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  1. This amazing patho is one of my favorite teeth.
  2. 2017 AURORA FOSSIL FESTIVAL AND TFF MEMBER MEET UP The 24th Annual "Aurora Fossil Festival" will be held this Friday through Sunday, May 26 - 28, 2017, in Aurora, NC. There will be a parade down Main Street at 1100 am on Saturday morning, educational displays at the Community Center from 1000 am - 4 pm Saturday, Paleontology Lectures going on throughout the day Saturday AND fresh piles of overburden from the Lee Creek Mine dumped around town, ripe and ready for screening and fossil hunting all weekend. Multiple piles of "FRESH" matrix will be near / adjacent to the Aurora Fossil Museum. There will also be a Live Fossil Auction starting at 3 pm on Saturday, lasting until........... If you have never been, you should definitely plan a trip. If you have never had the "privilege" of hunting Lee Creek Mine matrix, this is your chance for FRESH / VIRGIN material. (Items up for auction can be seen at the Aurora Fossil Museum's Facebook page, link below.) In addition, numerous TFF Members will be attending / displaying / speaking at the festival. It's a great time to put a face with the screen name. Here is what you need to know: Aurora Fossil Museum - Facebook Page and website: I will have my laptop and camera with me and will be updating this post in "semi"-real time with photos and information from the Festival. Any TFF Members at the Festival can stop by and see me on the porch of the Community Center and I will let you use the camera and laptop to log in and post your own photos / info. If you see someone walking around in a T Rex costume, that should be Mrs. SailingAlongToo. For those Members who can't make it, check back on this post regularly on Saturday for the updates. I for one am looking forward to Dr. Perez's talk on Cookiecutter Sharks!!!! Hope to see / meet as many TFF Members as possible!!! Cheers, Jack
  3. From the album Bryozoa

    3cm. long. Found in the Miocene Burdigalian at Billafingen just north of the Lake of Constance.
  4. From the album German Gastropods and Bivalves

    4cm. Found in the Miocene Burdigalian at Billafingen just north of the Lake of Constance.
  5. I just moved to South Georgia, Kairo-Ochlocknee-Thomasville area. I am very new to fossil hunting and I don't have any clue where to go or who to ask, where-if there is-can I go to explore? Any help is GREATLY appreciated
  6. From the album Vertebrates (other than fish)

