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Found 166 results

  1. Shark tooth? ID in NC

    Found this a few weekends back on a sandbar off of Cedar Point, NC. Has a pretty unique shape compared to other teeth I’ve found. Hoping someone can ID it. It was hard to get good pictures of it’s shape. Thanks everyone!
  2. 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.
  3. Another Topsail Beach find

    I found this strange thing on Topsail Island, NC last week. Do any of you experts know what it may be? Thanks
  4. Found that tooth at the Topsail Beach in North Carolina while searching for shark teeth. I´m not really sure if it´s a Meg or something else. Hope someone can identify that tooth for me. Unfortunatly it´s not complete. Thanks for helping out!
  5. Mammal teeth GMR

    Hi all! I'm hoping for some insight. I found two mammal teeth at GMR today and I am not 100% sure what they are. I was thinking peccary or deer. Assistance is appreciated.
  6. GMR find

    Found this at GMR and have no clue what if anything it is. Seems like more than just a stone but maybe that’s it. Anyone have any guesses?
  7. Bone or Tooth or something else?

    Not sure whether this is a very beat up tooth, bone or something else? Found on a barrier island along the intercostal, NC towards Carolina Beach. Any clues?
  8. Not sure if this is a tooth? Looking for help. Thanks in advance!
  9. New to Forum

    Can anyone identify some of these? Thanks
  10. Pododesmus sp.

  11. Took a quick 1 1/2 hour trip yesterday afternoon to a Pliocene deposit on a river here in eastern North Carolina. I believe it is Duplin Formation. Was the first one there when the water got low enough, found some nice stuff. The Pliocene there sits on top of Eocene Castle Hayne limestone, so I got a few echinoids as a bonus. Two 2 inch plus hastalis, a 1 1/2 inch great white. A 1 3/4 inch croc tooth. A nice vert some big tigers, a broken whale tooth and Cacharhinus sp. Also a nice ray tooth file. Possibly Aetobatus. The two echinoids are Eurhodia holmesi.
  12. Thought I would add a few pics of a nice ric I found Friday. From an eastern North Carolina quarry. Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, Spring Garden Member. Whether you call it Otodus or Carcharocles auriculatus, they are always a pleasure to find. 2.58 inches
  13. Another Corolla NC Beach Find

    This is a new one to me and I would love some help identifying it. That is a deck nail next to it for size comparison. Thanks everyone!
  14. Found on the beach in Corolla NC

    I found this last weekend on the beach and am stumped! It is about 1.5 to 2 inches long. Ideas? Link to more pictures
  15. Had a quick walk down the beach the other day and it was actually pretty successful! Not many finds but they were all pretty sizeable! The largest one was half buried underneath the Johnny Mercer pier. It looked whole, and man I wish it was! Any ID ideas for the cusped tooth corner?
  16. A friend of mine (who is not a fossil collector) found this fossils at the Outer Banks of NC. He asked me what it was (which I told him) and why it had turned from its very black color when found in the sand to brown with a white-ish residue? He put it back into salt water (which I never heard of doing) and it is fading lighter brown. I have had similar trouble with my black fossils that I thought it was salt film and I rubbed olive oil on them and it cleaned it off and made them shiny. But . . . . I don't have any fossils this big and nice and I didn't want to give him bad advice. What is happening to the color and what can be done about it? Thanks for any advice! *This is the fossil below but it is wet and the film doesn't show up unless it is dry.
  17. Anyone Hunting the East Coast?

    Hey guys, just moved to Wilmington NC from Ohio a few weeks ago. I've always loved fossils and metal detecting but I went on my first shark tooth hunt with my wife and found 27 teeth plus a nice great white tooth. I've been hooked ever since. Is there any groups or clubs for fossil hunting in Wilmington?
  18. I have the chance to fly down to NC on Sunday. I was wondering if there are any shark teeth on the beaches of the Kill Devil Hills area, just north of Nags Head. If the weather holds up my buddy and I are likely to make the trip just to see 1st Flight Airport and museum but I would love, obviously, to walk on the beach looking for a tooth!! Thanks. Andy
  19. Unkown Bone From Greens Mill Run

    Ive had this chunk of bone that I found in North Carolina's GMR for a while and haven't been able to come up with any ideas to what it might be from. It looks like it was sawed into two pieces at one point in time. Im not sure if its more likely to be a land animal or something marine since there is a little bit of everything in GMR. I didn't have a ruler on hand at the time of taking the photos but it is about 2 1/2" wide and about 3" long. Any help would be appreciated!
  20. Dawson creek trip

    I had to work in Pamlico Co. NC today. While at the Dawson creek bridge I ran across a couple of piles of material like they have at the fossil museum. I couldn’t spend much time picking but it was fun for a few minutes.
  21. North Carolina hollow shark tooth

    I found this hollow mako shark tooth on the piles in North Carolina, I was told that the tooth hadn’t fully formed when the shark lost it but I want a few more opinions on it. Size referencefront
  22. Tusk Fossil

    I was out on the Neuse River this afternoon (Havelock, NC area) and found this piece. It seems to have the correct cross hatching to indicate tusk. 6 inches long 2.5 inches wide. Heavy, layers are flaking off. Is this a tusk...hopefully mammoth and if so how best to preserve. Thank you in advance!
  23. Cusped benedini?

    Are these cusped benedinis? My first thought was otodus obliquus. From GMR, greeneville NC. Was found in a mix of cretaceous, miocene and pliocene teeth.
  24. Cadulus or Polyschides?

    This Scaphopod is from the Pliocene Yorktown Formation, Rushmere Member. Found in some matrix from the inside of a large Ecphora from the Tar River in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. One resource I have at home (NCFC volume 2, Fossil Molluscs) calls this Polyschides thallus while every online resource I can find online calls it Cadulus thallus. I cannot find any resource showing a change in Genus from Cadulus to Polyschides. Does anyone have a resource showing this? Which one is correct?
  25. GMR Trip

    This past weekend I went to the creek (GMR) in Greenville, NC. We leave the house around 8 am and get there at around 9:15 am. We get in the water, walking to the spot, testing spots in the bottom for a while till we make it to the spot at around 10. When we got there, our hole looks like it was dug out a whole lot. We were walking up, hoping there was still gravel and I spot and little meg laying there on the bottom. I see lots and lots of smaller teeth, causing me to think that a storm washed out all the gravel. We start digging, finding tons of teeth, and around 1 pm, we eat lunch and my friend @AshHendrick shows up to join the party. We dig for about 2 more hours until the hole keeps caving in and its pretty impossible to dig. We Walk downstream for a while and go to a new spot. The spots were okay for around 30 minutes, but then it caves in. That's when we started walking out when we come across and huggge gravel bar on the side of the river. We sit around there for around 45 - 60 minutes picking up some fossils. This is where I found some Native American pottery and some petrified wood. The pictures will tell the rest. Enjoy All the shark teeth. These pictures dont do them justice, the teeth are bigger and more plentiful in person my favorites 2.5 inch mako Nice goblin The great whites fish teeth enchodus with jaw? I think this is a giant barracuda, but it has some really worn serrations? some barracuda teeth This wierd blue thing Native American potterery Gator scale Shark-bitten bone Giant barnacle steinkern First petrified wood I've found. In real life this is read, these pics are not good Belemnites Whale ears fish vert ray scute The only coral I've found there I think this is a partial mammoth tooth
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