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  1. Sharks teeth.

    Hello! Help with ID please. Western Ukraine, Lviv region
  2. DDMA (DREDGING DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT AREA)

    My question is below but here is a brief intro! Thank you all for the great insight into fossil hunting. I'm Josh, from Florida and have been hunting relics for about 5 years now (27yo), from metal detecting to surface hunting. Just a hobby that I do occasionally, mostly to learn about the history of our land and try to preserve it before it's all worn away. I find the research in hunting almost more fun than the actual craft. Although, it's tough here in FL to be caught "preserving history" .....give me a break. Anyways, i've been lucky enough to have a job as a Surveyor which has put me in places that I hate sometimes.... but also gives me access to pieces of land that a lot of hunters dream of in FL. I've been able to find old bottles, arrowheads, and relics at work without the hassle of getting permissions(that would be mostly impossible to get otherwise). So when i'm hunting on my time I always find it so hard to find places to do so freely. Anyways, enough about me. Here is my question regarding a potential megalodon tooth site, definitely shark tooth site. I've found some nice dredging in my area, with dredge disposal management area listed on the bid. It's accessible from what I can tell on the maps but labeled as "District-Owned" and overseen by General Contractor/Engineer. Has anyone hunted a site like this in Florida? It's essentially a dredge spoil island with management. If so, did you wait for the project to finish and come in after? Approach the site manager? Hunt it without permission? Thank you for any insight, it's greatly appreciated!
  3. Shark tooth fo ID

    Hello! Is it possible to ID? Tooth is broken but has slightly interesting shape. Western Ukraine, Lviv region.
  4. Galeocerdo tooth?

    Hello! Help with Id please. Western Ukraine, Lviv region. I found before G.aduncus but aduncus has another serration. Or Iam wrong? Thanks in advance! Kolya
  5. Ideas on what it is and what kind?? Thanks!
  6. Shark tooth for ID ?

    Hello! Help with ID,please. Ukraine, Lviv region. Thanks in advance!
  7. I took a little trip to Florida with a friend who needed help cleaning out her parents house in Venice. So while it was a working trip (with lots of emotion all rolled into it) I got the chance to do a little bit of fossil hunting - dragged my friend along to get her out of the house and have a little fun amidst the difficulty. We tried to get out at low tide in the mornings, but since it was still dark at 6:30am, we didn't ever really get to do any serious hunting, just picking stuff up along the shore line. But i am super thrilled with the few items I did find. No megs, alas, but didn't expect any either, since my fossil hunting time was limited. I'm just happy to have found some cool stuff! Venice is a beautiful little town with lovely beaches. .We hit four different beaches and I found stuff on all of them. The best shark tooth hunting was definitely at Caspersen Beach, to the south, but I found teeth from Nokomis to Venice to Caspersen, plus lots of other goodies along the way. Another pleasant surprise was the plethora of Pliocene shells I found at a bayou where we went to eat lunch. Fried Gator and fossils! hahahha! A question for y'all....are these shells actually fossilized or are they just FROM the pliocene? These were found in the dirt, not along the waters edge. I read about the geology and that whole area is a Pliocene shell bed. But are the shells actually replaced with minerals or are they just really really old? I look forward to someday visiting Venice again, perhaps going out on a dive to find meg teeth or hit up a couple of spots where you can dig for them (which sadly I did not get to do this time). But Florida sure is lovely...... The whole hoard: Just beach finds: Sunset at Venice Beach the Bayou enoying a Jamaican Ginger Beer poolside.... my two best shark teeth I think this is a hammerhead tooth: all the teeth I found: Two best stingray barbs: Big one is 1 1/2 iches Stingray mouthplate : I think this might be a small vertebra? My favorite of the big shells: Pretty sure this is turtle: I also have some bits and pieces of things i can't quite identify. I'll post those in the ID section.
  8. I managed to get in a few hours before the rain hit at the North Sulphur River Texas. My buddy found a rare Globidens tooth. I found a high quality shark tooth and some coprolite.
  9. Heterodontus tooth?

