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  1. Big brook bone & tooth

    I had a fun morning Saturday after the storm. I posted in fossil hunting trips about my find of my lifetime... almost. Along with the Shark and fish teeth I have one tooth I can’t identify. Seem too wide and round for shark or the usual fish. 3/4 inch. Any ideas? Also this 2.5 inch bone fragment that I thought someone might be able to identify from the top. As always thank you for your insight and assistance
  2. I was in big brook early Saturday. After the storm Friday the water was higher faster and murkier than usual. I was walking down stream trying avoid stepping on and tripping in some of the big stones. I avoided a roundish one but noticed some lines on it. Looked again and the lines were not just random. It was 3-6 inches below the waterline and I bent over to look at it more closely. It was a turtle shell. It was bigger than my pan it looked to be complete. Omg! I was so excited. Fossil or modern? I figured modern but was just fine. My concern was that it would have innerds att attached but ok I would clean whatever needed. So I went to gently tip it over to look with my trowel and it MOVED!!! Upstream!!! Touched it again and it moved against the current a bit faster. It had never dawned on me that it was alive. And so I went on to the usual big brook finds and the memory of my greatest find of my lifetime ... almost
  3. Small Cretaceous Tooth

    Hello! I am having a lot of difficulty identifying a tooth I found in Big Brook Preserve in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Any insight on what it could be would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Good morning allow me to first say how much I’ve learned from you folks. Admittedly starting from scratch, by reading your posts and then googling words I’m getting a great education. I never knew what concretion or chert or phragmocone meant. I have a long ways to go but I’m learning today’s question is these two photos. They were found in big brook and the longer is one inch long. Chewed up belemnite or ghost shrimp burrow (wouldn’t be porous?) or what?
  5. Great day in big brook

    Great day in big brook from 7am to 12 noon. Whole bunch of shark teeth including the biggest one I’ve found yet; 1.25 inch goblin plus a lot of John Snow teeth. A couple of pycnodont and a couple of cow nosed rays. One small enchodus and a couple of TBDs. Did also find one tick when I got home so be aware
  6. Mosasaur teeth?

    Hello all i believe these are both mosasaur teeth but wanted confirmation by folks with much more knowledge. The bigger of the two is 7/8 inches long thank you for your help
  7. Bone, fossil or modern, of what?

    Hello all last trip to big brook was great. Found a lot of small shark teeth and more. On my way out in a hurray I picked this up, forgot about it and stumbled on it today. 3 inches long and the texture sure looks like bone. But I am a newbie and was hoping for confirmation. I assume it’s way too small to guess from what (but if you can guess please do). Major question is whether this is a fossil or modern. Any clues from the photos? Have never done a burn test but am ready to try. Sorry to say but it feels light not heavy tjank you
  8. Identify this tooth please

    Hello i found this yesterday in big brook. It is 1 1/8 inches and has 2 ridges the entire length but not serrated. It does have the typical curve of an enchodus but I think it’s a fish tooth. Your help greatly appreciated
  9. Big brook finds again!

    Hello again. Ive been to big brook a couple times and have some more interesting pieces! So here we have two raptor teeth, a dwarf mammoth tusk and a dire wolf tooth...just kidding but hoping there as unique as im saying. The "theropod" teeth may just be worn shark teeth or enchodus. And the other two modern? So 4 things in total though. Thanks anyone.
  10. More Big Brook what?

    Found at big brook they appear to be the same but same what? Thanks again
  11. Bivalve? Brachiopod? Other?

    What are these and please don’t say they’re concertina
  12. Big brook Park (not Preserve)

    following Big Brook upstream beyond the Preserve and beyond Boundary Road brings you into Big Brook Park. are you allowed to collect in the Park and if so has it been successful? thanks
  13. Bone of what? Fossil or modern?

    I keep finding deer bone but this one looks too short and too thick any ideas? thank you
  14. Deer rib or what?

    Hello all is this a modern deer rib and if not what do you think it is?
  15. Tooth? Rock? Other?

