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  1. I love to find complete teeth with those roots. Just adds excitement!!! However, I did not jump up and down on this one because I did not see the details when it showed up in my screen. It was sitting on top of a fraglodon -- otherwise it would have slipped through the screen back from whence it came. Note the wear on the cusps in this 2nd photo!!! SO, what is in the Mastodon family but has teeth that you can barely see?> All suggestions and comments encouraged and appreciated.
  2. Chris (search4) and I are heading out Sunday for a hunt on the Peace. He's bringing his wife and my kids are coming with me and possibly another member and his son. If any members want to join us you're more than welcome. You will need a canoe or kayak. Pm me and I'll give you the details, Jeff
  3. Today I was fortunate to get the opportunity to hunt with a group of members on the Peace river in a stretch I've not been to yet. I personally didn't find the holy grail but did get to see some pretty nice pieces found. I would like to thank all the folks who came out today including Chris( Search4), John(Sacha), Ken and Tammy( Digit), Paul( Cam28), Kyle( Addicted2fossils), Cris (Cris) ,Grimlock (Dan) and his son Wolfie, Sir Tommy the toad (Jeremy) and his family and Calvin Jenkins (Kevin) My phone was close to dead by the time we arrived because I had to use my gps on it to get there and thus only have a handful of pics to share but it was great to get together with these folks for a hunt in our great state included is a pic of my better finds including a nice posterior Meg, hemis and a horse tooth. Please feel free to add some pics to this. Also, thank you John for putting us on some good hunting grounds for this trip
  4. what do you think about this tooth with a size near 190mm?Have few serrations according to the seller but not crack or lateral problems.
  5. Very interesting day. Found a glyptodon osteoderm and the tip of a sloth canine, but the ones I do not know are the reason for this post. 1st Fossil = Hoof core (1x2.25x3 inches) 2nd Fossil = Vertebrae process (2x1.5 inches) Highest degree of difficulty == I have no clue. 0.6 inches Thanks for any/all responses and ID suggestions. Jack
  6. I was inspired by recent posts to visit the canal spoils near Yankeetown, Florida. I did not, unfortunately, find the echinoid riches described by others. However, I did find a muddy, suspicious-looking rock, which, when cleaned, looked like this. Can anyone please help me identify this pretty little coral? Edit: I am told below that this may instead be a burrow cast. Can anyone help to identify it?
  7. Hello all ! Just got back from a weekend at peace and was curious on a few of my finds .
  8. I had an interesting day. Not MANY finds but the ones I did find were either favorites OR somewhat unusual. Favorites were a 1.3 inch GW and a 1.6 inch Sloth tooth, Now the Canine I am requesting an ID on:
  9. I was out today and found mostly small teeth, a few photos of nicer fossils added to the TFF Peace River trip thread and a number of unknown (at least to me) bones. Here is one of my more interesting finds.. Small, round, flat bone may be an epiphysis, but this one seems oddly shaped even for that... and even if it is determined to be an epiphysis, it there enough to identify to an animal?
  10. Hello Everyone, I am aware this may be a dumb question but thought that a lot of Floridians would have the best input. I am a traveling therapist and have the opportunity to travel to Florida this fall on a 3-month assignment. I have never hunted Florida Fossils on the Peace River outside of the months of April and May and was just looking to clear the air on whether Fossil hunting is possible during the Fall-winter months (say September thru February). I am aware that this is still considered the dry season, but was hoping to get some pointed advice on this time of year. Again, I am most likely looking to hunt the Peace. Thanks all for any advice/ help you can give!
  11. Years ago my wife and I hunted the Arner Ranch in NE for Oligocene vert material. The trip was led by Frank Garcia, and a number of collectors that came with him were from FL. I cultivated some new friendships on that trip, and one was a gentleman named Rob. Having collected previously with some of the same guys, Rob and I became fast friends. Last year I guided/pointed Rob around Texas for 2 weeks. His trip was well timed in the aftermath of massive statewide flooding, and he went home with huge amounts of varied material. His truck was literally sagging in the rear end on the way home. One hand washes the other in this business. My trip to FL was perfectly timed to capitalize on seasonally dry conditions, leave Valentine's Day alone, and beat the crush of Spring Break. The last week of Feb resulted in optimal conditions. I drove not only to haul finds home, but also to deliver ammonites to my hosts without the hassle of airlines. Anyway, Rob has some honey holes on the Peace River, and we hit several. The first put us on a collision course with varied Pleistocene material, including mammoth. A sampling is shown below. We grabbed busted Megs, and good examples of Hemipristis, mako, bull, sand tiger, tiger, and lemon sharks, glyptodont, Holmesina, llama, horse, turtle, whale, gator etc.
  12. Last week I had to do a little yard work to remove an old hibiscus tree that had seen better days and was more dead than alive. While digging out the root ball I had to dig down a few feet in the sandy material that passes for soil here in South Florida. It is not uncommon to find lots of shells while digging--the ground is literally shot through with small bivalves (mostly Chione sp.) and small conch, murex, and whelks are not particularly rare finds either. I have a small collection of some of the nicer preserved specimens that have come to light while planting (or removing) trees on my property. I know that Florida has one of the highest densities of golf courses per capita in the US but I didn't realize that this tradition dated back so far. In actuality, this tiny coral which, admittedly does actually resemble one of Titleist's best, seems to be a small species of Siderastrea. It closely resembles an extant species, Siderastrea siderea, that can form large coral boulders however a little Google image searching brought me to a page with what appears to be a match: S. pliocenica. http://porites.geology.uiowa.edu/database/corals/combined/Siderastreapliocenica.htm It's nice to live in a state where fossils come looking for YOU even when you are not looking for THEM. Cheers. -Ken
  13. Hey guys it has been a while since I've been on here, but I started trying to D all of the fossils I put away a few months back..I *think* this is almost a full shell? Found in Sarasota, FL..It is about 5in x 6in.. at first I thought it may have been a hunk of phosphate so I put it away in a bucket with some other fossils for later ID.. pulled them out yesterday and fell with the bucket... this landed in front of me and I couldn't help but notice it really looks like some details are still there! Any thoughts? Two views of the top and one from the bottom... thanks....