    11x6x4mm. Artiodactyl tooth belonging to a small early form of deer living during the Miocene Burdigalian age. Found at a site near my home in a sandy fine conglomerate where mostly small Carcharias and occasionaly drum fish teeth occur. This was quite a surprise to me when in popped out. I'm quite confident with the genus id, but I've qualified the species with a cf. Literature: G.E.Rössner, Systematics and palaeoecology of Ruminantia (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Sandelzhausen (southern Germany, Northern Alpine Foreland Basin), Paläontol Z (2010) 84:123–162.
  7. I figured it was a mollusk, but my knowledge of such is very limited. I have made a shot in the dark that it is Gryphea? But I am unsure if it would even fit the time period (Miocene) or the location of the Astoria Formation in Oregon. Please put any guesses you may have even if they seem totally wrong. By the way Its glossy texture is due to a coating i put on it due to its tendency to flake off pieces, not the fossils look.
  8. I mentioned in an earlier topic that I'd discovered a little site in the Miocene Burgidalian where you can scratch small Carcharias teeth out of a sandy cemented gravel-like conglomerate. I was back there again today and found these: The largest one without the root is 15mm. long. There were however 3 objects amongst them which I don't really recognize, although I'm thinking that the last 2 may be drum fish teeth. Anyway, I'm hoping that one of you fish experts here in the Forum might recognize them and can point me in the right direction. I'm not even sure if this first one, of which I've made 5 photos, top, bottom and 3 different side views, is even from a fish. It measures 11x6x4mm. The next one is 5mm. long. And finally the 3rd one has a diameter of just 2mm. All of the photos were taken under the microscope. Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
  9. Hello everybody! Its been a while since I've had the opportunity to post anything here, though I have been enjoying seeing everyone else's finds. My job has become steadily busier as the weather and water become warmer, so the last couple days of rain have afforded me some time off. I've been hunting substantially less often then I would like to, but have still managed some nicer finds in the last month or so. I'd say the finds below probably represent something around 5-6 hunts at the same couple sites that I've been visiting for the last year or so. Ive also added some "in situ" photos from a beach hunt I did with my work a few days ago. Take care, SOSC First off, a group shot - Today's very nice Angustidens tooth - A really exceptional (and beautifully-colored) mako, Isurus desori - A nice Alopias grandis - A colorful great white- And a crazy lil posterior(?) or symphyseal(?) angustidens - ...And a very, very large shark vertebral plate -
  10. My boyfriend and I finally made our first trip to the Peace River two weeks ago. We were lucky enough to spend the whole week on the river with varying levels of success. We did find a few smaller megs and fraglodons. We need help identifying many of the items we are unsure of. There are LOTS of pictures headed to the ID forum so please help if you can! Pic files are big so I can only upload one at a time. We flew so I had to leave another probably 20lbs of other huge bone fragments, dugong ribs etc with a friend who lives in the area. I won't get them until they drive up here in July. Thanks EDIT: I'll use my new Moderator powers to edit your posts adding item numbers to your finds so they may be more easily referred to later on in the discussion below. -Ken Item #1
  11. I thought I would ask the experts for a little validation. :-) I found this nubby little tooth, about the size of a quarter, on the Chesapeake Bay. It isn't apparent from the picture but it is serrated. I will try to get a better photo tonight in better light.. I know the photo is bad. ( It is next to a couple of seven gills and a tip of a Meg that certainly would have been nice to have found complete.. ) I'm thinking a very tiny Meg tooth, because it is certainly not a hemipristis. I just didn't think Meg's could be that small. Thanks for any help..
  12. This tooth came out of the mud shattered and I reassembled the pieces I had. It was found in Florida's Peace River in a mix of miocene and pleistocene material. It measures approx. 2.25" wide x 2.25" long x 3/8" thick.
  13. I didn't think we would get out this weekend, my daughter's birthday was on Saturday and I knew that the Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Club was going to be at Stratford Hall...but with nothing else to do today, we decided to head down. We arrived at dead high tide and once again, the water was higher than we ever saw it before...there was hardly any beach. I felt sorry for the folks that shelled out money for the M-AF&NC, spending over $100 to get access to areas that were in many cases, under water. I did hear that there were some cool finds, a big croc tooth and some 2"+ Makos. I also heard that Dr. Weems was excavating a 4' whale skull, I'm signed up to attend an event with him in a few weeks so I can't wait to ask about it. Well, we settled in to sift...and sift and sift some more. We were finding the typical small stuff, nothing spectacular but still fun. I sifted up a baby Meg, too bad it was broken. Seeing the cusp on the side was pretty cool. My wife found what looks like to be some more turtle material and then on her last two scoops, a nice snaggletooth and a cow shark tooth. Total Haul. Baby Meg, love the cusp! Too bad it wasn't whole. Cow Shark...last scoop of the day! Unknown, possibly turtle? Side 1. Side 2
  14. Hello, I found this Gastropod while hammering a chunk of Lower Miocene Limestone at a beach in Northern Puerto Rico. In my opinion it's a nice fossil with some crystallization. The Description from the USGS on the limestone formation is: Hard granular calcarenite overlain by alternating beds of chalky marl and rubbly limestone Just wondering if any one could help me ID it. Thank you!
  15. From the album WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Bought from online, was originally from tag sale and strangely enough was labeled "Cambrian".
  16. Looking for ID for the 3 different bryzoan specimens labeled 1, 2, and 3 as well as these ultra cool little oyster clumps. Location = Hampton VA USA There is an offshore fossil bed that these wash out of after storms down on a private beach I have access to. Miocene I assume, somewhere around the St.Mry's fmn. Also coming out of this bed are the less frequent poorly barnacle-encrusted chesapectan and the very very infrequent ecphora. I've found very infrequent fossil horse teeth 1/4 away so there is a lot going on fmn wise... I collect these when I'm local after storms and the oysters are pretty cool as they semi-frequently form the free-standing clumps of 2 to 4 or 5 oysters. I like to dump these into interesting glass containers as they make pretty cool display pieces. Anyway, also attached are a few more pics of the oysters and bryzoan specimen #2. Thanks in advance. Joe
  17. From the album Pisces

    23mm. Shortfin Mako upper. From the Miocene at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Recieved on a trade with Fossil Hound.
  18. From the album Pisces

    1cm. Bronze Whaler Shark lowers. From the Miocene at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Recieved on a trade with Fossil Hound.
  19. My wife is having surgery in a couple of days so this was her last chance to get out on the water for a few weeks. The river was pretty angry today and we searched on a rising tide, we still had a good time though and I finally was able to find my first complete cow shark tooth. Angry river! Glad the water is warming! Total haul. My precious! Found this and I'm not sure what it is...I originally saw it from this side, had I saw it from the other side I wouldn't have even gave it a second thought. Maybe part of a drum plate? Here's the other side...looks like a rock.
  20. From the album Pisces

    19mm. Bronze Whaler Shark upper. From the Miocene at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Recieved on a trade with Fossil Hound.
  21. From the album Pisces

    2cm. From the Miocene at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Recieved on a trade with Fossil Hound.
  22. I occasionally find one of these small reddish-brown colored "shells" insitu in large blocks of material that come down from a particular layer of sediment along Calvert Cliffs, MD (Miocene). The max size for these is about 1/2" in diameter, but most are small like the ones in my pic below. Anyone have any idea as to what these little "shells" are called? They only seem to be one piece. Daryl.
  23. From the album Pisces

    6mm. Angel Shark. From the Miocene at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Recieved on a trade with Fossil Hound.
  24. From the album Pisces

    18mm. Bonnet Ray plates. From the Miocene at Calvert Cliffs, MD. Recieved on a trade with Fossil Hound.