    Hello! Is it Hetereodontus tooth, or something else? Ukraine, Lviv region.
  10. Shark tooth (ID)

    Hello! I found few teeth and one of them with some striation. Could it be Striatolamia sp.? Or some others genus ay have something like this? Lenght 15 mm. Ukraine, Lviv region.
  11. Hello there fossil forum! This post will actually contain some of my finds from 2 trips to the same location, namely the island of Bornholm in Denmark. I went there this summer, and made quite an interesting discovery, which I will get back to, and then went on yet another trip, which I got home from less than a week ago. I doubt many of you know about it, unless you're Danish or have an interest in the geology of Denmark, but most of Denmark was underwater for pretty much all of the Mesozoic era. That is, of course, with the exception of Bornholm, which is a geologist's/paleontologist's/amateur fossil collector's dream. Denmark is not well known for any dinosaur fossils whatsoever, except from a few teeth found in the Robbedale Formation, and a bunch of foot-prints scattered along the west and south-coast of Bornholm. As recent as last year in April though, someone discovered the very first dinosaur bone in Denmark, at Hasle Beach, Bornholm. It's supposedly from a young sauropod, and is still being studied at this very moment. After I heard of the discovery, I desperately wanted to go to Bornholm. So I went there for 5 days in July, and 7 days in October, where the second time, I brought some of my friends from my heavy metal band along with me. On the first trip, the very first day at Hasle Beach, I searched for about 5 hours along the beach, with not a single fossil in sight. Just as I was about to leave the beach to get something to eat, I stumbled upon a very odd looking rock. Which obviously wasn't a rock, it was a bone: It measured about 6x5x6 (LxWxH) cm. I brought this into the museum located at the island, called "Naturbornholm", which is where a lot of the fossils found on the island are showcased. I had some of the people from the museum take a look at it, and they agreed on that this was definitely bone. What was very unlikely about this bone however, is that it looks like the end of a limb-bone, meaning it probably wasn't a plesiosaur, but something that was able to walk on land. In Denmark there's a law concerning fossils, saying that if the fossil could be valuable to science, it is obliged to deliver it to the Geological Institute of Copenhagen for research. The bone is currently being examined and studied. I still haven't received any new information regarding the bone. However they have said, that there's a good chance it's probably from either a crocodile, turtle or dinosaur. Whatever the species might be, it is most likely also a new species, as most of the bone material found at Hasle are plesiosaur bones. I went digging in the exact same area for the rest of the days, in hope of finding other bone-pieces. The picture below shows other pieces I found, which according to the museum, are bone fragments. Some of them are very worn though, and covered with conglomerate and iron. They are in no way as well preserved as the slightly worn bone piece I found on the first day: Other than those, I found another piece of bone, however it is very hard to tell what it is from. I'm considering trying to open up the lump of sandstone, however the black layer of bone material is fragile. The picture quality might be bad on this one, but I can assure you, it is not coal or mineral: So after the first trip to the island of Bornholm, I was invited over there by some of the people from the museum in the autumn holiday. I brought some of my bandmates with me as well, in an attempt to up the amount of fossils we'd find. And we did find a lot of stuff. On the first day we started out slow. The guitarist from my band was the first person to find a fossil. He found a small tooth, which might be from a type of bony fish. We're currently talking with one of the paleontologists of the Geological Institute, who wants to have a look at it in person. It measures about 5 mm, and was cracked in half when found, but afterwards repaired. The second day, we went out digging up on the more northern side of Hasle Beach, where the cliff is a bit taller. We didn't find much though. The other guys went back to the hut after a few hours, and I worked my way back to the spot where I had been digging during the summer. Shortly after, I found a small fragment of bone, most likely a rib-fragment. It's probably not from a plesiosaur though, as all the plesiosaur ribs found on the beach are usually very round, and not flat. The next day, we all went to the museum, showing a few of the fossils we had found to the people we knew there. Other than that we took a look at all the awesome finds exhibited at the museum. Including 2 of the dromaeosauroides bornholmensis teeth found in the Robbedale Formation (1 of them was a replica though). Most of the dinosaur fossils found, as showcased by the museum, are trace-fossils. Dinosaur-tracks and coprolites, with the exception of the dromaeosaur teeth. However those are from the early cretaceous period (140 million years ago), while the place where we were digging, Hasle Beach (The Hasle Formation), is about 170-180 million years old. Later I went digging again the same day. Some of the others didn't feel like digging, so I went out alone. I searched in about the same area where I had found the bones last year, and got really lucky once again. First I found a nice jet-black hybodont shark tooth, measuring about 9 mm in length. Then a piece of fossil wood/branch shortly after. 2 hours after the last find, I decided to go back to the cabin we had rented not far from the beach, and once again I was super lucky, and then stumbled upon a large bone-piece! A plesiosaur paddlebone, measuring about 4x4x1 cm! The fourth day, the other guys wanted to get back in the game after showing them the paddlebone. The next day we found a couple of odd pieces, mostly shells, but also another tooth, this time it was a chimaera tooth. On the fifth day, we went to a slightly different location, about 4 km further south of Hasle Beach, at a place called "The Pyrite Lake", where there's an abundance of plant-fossils, but there has also been found a couple of plesiosaur teeth there, as well as large dinosaur tracks. These tracks, as shown at the museum, are not negatives however, but a "positive". As in, when the creature made the track, the track was filled up with mud or another sediment later, basically making a 'positive' "sculpt" of the foot so to speak. At the Pyrite Lake, we found some huge chunks of fossil wood. Some a tad too heavy to carry around in a rucksack. We did however also spot a very interesting-looking rock, that shared a big resemblance to the dinosaur-tracks at the museum. We sent the coordinates of this rock to the people at the museum, and they're gonna send a paleontologist out to take a look at it at some point, to try and determine, if it is indeed a dinosaur track. So it's going to be interesting to see, if this truly was made by a prehistoric animal, or if this is just a very funny looking rock. On the sixth, and last day of digging, we found a lot of odd looking fossils by Hasle Beach again, which we could not identify. One may have been a bigger, but crushed, hybodont tooth, trapped within a lump of sandstone. And another could be a rib or just some plant-material. Either way, we left a lot of the fossils at the museum, for them to take a look at, if any of it should hold any interest to them, or to the people of the Geological Institute of Copenhagen.
  12. North Sulphur River

