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Found 27 results

  1. Flat Fragment

    This fragment was found at Bayfront Park, where the Calvert Formation of the Calvert Cliffs is exposed. It is only about 1/2 inch in length. It is almost perfectly flat on the top, with one line running down the middle and several smaller scratchlike lines running approximately perpendicular in either direction. The middle line seems to be a wall-like structure that goes through the entire cross section as it is visible on both sides. The bottom of the object has many tiny pores, that when viewed from the side appear to be the tops of tube-like structures. I am really stumped on this one. It looks somewhat like a broken section of a ray mouthpiece, but I’ve found hundreds of those and this is unlike any of them. I’m wondering if it may not even be a fossil because of the near perfect flatness of the top side. It definitely doesn’t match anything on the resources about Calvert Cliff fossils on the internet. If anyone has an idea about this one, I’d love to hear it. Because as of right now, I’m pretty clueless. Thanks!
  2. Miocene Mystery Mammal Vertebra

    Miocene, probably mammal bone. Hoping for some clue to the animal. Doesn't look like a piece of cetacean vertebra, but obviously has the hole for the spinal cord. HELP!!!!
  3. Mollusk Molds

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Molds from the Choptank Formation. Member unknown. Virginia Miocene
  4. What is this cluster of nodules?

    Found at Brownies Beach, on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Never seen anything like this. What is it?! The 30+ nodules are very hard material like enamel, and the base is bone material. Can someone please help identify this fossil?
  5. Wow! Have I been busy with the fossil hunting recently. I have been blessed with the opportunity to go hunting every weekend for the last few weeks, sometimes even twice. and I have been having good results and have learned a lot from you guys on TFF so thankyou! I headed down to The Cliffs on Saturday to catch the high tide washing away at a new fall that looked like it could be very productive after a few tides (which it turns out it was). I met fellow members @fishmore5 and another member who goes by the name Cowshark? I'm sorry I forgot. Pic 1: I found a variety of teeth and other fossils and Tigers were the plenty of the day. I was able to score some nice tiger shark teeth with sharp serrations. One of my favorite finds of the day would definitely be the full piece of ray plate. I love how it looks just like a moustache and its perfect. I also found a vertebrae, and then a few feet away I found the other half so I plan to glue the piece back together soon. There's also a pretty cool bird bone? that I found. Pic 2: My favorite bone piece. I believe it is the vert of some species of Cetecean. While I was cleaning matrix off of it a piece chipped off so I quickly ordered a bottle of Paleobond to repair it because I like how it looks. Pic 3-4: Here's a pristine Hemipristus from the cliffs, and boy do I mean it when I say this tooth is SHARP!!! Pic 5: I also found some cool bone pieces, if anyone could help identify the bone pictured in the middle I am curious, it reminds me of a collar bone. Pic 6-8: I was also blessed to score 2 very nice Makos within 2 ft of each other in a fresh fall pile being washed by the tide. The biggest measure a hair under 1 1/2" and if you look closely you can actually see mini cusps! I think the cusps are very neat and was wondering if cusps are a rare occurrence? Overall I have been happy with my last few trips, always finding something new and interesting. Still hoping for my first Meg of the season, I have been unlucky so far but I know eventually I will strike gold. And plus any day out fossil hunting is better than a day stuck inside!
  6. Brownie's Beach 12/26/17

