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Found 79 results

  1. Agatized Coral

    From the album Corals

    5x5x1cm. Oligocene. From the Witchacoochee River near Valdosta, Georgia.
  2. Agatized Coral

    From the album Corals

    7x5x2cm. Oligocene. From the Witchacoochee River near Valdosta, Georgia.
  3. Agatized Coral

    From the album Corals

    10x9x6cm. Oligocene. From the Witchacoochee River near Valdosta, Georgia.
  4. Agatized Coral

    From the album Corals

    12x9x6cm. Oligocene. From the Withlacoochee River near Valdosta, Georgia.
  5. No better way to spend a sunny, 52 degree Georgia day than fossil collecting with my son. This is the first time in about 22 years that we have collected together. We went down to the Conasauga River in Murray County to collect Cambrian trilobites. Unfortunately the River was running high and fast and it did not make Collecting easy. I had to do some fancy climbing to get to the area that I wanted to collect. Using tree limbs to hold onto, I was able to navigate the slippery slope. I only took two pictures of partial trilobites that I found, I decided not to take any more pictures because I was worried about dropping my phone in the river. Here are some of my other finds- all Aphelaspis brachyphasis, with the exception of this first piece, I believe that this is a partial Eugonocare , I have only found one other partial one in the Times I have visited this site.
  6. Today I made a quick stop on Dug Gap Mountain Road in Dalton, Georgia and did a little collecting in the Lower Silurian Red Mountain Formation. At this location you find imprints of shells, though I cannot find any information on them.
  7. Good morning ladies and gents. I am looking for a few places I could take my daughter in about a week for some fossil /gem/ artifact hunting (not in Florida for the artifact hunting). My daughter is 9 and fairly experienced in gem and fossil hunting but has never found an artifact . I would like to stay in the southeast within a few hours drive and a semi winter friendly location (we do have waders for shallow water). Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, or north Florida is where we are looking. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Y’all have a Merry Christmas!
  8. St. Marys river 11-11-18

    Did some blackwater diving in the St. Marys river this past weekend. The biggest Meg tooth was a hair under 6” and also found a nice little benedini!
  9. ID help

    What are these ? Driving me nuts searched for hours online
  10. Few Fossils In Chert

    Not sure of identification., but a little nice. South central Georgia, the oldest deposits in this area indicate 35 mya and younger. The longest point across flat scale = 3.75cm Rodney
  11. Well I did not have much luck opening Mazon Creek concretions today, so I figured that I would try something about 190 Million years older, so tonight I was whacking Conasauga shale matrix from Murray County, Georgia, looking for Cambrian Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobites. I did not go through much matrix tonight, but I did find a few trilobites, but the ones that I found do not represent the quality of trilobites that come from that location. As I continue to go through this matrix, I guarantee that I will find some pretty specimens and I will post my finds. Here is what I found tonight-
  12. Hi everyone, I found this in January of 2017 on Shark tooth island on the Savannah River in Georgia. Always have been curious what it is. The area has dredged material and contains fossils from the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene. It is slightly conical and symmetrical, uniform, and ovalish in cross section - straight in profile with no discernible curvature. In profile, one side is smoother and striated, the other coarser, dimpled, with elevated black speckles. It is not porous inside like other bones from the area. It appears to have schreger lines. I'm not sure if it is some sort of tusk, but I havn't seen other tusks without some degree of curvature. Overcast day here in Seattle. If photos aren't clear enough I'll upload some others on a sunny day. Thanks!
  13. This is a recent find on a sandbar where I find land and sea fossils. Reminds me of a human fibula, but I really have no idea. I also found 3 turkey verts, sea turtle fragments and shark teeth on the same day. This looks like it will be easily identifiable, but can provide more info if needed. Thank you for any help you can give me. Holocene- Silver Bluff Back Barrier Complex: Georgia Coast near Savannah
  14. Fossil Snail

    Any thoughts or species for this fossil snail that I found in south central Ga, I think the deposits in this area are 35 million years and younger. This snail was busted out of a void or crack in a larger rock.
  15. Roadtrip from NC to GA

    Hey! I might be going on a road trip, from the coast of NC to the Georgia mountains, in search of trilobites. Below is a pic of the fastest way to get there. I'm wondering if anyone could point out fossil spots around the where the Tennesee, Georgia and North Carolina border is as well as any along the rest of the route. Of course this route is not set in stone and I could move it around to accommodate fossil spots. Thanks, Tyler
  16. Trip to GA for Agatized Coral!

