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  1. Quick meg id

    Appreciate it guys, I have a feeling its a chub?
  2. Megalodon next to rib

    My dad was digging up a rib bone, then I spotted a speck of black next to it, and we found this killer! It's about the same size as my first one, 3.5". And check out the size of this second rib bone (the pic with the spade blade) what could this be from???
  3. Megalodon?

    Can someone help me? i found this shark tooth in Austria (Europe) is it a Megalodon? or what is it? thx Didi
  4. Hey all, It's been a while! I stopped posting on the forum for a bit, but the fossil hunting never ceased! Here are a few photos of some of the fossils we've found over the past few months (all found at the same location). Our biggest prize was obviously the juvenile meg (Photos #1 and #2). We're still holding out on this spot for a huge, adult meg...but until then, we've kept ourselves busy finding plenty of bull shark teeth - with amazing coloration (Photo #3)...who knew I could love yellow teeth this much?! In general, the fossils we find at this location have the most remarkable coloration; almost all of the dugong bones we find (and that's A LOT) have a deep red tint to them. In fact, this tiger shark tooth we found has hints of that same red color (Photo #4). What's interesting is that, on one side of the river, the teeth we find are tinted red, but on the other side they are either blue or yellow (small blue lemon shark tooth pictured in Photo #5). And can I just mention how many, and how amazing, the fossilized gar scales we find here are (Photo #6)? It's incredible! Happy hunting! -AG
  5. Meg tooth?

    Hi was wondering if this was a meg.
  6. Otodus angustidens

    From the album Misc. Cenozoic Specimens

    An early O. angustidens.
  7. British Megalodon Tooth

    Hello, I've just been given a megalodon tooth by a fisherman from Essex. He tells me that he found it on his local beach (Harwich) and because he isn't really interested in fossils, it was gathering dust in his shed and he was happy to give it to me. British megs of this quality are basically unheard of... My question is, is it possible that this is a British meg? I have no reason to think he was lying, but if that's the case, this tooth is unbelievable for the location! Cheers!
  8. What kind of tooth is this?

    Hello! What kind of tooth is this? We can't decide whether it may be a baby megalodon or a bull shark tooth. I found it in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Thanks!
  9. Sharing my quest to find 1...just 1 decent Meg. I found a spot in the peace river, lots of gravel and so peaceful area. Even finding anything still makes for great day. So my very first shovel I pull out that Mako in the first picture! Wow so excited I was! Broken up root but that is OK, its so cool. So I come back to this spot and search...and search about a dozen times usually 3-4 hours each time. The first picture is all the Mako/Meg teeth pieces I found during all these trips. Now, like I said, the peaceful time I spend, eating, relaxing watching the fish jump, occasional alligator staring at me makes it all worth while. But, frustration sets in..Why I can not just fine 1 nice Meg? Even a small one that is not all broken would be nice! Well yesterday I had this amazing idea, "Hey I know, I will move down a few hundred feet try there!" The second picture is the result of about 2 hours digging!! The Mako (the bigger of the 2 is 2.25 inches for reference) 5 almost perfect shark teeth for my collection! Megs are under 2" but I do not care they are sweet! Hmm..wonder whats down a little further? Moral of the story, Keep digging, enjoy yourself and the thrill of the hunt. You never know what today may bring!
  10. I am so very lucky to have a fossil site 15 minutes from my house. I have been hunting it consistently for 7 months since I first found it. Yesterday a few hours before sunset, I walked a back section I had not been to in a few weeks. It had rained hard since, but there were also footprints everywhere. At first I found a few small frags of megs...which is always a good sign but the material in the area did not look as fossil rich as I hoped it would be. I did not find anything else for a while and then on the way back to my car I found a really massive piece of turtle shell about 3” x 2” and I got that feeling like okay this is a really good sign.. and then I looked up and saw the tip of a meg about a foot away. I sat down and soaked in the image for quite a while before I starting digging it out. And then I dug veryyy slowly exposing the wrinkles on the enamel to my delight the root was there! (Most often at this site the condition is poor but I love all fossils so I keep going back) I think the damage is from feeding? What do you think? It is a gnarly tooth at 4.5”! Day maker for sure.
  11. Here are my new fossils! And how my collection looks now. For size comparison the enchodus tooth to the right in the picture of the entire collection is 5,6cm long (2.2 Inches long)
  12. Feeding damage?

