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Found 53 results

  1. Fossil ID mammal teeth?

    Found this three on the savannah river near Tybee Island. A I think might be a capybara tooth? B I have no idea! C Maybe dolphin? It has a curvness where I think another tooth created some wear. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!
  2. Ivory / tip of tusk? Help ID

    Hi! I found this ivory piece I would like some help... Its has a rounded tip so I figure it might be a type of tusk tip? I know ivory grows on ring like formations but this piece is almost flat like more of a oval. And its so polish on the outer layer. I found it in a beach near Tybee Island in the Savannah River. Any help is apprecieated!!! Thanks in advance
  3. Hi all I can see an optical illusion when looking at these trilobite photographs but you will need to come back to the post a couple of time for it to work. So is it positive or negative?
  4. Hi all, I have a mysterious croc tooth that needs identifying. It measures 7cm in a straight line, with a crown length of 3cm. It was found in a backwater near Savannah, Georgia. It came out of an old stream bed eroding out. The area is normally a Miocene deposit where there are Gavialosuchus americanus but the original owner (who is a fossil croc expert) sincerely believes it's something else as there are supposedly earlier deposits there as well. He thinks it is from the lineage of Deinosuchus. Has anyone seen such croc/alligator teeth in Georgia? Has anyone heard of late Cretaceous deposits near Savannah? Thank you.
  5. Cambrian Trilobite Verification

    A Fossil Forum friend sent me a few Georgia rocks to split. They were full of trilobites and bits. I believe these are all Aphelaspis brachyphasis but I understand this site has other species as seen in this information : Locality 1 is an outcrop in Murray County. The matrix is mudstone and the researchers report “very abundant specimens” of Aphelaspis brachyphasis often as body clusters. Locality 1, Murray County: Agnostus inexpectans Aspidagnostus rugosus Glyptagnostus reticulatus Aphelaspis brachyphasis ; Could any knowledgeable person verify the identities of these trilobites. As I said , it seems like they are all A. brachyphasis but the HUGE size differences to the trilobites leave me wondering whether I am missing something. Thanks.
  6. East Coast fossil road trip

    Hello! Later this year I'm planning on moving from Florida back to New England. I was hoping to make the voyage into an interesting road trip... I've heard of several places in the Eastern half of the US where you can dig your own fossils. I know that there are some places in Georgia and the Carolinas that are good to find Megalodon teeth, and some places in the northern US that are good for finding trilobites... I'm up for anything interesting and was looking for suggestions on exact places, tour companies, people, anything that you can offer that might extend my collection on the trip!
  7. Conasauga Formation Trilobite ID

    Today I was picking through some of the matrix that I have from the Conasagua Formation from Murray County, Georgia and came across a trilobite that surprised me by its size and nice detail. Unfortunately, this trilobite is not complete, and from my limited knowledge of trilobites, it does not look like the Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobites that i find from that location. Lastly, if it is an Aphelaspis, it must be one on steroids. Any help would be appreciated. @Kane , @sixgill pete , @Fossildude19 , @WhodamanHD , @FossilDAWG An Aphelaspis - on the larger size of what I find. Unknown:
  8. The mudstone from the Conasauga Formation in Murray County, Georgia produces a nice quantity and quality of the trilobite "Aphelaspis brachyphasis" (below). But when it comes to the Agnostoid trilobites, I have only found pieces, that is until tonight. I finally found a complete specimen, though the quality is not the greatest, it is complete.
  9. Shark Tooth ID

    Hello, I have been collection shark teeth and other coastal fossils for some time now. Only recently have I developed an interest in identifying them all. I have been working through the dichotomous keys, various ID sites, and old fossil forum threads trying to get a feel for general teeth shapes. Below are three teeth that I am having trouble with. They are in fairly poor condition (especially their roots), but I think you all may be able to identified them by general shape. The first one is particularly interesting to me because it is very thick, it feels fat, bulging even on the labial side. These three teeth were collected in Georgia salt marshes (Pleistocene I believe). Thank you!
  10. Tonight I decided to split some of the Georgia Cambrian Conasauga Formation matrix that I have. Here are some of the complete/ near complete trilobites that I found.
  11. Hi! Its been awhile since I posted so I've accumulated several new specimens. They are all from a beach in the Savannah River. Many are broken... A - Giant Beaver Tusk B - Elephant Ivory piece (note the schreger pattern) (Is there a way to know the species?) C - Capybara D - ??? E - Canis ??? F - Tapir ??? G - ??? H - ??? I'll post more in a second part... Any comments are greatly appreciated!!!
  12. What are the laws on collecting on public land in GA (ie roads) etc?
  13. Georgia Trilobites

