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Found 381 results

  1. Hello everyone! I have been a fossil hunter for two years now and wanted to share just some of my favorite finds so far! All were found in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Thanks for looking!
  2. Today’s Find - Human Tooth?

    So I found this (left) today on the beach. I’m kind of disgusted because it sure looks like a human tooth to me lol...but I wanted to make sure before I throw this thing out. the one on the right I also found today...and I put it in the picture just to feel a little less gross about todays adventure in the event that the one on the left is, in fact, a human tooth. Lol. Thanks in advance!
  3. Help With Sharks Teeth?

    Hello all, I live on the coast of North Carolina, a town called Surf City on Topsail Island. Hunting for shark’s teeth is a huge hobby I’ve taken up...but I’m struggling with the ones pictured here. The one in the middle, I’m about 99% sure it’s not a tooth (but the shape and bi-coloration have led me to hang on to it for a while now) I’d like to think I found a great white tooth fossil (left), but it seems too small (at slightly over 1 inch). any help ID’ing these would be awesome. If the middle one is a rock, I can finally part with it! Thanks in advance!
  4. Shark Tooth Identification

    Hello everyone, I’ve been going through my entire collection of shark teeth from the last couple of years and have found a tooth that I cannot identify. This tooth is from aurora, and It is only about 1 cm long. My first guess is thresher shark but I’m not sure. What do you all think it is? Thanks!
  5. What is this fossil?

    Hello, I was shell hunting today on Holden Beach and found, what I believe, is a fossil. It appears to be some type of sea biscuit(based on photos I’ve found online). It is very hard and filled with some type of compacted sediment. Any ideas what it might be and how old it is?
  6. Looking to get an ID on this little guy...is it just an extremely worn sharks tooth stripped of its enamel? Whale tooth? Porpoise tooth? Found on the beaches of Wilmington, NC, in dredged material. It was definitely something at some point in time!
  7. Fish teeth? Whale teeth?

    Found a few of these teeth on the beach (dredged material) in Wilmington, NC. They seem awfully small to be whale teeth. Anyone?
  8. ID - Fish Plate?

    Looking to get an ID on this little guy. I’ve found one or two before this one. Some kind of back plate perhaps?
  9. Bone ID request

    Good afternoon, I have now found a total of four bones with this same shape. Found in Jacksonville, NC at Onslow Beach. I posted one over a year ago that was too worn to identify. Since then I have found these three with two in much better shape. Any idea what this bone has come from in relation to location on body and hopefully what animal? Thank you
  10. I found this oddly-shaped "fossil" in the bucket of Lee Creek sediments I mentioned in an earlier post. This fossil was notably very pale in color, lightweight, and porous.
  11. Curved Aurora teeth

    I found this trio of strange teeth in a bucket of Lee Creek fossil matrix. All 3 are slightly less than one inch in length and seem vaguely cetacean or reptilian. Of course, they could be claws instead of teeth. There are several other mystery fossils I found, but for some reason only 2 photos can be uploaded at a time, so I'll have to make a separate post for each fossil.
  12. Possible Toe Bone

    Good evening, i found a bone that I believe to be a toe bone of a mastodon or mammoth. The bone was found in the Neuse River in Craven County, NC. Thank you in advance for assistance in identifying this piece.
  13. Baby Croc Tooth?

    Hi, I recently found what I believe to be a baby croc tooth at green mill run north Carolina. I was hoping someone might be able to confirm my suspicions?
  14. Tooth?

    I recently went to green mill run and found this strange fossil and I'm not sure what it is. Does anyone know what this is?
  15. 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?
  16. Possible tooth-unknown species

    Good afternoon, on a recent trip to Onslow Beach located in Jacksonville, NC I found several interesting items. I will list each separately. I have researched each item and will provide my thoughts on identification. Please feel free to correct me and or provide greater guidance as I am a true beginner. My third item- I believe this item is a small tooth. The shape appears correct however, I have not seen one that looks like this specimen coming from this location. The specimen is very shiny- even when dry as seen in the attached photos. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
  17. Possible Turtle Humerus Bone

    Good afternoon, on a recent trip to Onslow Beach located in Jacksonville, NC I found several interesting items. I will list each separately. I have researched each item and will provide my thoughts on identification. Please feel free to correct me and or provide greater guidance as I am a true beginner. My second item- I believe this item is a turtle humerus bone. The size, shape and slight twist appear to be correct however, I am not very confident in my ID do the species and bone type. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
  18. Possible Mammoth Tooth Fragment

    Good afternoon, on a recent trip to Onslow Beach located in Jacksonville, NC I found several interesting items. I will list each separately. I have researched each item and will provide my thoughts on identification. Please feel free to correct me and or provide greater guidance as I am a true beginner. My first item- I believe this item is a small fragment of mammoth tooth. The ridging appears correct however the fragment I’d very thin/small so not very confident in my ID. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
  19. 26th Annual Aurora Fossil Festival

    Well everyone, it's that time of year again. It is almost time the the Aurora Fossil Festival. I know many Forum members have attended in the past and I hope many more will show this year. Lots of fun and you get to search the world famous piles at the museum! Several of our local members will be displaying fossils in the community center as well. Hope to see as many of you there as possible. Saturday May 25th. http://aurorafossilfestival.net/
  20. I’ve heard of fossils at all of these beaches and they’re all quite close to either other, so I was wondering if anyone knew which one’s the best as far as quantity and quality are concerned (at this time of year as well).
  21. 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!
  22. Shark tooth, unknown type

    Found this at Topsail Island, NC. Any ideas what type of shark this was from? It is about 1.5-1.75 inches in length
  23. Help with ID — beach find

    Hi all. I found this washed up on the beach at high tide at Ocean Isle Beach in southern North Carolina this morning. Any help identifying what I found is most appreciated. I thought it might be petrified wood but the shape made me wonder if I’ve found a fossil of some type instead. It is porous. Roughly 1” x 3”. Thanks for any guidance you can provide!
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