    Hello! Is this feeding damage? Also do you see any restoration work signs or anything that wouldnt make it 100% authentic?
  13. Megalodon tooth?

    Is this a lower tooth from a Megalodon? (sorry if this is a bad quality photo this is the best my camera could do)
  14. Small Meg or ?

    I was prospecting / hunting yesterday and initially struggled to find a diggable location. After paddling upstream a couple of miles, I noted some debris (and hopefully gravel) on a sandbank coming out from the bank. I stopped to chech it out and almost immediately saw a fragment of horse tooth, pick up a tuttle footpad and then barely covered in water, a high quality 3 inch diameter whale vert. YES!!!! This stuff had to have come downstream, now if I could figure out where. I did find a likely spot with gravel, somewhat smaller than I would prefer. In the 1st sieve, I found a tiny tooth that might be a Meg or might be a Bull..., In the 2nd sieve, I found a tiny tooth that might be a Meg or might be a Bull... In the 3rd sieve, I found a tiny tooth that might be a Meg or might be a Bull... I did not see another tooth or fragment that remotely resemble a Meg: So, which ones are Megs and why.... #1, #2 #3 As an aside, great social distancing, left my vehicle at 6:30 am, returned at 3:45 pm. Never saw a single person.
  15. Pie Day on the Peace

