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  1. Obviously with everything going on in the world I would not be going out to go on excursions, but once everything is over I would like to try and find some teeth in my spare time. I live in Irmo and was wondering if anyone knows of any nearby locations that are good for fossils. Places not nearby would be fine as well, for I am up for a little bit of a drive.
  2. What species of Shark is this?

    Found this a few months ago in a river in the Low-country of South Carolina. Tried to identify it myself but could not come up with anything. Curious as to what species you guys think it is.
  3. Fossil ID please

    Found washed up on beach in Charleston County, South Carolina
  4. Fossil ID Request

    Good afternoon everyone! I need help in identifying this fossil that was found on the beach at Myrtle Beach. It weighs 3.3 ounces. Thank you in advance for your help!
  5. Fossil hunting tools

    I am always interested in hearing about (and seeing photos of) tools used for fossil hunting. I have used all sorts and I currently received a new device for underwater viewing. It is called a Bathyscope.
  6. Went on my first excursion in a river a few months ago. Thought I would share the picture I took back then of what I got. Sorry for the messy quality of the pic. If I ever have the spare time I will take a more updated photo.
  7. Need Help IDing this Fossil

    I went out on a excursion a few months ago and I dug up this fossil. It looks like maybe it has two shark teeth within it, but it could also be a mammal tooth. I found this in the Low Country of South Carolina. Any help would be appreciated! Pictures below!
  8. Beach fossil?

    Hello. I'm new here. I have read the guidelines for posting a fossil for ID and I hope I'm following them. I've had a good deal of trouble getting a decent photo of this with a scale, proper lighting, etc. I found this while looking for shark teeth on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, April 19, 2010. Low tide, low surf, low wind. Good shark-tooth hunting day. Could this be a fragment of a large shark tooth? Thank you.
  9. Triangular fossil?

    Hello! I found this triangular piece at the beach in 2019 in North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. It looks like a fossilized bone or bone fragment. I checked my books and the web, but have not been able to identify this piece. Any idea what this could be? Dimensions are approximately 30 mm long, 19 mm wide and 6 mm high. Thank you!
  10. So I find lots of equus teeth on my beach and lots of partials. This appears to be one of those but it sort of looks like a whole tooth not a fragment. Is it just equus? Thanks for your help!
  11. I found this dome shaped piece of bone on folly beach South Carolina. Have looked through tons of reference photos and haven’t been able to come up with anything. Thank you for any input.
  12. Unidentified vertebra

    A friend of mine sent me some photos of a really strange bone, and I believe it is a part of a vertebra. It was found on a dredge island across the river from the Wando shipping terminal in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. I collected at the terminal for a couple of years so I know that the only fossil formations found there are the Ashley formation (late Oligocene marine exposure) and some unknown late Pleistocene formation. The processes on this vertebra (if it is a vertebra) are really strange. The primary mammals from the Ashley formation are cetaceans and dugongs, but this does not look like it belongs to either one. There are also some large fish, like billfish and sawfishes. Does anyone have any idea?
  13. One day I’ll learn to differentiate between phosphate nodules and fossils, today is not that day. Thanks for any input you have, this object appears to have symmetry on all sides, is it a fossil? I found it on the beach in South Carolina.
  14. South Carolina Beach Sifting

    Hi, I understand SC is pretty strict with using implements to dig around on state lands, like creeks. However, does anyone know how this applies to public beaches? I would like to hunt Folly. Can I dig into the sand with a shovel to sift through with my sieve? If not, can I use my hand to load up the sieve? I'm questioning whether a sieve can be used at al.
  15. Is this a tooth?

    I found this fossil on the beach tonight. It looks sort of like a mammoth tooth but it’s much smaller. Can anyone help me? Thank you!
  16. Hi everyone, For a long time, I've wanted to find a Megalodon tooth. I'm from Toronto, where they don't exist. However, I have a trip to the South coming up, where I understand there are some prime locations. It's a trip primarily for business, but I'll have one full day to spend on my Megalodon hunt. I would therefore ideally want to pick a single site. I did my research and my understanding now is that some of the beaches near Charleston, SC are prime. It would be helpful to get some first-hand accounts from you guys, though. The blue area is where I'm already planning to go. Suggestions for Megalodon sites in that range are preferable. The purple area is where I can extend my trip if the sites therein are meant to be particularly fruitful. I would appreciate any suggestions on the most promising Megalodon-hunting areas in this region. The only real barrier is that I won't have access to a boat, so anything offshore isn't doable. Thank you, Bellamy
  17. Possible scute

    I found this in a phosphate mine in Dorchester county South Carolina. I’ve had people tell me it’s a crocodile scute but also and alligator and also a glyptodon. I think croc but I’m pretty new so really have no idea what to believe. The indents on the top look like a croc or alligator scute but there is no ridge on the top like you see in the croc scutes however there is pretty pronounced u shape indent in the bottom. Thanks for any insight and thank you for having me!! dave
  18. Found this odd fossil on Myrtle Beach 2-18-2020. Never found one like this. Personal opinion it resembles a crocodile tooth that broke, and point recessed into the larger portion. However it is very solid, and there seem to be no seams to confirm this (and it was a wild guess on my part anyway). Hopefully one of you has a more educated opinion. I'd love to hear from you if so. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
  19. Hey everyone. I have recently gotten my family into the study of paleontology, but so far, we've only bought fossils online. i.e fossilera. For spring break planning on going Sharks teeth hunting in Summerville South Carolina and are looking for good spots to find sharks teeth and other things. Does anyone here have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  20. These were found river and creek side in Charleston, SC. I believe the first three are teeth and the last two are bones. I’m suspecting mammal on most if not all, I’ll put my guesses with them. 1. Not sure what these are from but appears to be a jawbone with teeth if I had to guess. 4cm x 2cm 2. The closest thing I can place this to is a tapir, but I’m not sure which end attached to the root and which was the chewing surface. I think the blurrier photo (#2) may show the chewing surface at top left. May not be a tooth at all but it really looks like it to me. 4cm x 2cm continued in next post due to image sizing
  21. What Is This?

    Hi, my wife found this on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. Hoping someone could identify it. It’s basically a round rock with the impression on top. Thanks guys. I also found this cork screw shaped object. Let me know if you different angles.
  22. I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking at but I know it's a fossil. I found it while scanning the beach for bottles in the lowcountry of South Carolina. About 6cm give or take. Looks to have been broken prior to falling off or death but I don't know for sure.
  23. Hi my name is Elias and I am new to the Forum! About a week ago I found a large piece of what looked to be fossilized bone, on Folly Beach SC. Upon further examination I noticed that it seemed to have a solid light gray center surrounded by a ring of bone. Further research has led me to believe this may be a chunk of Mastadon tusk, however the specimen is so beaten up it is hard to identify any Schreger lines. I am much more experienced in Cambrian and Ordovician fossils, and have just recently begun exploring fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch. I would appreciate any help on identifying what this is, and can send more or clearer photos if necessary! Thank you so much for your help! Elias
  24. Tooth

    Hey guys I found this 2 days ago, on the same place as the other ones, Pleistocene deposits south of Charleston, I was wondering if I could get this tooth identified. It is for sure carnivore. (it is hollow on the inside as well) Sorry guys I tried to crop and brighten but it didn't work out. Thanks, Wyatt
  25. Ice age fragment

    My father found this today, it is in a spot that has Pleistocene fossils. He seems to think that it is something special, he even thought that it can be a chunk from the sabre from a Smilidon. In my opinion it is at most an unidentifiable fragment. the location is on a beach by Charleston. Thanks so much, Wyatt
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