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  1. It truly was a pleasure banging some Coon Creek formation with Herb. This is one funny guy! He had me laughing most of the day...but when he got serious, the bones started coming out! I took him to 2 different localities yesterday; the first was what one would imagine as the "classic" Coon Creek formation layers....more shells than a man could shake a stick at! Outstanding recoveries in invertebrate paleontology were made, including the first Ammonite shell I've ever actually seen recovered first hand. It was only a partial, but boy oh boy what a stunning gem...it still displayed the original outer surface glow and was a purple color! Whoa! Also recovered was a shell I've never seen in literature yet, Herb likewise was wondering about it's identity... I have high hopes for that specimen. Herb I hope will post the invertebrates on this topic when the material is ready for display, as, I kept nothing, I wanted him to enjoy a great visit and leave out loaded. Our second stop was the good'ol Sawmill site in Decatur co. Tn. This is the site I posted the topic: "Exact Location Of Dinosaur Bones, Crystals, Marine Reptiles, And More". Specimens recovered from the site included Mosasaur bones, disarticulated Crab parts (pinchers, segments, at least one caprice, ect.), ghost shrimp, gastropod molds, ect. One noteworthy specimen Herb took back to Kentucky was a nucleated concretion that displayed a ghost shrimp burrow with a gastropod mold right beside it...very cool. Here I will load all the photos on the fossil recoveries which aren't many, Herb, add us some photos as they become available man.
  2. Cretaceous Lobster!

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from a Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation several yr. ago. Maastrichtian. This specimen is yet to be worked out of the matrix, and is missing it's tail....tragic...sombody had Lobster for dinner. The first couple of segments of the tail are still there. A rare find indeed.
  3. Ghost Shrimp

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from a Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation in 2013. Maastrichtian.
  4. Ghost Shrimp

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from a Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation in 2013. Maastrichtian.
  5. Phragmacone Of A Belemnite

    From the album Most of my collection

    This Phragmacone was collected April 25th 2014 from a Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian formation. The Coon Creek formation.
  6. A Very Large Ghost Shrimp Burrow

    From the album Most of my collection

    This material was collected from a Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian, Coon Creek formation, on April 25th 2014.
  7. Cretaceous Crab

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation in 2013. Maastrichtian.
  8. Cretaceous Crab

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation in 2013. Maastrichtian.
  9. Cretaceous Crab

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation in 2007 (or 08?) Maastrichtian.
  10. Cretaceous Crab

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected from the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation on Jan. 29th 2014. Maastrichtian.
  11. Baculites Segment

    From the album Most of my collection

    Collected off hwy 64 east of Selmer, TN in 2014. From the Coon Creek formation. Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian. Largest segment about 1 3/4 in. × 7/8 in.
  12. Starting a thread on them good'ol Exogryas, as time goes i'll steadily be adding to it for all the Exogrya lovers out there. I have lots of this material, just haven't been able to get to most of it yet for preping. I got the big ones, the little ones, the tiny ones, ones that are so riddled with holes they look like swiss cheese, the ugly, the stunning, and the average...lets start with the finest Exogrya i've ever seen, it was previously posted in a thread entitled "A Museum Grade Exogrya." I've never yet saw one on display that looked better than this.....most aren't even on its level.
  13. On this day, a survey of the said formation was made by myself and the property owners. The potential of what is there is as vast as acreage. Many glorious and illustrious items are there waiting for the right time to be shown to the world! The property is so vast that no where near a 1/4 was inspected, and during which the actual outcrops were passed up for the most part,while trying to get an idea of "where to start." This truely is a geologist's paradise! briefly while @ one exposure, these specimens were recovered, i presume the small one to be a "baby" Baculites....sweet little dude. It's find zone was in the upper part of CC near the contact. In that area is siderite,and it appears this Baculites has been completely replaced by Siderite. I've found one of these before, it was donated to UT Martin on the same day....this looks like it's twin. The other item that i will post on this thread, i'm not exactly sure what is....it certainly has the characteristic bubble shapes on it's surface like a ghost crab burrow....but i've just never saw a burrow of that type animal that large. Perhaps it could be a fine specimen of coprolite???? This specimen appears to be phosphatized, so i don't know....
  14. What Mouth Did This Tooth Come From?

    Last year while hunting a late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation, i happened up on this tooth. (Or what is left of it. It wasn't in the layer in situ, but was laying in the creek where it cuts through a good CC outcrop. You can tell, whatever did this to the animal it came from was a beast...one hungry boy! Now, to me, this tooth looks like some sort of herbivore. I did take this item and have it looked @ by a professional, who told me he believed it to have been a horse tooth, & though it must have come from a deposit above the CC formation......@ first, that sounded pretty good to me.......so i went home and found some old horse skulls and pulled some teeth! The first photo has the old specimen in the center, it is encircled by "modern" horse teeth. This is for a comparison view. Specimen in question seems to be longer than any of the modern type, even though it is missing alot. Also.....the more i thought about it, there is nothing anywhere above the CC formation in this creek but the Ripley formation....which is alao marine and of a late Cretaceous age. And with this tooth being this color, it is consistent with the color of teeth (in general) collected from the CC formation, which is concentrated with glouconite. I haven't eliminated a horse as the possible source, but would like opinions as to other possible origins.....what mouth did this thing come from?