    My mom is in town escaping the colder weather in Chicago and visiting the Boca house probably for the last time (we're moving to Gainesville, FL in a few months). We'd been talking about taking her out fossil hunting on the Peace River for some time but the last couple of years have been relatively short fossil hunting seasons with the water level on the Peace remaining too high for most of the normal "dry season". This year her visit corresponded well with perfect conditions for an outing on the Peace. The last time we were out was during the week between Christmas and New Year when our friends had their daughter in town. The river was about 2.5 feet higher then and we couldn't get to the deeper site that I wanted to visit which has chunkier gravel with lots of dugong rib bones and a chance of finding some larger fossils. I went walked into that site up to my shoulders and decided that spot was a no-go for that trip. Conditions this visit were much more conducive for hunting in the chunky gravel. Here's the trip report from our last visit: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/101024-peace-river-trip-before-the-new-year-decade/ We rented our canoes from Canoe Outpost as usual and put in at Brownville Park for our normal 8.5 mile run back down to Arcadia. We hoped to meet up with new forum member @Jen Morris but the timing didn't work out. We had a schedule to keep and had to move down from the big well-known gravel bed just downstream from Brownville to hit some other spots and still be able to get the canoes back before 5:00 p.m. (we were in with 5 minutes to spare). This trip we took our friend's granddaughter, Destiny, with us to fill out a small flotilla of two canoes. Destiny had been wanting to fossil hunt the Peace since moving back to Florida from the Pacific Northwest. After to abbreviated fossil hunting seasons in South Florida this season all the planets aligned and she was able to make the trip with us on her quest to find a meg tooth (a common goal for first time fossil hunters in Florida). We spent nearly 4 hours at the well-known and well-hunted gravel bed just down from the boat ramp at Brownville Park and it took us some time to prospect around and find some productive gravel. A couple months back on our previous visit we did pretty good here with a horse tooth and camelid tooth (but only tiny meg fragments). Though there were not the usual "bomb craters" and huge discard piles that we usually see at this site in the river indicating lots of recent hunting pressure, we had to prospect around quite a bit before we started finding more than just the common tiny shark teeth--even turtle shell and dugong bones were being elusive. Just before our planned lunch break around noon (cold leftover homemade pizza from the night before ) we hit paydirt with Destiny shouting out when a nearly complete meg showed up in her sifting screen. That was matched in kind pretty quickly when my mom joined the Meg Club a few minutes later. We decided that we had worked this site well enough for the day and decided to put a little more distance behind us and paddle for a while to get a bit closer to our destination in Arcadia. We made it down to the spot with the chunky gravel. This is a spot on a large sandbar. Previous to Hurricane Irma the top of this sandbar was just that--sand! The gravel area was limited to a small strip on the leading edge of this sandbar where the bottom rose up from much deeper water. It was a limited area but has delivered interesting fossils from time to time (like over 2 dozen cetacean tympanic bullae in a few hours). Post Irma we found the site deeper with the top couple of feet of sand peeled off and transported further downstream. While this makes the site more difficult to access during deeper water, it revealed that the gravel seam along the leading edge was just the margin of a much more extensive gravel bed that covers much of the top of this presently lowered sandbar. It is deeper on the upstream side and shallows as you walk downstream on it. Though the temps were very warm--near if not reaching 90F (32C)--the rest of our group didn't feel like venturing into water over waist deep and so I used my fiberglass probe to hunt around for some gravel in the shallower depths. It took me a bit of prospecting till I found the sort of very chunky gravel that this site is famous (to me) for. At this site it is not uncommon to dig up a chunk of matrix rock filling the entire shovel. These bowling ball boulders are shot-putted away from where we are digging a far enough distance that we are not soaked with the ensuing kerplunk of a splash. We turned up some additional nearly complete meg teeth and enough dugong rib bone pieces to pave a driveway. The finds here are less frequent with the smaller shark teeth being almost absent. The gravel is generally much larger here golf ball to softball size and so there are fewer but larger finds to be had. We scored a nice glyptodont osteoderm to go with the partial Holmesina osteoderm we found at the first stop. Destiny scored a really nice bison tooth and a very cool pharyngeal crushing plate covered with phyllodont enamel teeth from a wrasse or bonefish. It was getting toward the end of the day and the Earth's gravity had quite obviously undergone a recent local surge as the shovels of gravel and sand were getting noticeably heavier than they'd been at the start of the day. We had just about run out of time to be able to paddle our way down the last stretch back to Arcadia and our cars which awaited us with towels and a dry change of clothing. We were finishing up our last few screens and where I was digging the gravel was tapping out to just sand and the annoying sticky gray clay that makes digging and sifting a pain. I looked upstream and noticed that I had without realizing it worked my way about 20 feet from where I had left my probe to mark where I had first found this nice chunky gravel. I decided to return to where I had first found this nice chunky stuff and finish my last couple of screens there. While digging in this larger material you have to get the tip of your shovel down between the larger pieces of rock. This usually requires putting one foot on the edge of the shovel and leaning in some body weight while wiggling the top of the shovel around as the tip navigates down between the rocks so that you can scoop up a full load into the sifting screen. Quite often the bowling ball size chunks that pave the bottom here will fall off the shovel or become uncovered by digging around them and they will need to be pulled up and tossed away so digging can proceed. I could feel one loose piece that was located directly between my feet. I could detect a bit of the shape with one foot on either side and it seemed familiar (yes, I have feet that are trained to detect fossils ). The water was just shallow enough that I could bend down and grab hold of it with one hand. I told Tammy to pull out the camera. She gave me that look like "Really?" and I nodded my head. In hindsight, it would have been more funny as a video clip but we ended the day with a special find so my mom would remember this Pie Day (3/14) on the Peace River--a nearly 7 pound (3 kg) Colombian Mammoth tooth! Here are a couple of post-trip photos of some of the other interesting finds. A really sweet Glyptotherium and partial Holmesina osteoderm, a nice piece of softshell turtle carapace, and what appears to be part of the jaw of the Long-beaked Dolphin. Cheers. -Ken
  16. Hello, can anyone help me to understand if this tooth is original, a copy or restored?
  17. English Cliff Meg

