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  1. North Carolina Shark Teeth

    I found these two teeth on Kure Beach in North Carolina when I was a kid. I have tried looking at guides online but I haven’t been able to find any that point out distinguishing characteristics of each species, they only show photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. What is this shark tooth?

    I have these shark teeth in my collection but I’m not quite sure what the one on the left is. I think it may be Otodus but I’m not sure. Can anyone identify what it may be? Note that the side cusp is broken.
  3. Last week I was on holiday in the Netherlands/Belgium and I found many things! I mainly hunted at the beaches near Cadzand but I was also in the area of Antwerp. There the quality of the shark teeth is much better and you can find more and rarer ones At the sand pit the Miocene, Pliocene sand was washed up from the extension of Churchill dock and as you can see the area is very overgrown. You can still find there many shark teeth, bones and bivalves. I mainly concentrated on finding shark teeth. The best method to find something there is to dig a bit and then sieve the material. Here is a picture of the site: The total haul: The better ones: This was one of the best finds: Its about 5 cm long and I think that its an Isurus Hastalis (please correct me if I am wrong ) I like the colors on this one: (3.5 cm) A sweet little Galeocerdo Aduncus tooth: (1.2 cm) And last but not least this was probably my rarest find there: Small but nice Its an upper tooth of Somniosus microcephalus. I already have a lower tooth but thats the first upper for me! I am very happy with it Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed my little hunting trip! Of course any ID help is welcome!
  4. @Cris and myself went out to the creek a few days in hopes of finding some fossils! It was HOT, there were bugs everywhere, and thunderstorms all around, but we still had a fun day. The fossil finds were not as plentiful as hoped for, but not every day can be insane! We still had an amazing time and ended up coming home with some cool fossils. Photo of the finds is below if you can't watch the video!
  5. Dear fellow forum goers, These past few weeks have been quite busy, but that has not stopped me from going on the occasional fossil excursion. A few trips went by since my last posting and I decided to let some trips accumulate before posting again. On these trips I interacted with forum members @Woopaul5 and @frankh8147. The most recent trip was today, 08/12/18, and was somewhat productive. Frank found what we believe to be a part of a mosasaur brain case, which will surely be in his "finds of the year list". I was not as luck but ended up scoring a small point fragment and a jaw section of some fish. There were also some nice quality teeth that I found today. Other than this trip, I scored some nice finds on a few other trips throughout the two months. I hope you enjoy the finds, as I enjoyed finding them, and have a nice day. Kind regards, Trevor Overall Finds Stream Worn Shark's Teeth
  6. Bracklesham Bay Queries

    So I’ve been to Bracklesham bay 3 times now and never found a shark tooth or a ray dental plate, this was after hours of searching through the shingle on the beach and across the sand when the tide is out. I’ve heard that conditions for teeth are best after/during scouring conditions but I don’t live close to the beach. Can I go by the the weather being stormy or rainy? Also I’ve heard the fossiliferous beds can be exposed sometimes when the tied is out, is this completely random or connected to ‘scouring conditions’? Any helpful advice relating to best times to go and how to find out when the beds are exposed is greatly appreciated. Also any tips for finding teeth or dental plates? Thanks
  7. Folly Beach Shark Teeth

    Hi! I don’t know much at all about fossils, but I love going to Folly Beach and picking up shark teeth. In a few hours, I can get about 50-100 teeth. I have an idea of the identity of some, but want to be more sure. If anyone has any info on the identity/age/etc., that’d be great! I think my larger tooth is a meg, are megalodon teeth fairly common at Folly? I’ve gone to Summerville to try to look, but had no luck (no idea where to look). Here are some pics (most are not completely whole):
  8. Wilmington, NC

    My friend was telling me the other day that in the Wilmington, NC area, ( I think New Hanover County) They have sand mines where you can find fossils and shark teeth. Does anyone have any information on this, possibly a location?
  9. A set of Carcharocles angustidens teeth has been discovered at Jan Juc, Victoria. This is the first set of Carcharocles teeth ever found in Australia and is one of only three sets ever discovered in the world. https://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/science/australian-fossil-hunter-finds-rare-set-of-mega-shark-teeth-ng-b88923078z
  10. Moroccan Eocene shark teeth

    Hiya I got a bunch of Eocene shark teeth from Khouribga, Morocco and I've tried a tentative ID using the highly scientific tool of Google, but I'd like your opinions. The scale is in centimeters. First photo: Odontaspis sp. (substriata?), anterior to the left, lateral to the right Second photo: Striatolamna sp. (macrota?) Thanks in advance
  11. Shark teeth