    I had a few finds at the North Sulphur River Texas yesterday. All the bars were covered in mud so it made for hard hunting. The tiny mosasaur tooth was my favorite find of the day.
  13. Suffolk, UK shark teeth

    Hey everyone! I'm trying to ID my shark teeth from my Bawdsey trip and I think I have a couple figured out but I'm having a hard time finding any references to Suffolk shark teeth. In the picture where they're all lined up, I think the last four are Striatolamia macrota and teeth 2-4 are possibly Cosmopolitodus hastalis. I'm not sure about #5. Number one has me wondering if it's possibly Great White. It has very faded serrations. I'll try to post photos in a way that make sense.
  14. Shark tooth identification

    Hi to all! Help please with identification. Lenght 4 mm Ukraine, Lviv region. Most probably Neogene, Miocene. Thanks in advance!
  15. I'm kinda stumped on this one. Found at my southern German site in the Miocene Burdigalian. It measures 12mm.
  16. A visit to a cool SW Florida location Found a bunch of small teeth, a really nice shark vert, a fat Meg, a good size Mako, and maybe a Beardog canine? Can anyone confirm that one?! Anyone know? Good day hunting!
  17. Shark tooth ID

    Help please with identification. Western Ukraine, Lviv region. Thanks in advance!
  18. Shark tooth (Ukraine) ?

