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G'day Everyone! Yesterday my dad and I were lucky to visit Batesford Quarry in Geelong, Victoria. The fossils here are miocene in age from the Batesford Limestone. Fossils foudn here consist of sharks teeth, cetacean fossils, rare bird and terrestial mammal material and invertebrate fossils, mainily echinoderms. Batesford Quarry is one of the places my dad and I have been wanting to go to for many years due to it's high concentration of vertebrate fossils compared to other Victorian fossil sites (Mostly Shark Teeth). We arrived at the Quarry around 8:30 AM and spent the next 6 hours searching the spoil piles for sharks teeth. Due to the heavy rain the past few days, the sharks teeth were harder to find as the sand was wet and hard to seive and see the elsuive teeth. However my dad and I came home with a good haul, collecting a total of 28 sharks teeth, a nice fish tooth plate and numerous invertebrate fossils. I am not the best at IDing shark teeth so any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks for reading! The Shark Teeth Haul Grey Nurse Shark? (Carcharias taurus) Isurus? Rare Galeocerdo Dan
Hi. I'm very new and have never done this before however i have taken an interest in fossicking. As i live in Melbourne Australia, I plan to visit the Batesford limestone quarry to look for some shark teeth. I wonder if anyone can guide me about what i need, if any license is needed, specific area i need to go to, if it is open for public and other stuff that i may need to know. I know a lot of people here have done fossicking here but i can't seem to find any details on the stuff i mentioned above. Thank you so much and hope to hear from you guys soon!