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Found 61 results

  1. Porpoise Tooth?

    Hello all! I found an odd looking tooth at Aurora NC. I believe it is a porpoise tooth, however it is unlike those porpoise teeth I have found at the Claert Cliffs because it has enamel halfway up the tooth. What is the Aurora Tooth? Thanks!
  2. Need help with one more from Aurora

    Forgot I had this one on the shelf. Would love additional input. Thanks again.
  3. Final Aurora find

    Hoping i found something other than just vertebra while there lol. Thanks again.
  4. Another Aurora find

    Found this with the recently identified whale vertebra. Thanks for the help so far.
  5. Found this a couple of years ago while searching in the phosphate mine spoils in Aurora. Not sure exactly what it is.
  6. MHello everyone. The 25th annual Aurora Fossil Festival is in the books, and a great time was had by all. Besides being able to see some old friends and acquaintances from the forum ( @MikeR @Plax @SailingAlongToo @Boesse @Al Dente @Jniederkorn @Daleksec along with the young man @powelli1 and I'm sure I've missed a few) I also was privileged to finally meet our own @FossilDAWG. Lots of great fossils on display. The three Don's (Plax, myself and FossilDawg) Some shots of mine and plax's displays.
  7. Festive fever

    Aurora Fossil Festival this weekend. We (actually I) want to see some pictures people!!!
  8. Hi all! The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History will have a table in the community center this saturday at the Aurora Fossil Festival. I'm currently trying to write up the marine mammal assemblage from Belgrade Quarry, which appears to be transitional between the upper Oligocene Chandler Bridge Formation here in Charleston and the late early Miocene assemblage from the Pungo River Formation in the Lee Creek Mine. Bring your Belgrade marine mammal specimens to our table, I'd like to see them! Several members of this group and the exceedingly generous North Carolina Fossil Club have already donated a bunch of great specimens including earbones and teeth. Also, I just realized I accidentally left @sixgill pete off of this flyer - thanks to him as well!
  9. NC or MD?

    Looking to explore an area outside of our "home base" this Sunday. Plan to head out Sat evening and venture to the Calvert Cliffs area, OR Aurora, NC for an early Sunday hunt. Any tenured hunters of shark teeth have a recommendation on which direction may be best? Pros/cons of each locale? Would love to meet up with an expert/local in either area. Not to discover your honey hole or special spots, but to learn the lay of the land and laws to make sure we stay in the right, and some general knowledge tips on hunting in either place. Thanks!!
  10. Astarte concentrica

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Astarte concentrica Bivalve Probably James City Formation; found Aurora, North Carolina, USA Lower Pleistocene (2.588 ± 0.005 and 0.781 ± 0.005 million years ago) Astartidae is a family of bivalves related in the order Carditoida. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Carditoida Family: Astartidae Genus: Astarte Species: concentrica
  11. Astarte concentrica

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Astarte concentrica Bivalve Probably James City Formation; found Aurora, North Carolina, USA Lower Pleistocene (2.588 ± 0.005 and 0.781 ± 0.005 million years ago) Astartidae is a family of bivalves related in the order Carditoida. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Carditoida Family: Astartidae Genus: Astarte Species: concentrica
  12. Astarte concentrica

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Astarte concentrica Bivalve Probably James City Formation; found Aurora, North Carolina, USA Lower Pleistocene (2.588 ± 0.005 and 0.781 ± 0.005 million years ago) Astartidae is a family of bivalves related in the order Carditoida. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Carditoida Family: Astartidae Genus: Astarte Species: concentrica
  13. Mystery shark tooth

    Found this in the Pungo River Fm of Lee Creek (Miocene). I'm pretty sure it's a Carcharhinid, and more than likely a lower tooth, but that's all I got. Half-inch in length, smooth cusp (even under micro), strong foramen, curved root base. Maybe there is a slight notch in the blade (left side, labial view), but I can't be sure that's not a nick. My first thought was Lemon Shark, but the tooth is too triangular, and the base of the root has a very definitive curve. Then I thought hammerhead of some sort. Photos in order: Lingual, Labial, side Ideas?
  14. Anyone good at Mio-Plio bird ID?

