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Found 14 results

  1. On a class field trip for 3rd Block (3rd Period), we went to Freedom Park to measure slope, air temperature, soil temperature, etc. of the Northern & Southern sides/slopes of hills. In between the hill slants, there was a creek bed. Inside the creek bed, there are fossils that I just had to pick up some. I got this oyster and this other shell. It seems everywhere I go (someplace new in nature, or a field trip) I always find either a fossil shell or seashell or land shell. It's really weird, but cool, because mollusks are my favorite type of fossil. And fossils are my favorite study. I am somewhat surprised, still, when I find the shells and fossils, even though it happens every time. The white one I've never seen before, but it's hard to identify because it's broken. I wish I knew what it was...I've tried to figure it out. Actually....I have a guess. It's some kind of clam. It's a tongue shell! It's gotta be! These fossils I found in that creek. I thought it was an interesting story, so I wanted to share it.
  2. Was going past beltzville and decided to take a stop. We (me and my father who came along) happened upon a stretch of ungraveled lake side and took a look for twenty minutes. The fruits of our labor were the normal Mahantango mix, Brachiopods, bryozoans, crinoids, but my father (who is unexperienced in fossil hunting and doesn't really know what a trilobite looks like) picked up a trilo cephalon (Eldredgeops rana i think). I would have been happy, watching the sunset on the lake knowing that I possessed a trilobite, when I noticed another one right under my nose! Well, on the ground. I felt pretty good for twenty minutes,and after finding a trilobite I think my dads starting to get the fossil collecting itch.... heres the finds, might be posted here over a few days because I'm a bit busy. first trilobite
  3. I found a unique fossil cluster. It has a bone cemented into it! It has barnacles, and it's formed on a Jefferson Scallop. I found it in Virginia, United States.
  4. Finding

    Looks like sea shells and other sea creatures?
  5. Findings

    Half a egg!,does anyone know what kind of egg it is?
  6. Cohansey Formation Finds

    Hey, this kind of stems from my last thread about South Jersey site recommendations. I did a little research and found that my hometown (like most of South Jersey) is built primarily on the Cohansey Formation, at least as far as "bedrock" is concerned. So my question is: What, if anything, have people found from the Cohansey? I ask so I can get an idea of what I may find if I start looking along the local stream beds.
  7. These rocks all have ridges found in NJ.
  8. Carboniferous plants

    Here are a few bits that I have found local to me, there is loads of fossil bearing rock and it produces some nice pieces. I will put a photo up at a later date of a large plant fossil that was found here. The strata is Carboniferous in age and is accessible via a stream cutting. I have also found a nice piece of brach with the leaf scars. thanks Alex
  9. Seventy-two million years ago, the place I live was underwater where sharks and all marine life swam. A shark shed its teeth frequently in its lifetime. No wonder the most of the fossils we found are shark teeth. The biggest one we found is approximately 2 inches long. The smallest is 1/10 of its size, both shiny and perfect. On our first trip, we met two ladies coming out of the trail. She frequents to the site weekly along with her sister. Her face lightened up when she showed us the "treasures" she found stored in a small Mentos mint box. " You will enjoy it. It's like only you and nature," she said as she directed us in the direction of the stream. The water splashes and hops over the rock, dense forest blocks the noise from the occasional passing cars, a man running with his barking dog breaks the serenity for a few seconds. But the rest of time, you are truly with nature only. You are with nature which connects you and the creatures that existed 72 million years ago swimming right where you are standing. My 2 favorite finds of the day. A colonial pipe fragment and a TINY, FLAWLESS, and SHINY shark tooth.
  10. Recent fossil hunting trips

    Hi. Here are a few of my recent fossil finds. These are from various different locations in the British Coal Measures. Daniel Helodus simplex tooth Helodus tooth- I'm not sure if this is Helodus affinis or Helodus attheyi- the ridges would suggest H.attheyi but the shape would suggest H.affinis. This is by far the best tooth I have ever found. Fern
  11. One day's haul

    From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    All the finds made in just one day of hunting on the Zandmotor! Finds include: seashells, fish verts, a crab pincer and a lot of mammal material. All come from the Pleistocene period.
  12. All of my finds

    Hi! After going to Big Brook I decided to post a photo of ALL of my fossils k have ever found. I know it may not be a lot, but there are some nice specimens. As always comments are all appreciated.
  13. Latest Cretaceous finds.

    From the album Cretaceous finds in Western Australia

    The finds from my latest fossil hunt in Gingin, Western Australia. The layer is 83-86myo. I love the white tooth! Great serrations. The tooth next to it is a Notorynchus shark tooth fragment. However, I accidentally broke on of the three tips off!
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