    Hey all, I haven't posted in a while, but I've been on two more trips recently. On the day after Christmas, my dad and I headed back to Brownie's Beach for my second (and his first) trip there. Although we were pretty wiped out from Christmas Day, we were determined to arrive early in hope of some good finds. We ended up getting to the park just after sunrise. The sunshine over the horizon of the Bay is always a beautiful sight. We weren't quite the first people there, but we got right to work as soon as we put our bags down. My dad stayed near the entrance and got a chance to try out his new shark tooth sifter on the sand bank. I made my way south, and combed along the base of the cliffs. The tide got really low this time; the lowest I've ever had on a trip. There were a fair amounts of fellow hunters there, and I was able to chat with the ones that I crossed paths with while searching. At one point in the afternoon, I patted my pants pocket to feel for my cell phone, and nothing was there. Of course, my heart skipped a beat and I thought maybe I had put it somewhere else in my vest or something, but it was really gone. I turned around and went back to where I had been hunting just before to see if it had fallen out, and looked for it for about half an hour (wasting precious hunting time!). Eventually I found it dangling from the lanyard attached to the waterproof case I had it in; the branch of a fallen tree in the water had snagged it out of my pocket when I climbed over it. My phone was halfway in the water, but thanks to the case suffered no damage. How's that for a scare? After that episode, I tried sifting for a bit and didn't find all that much. But while I was out on the sand bank, I found my first ever upper Hemi! It was pretty small, but in good condition with serrations intact and all. I was thrilled with this because Hemipristis teeth are my absolute favorite. I also tried my hand at searching in cliff falls. I found a few small teeth in some clay-like falls, along with a complete small shark vert and a really big porpoise/dolphin tooth. For the last few hours, I wasn't finding all that much until in our last hour of hunting, as the sun began to set, I found three really nice teeth: a Mako, a Tiger, and my first ever Cow Shark tooth! On our way out, we got to see what has got to be among the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen, with all sorts of crazy colors. Overall, it was a fantastic trip that fully restored my faith in Brownie's Beach as a productive fossil site after a not-so-successful first trip. My finds this go around had some amazing variety. I found a handful of really nice Tigers, both Physogaleus and Galeocerdo. Also got a ton of Sand Tigers, many of which had some really killer cusps, which look totally awesome. It was a decent day for Hemis as well; I got a couple small uppers and one decent lower that is quite complete (lower Hemis seem like they're always broken). I of course got a ton of the small common teeth like Lemons and Carcharhinus sp. and some ray plates too. I managed to find four porpoise-like teeth, including the one really big one I talked about earlier. I'm thrilled with the Mako and the Cow, of course, and also found a couple near-complete Chesapectan, and a fish and shark vert. That sums up my trip on the day after Christmas. I've decided to include something new in these trips reports of mine: The Hop 5! (Hoppe Top 5) For each trip report, I will now also post what I personally think are my top 5 finds for the day, with pictures and descriptions included. Be sure to let me know if you agree with the Hop 5 or if you think some other finds deserve a spot instead. Also, please feel free to correct me if you think I may have incorrectly identified one of the finds. Hope you all enjoy! Hoppe hunting!
  7. Chesapeake bay find

    Went shark tooth hunting on a frigid day and found hardly any shark teeth, probably buried in the snow/ice, but did find this in the slush. Anyone able to identify it? Thanks!
  8. Our final day saw us leaving Greenville at 5am on the way back north to Calvert Cliffs. Matoaka Beach Cabins to be exact. A breezy but beautiful day! Very little in the way of teeth and my daughter found all of them. One of them she darn near dove for. The photos will explain why.
  9. Corbula inaequalis

    This specimen and dozens like it were collected from matrix material deposited in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay by a landslide. It is one of only a few species that consistently survived intact in the matrix samples I collected. Most specimens were single, unbroken valves, but several had both valves together and intact. This specimen was donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Formerly known as Corbula inequalis.
  10. So sorry its been a few months since i posted my finds just been really busy. Here are my finds from Calvert cliffs for the past couple months sorry for the delay in posting my finds and this was my first Giant Thresher ever in 25+ years of collectin on the bay!! Plus a ground shot of one of the megs and some associated whale material it was a good spring but alas now the sand and high water have arrived come on fall!!!!
  11. Where can we drive to near coastal VA?

    Living in Chesapeake VA and moved out here a few years ago. I have had no luck finding any sites out here. Beaches seem to be barren and I don't have a canoe or a jet-ski to go exploring new shores. I don't mind driving out of the area but the last few times I tried to drive out somewhere the sites where no longer public or gone completely. I've got the itch to go hunting again but I can't seem to find any up to date resources on places I can go and collect legally. Anyone got any suggestions? Again, legally
  12. Bayfront Park-3/19/16

    Headed out last Sunday to Bayfront Park. I got down there before the sun even came up and there were still people down there. I don't think its possible to go without running into some one down there. The water was really high and cloudy from all the rain we've had, so pickings were slim. I did manage to find a mako sticking out of some fallen formation out of the cliffs. The tooth is in great shape but the gums are a little beat up. What i really like about this mako is it really shows some wicked feeding damage from where the shark bit its own tooth. I wonder what it could be eating. I hope you enjoy. If you frequent Bayfront park hit me up I'd love to have someone to go with sometimes. Boneheadz
  13. Bayfront Park-3/3/16

