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Found 16 results

  1. Conus hamiltonensis Tate, 1890

  2. Revisit To Fossil Beach

    Hello, Last weekend I went back to Fossil Beach with my dad. Fossil Beach is located in Mornington, Victoria, which is approx 70km south of Melbourne. The location is part of the Fyansford Formation which is middle Miocene (10-15 miilion years old). I hadn't been here for a couple of months and was actually planning to go to another location in Bendigo (central Victoria), but we slept in and went here as a "fall back" location Anyway, what a day! There had been a lot of quite heavy rain in the previous weeks and there were so many fossils that had washed out of the exposed clay and onto the beach ...we were just picking them up among the rocks. It was quite warm inland, but at the beach the ocean was covered in thick fog which dropped the temperature right down ...luckily no wind. There were a couple of other group there also. Regards, Daniel Micantapex rhomboidalis Conus sp Gastropods ?? Left: Gastropod ?? Middle: Cowries ....found 5 cowries in a cluster when i lifted a lump of clay. Right: Have never seen these before at Fossil Beach.....any suggestions?? Scaphopods Various bivalves. The far right, bottom row, was a fully intact one with both top and bottom halves joined!! Top Row: Biplex maccoyi Middle Row: ?? Bottom Row: Various corals Columbarium sp.
  3. Fossil Beach Trip

    Hello, Today I went fossil hunting down at Fossil Beach which is located on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. I have been there a few times before, but it always fun and I always find some good fossil specimens. The formation there is known as the Fyansford formation which is middle Miocene (10-15 miilion years old). The weather was beautiful and warm, with no wind at all and almost flat seas. Daniel. Everything I found. Gastropods Gypsum Crystal
  4. Austrotriton sp

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  5. Barbatia celleporacea Tate, 1886

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria. Also known as Arca celleporacea.
  6. Notocorbula ephamilla Tate, 1885

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria. Also known as Corbula ephamilla.
  7. Bathytoma rhomboidalis, Woods, 1879

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria. Also known as Bathytoma rhomboidalis.
  8. Ternivoluta antiscalaris McCoy, 1876

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  9. Volute

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  10. Biplex maccoyi

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria. Also known as Gyrineum maccoyi.
  11. Hello Everyone On the second day of my school holidays my dad and I headed down to Fossil Beach in Mornington, around an hour drive from Melbourne. The cliffs at this site are part of the Fyansford formation and are aged 10-15 million years old. This spot is one of my favorites due to its abundance of whole, large and intact fossil shells. We always leave with something amazing. We arrived at the site in the early afternoon and had the whole beach to ourselves. During the first hour we found a number of whole gastropod and bivalve shells, as well as some horn corals. But the gem of the day was a 7-8cm cowrie shell that I found in the clay at the base of the cliff among the rocks. My eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw it. Unfortunately because It was in the clay at the base of the cliff It was exposed to the rising tides which had made it very fragile. Overall the trip was a success.
  12. Fossil Beach VA

    Relocating to FL a couple of years ago from VA incensed me to start hunting shark teeth, and then lo and behold I discovered that I could have been hunting in VA too. I had heard rumors of teeth at Stratford Hall as a kid but never followed up on it. So I finally had a trip back to VA and a chance to rush out to the beach, last minute I didn't have much time to plan but what better place to hunt fossils than "Fossil Beach", right? The visitor center had a nice display to fan the fever... Well it was a bit different that I expected. I was surprised to find the grey clay material and not as much rock as I see in the "in situ" photos other send from the area. Obviously this wasn't the honey hole I was hoping but some determined hunting did keep me from being skunked.
  13. Tooth or Claw?

    Found some interesting things on the Patomic River this week, but I have no idea what this is. Anyone know? It appears to be a tooth or claw from something? I love finding this stuff!
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    From the album Hollys Fossil Finds

    Very cool place for the whole Family!
  15. Is this a tooth or shell?

    See attached pictures, please. This is found on the fossil beach at the Westmoreland State Park. I thought at the beginning that it was a shell of some sort in the shape of a canine tooth so decided to save it for show and tell later. When I showed it to another fossil collector, the person thinks that it could be the tooth of a mammal because of its root. Please help us identify the unknown. Thanks in advance. Please click on the pictures to enlarge it. Also found some shark teeth/sting ray mouth plates around the same location. I thought the fossil beach at the Westmoreland State Park was picked through by now but I did find some good teeth as a first timer.
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