    I just bought 3 shark teeth from the gift shop in our local museum earlier today. No idea where they're from or if they're even fossils. But for $2.16 US each, not really a major issue if they aren't fossils. Tooth 1 is 1.5 inches long x 1.25 inches wide, tooth 2 is 1.75 inches long x 1.5 inches wide & tooth 3 is 1.5 inches long x just shy of 1.5 inches wide. Tooth 2 has a few hairs stuck to the back of the root area, so I guess we could maybe get DNA if they're fake. Each has both front & back views. Looks like you can see part way through the enamel of tooth 1. Go easy on me if I got ripped off for $6.48
  12. PVC sifter

    Hi all I'm going to be making a PVC sifter for shark tooth hunting, my question do I need to use PVC glue on the elbows and Ts?
  13. Hey everyone! I realize I have not been active here for quite some time, but fear not - I have been actively fossil hunting! Cris and I have gotten into the habit of filming our fossil hunts lately, I know you have already seen some of his videos. So I'd like to go ahead and share mine as well! We had an insane shark tooth hunt during Shark Week, the perfect time! We also got a little strange, which you'll see. Link is below! It feels good to be back, and I look forward to posting actively again! https://youtu.be/APjz9FBaSOk
  14. Hello. My son and I are heading to South Carolina to Summerville area and Folly Beach area to search for Shark Teeth. This is a big trip from California for 4 full days and we hope to find some great fossils. This is August 4th-7th. We are doing an excursion on the 4th. But for the next day or two it is quite hard to figure which creeks/rivers are OK to go to which will give us some luck. Any insights? Checked the forums but it has been hard to find exactly where to go. On the last day we head to Folly beach to see what is there. Any insight on what section to start with? I have been following the tide charts. Thank you!
  15. Anyone know what this is?

    Hello! My family and I spent a day hunting around the Summerville, S.C. Area for shark teeth and found some great ones!!! But we need help identifying one fossil we found. It doesn’t appear to be a shark tooth? We’ve never seen anything like it... and ironically our 6-year-old found it!
  16. G'day all, Today I decided to go down for a hunt at Beaumaris with my dad and make good use of the low tide. For those who don't know, the fossils from Beaumaris come from the Beaumaris Sandstone Formation, aged 6.5-4.5 million years ago (late Miocene to early Pliocene) and around 30 minutes from Melbourne. To find the fossils we searched through the shingle on the beach that had been washed up from a phosphatic nodule bed which can only be partially accessed at low tide and is where most of the vertebrate material derives from. Fossils from this site include: Shark and ray teeth, fish jaws and teeth, ceteacen bones and teeth, bird bones, seal bones, terrestrial mammal bones, rare turtle shell, corals, bivalves, gastropods, nautiloids, crustaceans, brachiopods and echinoids. Despite the water being very cold (And falling into the water on my way out of the site) We found many good fossils today, many of them firsts. The Site Tusk Shells (Laevidentalium) Sea Urchins (Lovenia Woodsi) Port Jackson Shark teeth (Heterodontus cainozoicus) Toadfish crushing tooth plates (Diodon) Shark tooth (Shortfin Mako?) Assorted bone fragments (Most likely Cetacean)
  17. Hi all, So after learning of the inaccessibility of the location Lacoste, I was wondering if there was maybe another location nearby. On Fossiel.NET I found the location Carniol, which looks very promising! https://www.fossiel.net/sites/fossil_site.php?plaats=148 Anyone got any tips on how to best find fossils and bring them home? How to look, how to take the fossils out, etc? Any tips or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance, Max
  18. Mackeral Shark Teeth

    From the album Cretaceous Fossils of New Jersey

    Cretolamna appendiculata and Archaeolamna kopingensis Wenonah Formation Monmouth County
  19. Shell Shocked at Matoaka

