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Found 19 results

  1. Tusk/Corral/Stone?

    I found my dog chewing on this in our backyard after he had been digging. I'm curious as to what it may be, and whether or not I should let him keep it! It is roughly 7 centimeters wide at the base and 13 centimeters long. Found in Fort Worth, Texas. Any information is appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Jobsite Find

    Good afternoon to all. A colleague and I were doing some exploring in a creek bottom on our jobsite located in Fannin County, Texas. The creek we were walking in drains into the North Sulphur River. As we were walking we noticed a large bone sticking out of the creek bank. We decided to grab a couple of shovels and do a little more excavating. We came across multiple bones. As you may see in one of the pictures, we had to do a little digging in order to reach much of the bones, they definitely weren't just lying in the creek bank. I will upload more pictures with measurements. I kinda want to gauge if we stumbled across actual fossils, and if so we were hoping for some sort of inclination of what we may have found. The coordinates for the find are 33.4122,-96.0804. We were at least 15 feet below the grade of the jobsite in the creek.
  3. Need help with ID please...

    I’m in the twilight zone apparently...I know how ridiculous this seems, but the only thing I can find that remotely seems to match this thing for size and shape is titanaboa. I’m open to other suggestions. This was in my back yard in Fort Worth, Texas...relatively shallow - about a foot to the top of it. We are in a rocky area and are within 30 ft of the highest elevation in the county, about 150 ft above the average for the city. I can’t find a tape measure to put next to it, but measured with my iPhone and it’s 29” long, 13” wide, and about 9” at the highest point. Seems to weigh in the 80-100 lb range. It looks like were other At least 2 other snakes on top of it that you can make out on the top left of it, but pieces of them have broken off as well as some of the main specimen. The underbelly is in excellent condition...it seems clearly show “snakeskin”. It wouldn’t let me attach more pictures, but on the back you can clearly see vertebrae at almost the center position and what seems to be some other type of nerve endings above that. There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of pieces in the immediate area from ground level down ranging from quarter sized up to basketball sized with most between golf ball and baseball. I’ve been digging slowly for 3 days with no end in sight. Many of them are hard to specifically identify but seem to almost all meet criteria for fossil and not rock. Please help...
  4. Denture Clam?

    I found this in the creek next to my house a year or so ago and had no idea what it was. I recently saw pictures of “denture clams” and I thought it looked similar. Any input?
  5. Need help identifying this fossil

    My neighbor found this specimen in a gravel parking lot at his work in Fort Worth, Texas. Is this a Crinoid stem piece? The hole goes all the way through.
  6. Fort Worth creek fossil ID

    I found all of these today at Fort Worth creek. I Identified most, like ammonite, nautiloid, gryphaea, bivalves, echinoids, but on the picture 2, what is that? Is that a oyster or a clam? Fourth picture is a mass gryphaea bed.
  7. Vertebra?

    Found it at the Trinity River in Fort Worth Texas. Is it Pleistocene and wich bone and animal is it from? About 10 cm.
  8. It's been a few years of hunting for me now. What began as a spontaneous trip to North Sulphur River, spurred by childhood nostalgia, has become something of a gnawing beast that constantly nibbles at the corner of my consciousness. What will the weather be like this weekend? When will I have another three-day break? Is the car road-trip ready? Do I have the right foot ware for the locale? Is that unprepped fossil an ammonite or a nautilus? When will I finally find my first mosasaur tooth? And on and on... I've often wondered if this is a pre-midlife crisis. The time I get to spend outside is usually enjoyable, even when the weather is inhospitable. Is it madness that I am picking up ammonites at Lake Texoma among rocks covered in icicles? Possibly. Why worry about freezing cold water creeping over the tops over your boots when there is a beautiful vertebra with an ebony patina sitting in the gravel bar across the channel? I've hunted the well known sites up until now. North Sulphur River, Whiskey Bridge, Post Oak Creek. I have still much to learn about these places and the fossilized remains found there. But alas the gnawing beast isn't satisfied with only a handful of locations, regardless of their charm and ability to still surprise. So with a few carefully coordinated research tools, new sites began to slowly appear on my radar. I'm gettin' around. Considering this was one of my first scouting missions, this trip was pretty productive. The finds below are all from Bosque County, and likely came from several units: Comanche Peak, Edwards, and Fort Worth. All Cretaceous. Urchins, clams, gastropod steinkerns, oysters, prints. Let me know what you think. Until the gnawing starts again, ladies and gentlemen...
  9. Clearing some brush under an old red oak and found these
  10. Looking for Fossil Hunters

    Hey Everyone! My name is Hogan and I'm an Associate Producer at Rugged Productions. I'm currently doing research for a new show concept and I'm looking for the best and most unique fossil hunters / collectors / buyers / sellers! Please let me know if this reminds you of someone (or of yourself). Thank you!
  11. My first trip out alone

    Got a chance to get off of work early so I hit a new creek I wanted to check out. I'm glad I did. I was only out for maybe 2 hours. These are my first ammonite and echinoid finds and now I want more!! I'm not use to creek hunting as I'm use to road cuts and mountain terrain
  12. Help identify

    I found this about 30 years ago in a creek by my house. No one has been able to identify it yet. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. I found a site where everything is a fossil. Specifically, I could gather 1,000 heterasters in an hour, and there's shelves of ammonites. (See pictures below.) I have two questions: (1) Is a site with a crazy high concentration of heteraster (and associated species) and ammonite fossils out of the ordinary, or are there lots? (Know what I'm saying?) (2) When you find a great site, what do you do?
  14. What are theses things?

    I keep finding these things. What are they?
  15. Inspiration Point find

    I'm in the DFW area and went to Inspiration Point yesterday. Can anyone tell me what this is? Is it worth packing home in my luggage? I have some other mysteries that I'll post later. Have to get ready for work!
  16. Tracks?

    This was found in south Tarrant County, (Fort Worth) TX, 6 to 8 feet deep, from oil and gas pipeline dig, so I don't know the formation. Need help identifying if this is a track. As always, thanks in advance for your help.
  17. Rocks Or Fossils? (Ft. Worth, Texas)

    Here's a couple of items. I usually pick up anything that looks interesting... This first one was found in a Ft. Worth creek bed. The second one was also found in a Ft. Worth creek bed. I have been scraping in on it a little. I have reached the image limit so I will post some others in a reply below Cheers, Sergej
  18. Ft. Worth, Texas - Wood And Wood?

    These are from a creek bed in Forth Worth. I believe the first one to be a piece of petrified wood. I like the color and shine. I thought the second one was wood too but the surface as a very different look with fine lines and the side of it has all kinds of lines without an apparent pattern. Cheers, Sergej
  19. Ft. Worth Creek Finds

    Hi, I registered for the forum well over a year ago but due to other things occupying our time have not had time to post anything yet. In the mean time, we have been going on short fossil hunting trips in the Dallas -Ft. Worth area and there's a bunch of items we found that we know or think 'are something' but do not know exactly what. Here's the first two. These were found in a creek in Ft. Worth. The first one looks very much like the gastropod Trichotropis Sumardi on Lance Hall's gastropod page. Here's ours: The second one is different but could also be some form of gastropod? What intrigues me about this one is are the black 'dots' which appear to be another kind of material, kind of what I would expect some fossil shark tooth to look like (in terms of color and material). Could it be some kind of coprolite? This is my first post with images - hope they make it through I have a bunch more to post; Would it be recommended to create a separate post for each item (or set of similar items)? Cheers, Sergej