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Found 16 results

  1. saw tooth fossil?

    This was found on the beach In Galveston, TX. on Saturday 5/4/19. I am not educated in fossils but it appears to be fossilized like petrified wood becomes. Please forgive me for my lack of experience in this field. I am limited in knowledge of sea life as well. This is my first attempt in trying to find what this is but in thinking its a fossil what better place to start. Please feel free to lead me in the right direction
  2. Hello fellow members, I recently took a trip down to Crystal Beach, in Bolivar peninsula, Texas. I was on the beach for about an hour. I kept on finding small sized fossilized fragments of bone (probably from the late Pleistocene Beaumont Clays). I found 4 small pieces this past Monday. They are all just small fragments, probably not identifiable. I was about to go back to the car after walking for about 2 miles on the beach, when I stumbled upon this. It has a hole in it, and is oddly symmetrical. It looks like it’s made out of pottery. I really don’t know what else this could be, other than a Native American artifact. Let me know what y’all think this could be.
  3. Galveston equus tooth

    My wife, son, and I took the dogs to the beach tonight. I was made promise that I would not hunt for shark teeth on the walk. I guess I kept my promise. Found this horse tooth instead. First I have found on the island.
  4. Shark Tooth ID Greater Hammerhead?

    I have found three of these teeth and am wondering what type they are. I am thinking Hammerhead but with serrations it would have to be greater hammerhead. These teeth come from Galveston Island and I believe theme to be Pleistocene. We find several types of Carcharhinus species of teeth on the beach along with lemon, tiger, sand tiger and have seen a couple of great whites that another hunter has found. These teeth are much more robust than the Carcharhinus teeth and the nutrient grove is deep and long. Any help is appreciated.
  5. Texas Teeth

    Organized our recent finds from Galveston, TX to add to our collection. Now just need to have the tag made. Is Quaternary as near as I can get in age?
  6. My son and I have have been finding a few sharks teeth in Galveston that have washed onto the beaches. Does anyone know the age or the formation that these teeth are washing up from?
  7. Fish/Reptile Skull Fragment?

    Collected from Galveston bay dredge spoils, late Pleistocene Beaumont formation. First thought was gar skull fragment but it lacks the central suture line evident in online photos. Hoping someone here might recognize it.
  8. What is this!?!???

    I found this fossil in Galveston Texas. It is really small about 1cm. The area is late Pleistocene in age, deposits from the Beaumont formation. I found it along with a turtle shell fragment, and 3 crab claws (which are also fossilized).
  9. So...... I haven't been on here too much lately. Too many thing going on these days (aarrrrggghhh!), but.... I did unexpectedly wind up in Galveston on the 4th of July evening to see the fireworks from the beach. As my toes hit the water's edge, the thought of shark teeth popped into my head. I didn't really expect to find any at our location, but within the first few steps.... BAM! there was a tooth (the one on the right). The hunt was on. As the sunlight waned, I was able to find three more. I don't know how I even saw the tiny one as I didn't have my glasses on. Not too impressive, but enjoyable none the less and..... it qualifies as fossil hunting. Last night, someone showed me a huge great white tooth from across the bay. Got to get back down there..... Anyway, here is what I found.
  10. Collected at low tide this evening.
  11. Bone??? From Galveston beach

    Hi guys, it's been a long time since I posted. I wanted to ask y'all if this is a bone. I found it at Galveston beach here in Texas. Is there any way of knowing if it is fossilized or if it's just a chicken bone???? It has a particular shape, maybe we can identify what specific bone it is (if it turns out to be one). Thanks in advance, Ramon!!! A few more pics!!!
  12. Large Canine fragment?

    I picked it up on this morning from Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Late Pleistocene. This piece kinda has the "feel" of ivory and appears to have a thin layer of enamel but It's unlike any other tooth or tusk I've found. I thought it might be a canine but the cross section isn't a bit flattened. Not at all round like other canine teeth I've looked at. Any ideas? Darrow
  13. Juvenile Mammoth Tooth

    Anyone ever see enamel growth like I circled in red?
  14. Alligator Tooth?

    This reminds me of an alligator tooth? Seems a bit large...
  15. From the album My Personal Fossil Discoveries

    I finally had a chance to go to the beach for a couple of day last week and look for sharks teeth. I know these are not the super rare and large species sharks teeth that can be found in other parts of the country, but I do want to share them to promote fossil hunting on the Texas beaches. This nice little haul was made with a few leisurely walks on the beaches of Bolivar Peninsula (Crystal Beach) in Texas. Bolivar is just a ferry ride across from Galveston, TX which is probably the better known beach in our area, just 45 minutes drive from Houston. Anyway, for those of you who may be traveling to Galveston or Bolivar this summer, make sure to spend an hour or two walking the beaches and perusing the shell piles at the waters edge. I almost guarantee you will find a few sharks teeth if you look hard enough!
  16. I'm hoping someone remembers who posted a fossil hunting trip. I was telling a friend here in Galveston about it, and they just couldn't hardly believe it....so I set out, searching on here for that entry; but can not find it. This is what I remember! One of the members was down here on the Texas coast (and I believe they were in Galveston), and found this incredible amount of fossils washed up in the surf. They had taken many, many photos, of all these fossils (what I remember is bones, mostly), and they were photographed in a heavy shell-bed. I remember how amazing I thought that find was, as I've been coming to Galveston since the mid-80s and had never seen anything like that. Does anyone remember who that was, so that I can search a name? It might have been 2 or 3 years ago. I've done all the common searches (galveston, texas coast) with no luck. I'm determined to find that post, and show my friend that I'm not making this stuff up! I have relocated to Galveston, and am waiting for some storms to bring up some cool stuff out of the sea! Love this forum! Thank you, everyone!