    Calvert Cliffs has been a popular place lately and I hesitated to post one more trip report this week, but as I look for other kinds of things, I decided I'd share. I have been told on several occasions that the cabins aren't worth much. All they have are shells. as @WhodamanHD put it, "If you like snails, go to Matoaka." Well, yes. That's why I love it so much. Last year I documented at 50 species of mollusk from one spot on the beach, and that's just what I was able to bring home! I returned to the for Independence Day week. and the cliffs did not disappoint! A landslide so recent that there was no sign yet of rain erosion stretched out into the bay just north of the beach. It's a treacherous place to linger and to traverse, but I was banking on the fact that this part off the cliff had done it's falling for now -- I hoped. In other spots, trees dangled precariously over the cliffs. If you ever doubted that this can fall on you, remember this -- I'm pretty sure that the sound of thunder I herd the night we got in was the landslide I worked all week. It only rumbled once, on a windless, rainless evening. The innumerable fallen trees I had to climb over to get to my favorite spot tell the rest of the ongoing story. If you feel a bit of gravel fall own your head, RUN. You were warned. That said, we all know this is an addiction, so I se too work with a screw driver most of the week, chipping away at the loose material at the base that was sitting in the nice, cool water most of the day. On a blisteringly hot day, there's no place I'd rather be! The fall exposed all kinds of things that most folks think I'm a bit silly to carve out - clams, snails, bryozoa, brachiopods, but I love the biodiversity of the place. I chipped away at big blocks during the day, until it got too hot, the tide too low and the snack supply diminished. I met the wonderfully astute @FossilsAnonymous out there and loved getting to talk to a fellow hunter who didn't think me crazy for chasing after punky sea shells. I wrapped everything in aluminum foil and carried them in a metal pail for the mile or so trek back to the cabin, where I had my make-shift lab set up on the porch. That's where the real work began. The day before we left was blustery after successive storm cells moved in and out the night before. The beach was totally rearranged from wave action. The bay spewed forth all kinds of things. My daughter and I walked the beach to find whatever had washed ashore. I found 3 Ecphora snails sitting on the beach right at the entrance. A little further down, we met another forum member, whose name I cannot find now in my tag options HI! We spoke for about 10 minutes while she and my daughter dove into the lapping waves to grab the shark teeth that washed up at our feet. How they saw them is beyond me, but they must have collected 30 between them while we were standing there! It's taken me a week since I got home to unwrap and clean most of what I brought home. It took me an entire afternoon of diving into half a dozen texts to identify the few shells that were new to me. One I can still only get down to a genus. (see comments!) So far, I've found at least 8 more species of mollusks to add to my count. My daughter brought home great gobs of shark teeth. We even brought back a few big bone shards, one of which I believe is a (rather rare for this section) dugong bone with scratches that might be a predator's bite marks. There is still a big blocks of matrix in the basement waiting to be carefully picked with the old dental and clay tools. There is still a pile of micro matrix to sift through that I carved out of the larger shells as I prepped them. It's been like opening gifts at Christmas. This Christmas may last for a couple very happy months!
  20. Unsure fossil tooth

    So I found this among many others in a ditch in the Miocene area of South Carolina. Of the many things I found were Angustiden, Great White shark teeth, as well as a few verts.. This one has got me stumped, probably due to the fact that it is a smaller one but if had to guess I am thinking Angustiden. Any thoughts?
  21. Shark tooth!

    Hi! I am new to this site and thought it would be a good place to help ID some of the teeth and bone that I have found that I cant say with certainty it one thing or another. So I'll start with what is probably easy for yall. thanks for any help!
  22. Tiny Shark tooth ID please

    Hey! I found this little gem in the Selma Chalk in Starkville, MS. It's super small (1/8") and I have not encountered one like this. Any ideas?
  23. I'm new to the forum. Went to Gainesville twice this week and took my niece for her first time on one of them.
  24. We got out for another dirt road hunt here in Florida the other day which turned out to be pretty successful. We found a few nice little teeth, some with matrix still attached (which I love). It was HOT outside, though! We had to leave the AC and vehicle running, then just hop out anywhere that looked good and shoot right back to the vehicle. It had to be in the 90s, but with the humidity, the heat index definitely made it feel even hotter...We also had a dodge a nasty little thunderstorm which is typical for Florida when it's that hot outside. For those of you who don't want to watch a vid, here's a snap from it showing some of the shark teeth:
  25. Calvert cliffs 6/18

    I decided to try my luck at motoaka cabins today despite it being around 90 degrees. I haven’t been to brownies in a good while. Mostly because it’s always packed and the water is against the cliffs almost all the time in the summer. If I go to brownies it’s in the winter when the tides are lower. I found two things that I never find at matoaka. A huge dead sea turtle and a decent meg. Also found a nice mako. I ended up walking around 4 miles, and I’d say it was worth it. Matoaka I think is somewhat underrated, and if you’re lucky it can produce some good stuff. Probably more quality than quantity, which is okay with me. Thanks for looking, Conor
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