    Hafa adai everyone, greetings from Guam! Been sortin' through the collection and came across my Lee Creek bird finds. I have about a half-dozen bird vertebra. Does anyone know anyone who might be able to ID? I also have a large-ish bird vert from Calvert Cliffs. Thanks in advance!
  15. Tough Shark Tooth ID

    Hello all, I recently visited Aurora Fossil Museum again, and I found this piece of a shark tooth. Now I am fully aware that making an id by a piece very well may be impossible. However, I also know that many of you are very knowledgeable. Here it is, take a stab at helping me identify it if you don’t mind. It has no serrations, so I know it’s not from the carcharocles line. The root is very conical.
  16. 25th Annual Aurora Fossil festival

    Make your way to the 25th annual Aurora Fossil Festival in Aurora North Carolina. Great times. Food, Fun and of course Fossils. See the Fossil Parade, attend the lectures and the auction. And of course don't miss the displays. Many of your fellow forum members; myself included display fossils, man tables and give lectures there.Saturday May 26th 2018.
  17. Meg-tastic Day

    Hello all! So, I recently took a trip to the Aurora Fossil museum in NC. I hunted for some teeth while there, and truly enjoyed the exhibits as well. I found nearly a 3 inch fragment of a meg. The main reason I was there, however, was because I was told that to get my little meg Identified for certain, I needed to get it looked at in person. So I took it there asking for an ID by Dr. George, the fossil museum educator and I was finally given the 100% certain thumbs up that my little tooth was from a megalodon and they were kind enough to give me a little case to put it in. I also found lots of other teeth too! Check it out sometime, it’s awesome there.
  18. Bryzoan - I am stumped!

    Bryzoans are difficult! Can someone at least help me with a genus? From Miocene times, from Aurora, North Carolina.
  19. This is a squalodon, right?

    I put a low bid on this not thinking I would win? Then I did so I want to make sure this is what I think it is. It was labeled as squalodon, is this true? Should be here soon, until then here are the sellers photos, it’s from lee creek mine, Aurora, NC. Remember a fossil hunting friend of mine looked for one for many decades till he finally found one last year and was ecstatic. So o thought they were rare, but with the price I payed I’m starting to doubt that. I’m going to save y’all the trouble of calling @Boesse to the thread and do it myself.
  20. ID help request - Various pieces

    Hello! I've been trying to identify some fossils from Aurora, North Carolina. My sister sent them to me, now that I have started collecting fossils again (after a LONG hiatus of 45+ years). Some I think I have done correctly, but corrections most welcome. I'm not too familiar with the fossils of this area OR Era. (Pennsylvanian fossils of Pennsylvania is what I have hunted/found). I've made the clearest photos I could (I am a bit shaky with the camera sometimes). Here are my attempts (and requests for help!) A: Sea Urchin Spine B: Lemon Shark Negaprion sp C (1,2,& 3): Tiger Shark - Galeocerdo (contortus?) D through J: Sand TIger Shark Tooth K: A tooth? A claw? I have no idea! L: Do not know M: Do not know N: Rootless Sand Tiger Shark tooth? O: I have no idea! P: A coral? Stromatolite? Q: I have no idea! R: Sponge Thank you for your attention. As I learn and study, I hope to be able to help in the future! I've been gathering books to study, and enjoy this subject very much! David Ruckser I have combined the photos into one; I can certainly upload individuals if needed.
  21. Tooth from Aurora Matrix

    Found this in some Matrix from Aurora, NC yesterday. I'm not sure whether it's a seal tooth, or a porpoise tooth, or something else entirely... Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance... -Bill
  22. Found yesterday in some matrix from Aurora, NC. I think it's an Invertebrate, but not 100% positive... Thanks in advance... -Bill
  23. So I have a few days off duty and I'm planning on making a long weekend out of it. I'm starting tomorrow in Aurora, NC at the museum's spoil piles. This will be a first, so any suggestions are appreciated. Saturday I will be going to the Charelston, SC area to try my luck again. I was looking for advice in this area. I have done a ton of research with little success. I don't expect someone to give exact locations to their honey holes but advise would be great! Also anyone interested in joining would be welcome. Finally, a few days of free diving the bone yard in Venice, FL.... That's home! Any advice, suggestions, or anyone interested in joining please chime in. I'll post pics as it happens. Thanks in advance, Justin
  24. Found in raw Micro-matrix from the piles at the Aurora Fossil Museum in 2014. I can't seem to find anything like it for comparison and identification. The grid is quarter inch squares... Help would be greatly appreciated! -Bill
  25. Aurora, NC

    I will be traveling to North Carolina in the next couple of weeks and will be within striking distance of Aurora, NC. Aside from across from the museum are there any other public access points to spoils piles from the Lee Creek mine that people are willing to divulge. I figure with the Aurora, NC fossil fair having just wrapped up that maybe there are some other access piles in the vicinity. My primary interest is screening some of the material to take with me to search for mircos. What I want to avoid is filling a five gallon bucket to then only be visited by the police. I don't get to this area very often so I am not at all familiar with the etiquette or regulations to be aware of. Any insight that anyone would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to PM me if that's easier.
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