  14. So If you could Fossil hunt anywhere in the world. Where would you go, how long would you be there and what tools would you bring to help? I would Like to go to a lovely Clear stream in One of Florida's forests. I have always wanted to Scuba dive there and look for the many fossils that lye under the waters surface. What I would like to Look for are the fossils of Mastodons and Titanis walleri along with any species of Alligators that may have lived there during the Pleistocene era. Not only that but to also look at the current Wild life, You know it is awe Inspiring to think, this is one of the few places in America you will find a hold over from an ancient time, the mighty American Alligator. I think their presents within the water has scared a few people off from looking on the floor of the body's of water. It's almost somewhat Ironic that people go looking for fossils, some of which are from giant predators but can be scared off by an Alligator. But where do you want to fossil hunt?
  15. Chuck Ferrara invited me and my dad fossil hunting on the Saturday before Easter. We woke up at 5:30 am and met up at the boat ramp at 7 am. We got to the spot 2 hours later after seeing two small gators and tons of turtles. It was shallow so we had to walk a little bit, while walking I found a 1974 Pepsi bottle, sadly it was missing the paint but still cool. We dug for a while there finding some gator teeth and other little goodies. We all agreed to change spots and float downstream a little bit to another . The spot we dug in was a deep murky area, my dad and I found 10 mammoth chunks and 4 nice horse teeth among other goodies, chuck found heartbreaker megs and other goodies like mammoth teeth chunks and other odds and ends. At that spot my dad was digging while I sifted and picked through, and he found a 70s Gatorade bottle. And the once and in a life time part.... we found a old metal sign.
  16. We are going up to Inverness by Cypress Creek to camp this wkend. I know the water is high, but any insight into fossiling up that way, specifically teeth? Gainesville isn't that far, so I know we can always venture to some of our Gainesville spots. Any insight appreciated! We do have fossil permits.
  17. Can anyone help me out and let me know what I've got here? They came from Florida, New Port Richie area
  18. A few members are getting together for a Peace river hunt on Saturday April 15th. It will be on the Peace and you will need to provide your own canoe or kayak. I was hoping to get away from the areas hunted by the canoe outpost folks so this is going to be out of the area they service. Any TFF members are welcome to join and folks new to hunting would be able to learn from some of our valued members on here with years of experience hunting this great area. It will be paddling upstream from where we put in and even though the river is very low with little current now it is still a workout paddling against the current and I'm sure we will do our share of dragging craft over the shallow spots so expect a fair bit of physical exertion. If this sounds fun send me a pm and I'll keep you in the loop Jeff
  19. Hey guys, so I'm starting up my prepping/study workshop, and I need practice. I have an unlimited supply of fossilerferous tampa limestone. Seen here, some of these inverts are recrystallized and very beautiful. I'm looking to trade this limestone for any kind of fossiliferous rock to help with my scribe prepping(and also add pieces to my collection that I can't get my own hands on)! I may be able to get bone valley formation limestone as well(it would take a special trip). If anyone is interested, let me know, we can work out the details later. thanks -J
  20. Hey Gang, Looking for some more opinions...Not been doing much fossiling lately but I did spend some time looking at some scrap material I picked up a couple years back and had thrown in the possible elephant bits of tooth pile and the wonder if question hit me again. Its about 2.5 cm tall. Could this be something else, maybe even a horse tooth fragment? I did look thru some of the Equiid tooth pictures in Hulberts book and havent seen anything that I thought matched--Cormohipparian and Hipparian and some of the other early horses look like possibilities. Too bad its just a fragment. Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks! Regards, Chris
  21. Can anyone help me id these two pieces that I found when sifting for shark teeth from the Peace River near Wachula, FL? Thanks.
  22. So, as some of you may know, I'm currently attending UF seeking a degree in geology, with post-grad in Paleontology. The most important reason I decided to do this (among many)at the ripe age of 33 was an inspiration to merge the knowledge of amateur paleontologists with professional paleontologists. I've had this idea that technology may be able to close the gap and eliminate the animosity between these groups, while at the same time actually encouraging and promoting fossil distribution. It is an ambitious goal that requires all those respected and knowledgeable in their field(amateur and professional) to work towards a common goal. I've written a simple proposal and outlined my plan. I've included the names of the Florida Museum of Natural History's paleontologists(as it is public record), but I would also like to include some knowledgeable amateur paleontologists to work towards this goal. If you are interested please contact me, and I will send you a copy of the proposal. I would like to note that this is not a commitment to anything,your information will not be shared, and you will only be contacted by me(maybe). HH joshuajbelanger@gmail.com -J
  23. Found these yesterday on the Peace River, not sure if unique rock formations or something more. Thank you!
  24. Hi everyone, i found the following while sifting in a creek off the Peace River near Bowling green. I thought at the time it was a leg spur from a land tortoise (as I'd found a few that day) but the hexagonal shape has made me think it might be an armadillo scute (such as Holmesina floridanus). Any thoughts? Tom
  25. Hi. I found these claws/talons (?) on the Peace River Saturday. Can anyone help me with a definitive ID for them? Thanks, Steph