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  1. I visited a quarry in eastern North Carolina today that is not often hunted. It contains early Oligocene River bend Formation, Pliocene Yorktown Formation and a pebble Pleistocene lag. I managed to find a few Oligocene echinoids (Rhyncholampas gouldi newbernensis) and another unidentified to this point, echinoid from the River Bend Formation. Pictures of these will have to come after they get cleaned up. From the Yorktown Formation I found this gorgeous 3 and 1/4 inch Carcharodon hastalis; finally making the coveted 3" club. This is it on the tailgate of my truck, will post more pics later. and from the Pleistocene pebble lag I found this gorgeous leg bone. Complete and in stunning condition. Not sure if it is horse? camel? bison? I will take more pics tommorow of the identifying areas and post it in the ID forum. There was also an amazing 5 x 5 meg found in the Yorktown by another hunter (and forum member) hopefully he will post it.
  2. Calvert cliffs 10/6/17

    So the water levels were the lowest they have been since April. I walked in the heavy cobble that hasnt been visible in months and came away with a pretty good haul. Then the waves picked up and took away the visibility bad not a bad day at Calvert Cliffs!
  3. These first two fossils I picked up while hiking mountains in the negev desert in Israel. I think one of them is a sea shell with a barnacle on it. I'm not sure about the other tubular one. The final one is what I believe is some sort of mako.
  4. Isurus

    From the album Mitchu Fossils

    Found a bunch of teeth from this site but this is the only one that had most of the root intact
  5. New here to the forum and to fossil hunting. Found a few teeth over the past few weeks was hoping to get some help with identification and where to find more in the low country. Living in mount pleasant with access to a 23 foot bay boat as well as a few paddle boards. Would love to meet some great people with the same interests as myself and my wife. We would love to host some new friends on our boat for some hunting. If you are in the area and wouldn't mind the company of some newbs that are eager to learn and hunt send me a PM. We are looking forward to becoming knowledgeable on the area and meeting others that share our interests. I have attached a picture of a few of the things we found any help on ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  6. One Perfect Mako Later

    I was pointed to a land site from a guy at the beach and found some great stuff in about an hour. Thanks for sharing your spot! The meg was a heartbreaker! The whole lot
  7. Well the last few storms have not been kind to the fossil hunters of the Chesapeake Bay. The summer sand has really piled up over the past few weeks not to mention vibrio. I decided to venture out yesterday and I was luck enough to find it was calm and the water was clear enough that you could just barely see the bottom in knee deep water. Well I walked almost 3 miles in the water and i managed to sneak out one 2" meg dont know how many i walked over being unable to see but alas that is part of the game. I then met up with @VAfossilguy and got to show him the cliffs at Willows and found some nice stuff I always like showing people around if I can all in all it was a great day!
  8. South African shark tooth ID

    I just got this interesting white shark tooth, it was found somewhere on the west coast of South Africa. It has beautiful wavy edges, and looks to represent an early example of either escheri or hubbelli/carcharias. Id love to hear some thoughts on what lineage this tooth would be from given its location. Also, what species would you assign it to? cheers!
  9. I repaired these great white and mako teeth. They started out as teeth with relatively complete blades, but with very little to no root remaining. I reconstructed the roots, and then painted the roots the color of teeth in my collection with the same color of blades.
  10. Stratford Hall July 9th

    I spent a FANTASTIC day at the Stratford Hall cliffs yesterday courtesy of Mid Atlantic Fossil and Nature Trips. HUGE thanks to Cathy for organizing the outing as it was one of the best days I can remember having (collecting or otherwise!) Found a great many teeth during the 4 hours (particularly for a relative newcomer). Favorites of the day were the nice croc at top, a few of the more complete hemis, my first makos, and.... the VERY partial Meg at far left under the bottle cap. I saw the root sticking out of the sand, my heart skipped a beat, and then I discovered, much to my dismay, that almost the entire tooth was broken off. Oh well, I'll save the intact tooth for next time!!
  11. Headed out yesterday to Westmoreland State Park for my 2nd ever collecting trip. Arrived about 30 minutes before high tide and found (for a beginner, anyway!) a pretty nice haul of teeth. The park itself was gorgeous and I'm already itching to head back out there. Favorite finds of the trip are definitely the nice sized Mako at bottom (I think it's a Mako anyway) as well as the croc tooth. That one definitely surprised me when I saw it in the sifter!! A few decent tigers as well. best, Bronco
  12. So these are the pics from my last 3 hunts on the Bay the Megs seem to be hiding from the heat but other than that i killed it. First pic is last thursday second pic is last sunday third pic is from today and 4th is a closeup of the cow
  13. So sorry its been a few months since i posted my finds just been really busy. Here are my finds from Calvert cliffs for the past couple months sorry for the delay in posting my finds and this was my first Giant Thresher ever in 25+ years of collectin on the bay!! Plus a ground shot of one of the megs and some associated whale material it was a good spring but alas now the sand and high water have arrived come on fall!!!!
  14. Our family of 3 attended the special event that was held at Stratford Hall yesterday. Dr. Weems was the guest speaker. This was our second year participating in the event. I liked it being in June instead of August this year. It was warm but not as hot as August. Tides were decent. Here is what the three of us managed to find. (Pretty good day) Can't wait for next year.
  15. Cape Town fossiling!

