in agricultural roads in the area. My cabin fever pushed me to try. after all the area is beautiful and I often see rare birds out there. On that trip two years ago, I saw a Scissor tailed Flycatcher ( photo # 1) This year I saw a pair of Everglades Kites..no photos, sorry, they flew up and in front of me while driving my car. Also, no photo of the Florida Panther that crossed in front of my car as i was returning home in the evening. After all that, my fossils are quite the denouement. They are not extraordinary, but I still decided to put them into a riker box and label them. Some of names may be updated from the ones I used, but for I.D. purposes I used Lelia & William Brayfields paperback , 3rd edition of "A Guide for Identifying Florida Fossil Shells and other Invertebrates." I also checked them against the Forida Invertebrate I.D. collection site.http://specifyportal.flmnh.ufl.edu/ip/?filter=oc:florida molluscabivalvia. So while I didn't end up with anything earthshaking, I was happy. I did find my first disciformis, (and the only one I"ve seen in person). And I learned alot about Anadara's as I tried to identify the species of this Genus from the family Arcidae. The various species are abundant in Florida and have always flumixed me...now I'll be able to identify at least 3 or 4 of them in the field. So while, I wasn't able to get out in my Kayak, and enjoy the hunt, the adventure will hold me till I head up to the Crystal River area in two weeks to hunt with a friend.
  10. Need help with this one...

    We took the kids hunting in one of the creeks around Gainesville- found typical sharks teeth, ray barbs, etc then found this- I have no clue what it is- Any ideas?
  11. Fossil ID

    Good morning All I've found a fossil in not-such-good shape, but I'm hoping you experts can identify it. If it is a tooth, the basal seems to have eroded completely off. I found it on the Gulf side of Ft. Pickens, on the beach--so it was dry & exposed to the air. We've been having southeasterly winds, which usually erode the beaches & push interesting things to the surface. One side has as unusual pattern, which I hope comes through in the pictures. Would love to hear your theories of what it may be. Thanks! CVH
  12. Hey everyone! Even though we are well into 2019 I thought I should share my top ten finds of the year. These will not be ranked as each one has their own value to me although some are rarer than others. Let me know if you want a better view of any of the fossils. 1. Bird Talon (Hawk or other raptor), Peace River, Florida.
  13. I found this worn bone fragment on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. It's about 2 3/8" x 1 1/4". After looking at it, it has a home plate shape similar to armadillo and turtle scutes. It appears to have a plate on the front and back, possibly the plastron and carapace of a turtle? (I have 6 views)
  14. I found this in the peace river a while back and I’m not sure if it’s turtle shell of something interesting. The level change kind of throws me off. Measured roughly 1 inch by 1/2 inch
  15. Heading to Clear Water for a few days. Just checking to see if there are any beaches that you can find sharks teeth on. Or any place not to far I can find any kind of fossils.
  16. Cen. Fla fossil

    Looking for help IDing this one that was donated to Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis, FL (just about in the very middle of the state). i believe it was found around here. Thank you
  17. Florida Cave Bear or Bison Toe Bone?

    Good evening fossil folks, I found a small bone on a Tampa Bay beach on the west coast of Florida. After doing some research I saw similarities to a cave bear toe bone and/or bison. It's approximately 1" x 3/4" and very worn with a baseline crack. I have 7 photos of different angles. Can you ID? Thanks all!
  18. Hi, I found this awesome sand shark tooth on Indian Rocks beach, west coast of Florida. Usually the fossilized teeth I find in the Venice area are black and very worn and broken. It has a light blue gray color and a light brown root. It's the best looking tooth I ever found and was wondering if it is modern or fossil? Also if it is fossilized can you tell if it is an extinct sand shark tooth? Thanks!
  19. Yankeetown, FL Echinoid Hunting!

    Hey guys! Here's something a little different from me... Echinoid Hunting! This was an extremely fun and productive fossil hunt, finding some of the oldest fossils Florida has to offer. In this video you even get a tour of my fossil-filled vehicle, which could have been a whole video in itself hahaha! You may also notice a quality change. We got some sweet new gear! Give the video a watch if you're interested and have some time!
  20. Hello all, I found this piece of bone on IRB, Florida and it's about 1/2" x 1/2". I know it's pretty small to ID but it has some distinctive marks on it. My initial guess was a juvenile horse tooth frag, but than I saw pics of sloth that had similarities. I have photos of 6 different views. The photos are not as sharp as I would like, but the best I can get. Can you ID it? Thanks so much!
  21. Hi, This was an unusual beach find in Tampa Bay, Florida. I thought it was a vertebrae of some kind so I tossed it in my bucket. When I was going through my Florida Fossil book looking at horse teeth one day, I saw a horse ankle bone that resembled my find. It's very hard, light probably because it is hollow; but doesn't appear to be mineralized. I'm not sure it is a fossil, but I also don't know how it could be modern. What is it?
  22. Rupert, F., 1994a. A Fossil Hunter's Guide to the Geology of Panhandle Florida (No. 63). Florida Geological Survey. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267999223_A_FOSSIL_HUNTER'S_GUIDE_TO_THE_GEOLOGY_OF_PANHANDLE_FLORIDA https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frank_Rupert http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00003731/00001 http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/search/fossils?type=edismax&collection=palmm%3Aroot Rupert, F., 1994b. A Fossil Hunter's Guide to the Geology of the Northern Florida Peninsula (No. 65). Florida Geological Survey. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00003729/00001 http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/search/fossils?type=edismax&collection=palmm%3Aroot Have Fun, Paul H.
  23. I found this in Florida but I am not 100% sure what kind of tooth it is any help would be amazing.
  24. Small Marine Vert

    I was out land hunting with a friend and his daughter yesterday in the pouring rain and 60 degree weather. When the rain lets up, the winds would gust adding a chill to the whole endevour. . Sloshing thru the mud puddles picking up fossils, it does not get better than this. Basically, we are hunting a middle miocene marine environment. 99% of all fossil finds are shark, whale (earbones, verts, bones, teeth), dolphin, dugong, rays and fish (tilly, mouthplates, etc). There are Equus teeth. I also found one of those yesterday. So this seemed unusual for the location. I hope TFF experts can help me narrow down what it is and is not...
  25. Peace river mammal tooth

    I found this in the peace river a while back, it’s worn and a bit beat but worth a shot I guess. I think it’s a mammal tooth of some kind