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  1. Ok, I went ahead and spent $760 for two rocks. One is very large and weighs in at 42 Lbs and the much smaller one is about 3 Lbs. Once I receive these, (about 2 weeks), I will post in the prepping part of this forum. Im a bit scared though. There is going to be more rock to remove than I have EVER removed and ive been doing this for 26 years! But if you dont gamble sometimes one can miss out on a great oppertunity! My fingers are crossed. I am super nervouse! Well, and quite excited too! RB
  2. This tooth was found in a limestone quarry very close to Pinar del Rio, Vinales Valley, in the western part of Cuba. The limestone in this part of the province is very fossil rich. It is known to contain fossil remains of prehistoric marine reptiles and mollusks. Tooth measures 4.01"
  3. Chub? Angustidens? Meg?

    Saw this for sale and I'm thinking about buying it, the seller has it as "Carcharocus Megalodon" so obviously doesn't know exactly what it is. I am suspicious that it could be a chubutensis, and I am looking for one at a low price (this one is cheap) it's from the Aurora site btw. Any Ideas?
  4. 5 Pre_Equus Horse teeth

    Very INTERESTING day: Decided, under duress of no fossil hunting for months, to take a kayak on the Peace River (slightly suicidal based on current conditions) or lacking that to Little Paynes Creek (that I thought was doable). Not a question of whether I could actually hunt with shovel and sieve. On the way I gave a 30 mile lift to a 19 year old Missourian trying to reach the Orlando airport and return to his girlfriend. I figured another good deed would help on a day like this. On kayaking, it was short and brutal. Following the advice of the Ranger at Paynes Creek Park, I paddled upstream on Paynes Creek for 1/4 mile with a lifevest on as a test on whether I should try the Peace River. Upstream was intensive exercise of my biceps, after the fast current dumped me twice, I decided to cut my kayaking day short. Steve is one of my long time hunting buddies. I needed my long handled hunting shovel repaired, which he does and Steve and I had discussed my purchase of some of the pre_Equus horse teeth collection that he picked up (literally) as a dragline operation in the Bone Valley Phosphate mines 30-50 years ago. We finally agreed on the price and the number (5). Usually I do a lot of identification work BEFORE placing photos - sizes on TFF. This time something different.. Here are the 5 pre-Equus horse teeth (4 uppers - 1 lower) I bought today. HELP GREATLY appreciated (even at the Cormohipparrion, Callipus, or Nannippus level. Tooth #1 a lower: Tooth #2 Tooth #3 I LOVE this one.... Steve is a GOOD friend, just to sell me this Tooth #4 and Tooth # 5 I am interested in everything and anything about these teeth!! My collection just got better.!!!! Finally , on my way home I passed some construction piles just north of Arcadia and got 50-60 Seashells , mostly gastropods. Here are a few, but seashells do not have my focus now. Some fantastic fossil focused day.
  5. Fun with Flourescence

    A couple months ago, the Mollusk Collection Manager at at the museum where I volunteer introduced me to Architectonica shells under black light. This afternoon, the two of us rummaged through the spare shell cabinet to see what else might fluoresce nicely. What's in your closet? Architectonica sp., Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Arcinella cornuta, Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Cymatosyrinx acinica, Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Scaphella sp., Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Turritella plebia, Miocene, St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland
  6. Fossil Footprints of Early Human Ancestor Stolen from Crete By Tasos Kokkinidis,Sept. 14, 2017 http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/14/fossil-footprints-of-early-human-ancestor-stolen-from-crete/ Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils Ekathimerini News, September 15, 2015 http://www.ekathimerini.com/221719/article/ekathimerini/news/man-charged-with-antiquities-theft-over-fossils The footprints are discussed in: Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution, PhysOrg, Uppsala University, August 31, 2017, (Has overall picture of trackways.) https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fossil-footprints-theories-human-evolution.html 5.7-Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in Crete, Greece, Greek Reporter, September 2, 2017. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/02/5-7-million-year-old-human-footprints-found-in-crete-greece/ Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago by Matthew Robert Bennett And Per Ahlberg, The Conversation, September 1, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-09-controversial-footprint-discovery-human-like-creatures.html The paper about these footprints is: Gierliński, G.D., Niedźwiedzki, G., Lockley, M.G., Athanassiou, A., Fassoulas, C., Dubicka, Z., Boczarowski, A., Bennett, M.R. and Ahlberg, P.E., 2017. Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete?. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001678781730113X PDF file at http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29687/ Yours, Paul H.
  7. Miocene Mystery Shell

    Okay, here's a real stumper. I have five specimens of this shell species, all collected on the beach at Matoaka Cabins, but on various trips. They are all about the same proportions, and all irregular shaped, but with the same growth rings and what looks like maybe attachment area. So far, I have looked in Glenn's 1904 volumes, Vokes, Peteuch, Ward, The Calvert Marine Museum web site, a book on Delaware Miocene fossils, and the FF Facebook page. It shouldn't be that hard if I have five of them! Anyone have a clue?
  8. Recent Florida finds

    Been a while since I've posted a trip report but not for lack of hunting. In the midst of our rainy season here but I've been fortunate to get out with Kevin(Calvin Jenkins) over the last few weeks and also with Dan ( Grimlock) and his son Wolfie and Kevin this am. It's mostly marine stuff we've been finding with a few terrestrial bits too. Been getting a nice meg or two myself about every trip and some with great colors and condition. Found my biggest one in the last few years today and it's almost perfect with just a tip of the root lobe missing and the enamel could be better but it'll look ok once it rehydrates a bit. Kevin and Dan feel free to throw up some eye candy
  9. Summerville Screamers!

