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  1. We are both very inexperienced college kids and have not had a whole lot of luck so far. Just the occasional shark tooth and Seabiscuit. I thought it might be worth while seeing if anyone around here wanted to show us some cool spots. I'm sure we could make it worth your while lol
  2. Megalodon Tooth Locality Identification

    I have here a Megalodon tooth. The one who sold it to me mention it's from Florida. I'm interested to know the locality because I'd like to acquire Megalodon from every major site. This looks Bone Valley to me, based on the coloration. Could anyone confirm if that's enough to say so?
  3. I’m sure....a NEWBIE question

    Evening! I spent a couple days in Bone Valley (FL) and found this. Is it something or am I just being hopeful? I hope I don’t look like a wishful idiot here. Thanks and stay safe everyone. chris
  4. Bone ID

  5. Peace river toe bone and vert

    I have found some unique items from my last trip I would like to share. But first I would like to say that i'm sad to see how people are treating the rivers lately. I have noticed a large influx of hunters and thats fine but the people digging huge holes in the sides of the river walls and bringing teams out to excavate large portions of riverbed make me sad. Gainesville has already stopped shovel digging in the rivers. Peace river is next if people don't start respecting the rivers more. So anyway I found what I think is a toe bone on my last trip. It was in a very over hunted area but there were fossils left out everywhere. People are only hunting for megs and literally leaving the other goodies behind. This bone was actually just laying in the stream next to a large pile of rocks someone had dug. The second fossil I need help identifying is this vert that I found on top of another pile. However this pile was not man dug it was just a natural river deposit. Thank you in advance for your help.
  6. Sharing my quest to find 1...just 1 decent Meg. I found a spot in the peace river, lots of gravel and so peaceful area. Even finding anything still makes for great day. So my very first shovel I pull out that Mako in the first picture! Wow so excited I was! Broken up root but that is OK, its so cool. So I come back to this spot and search...and search about a dozen times usually 3-4 hours each time. The first picture is all the Mako/Meg teeth pieces I found during all these trips. Now, like I said, the peaceful time I spend, eating, relaxing watching the fish jump, occasional alligator staring at me makes it all worth while. But, frustration sets in..Why I can not just fine 1 nice Meg? Even a small one that is not all broken would be nice! Well yesterday I had this amazing idea, "Hey I know, I will move down a few hundred feet try there!" The second picture is the result of about 2 hours digging!! The Mako (the bigger of the 2 is 2.25 inches for reference) 5 almost perfect shark teeth for my collection! Megs are under 2" but I do not care they are sweet! Hmm..wonder whats down a little further? Moral of the story, Keep digging, enjoy yourself and the thrill of the hunt. You never know what today may bring!
  7. Hello, this is my first time at attempting to trade fossils. In this trade I have a variety of fossils that I am willing to trade for other fossils (This is all offered together). I am specifically looking for amber inclusions, Mesozoic vertebrate material, dinosaur fossils, and small theropod teeth from any location. 1- Large Clam Shell from the Jurassic of Madagascar 2- Enchodus sp. fang from the late Cretaceous of North Texas 3- C. Hastalis (Mako) Shark Tooth from bone valley of northern Florida (1.6 inches long) 4- 2 Burmese amber specimens from the Mid Cretaceous (99 million years old) of Northern Myanmar 5- A dark reddish Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a beetle 6- A Clear Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a Parasitoid wasp (Scelionidae Indet.) 1.
  8. Just reminder see Tff Calendar for more about this show in Lakeland.
  9. Mystery Mini Bone Valley Mammal Toe

