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Found 9 results

  1. Toronto creek - big haul

    Location: Etobicoke creek, Toronto, CA Date collected: July 27th, 2019 Hello! I pulled in a whole bunch of fossils along the Etobicoke creek (a little bit further north compared to my last trip - almost same location though). LOTS of Orthoconic Nautiloids (as usual), a couple different bivalves and a few crinoid fragments. This is the nautiloid haul. The top right one doesn't look like much but there are about 5 or 6 nautiloids embedded in the matrix! I'm considering learning how to clean up the fossils so that I can show it off in all its glory! These are the bivalves and other stuff collected. These are two separate MASSIVE chunks of monster Nautiloids (~5cm in diameter) - hopefully I can clean this one up as it would make a veryyy nice shelf piece! Closeup on the full bivalve, I've never really found a complete bivalve with both shells in one clump like this before (correct me if its actually just a lame rock - I could be wrong). I thought this one was really interesting: notice the dark brown, lined layer just under the rocky outer layer? I've seen a good lot of Orthoconic Nautiloids but I haven't seen a layer like this before. Maybe its nothing but I thought it might be worth looking into - let me know if you guys have any info, or what you think! Anyways thats what I pulled in this past weekend! I'd say its a decent haul, not my nicest stuff but still a good lot. -Em
  2. I will be visiting Phoenix in May and am looking for someone to go digging with. I have done the site NW of Payson (corals, bryozoan)
  3. Aurora

    I dug in the Pits of Pungo out front of the Aurora Fossil Museum for a few hours. Heres the haul. The shark teeth Phosphate nodules Coral Sea life burrows. Posterior lemons and coppers These teeth are sooo small I don't even know why I picked them up Bryazoa...? My favorites Some of those famous Aurora makos ( isurus oxyrinchus I think) What I think are posterior isurus oxyrinchus's though the one in the middle one looks like it has a burlette? meg? I would appreciate any feedback on these Two nice Hemipritis Double cusped carcharhinus taurus? Alligator claw core? Bird? Sea urchin spines ray teeth Fish/shark verts and partials. I would appreciate if someone s=told me the difference two of them stuck together Bone frags whale verts and frags Shells Can someone help ID them? I can't seem to find any papers or websites I also spent all my birthday money on their little gift shop. Heres what I got from there. I would be happy for any IDs for them. (I like things labeled) Dont know where from St. Claire. PA fern. What is the age and formation of this locale? Morrocan trilobite pyrite amethyst this is definitely my longest post even though its just pictures mostly
  4. Hi Everyone, I am going to be going on vacation to Texas for the holidays this year. I will be spending time in San Antonio, the texas hill country, and Austin. My favorite kinds of fossils to look for are shark teeth, but I like all kinds. Any insights into fossil sites and what I can find in any of these places would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Matt
  5. (Note: this was originally posted under fossil trips) Hey there! I'm sorry its been so long since I've posted on here but suffice it to say I need your help. I'm planning a six to seven day fossil hunting trip in Pennsylvania (sometime in mid august) and I need your help verifying that the sites I've picked to visit from Robert Beards guide Rock Hounding Pennsylvania are still accessible to collecting as well as coverable given my time frame. The places I'm looking at hunting are sites 27. Beltzville State Park (Outcrops on shoreline), 28. Lehighton, Lehigh Canal (Former borrow pit and outcrop),30. Deer Lake (Borrow Pit), 33. Suedberg (Outcrop in former borrow pit), 35. Centralia (Former strip mine outcrop), 38. Rockville (Former quarry), 48. Walker Lake (Hillside and unpaved road), 51. PPL Montour Preserve (Hillside, Former borrow pit), 57. Uniontown (Former quarry). Any insights as to whether or not theses sites are still accessible to collecting, weather our not you believe covering all these sites within 6 to 7 days is possible, and any other tips and tidbits of information on the sites, and or planning a large trip like this etc, would be greatly appreciated! When I go I'm planning to take notes and pictures and then, when i get back, write a few essays illustrated with pics that I will post on here! Thank you in advance, and thank you to Fossil-Hound for directing me on were to properly post this! Glenn aka Fossil123
  6. Hey there! I'm sorry its been so long since I've posted on here but suffice it to say I need your help. I'm planning a six to seven day fossil hunting trip in Pennsylvania (sometime in mid august) and I need your help verifying that the sites I've picked to visit from Robert Beards guide Rock Hounding Pennsylvania are still accessible to collecting as well as coverable given my time frame. The places I'm looking at hunting are sites 27. Beltzville State Park (Outcrops on shoreline), 28. Lehighton, Lehigh Canal (Former borrow pit and outcrop),30. Deer Lake (Borrow Pit), 33. Suedberg (Outcrop in former borrow pit), 35. Centralia (Former strip mine outcrop), 38. Rockville (Former quarry), 48. Walker Lake (Hillside and unpaved road), 51. PPL Montour Preserve (Hillside, Former borrow pit), 57. Uniontown (Former quarry). Any insights as to whether or not theses sites are still accessible to collecting, weather our not you believe covering all these sites within 6 to 7 days is possible, and any other tips and tidbits of information on the sites, and or planning a large trip like this etc, would be greatly appreciated! When I go I'm planning to take notes and pictures and then, when i get back, write a few essays illustrated with pics that I will post on here! Thank you in advance, Glenn aka Fossil123
  7. Holden Beach, North Carolina