    Headed out for a trip to Bayfront Park on Wednesday with my GirlFriend to see if any megs would come our way. Although we didn't find any megs we did find some cool things. One of the pictures shows something I cant identify, its fossilized for sure but I can't tell what it is. Maybe coprolite? Also found a sweet Dolphin tooth and shark vert. Boneheadz
  14. Bayfront Park-2/28/16

    It's been a really long time since I last went hunting at Bayfront Park. So I took the trip down there to see what i could find. It was a beautiful day out, but with nice days comes a ton of people down on the beach. I headed around the cliffs and the number of people dropped haha. The water was murky and having people beat me down there resulted in not finding much that day. I was able to find a nice vert and a jaw bone that looks like to me to be either dolphin or porpoise. There was also a lot of cave ins along the cliffs so everyone be careful out there! Boneheadz
  15. What type of fossil are these?

    Hello everyone, I was recently exploring around the Chesapeake Bay where I live and I came across about 20 of these fossils. They were inside of some clay at the bottom of these cliffs attached to the bay. If anyone can let me know what they may be and what they may have belonged to at one time that would be awesome. -Mike
  16. It was horribly hot and I found that I decided that I could spend a few hours on my day off in the water. Literally in the water. Rather than walk the local cliffs or paddle out to a spot I tend to favor, I decided today would be the day I tested out some newly acquired snorkeling gear and see if my luck would improve. Yea...No. We have had storms. We have had cliff fall. But today, all the patience, tools, and honey-hole visits couldn't muster much more than a few smaller teeth, a single small vertebrae, and bone fragments. And snorkeling is fun, but it doesn't do much good in our very murky Bay water. So I'll have to be satisfied with being in the water and splashing around to beat the heat for a couple of hours, the small cowshark fossil I found and the knowledge that maybe its time to start looking for a new hunting ground for the rest of the summer.
  17. Barnacle

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Balanus sp. Found at Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD Miocene era, 10-20 myo Specimen is 4 inches long.

    © Heather J M Siple

  18. Partial Whale Vertabra

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Found at Flag Ponds Nature Park Miocene era

    © Heather J M Siple

  19. Moon Snails

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Lunatia heros Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD Miocene Era, approx 10-20 myo What looks like a bad job of piecing the larger one together was actually Mother Nature's doing. I just picked it up off of the beach and coated it to keep it from moving.

    © Heather J M Siple

  20. Dolphin Tooth

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Found at Chesapeake Beach Calvert County, MD Miocene Era 3 cm long

    © Heather J M Siple

  21. Tree Oyster/Giant Purse Oyster

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Isognomon Maxillata Found at Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD Miocene Era, 10-20 myo 9 inches long Found in living state, but the shells separated from the sand between them in the process of handling to preserve. I can't believe how well preserved they are!

    © Heather J M Siple

  22. Scallops of all Sizes!

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Chesapectin nefrens Found at Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD Miocene Era, 10-20 myo

    © Heather J M Siple

  23. Front room display

    From the album Display

    Mostly Miocene fossils from the Chesapeake. Some Eocene fossils at left/lower left from the Potomac River. Small fern from the Devonian/Carboniferous era found in Pennsylvania. Trilobites are from exposures in Virginia and New York.

    © ©2014 Rob W

  24. Hi everyone! I'm new here, but I plan on being an active poster. Geology and paleontology are my passions. I was out at Calvert Cliffs yesterday and the erosion is in full-swing, yielding many a Chesapecten. I also came across plenty of iron sandstone concretions. Everything I have read on the web is about the Navajo concretions in Colorado which are spherical. Obviously these are not spherical and their abundance at the cliffs in all manner of shapes and sizes is intriguing. I was wondering if any of you know how these formed? My geology professor was stumped (he has a doctorate in invertebrate paleontology, not geology, so I can understand). Here are a couple in situ inasmuch as this is where they landed after eroding out of the cliff face. I realize I am guilty of a major faux pas by not including something to scale these formations. One of the photos you can see my shoe so it gives some inkling as to their size. However, I figure you have plenty of experience among you all to know exactly what it is I'm talking about so hopefully this isn't an issue. https://www.flickr.com/photos/alliecat1881/15642517576/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/alliecat1881/15046115813/in/photostream/ I am really looking forward to some insight! Anyone who somehow has yet to acquire a Miocene bivalve, now's your time! https://www.flickr.com/photos/alliecat1881/15479680839/in/photostream/ -Allison
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