    Hello everyone, I was looking through a small bag of finds from a year ago from the little digging area outside when I visited the museam in Polk county Florida, and came across this tiny mammal toe that I don't really know what animal it came from, any and all help is appreciated
  10. So I recently made a post showing some of the teeth I pulled from the Peace River over the holiday break at the end of 2019 ( link below ). I love Megalodon teeth with a passion. Like many other hunters, they are my goal when I go out fossil hunting. I have found though that river teeth are much more fragile and lighter than most land found teeth. I'm not sure if that is due to properties in the water. Maybe over time the rivers wash away some of the minerals in the teeth making them more fragile and worn down. Either way after my 3 day river hunt I was happy with the haul of Meg teeth that I had found but only 2 out of the 29 teeth I found made it to the keep pile. The rest hit the broken bin for later projects. Feeling dissatisfied with the quality of my finds I set out for one more day of hunting. Christmas day was perfect. The weather was nice and I had a new land site in mind that I wanted to explore. So I left early in the morning so that I could explore as much as possible for the whole day. After about an hour hike I came across this vein of rock that looked to be a layer of fossils. I mostly found worn down Dugong bones and fragments but I knew that meant Megalodon was not far behind. After about 20 minutes of searching this area I found my first tooth I have learned from hunting land sites how easy it is to stay in one spot once you find one tooth. You think "oh this area is so large I should stay here and hunt. If I found one, there are more here." But land sites I have found are not like the rivers. Fossils don't collect in one spot like they do in moving water. So I chose to explore more of the new area so that I wouldn't miss out on other finds. After 6 hours of finding nothing but one more broken meg and a few small teeth, I chose to loop back to my first and only good spot of the day to search it for one more hour before heading home. I chose to take my time in this spot and really look at the gravel and dirt. I had found one good tooth in this area so there must be others. However what I thought was an untouched area turned out to not be. While in my last hours of hunting time I spotted two other hunters staring at the ground just like me on the top of a hill. Little did they know I had already looked at the area they were searching. I lost some faith that I would find much in this area now knowing that other people already knew about this spot and were hitting it, however I still searched for a while. I think it's fair to say that when land hunting most fossil hunters including myself only surface collect. It's too hot and time consuming to dig in one spot looking for teeth. It's much better to let mother nature wash them from the sand and gravel as it rains. Seeing that this area had been hunted before I realized why I was not seeing many teeth on the surface of these gravel piles. Either way I used my last hour well, looking in the cracks and water run off areas in the hills where teeth would collect as they get washed out and then all of a sudden I spotted a very exciting looking rock poking out of the side wall of one of these erosion points. I dug around the rock and to my surprise and excitement it was exactly what I was hoping for. A fully intact and untouched Megalodon tooth. Out of all of my Bone Valley teeth I have only ever found one that I would consider almost perfect. It has all of the serrations and a fully intact root with a beautiful marbled grey and blue coloration. However like most Bone Valley teeth it has a tip ding. That is part of Bone Valley though since it was a baby Meg Nursery full of food to crunch their teeth on. So when this new tooth came out of the sand on Christmas day it was the perfect gift for all those hours out on the hunt. It is fully intact with only some small feeding damage on the top right side of the tooth, it even has the tip!! This tooth measures 4.25 inches, making it now my biggest and most complete tooth yet. I am so happy with this find. However it dried sort of dark greenish brown so I am thinking of setting it out in the sun to let it lighten up. The part that had been exposed to the sun is really nice and white so maybe more sun will bring out those nice colors. Let me know if you think that is a good idea or not. Here's a link to the river hunt I posted the other day.
  11. Peace river Jackpot

