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Found 6 results

  1. This one is small. My son is curious to know if you can help us ID the long fossil with the tiny legs. He was wondering if it could be some kind of very small shrimp? This was found on the shores of the Potomac River in Westmoreland State Park. The beach is surrounded by high clay cliffs, and is known for an abundance of sharks teeth. The long, slender fossil in question measures approx 8 mm long.
  2. Can you help us ID?

    We found this fossil on the shore of the Potomac River at Fossil Beach in Westmoreland State Park, Virginia. The beach is surrounded by high clay cliffs, and is known for an abundance of sharks teeth. It appears to have a small hinge, but the contours of the lines have made it challenging for us to ID. Bivalve? Brachiopod? Can anyone share a more seasoned opinion? The rock is heavy and dense, reddish brown in color, with oval shaped pitting. The fossil impression itself measures approx 45 mm x 35 mm.
  3. Couldn't bear to shop, but I was close to Fredericksburg, so I headed down Rt 3 to WSP for a casual hunt. The park was pretty deserted- just myself and a young couple on the beach. The water was calm and visibility good, so I began the bent over slow walk we know so well.. Before long, small chocolate brown Mako, then a larger bluish one, and a Snow White snaggletooth had me composing a trip report based on the pretty colors. One last pass before heading home and suddenly ahead of me in about a foot of water, a dark triangle. And this time it was what it looked like! 3.5 on the slant and in pretty good shape. This is my first so I'm feeling blessed.
  4. clam

    From the album Westmoreland State Park

    Miocene era Westmoreland State Park, Virginia Found this one in the water by stubbing my toe on it. It looked like a rust golf ball! I guess it knew it would be appreciated if it went home with me. Everyone else ignored it in favor sharp, pointy objects.
  5. "Fossil Beach"

    From the album Westmoreland State Park

    View of the designated collecting area at Westmoreland State Park, VA It only took a few seconds to pick up my first find. The beach was filled with people looking for shark teeth, and overlooking some other cool things.
  6. Hello forum members! Does anyone have any opinion or experience with searching for fossils at Westmoreland State Park? I was thinking about giving it a try, but wasn't sure about it. As I have only heard about fossils there in brief mentions and in passing. Thanks in advance!
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