    Hello! Help please with ID. Western Ukraine, Lviv region. Neogene, Miocene.
  19. Help identifying shark tooth

    Can anyone identify the type of shark this is by this fossil?
  20. TFF'ers, I need a bit of help identifying some material from the Old Church Formation from Virginia. I have the famous Muller (1999) reference and the more recent Ciccimuri & Knight paper (2009) regarding sharks and rays from the Chandler Bride formation. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any other papers or references that cover sharks/rays/fishes from the the Old Church or its equivalent formations on the mid-Atlantic coast (Belgrade or Chandler Bridge formations)? -Aaron @MarcoSr @Metopocetus
  21. Hexanchiformes (Ukraine)

    Hello! Is it possible to identify genus - Hexanchus or Notorynchus, or both..? Ukraine, Lviv region! Thanks in advance!
  22. So I was hunting for sharks teeth in my special secret spot not too far from home and I found something very unusual. In this area but not this specific honey hole, I have found fossil (deer bones, deer teeth, muskrat jaws, sand tiger shark teeth, Hemis, Bulls, Lemons, Meg pieces, one beat up small Meg, Mako teeth, and many broken larger shark tooth roots with large cusps on them. I know that cusped teeth are not common in Florida only really the sand tigers have them. Now I know what some people are going to suggest this tooth is. (I have posted a similar tooth to this one before asking for Identification). However this find has excited me so much. This is by far the nicest tooth to come from my special spot and I'm pretty sure its not a Chub Megalodon. Please share this with anyone who can give me a truly positive answer on what this tooth really is. Of all the Megatoothed shark teeth I have found this one is now my most unique. The area that this came out of is very under researched. All maps I have of it state Miocene with notes saying that the area is very data barren and that the sediment is mixed. I'm digging into the clay most of the time here and the colors are usually amazing since the tannin from the river hasn't touched some of these teeth yet. I want all of you'r honest opinions on this tooth. The cusps are well defined with a thick root and a thin tooth. This is also the second tooth of similar size that I have found here with the same cusps.
  23. Sharks tooth (Ukraine) ?

    Hello! Is it possible to identify? Ukraine, Lviv region.
  24. Fall Break Fossil Trips

    The next few days are fall break for me, so I'm home from school. I decided to take the day today to explore two sites in Northern Illinois. The first is an outcrop of the Upper Ordovician Maquoketa Group in Kendall County, IL. I learned about this site from a recent trip report posted here, and found it after a little detective work. I was hoping to find Tentaculites oswegoensis, a small conical fossil of unknown affinities which is only found in this area. It only took me a few minutes before I found a few. I only stayed for 20 minutes or so, as Tentaculites is really the only well preserved fossil in these exposures. There were some brachiopod and bryozoan fragments, but nothing noteworthy.
  25. On my way out of town after a family gathering at Starved Rock State Park (it was packed like crazy with people, but I was still able to get a quiet hike in early Sunday morning with my mom. The food at the Lodge is not bad at all, also!) I made time to stop by one of my favorite sites, a roadcut near Oglesby, IL. This steep, talus-covered slope is known to produce generous quantities of brachiopods, as well as rarer shark teeth, cephalopods, echinoderms, trilobites and coral, among other things, primarily from the Pennsylvanian La Salle Limestone Member of the Bond Formation. With the wet weather this year plants had grown wildly over the slope, but there was still plenty of rock to explore. I got out of my car, jumped over the little brook running through the ditch, and made my way up the slope. As erosion slowly eats away at the bluff, fresh boulders fall away and expose new things. A large section had fallen last year, and at the top of the slope I saw another section perilously close to breaking away, so I steered well clear of it. Caution is definitely required at this site, especially because of the risk of rock fall near the overhang, but also the danger of slipping on loose rock and falling- a good sense of balance is very helpful! Working my way carefully along the cut I began to find some interesting things. First up was this hash plate- it doesn't look like much here covered in mud, but in the middle are some Archaeocidaris sea urchin spines, and it also features a number of crushed brachiopods, including some with spines, as well as crinoid stem pieces and other bits. I have started cleaning it up, so I will need to take a picture of it after I'm done.
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