    Today I traveled to Holden Beach, North Carolina. I was told that there were shells everywhere, so I assumed that I would find some fossil shark teeth. Unfortunately, I saw no teeth, no fossils worth keeping, and no shells of large proportion. I searched about one mile of beach, and within it I tried to cover as much space as possible. I even searched every shell bed I came across. My advice to anyone hoping to find shark teeth in North Carolina: don't visit Holden Beach. On a happier note, I'm going to Sunset later this week, and I am hopeful that I will find teeth or some other sort of fossil from an aquatic creature.
  8. On the winter solstice, we took the family out for a 7-mile winter hike. Luckily it was winter in name only, as the temps got up to almost 50 degrees. We found a nice trail near Roanoke, Virginia, that took us into the Appalachians. As the kids are still excited about our giant fossil hunting trip out west this summer, I decided to pick a location where I knew there were fossils to be found. All I know is that these were Paleozoic formations, where 450mya it was swampy mud flats. So I could tell them we wouldn't be finding dinosaurs, but we might find some shells. So they enjoyed the hike, and spent tons of time looking around for fossils when our climbing reached the tops of the ridgeline. Then we had to tell them they'd be carrying these rocks with them for the next 6 miles.... 1st kid's finds: (large flat-ish shells) (these seemed to be the most common finds) (trace fossils?) (crinoid stems? - Near the 1" mark, top/bottom)
  9. DEER LAKE TRIP REPORT - MAJOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION Deer Lake was our first fossil trip this year. If you haven't been there recently, the Deer Lake fossil site is totally transformed. There is major highway construction that wraps around the site and has exposed tons of Devonian rubble. It looks like an on ramp is being constructed there the way it curves around the site. Most of the areas that were previously posted are now part of the construction. There are walls of Devonian exposure, huge piles of rubble, lots of new exposures. However, in this Mahantango formation, most of the death assemblages are from the late Devonian and are confined to a thin upper layer which seems to be about less than a meter thick - the assemblages we found were in the same layer throughout the site, but hard to locate if you don't know the layer. Everything else is needle in a haystack collecting, sorting through lots of rock and inspecting the newly exposed boulders and rockfaces. We went on a weekend when there was no construction and there were no signs posted - I have a feeling that there will be no access signs at some point. We saw a few student fossil hunters combing the sides of the highway beds. This exposure is very temporary, and it's not clear what will be left to fossil-hunt after the highway is completed. We're familiar with the site and were very pleased with our finds - This is Nan examining some of the construction rubble, in front of one of the exposed faces. The accompanying photo shows all of the fossils we collected - first examination revealed trilobites (Dipleura), brachiopods, bivalve internals, gastropods, a few cephalopods - the larger rocks in the back were not chiseled open because they looked promising and I wanted to take more care and open those at home. Here are some closeups of finds from our Deer Lake trip - notable details include the large Dipleura segments. There is a nice gastropod in the lower left corner of the shell assemblage - this is one of several well articulated gastropods we found. The bivalve internal shows fine details and also two of the bivalves have the pedicle preserved.
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