    Hello Everyone! I can honestly, finally, say that I'm beginning to figure out the fossil-enigma that is Summerville, SC. It is a strange land where fossil deposits start and end within a matter of feet - a few inches of glorious gravel separating the sandy, ghostly-grey Chandler Bridge and the compact brownish marl of the Ashley Formation. If, by some miracle, you can find a ditch with the exact right depth, enough width, a little flowing water within a fossil-bearing strata that hasn't been hit by a million other collectors, you just might be able to put something together. Thanks to some nasty weather and a couple of days off of work, I've managed to finally find some spots that fit the bill. The finds pictured below come from two creeks (of maybe 15 that I checked) over the course of the last two days. The angustidens were the obvious gems, with one shamer nearly four inches long and nearly four inches wide! All-in-all, its been a great couple of days and I couldn't be happier with my success. I'll be planning another trip in the near future! Take care and as always.. Happy hunting, SOSC
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    From the album Fossil Crabs

    An old picture, but a very cool picture. Crab Town!!!
  11. James River Weekend - VA

    Mrs. SA2, @MikeR & I guided a trip for 12 along the lower James River in Virginia this weekend. Started out with very iffy weather Saturday morning with 2 foot swells and white caps from an unfriendly westerly wind. She and I were both quite busy tending our boats even when on the beach so we didn't get many photos. Mike was busy helping the folks with IDs and stratigraphy, so he didn't get many either. There were some taken though. Later in the day we did find a very nice, large Eastover Formation slough (upper Miocene). @Fossil-Hound Mrs. SA2 said she "had the feeling" as we approached in the boats. Not to disappoint, the slough produced at least 10 Ecphora between the different members of the group, most were whole or almost whole. @Daleksec still has hold of the lucky horseshoe and found about 6 foot of whale jaw. (After initial inspections last night it appears to be 3 foot of both sides of the lower jaw / mandible. Lots of further work is required.) I will post more photos of Saturday in next couple days. Today was much nicer on the river and we hunted a section of beach with the Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation (Upper Pliocene) in the bottom 2 - 3 feet of the cliff. It's very shelly and it too produced large #s of Ecphora. @Fossil-Hound, I'm not exaggerating when I say the group got over 20 on the day, cause I found Mrs. SA2 7 by myself, she found a couple, @Daleksec had 4 or 5 and other members of the group had some too. Here is a photo of my 1st of today, lying there waiting to pose with 2 of @aerogrower's custom scale cube. We were testing out the metric one to make sure Ray put some magic in it. Here is a photo showing the Rushmere Member exposure at the base of the cliff. We had about 600 yards of exposure today. Paleo pick for scale. Here is a photo of my last Ecphora of the day. @Fossil-Hound, calm down. YES, it really is "that big!" @MikeR can vouch for it, he saw it and photographed it, with his brand new metric scale from @aerogrower. Obviously, I have some prep work ahead of me. Speaking of the world famous @MikeR, ladies and gentlemen - here he is coming back to the boat with his bucket of trophies after a few hours in the sun! One of the nicest, most knowledgeable guys you would ever want to meet. I'll post photos of all of Mrs. SA2'S Ecphora from the weekend, @Daleksec's jaw and his gorgeous ~2 inch hastalis with red hues in the next few days. Gorgeous tooth! Cheers, SA2
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    From the album Fossil Crabs

    Best one of these ive ever seen. Lots of leg. New Zealand.
  13. Carcharoides catticus

    From the album Pleistocene and Miocene fossils

    A well-preserved Carcharoides catticus tooth with a length of 1.4 cm from Antwerp.
  14. Notorynchus primigenius

    From the album Pleistocene and Miocene fossils

    A nice 0.6 cm long part of a Notorynchus primigenius tooth from Hoevenen near Antwerp.
  15. Venus Clam

    Collected from matrix deposited in the Chesapeake Bay by landslide. These shells are extremely fragile and are not to be found loose on the beach. Most disintegrated when I was working the matrix. This specimen was donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
  16. Today was a really good hunt! I was as always,hunting at my hunting grounds in Popovac with my girlfriend , so it was her first time to hunt fossils with me! We found insect at the beginning,then bulrush and at the end of our hunt we have found fishes and fish bones1. It was really amazing! Enjoy guys !
  17. What species is this seashell?

    I found this one today in marlstone of Popovac, and i would like to know which species of seashell is this?
  18. Happy hunt day

    And again it has been succesful day for me.Tho i didn't found fish material, i found beautiful leafs,small fossilized snails and seashells.Popovac marlstone mine is definitely the place !! Enjoy
  19. Possible Fish Jaw & Mystery Bone.

    Hey guys, took the daughter down to Beaumaris for a quick look today & I found this piece which reminds me (I'm sure), of a fish jaw I've seen posted somewhere else. If anyone can ID I'd be grateful. Have a horrible feeling that my daughter may have trumped me with this bone fragment, any clues?