    Found in Big Brook Can someone identify this? Approximately 3/4 inch
  16. BIG BROOK PRESERVE, NJ. Creek fossil. June 14th I was able to identify all of the fossils we found on our hunt yesterday, including a nice goblin shark tooth, but I found one item that is a mystery! I attached pictures. I originally thought it was Lenni Lenape money... but realized wampum is made of shells and much larger. I then thought it was a Dutch colonial button.. but doesn’t look like any of the ones online. Is possible to be some sort of “bead”? Or petrified wood button? It is very very light in weight.. but solid.. and the imprint on the one side is a perfect thumb fit. Or is a fossil? Is a small fish or shark vertebrate??!?!?! (I didn't think so, because it seems to flat!) Thank you sooo much for any insight and ideas!
  17. Fish teeth?

    Hello all found at big brook 4 looks like a sawfish tooth 3 maybe also sawfish with no rostrum 1 & 2 I have no idea and hope you can help sorry for the lousy photos
  18. Big brook lobster?

    Perhaps a little off topic but I found this rock on my 8th trip to Big Brook and have never seen anything silimlar. Any insights? Above it is the modern deer jawbone also found
  19. Big brook lobster?

    Hello fun in the Brook yesterday. Is this a lobster or a rock? You help appreciated with my apologies for the photos ( iPhone 5)
  20. Big Brook #8

    saturday was my 8th trip to Big Brook and came away with shark teeth, a (modern) deer jawbone, a Jergens Lotion glass bottle (1970s?) and a really cool iridescent rock the likes of which i've never seen there before. And possibly a lobster fossil.
  21. Rock or fossil

    Hello found this in Big Brook this weekend. The top makes me hopeful that it’s not a rock. Sorry that I only have an old iphoneiPhone
  22. Big Brook Hunt

    For the first time in a while was able to get out to Big Brook today. My daughter and I found some pretty nice stuff. Nice sized Mako and partial jaw were my best finds. Not sure what kind of fish the jaw was from.
  23. Saw Fish Rostrum or Fish Jaw?

    Did a little hunting today at Big Brook in NJ. Not a lot but what we did find was nice. One is this item. At firstI thought it was from a Saw Fish Rostrum but the bend in it is making me think left jaw of a bony fish. Any help would be appreciated.
  24. Can you identify these?

    I am fairly new to this so I am hoping you can help me. I found these items in Big Brook here in New Jersey. I numbered them so you could use the numbers to comment. I know the hook (#5) isn't a fossil but I was hoping someone could direct me, it is metal but seems old as the other end of the hook has crusted over in something that feels like stone (or maybe it was made this way) I think #4 is an ancient drum fish crusher tooth with a little jaw left on it? #3 is some sort of tooth but not sure what, #2 is also a tooth, you can see the small tooth at bottom coming out of the jaw, it is shiny. and #1 maybe vertebrae? I also put a few teeth that I found that were pretty good size I think for that river to show you. Thank you for any help you can give!
  25. Tear Drop shaped trace fossil

    Hello, first post, so apologies in advance for any unintended transgressions. I found this one in Big Brook, New Jersey among the plethora of trace fossils usually attributed to shrimp, that are usually disregarded by most hunters here. (I personally find them kind of interesting, and have a lot of fun when I bring them home and tell my wife they are "witch's fingers.") Usually the tube is more rounded and longer and yes, "finger-like." This one is tear shaped and flat on one side. I have seen similar shaped fossils online attributed to insects. There is also an old post here of a similar fossil thought to be the work of a clam. I am just wondering if anyone has another opinion before I slap a label on it and put it back with the other witch's fingers...I mean shrimp burrows. (Sorry not a very exciting first post.) I'm also wondering if there is a more definite classification. I've heard they might be something called a ghost shrimp, which also sounds rather spooky. OK I see missed some info here and sorry for the lack of metric measurements I sometimes forget how primitive we are here (and then I watch the news and it all comes rushing back.) Item is approximately 7.5 CM. Big Brook is a stream located in Colt's Neck Township, Middlesex County, NJ. It's a hot spot for Shark's teeth, mosasaur teeth and an occasional cephalopod part. This was pulled from the river bed itself.