    Hey folks! You may have seen Cris's video of our Agatized Coral hunt recently (I was a little behind on editing!). But here is my take on it, and my finds! We don't always get to head up to GA to hunt for coral, so this was a very nice change of pace. We found some really killer pieces!
  17. Diving the St Marys River

    Dove the St Marys river Sunday with Subpay charters and had a productive day finding lots of megs, makos, great white, mammoth and whale teeth!
  18. New fossil hunter - need help

    So I am very new to this and honestly I don’t know any of the fancy terms or much about it in general. So any help would be appreciated. This is my first find other than lots of shark teeth
  19. Basilosauridae partial vertebrae

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Side view of vertebra, displaying missing piece see 1st picture for information
  20. Basilosauridae partial vertebrae

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Vertebrae damaged during or before fossilization, from a basilosauridae. Found in Albany, GA, in the Ocala limestone formation, an Eocene deposit laid down by the swannee current between about 34-56 mya. The exact species is possibly still up in the air, since it is been suggested that it is something other than the original ID. We're still looking into the possibilities. Found in Georgia, so that limits the possibilities, but still leaves open a number of basilosauridae, including some dorudontinae such as Zygorhiza. Zygorhiza, which is what it was originally supposed to be, is iffy since it hasn't officially ever been found in GA, but I don't think that means it hasn't, doesn't that just mean it hasn't been found by scientific authorities, or confirmed by such? it seems however, that the person who ID'd it as Zygorhiza was Professor Mark Uhen, who I guess is an authority on the subject, but as before, they're not supposed to be found in GA. Another possibility from a different authority on the subject has ID'd it as Cynthiacetus, which I personally would prefer, but sadly that doesn't have any impact in the matter:(
  21. Hello, I have been a long time member of the fossil forum, but I have never posted before. I live in south Florida and I am planning on making a trip up to northwestern Georgia, northeastern Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee for two or three days and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on fossil hunting sites in the region. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  22. Schwimmer, D.R., 2002. Giant fossil coelacanths from the Late Cretaceous of the eastern USA. Fernbank Magazine. Faculty Bibliography. 514. http://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/bibliography_faculty/514 The paper is: Schwimmer, D.R., J.D. Stewart & G.D. Williams. Giant fossil coelacanths of the Late Cretaceous in the Eastern United States. Geology 22: 503-506. Nouv. Ser. 139: 187-190. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/252272908_Giant_fossil_coelacanths_of_the_Late_Cretaceous_in_the_eastern_United_States https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Schwimmer https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joe_Stewart5 Yours, Paul H.
  23. I'm preparing a teacher education workshop which includes a fossil hunting and identification activity. The teachers are coming from many states across the country. I'd like to include some suggestions of sites where they could replicate the things they learn and experience during the workshop with their students in the vicinity of their respective schools. I have the Indiana schools covered. For the ones near Dallas, I'm thinking Mineral Wells Fossil Park (and maybe Ladonia for older, more adventuresome students). The ones I need help with are sites within field trip range of the following: Austin, TX ( @Uncle Siphuncle, @KimTexan, @BobWill, @erose)? Atlanta, GA Golden, CO Palm Bay, FL (near Melbourne) Naples, FL (any shell dump piles accessible to and suitable for k-12?) @digit ? Bentonville, AR Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, either posted here or via PM. I have alternative activity suggestions for them (e.g. bags of matrix to sift, etc) if they can't do a field trip, but there's nothing quite like the experience of hunting and discovery in the field... I would have done backflips if my grade school had had a fossil trip...
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