    I did not think that I was going to have time to hunt Georgia Cambrian trilobites – Aphelaspis brachyphasis from the Conasauga Formation, but I did find a couple hours to collect. So this morning I left at 7 AM and drove one and a half hours to Murray County, Georgia to collect at a small exposure on the Consssuga River. It was a cold morning, 31°, even by my Chicago standards for October. The purpose for this visit visit was to gather some matrix for winter work. If you have a chance to visit this site, besides being abundant , many of your finds will have multiple trilobites on the mudstone. Below are a couple pics of the area, as well as some of the trilobites that I found.
  14. Need help identifying this fossil I found while trying to find shark teeth on Tybee Island in Georgia. One photo is in b&w so I could fit both sides on this post.
  15. Found in Georgia

    My family and I headed out to shark tooth beach on jekyll island tonight and I found this. I have no idea what it is but I feel like it's staring at me... or is a nose... or something. Anyway my 5 year old won't stop asking about it and I can't find anything like it online. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's about the size of a quarter. Thank you!
  16. Me and my family are about to embark on a trip to Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia. I am more keen on geology than paleontology so I honestly don't really know where to start I know the basics of the basics but would love a couple tips and maybe a few suggestions on where to look. Thank you so much!
  17. Unknown fossil, excited six-year-old.

    We are not sure what this is. My daughter is very excited. She thinks she's found her first fossil. Does anyone know?
  18. Hi! I found this in a beach in the Savannah River. Its 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches thick on the middle. It has a weird curveness that you can appreciate better on the Side 4 pictures. It made me think of where the other jaw tooth fits?! I looks like a sperm whale tooth but I'm not sure. Any input is greatly appreciated!!!
  19. Savannah River - Small mammal molar

    Hi! I found this small beauty at a beach in Savannah River. Any input is appreciated. Thanks for checking it out!
  20. Took the wife to our college town of Athens Ga for several days last week to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Since I have an addiction to shark tooth hunting I set her up with a day at the spa and proceeded to drive 4 hours each way with a good friend for a shark tooth hunt on Friday. Got a taxi haul out to the dredge spoil island from Bull River Marina down there. Fourth time I've used them. They are great and I highly recommend them if you're in the area. Had some good luck. Found my first "large" meg. If I'm measuring correctly it's almost 4 1/4 inches. No great in situ pics. I was so excited I picked it up and started dancing around like a little girl. A bit later I was going over some large granite rip rap and fell, striking my knee on an oyster covered rock, and laid my knee open. Required some minor surgery to clean out, remove some oyster shell, debride some dead tissue, and do a two layer closure Still can't bend my knee much, it hurts like a SOB . . .but worth it to find a meg. My buddy found four to five 1 inch to 1.5 inch makos and great whites. Between the two of us a four hour hunt yielded about 200 total teeth, some bone fragments, a vert or two, and what I think is a fossilized deer tooth with the root intact. Finally, when our charter boat picked us up he was doing a booze cruise ride around for nine 20 something women in bikinis on a bachelorette party. Made for a nice view on the way back in!
  21. Conus cookei

    Silica pseudomorph.
  22. Fossilized tooth or ?

    Need help identifying this tooth like stone. Is it actually a fossilized tooth or what? I found it in Georgia around past Indian grounds and beside a river. Any help would be appreciated.
  23. I have absolutely no background in fossils or identification, but ran into this during a trail run in N. Georgia. Just happened to look down during a quick break. Size wise, the area pictured is maybe a half dollar coin. Curious if this is even anything, and if so, what it might have been. Thanks, Adam
  24. 5" GA meg

    I found this tooth in June 2017 diving in a GA river. its is right at 5.0" and one of the nicest I have found!
  25. Fossils in GA

    Looking for a fossil hunting place near Callaway Gardens in GA.
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