    Hello all! Headed down the local beach after work, had a little look over the London Claybeds but nothing good was about. Headed up the beach to the red crag cliffs which have been collapsing a lot. Started looking over the slump piles at the bottom of the cliff picking up a few small teeth and bits of ray plate. Scrambled up the slump pile a little bit to the phosphate nodule bed and spotted this in the sand...oooo I thought, that looks interesting. Dug it out and with a bit of spit this soon appeared. Was only 74mm long but was in a lovely condition for a red crag tooth. Spent another ten minutes in the slumps but my hunger got the better of me and I headed home. Thanks for reading everyone!
  18. Hi everyone, For a long time, I've wanted to find a Megalodon tooth. I'm from Toronto, where they don't exist. However, I have a trip to the South coming up, where I understand there are some prime locations. It's a trip primarily for business, but I'll have one full day to spend on my Megalodon hunt. I would therefore ideally want to pick a single site. I did my research and my understanding now is that some of the beaches near Charleston, SC are prime. It would be helpful to get some first-hand accounts from you guys, though. The blue area is where I'm already planning to go. Suggestions for Megalodon sites in that range are preferable. The purple area is where I can extend my trip if the sites therein are meant to be particularly fruitful. I would appreciate any suggestions on the most promising Megalodon-hunting areas in this region. The only real barrier is that I won't have access to a boat, so anything offshore isn't doable. Thank you, Bellamy
  19. Hey everyone, I'm new to the site so hopefully I read all the posting rules correctly. Having said that, I was given this meg tooth as a gift. I am unsure however if it is real as it's missing the serrated edges and has a remarkable polish that gives it a glassy texture. I am not aware of any restoration methods or what not when it comes to selling to the general public so I can only go off my own knowledge of meg teeth. It's also heavier than my phone. Is there anyone who could maybe point out some red flags (or green ones!) to let me know if she was sold a replica? I can also add more images if need be. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1bcvrtv7m6d7q13/AAD-RcmDpOCMgeJ6aJ_Xh40Pa?dl=0 Please click that link to view all 6 images. (For some reason I can't upload them here)
  20. Storm Dennis Megs

    Got up nice and early to beat any other fossil enthusiasts who may be heading to the beach. However due to storm Dennis hitting the UK I didn’t need to as it was raining cats and dogs and rather windy! Anyway, got down to the red crag cliffs that have taken a hammering in the strong winds we have been having the past month. Within the first ten minutes found a heart brake half Meg, shame cause it was 94mm long. Found a smaller 59mm well polished Meg about ten yards away and thought I was going to be in for a Meg tooth filled day! However that was not the case, only other decent find was a nice 61mm Otodus. Few more small Isurus teeth and other bits n bobs but nothing amazing. I did spend an hour looking for the other half of the first Meg but to no avail.... (Apologies about the sideways images and any neck injuries that may occur whilst looking at them) Thanks for reading everyone!
  21. Megalodon tooth mystery

    Hi, bought this Megalodon tooth recently from the Hawthorn Formation in South Carolina. I noticed it had this ridges on the side, wondered if anyone knew what they were from. Thanks.
  22. Okay, I posted this yesterday and I’m not sure if it was that it was too long winded, in the wrong spot, or both. So, I will attempt to boil it down. There was a post on this topic in 2011 but I feel like there’s certainly more knowledge on this now. 1. What formations are megalodon teeth coming from? The plausible ones are the Parachucla (22ma), Marks Head (18ma), and Goose Creek Lime (3.5ma), all within the umbrella Hawthorn formation. The CofC Museum lists almost every specimen as coming from the Goose Creek Lime, yet the hottest spots at best have the Raysor formation(2.5ma) exposed. 2. Are said spots only good underwater where the river has cut through to the former three? 3. Is material between the Marks Head and Goose Creek era extant in any areas? People have suggested that the size of some teeth would place them in the middle of these two time periods, unless there’s reason to believe they’re reworked. 4. Wanting to see pictures of the formations mentioned (excluding Marks Head which is only subsurface), in addition the Wando and Chandler Bridge formations if anyone has pictures lying around.
  23. Tooth

    Reeled this is 7-8 years ago out of the broad river in Beaufort, SC about 7 miles inland from the port royal sound.
  24. Meg tooth

    I am looking to get a big Megalodon tooth and I’m looking for help on if this is a good price. It is 6.07 inches long and 4 and a half wide. It is not repaired or restored. The asking price is ..., is that a good deal? Thankyou
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