    It had been a while since my last good fossil hunting trip so I was very excited to have free time over most of December. I had three free days the week before Christmas and I made use of everyone of them. The first day I went out with the goal of trying new areas that I had not tried before, so I spent most of day one trying new locations and coming up with only one good spot that produced some nice smaller teeth but nothing too amazing shark tooth wise. I did however find my first Tapir tooth but the root structure was missing. The next day out was spent mostly adventuring through other new areas with little luck except for right at the end of the day when I found my first 3 whole Meg teeth of the trip. I came across a large gravel deposit with large rocks mixed into the pile. I scanned over the gravel pile to see if I could surface spot a tooth and sure enough down in the water was this staring back at me. These finds are the reason I decided to make the 2 hour drive for a third time that week. I was already very tired from 2 full days of hunting with little luck but finding 3 nice teeth right at the end of the second day made me want to explore this new area even more. So I headed out for a third time and made it a goal to only hunt this new section of river. I was not disappointed by my choice to go out again. I had planned to only go for half the day as my legs were chaffed from the waders from days 1 and 2 but the spot I was in was too amazing to leave early. I found a nice honey hole within the first 2 hours out and decided to try a few other spots with little luck. I decided to just dig the honey hole for the rest of the day and its surrounding areas. The teeth that came out of this spot were amazing. Meg after Meg piece came out of this hole. In one of my last few screens came my collection heart breaker. The big tooth pictured below measures 4.25 inches as is from the highest edge to the tip. It's a shame that this tooth was so beat up but at least it was mother nature that did the damage and not me. I also found what I think is a Bison tooth right next to the Meg I found by sight in the water. Correct me if I am wrong, I'm not sure on my identification. (PS: I screen shot my river pics because I am not sure if the forum removes meta data from the photos before adding them to a post.)
  12. Hi everyone, Requesting one more ID tonight. I received a bunch of bone valley teeth (mostly Megs), but a few others sprinkled in. This beautiful speckled one is stumping me. It is not a hemp and not a lemon as can be seen in the photos. It is just over 3/4”. Do you think it is a bull shark?
  13. White Megalodon Tooth

    Rare Albino Bone Valley Megalodon 3.583"
  14. Bull Shark

    Here are some Bull Shark teeth I was able to acquire since Bone Valley Megalodons are a bit pricey. They are like tiny Meg's. Enjoy!
  15. Memorable hunt FL

    I had a pretty decent hunt recently. The highlight was bending over to pick up a section of mammoth tooth and as I was spotting the arrowhead less than 12" away.
  16. First Florida Megs!!

    Finally found my first megs!!! The largest I found within minutes of starting to look. They are a bit beat up but I'm a happy camper Also found some other cool stuff, one being a very rough looking whale tooth!
  17. Peace river-I’m thinkin’ horsie?

    Found this two days ago in the peace river. I’m thinking horse, but I’m about to move and my fossil id books are packed up(cardinal sin, I know.) Lemme know what you guys think. Thanks in advance. -J
  18. Florida humerus

    I found this today. Not sure exactly what it is from. It is 6" in length.
  19. Good Florida hunt

    So today I was going to try to get in the Peace for a bit. I know where some gravel beds are that you can get in when the water isn't quite as low as you want. I messed around for about an hour but then it just wasnt paying off. One good hemi and everything else was just jar teeth. So I packed up and headed to my old stand by spot. Did pretty good but also put in a lot of hours. *In the pic the top is a section of mammoth tooth it is hard to tell looking at the pic now.
  20. IMG_0871BVbrownWhale2.jpg

    From the album FloridaWhales

    Order: Artiodactyl Infraorder: Cetecea Family: Physeteridae Genus: Unknown Species: Unknown Whale tooth, Length 10.7 cm, 4.2 Inches One in a box of broken Whale teeth found in Bone Valley Phosphate Mine in the 2000s
  21. IMG_0890BVWhaleTxt.jpg

    From the album FloridaWhales

    Order: Artiodactyl Infraorder: Cetecea Family: Physeteridae Genus: Scaldicetus .sp Whale tooth, Length 10.7 cm, 4.2 Inches One in a box of broken Whale teeth found in Bone Valley Phosphate Mine in the 2000s
  22. Carcharocles megalodon 10

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharocles megalodon Bone Valley, Florida

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  23. Florida creek hunt

    Had a pretty decent haul today.
  24. Low waters in FL

    I haven't done much fossil hunting in the past couple months due to doing so much caving. I made it out yesterday to find lovely low water. I found some good stuff but the highlight was a colorful meg
  25. Bone valley blues

    Found a spot with great colored bone valley formation fossils. Everything has nice blue tent to it. But sadly no complete meg teeth from there yet.
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