    Hello fellow fossil hunters, After one month, sorry for the delay, here it finally is: my trip report of the fossil hunting in Cape Town, South Africa! First off, I just wanna say this: before my trip to SA, I asked here whether it was possible to hunt there. Everyone said that SA had strict laws on fossil hunting, and that I would have no chance there. Obviously I was disappointed, yet also confused, because on Fossiel.NET (Dutch version of TFF), there were two locations with lots of info about them in SA, and they didn't say anything about the law. After that, on Instagram, I met a guy that lived in Cape Town, and his posts were those of fossils he had found there! So I sent him a message asking about the rules, and he said the following: fossil extraction/digging is forbidden, but if the fossils are found in loose sediment, you are allowed to pick them up. Which was great news, because this meant I could hunt at Milnerton! Now, to the report. As we arrived in the parking, we saw the big sandy beach stretching out. As we got onto it, we could barely see 20 meters in front of us. Then the fog cleared up slightly, giving us a better view of the beach. We then met a lady who was also hunting for sharkteeth, and she gave me some tips for searching. As we continued our walk on the beach, after about an hour of having found nothing except for a few modern seashells, we arrived at the lighthouse. We got up close to the lighthouse and noticed some people sitting there, with a towel in front of them. We went over to see what they were selling, and, of course, there were sharkteeth! Extinct giant whites (mako's) and great whites, many complete and in good condition. They also made necklaces out of the teeth that were less well preserved. So we bought 3 sharkteeth from them, and also got a small necklace for free, all that for only 120 ZAR (more or less 8 USD)! They were extremely nice with us, and gave us many more tips for finding fossils, as we had explained that we also love to find them personally. Thanks to their very helpful tips, we soon found some teeth too! And we also found some pieces of bone, very similar to those I find on the Zandmotor, my usual hunting spot in the Netherlands. Finally, towards the end, I even found a big whale vert! All in all it was an amazing day, and the weird weather made it a unique experience.
  16. Spent a couple of hours on a small beach, lots of whale bone but guess the teeth are pretty much picked over. Very pleasant 'hunting', no bugs, no black leaves, just lots of shells. Then went back to my creek spot for a few more hours and was rewarded with a decent mako (small chip) and a broken cow shark tooth.
  17. Carcharodon hastalis

    There's a debate as to whether or not Great Whites evolved from Makos. There's also enough scientific evidence to suggest they do. See: This tooth can therefore be classified as either Isurus hastalis or Carcharodon hastalis. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isurus_hastalis
  18. Calvert Cliffs

    Had a phenomenal trip down at Calvert Cliffs on Wednesday with my three month old daughter strapped to my chest. This trip makes up for my failed attempts in March where the sandbars where at an all time high and made it difficult to find anything. The sandbars pushed up from the storms a few months back even helped me to get to some hard to reach locations. Here's some finds and a scouting report for May of the cliffs. Also recovered a nearly perfect decently sized Ecphora gardenae that is still undergoing some preparation work. I'll take a picture of that and post it later along with some very large clams with Ecphora burrow holes. The blood red Mako as found in the sand. I rarely sift as the waves and storms (from the weekend) are constantly exposing the fossil record. Some of the nicer specimens of the day. Two makos on the left, snaggletooth bottom right and top middle. Cow shark with eight blades top right, and a decent sized tiger shark top middle. Recovered more Chesapecten nefrens that I could carry out. This is just a fragment of the shells recovered and layed out neatly in the trunk of my car. Some of the C. nefrens where about 5-6 inches in diameter and impressive to find intact as there were so many large shell fragments. These should make for some beautiful display pieces and gifts once they are cleaned up. Notice the right fins of the C. nefrens are larger than the left fins. This is a noticeable characteristic of this fossil scallop. Approaching the cliffs. The tides where up much higher this time but the waves where very gentle. This photo was taken around 7:00 am. The vegetation overgrowth should help to keep the cliffs from falling. Another shot of the blood red mako. I'll take a closeup of the other Mako later as it's a green-yellow cream color. Somebody found this stranded snapper turtle and carried him 3 miles back up to a freshwater pond. What a nice guy and what a cool looking turtle. A bunch of teeth, turritella, shark vertebrae, ray plates, makos, sand tiger, tiger, requiem, ecphora gardenae, crab claw tip, Megalodon root, and snaggletooth teeth collected by a local collector and myself combined from this trip and a recent trip. Matoaka cabins beach shore. The winds here were very strong and kicked up a lot of dust with some impressive waves. I had to protect my newborn in my chest as I braved the winds. Image 8: Female blue crab that appears to have deposited her eggs and passed away to be washed up on the shore. This is a good sign that the bay is recovering from over-crabbing. Crabs are vital to the bay's overall health as they are scavengers and eat decaying fish and other decomposing critters on the bottom of the bay. Male blue crab. You can tell it's a male by the "state capitol" on the underside. Perhaps his mate was the female that just layed her eggs.
  19. Is this a big Mako tooth?

    Is this a Mako tooth? It was found in the Peace River (Florida) in the same spot as some megalodon teeth, but this one looks different. Thanks!
  20. Mako (?) from Balegem

    Hi all, Is this a mako? In my opinion it looks a little bit like Isurus oxirhynchus, but I'm not sure. I know that it's quite worn, but still IDable. It comes from Balegem, Belgium (--> Lutetian, Eocene; 45 mya). Thanks for the help, Max Closeups side 1:
  21. Mako?

    Hi, I found this nice shark tooth at the Ernst Quarries in the Slow Curve. Not really sure about the identification, but it looks like a mako to me. The tooth is 2 inches long. Thanks.
  22. Shark tooth ID from south carolina

    I'm wondering if this is a small benedeni tooth and if not what is it? It's 1.2" long. cheers!
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