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Found 25 results

  1. Anyone Hunting the East Coast?

    Hey guys, just moved to Wilmington NC from Ohio a few weeks ago. I've always loved fossils and metal detecting but I went on my first shark tooth hunt with my wife and found 27 teeth plus a nice great white tooth. I've been hooked ever since. Is there any groups or clubs for fossil hunting in Wilmington?
  2. Hey! New member here wondering if anyone would be interested in getting a group together for the weekend to do some creek hunting for megs, angies, whites, or other fossils. Message me if you're interested and know the area better than I (I'm from the upstate).
  3. Is this tooth real, I bought it from a mineral and fossil shop in Breckenridge Colorado. Would be much appreciated thx!
  4. Is this a baby meg tooth?

    I found this tooth at point a dam, is it a baby meg? I really can’t tell..
  5. My wifes birthday is on Monday so trying to surprise her with a 3-4 day weekend trip. Looking for locations in the southeast. Can go as far down as ft. Lauderdale area or top of nc on the north side. We have been to Edisto and Summerville areas before and unfortuantely just havent gotten on top of any good spots. She really wants a whole Meg tooth or nice Angustiden tooth as well, were used to mainly finding fragments in the Savannah area. I wouldnt mind that but would love to add some more bones/and or fragments to our collection as well. I do have a small john boat with a 4 horse outboard this year so have a lot more accessibility as far as the Edisto river goes if thats what I decide on. Looking for a trip that will hopefully not break the bank, but be productive and most of all be a nice relaxing trip where I can spend some quality time hunting with my wife!. if anyone has any suggestions please send em my way! We can use all the help we can get haha.
  6. My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  7. Hi! I was hoping I could get some advice on my recent finds at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Dredging recently finished and the last few days were awesome! Last year I found a very nice Mastodon and we found 3 items that look very similar but not in great condition. I found 2 very large Megs but they are in bad shape. There are some unknowns that we just can't identify and was hoping for TFF's expertise. I can attach more pics of other angles but just going to attach the bare minimum right now.
  8. Hello everyone! His is my first post on here. My name is Hayley and I’m located in Daytona Beach, Florida. The past two weekends, we made trips to Brownville and Wauchula Florida to hunt the Peace River. On the 18, we found a small meg tooth on the last scoop of the day, along with lots of other teeth and bone fragments. On yesterday’s trip, I found some larger teeth and a completely in-tact (what looked to be a sand dollar) at the last place we stopped at. I will post a picture of it tomorrow because it’s sittig on my desk at work. Anyway, it’s really enjoyable and the conditions are very favorable right now. We have set up a trip to visit again next weekend, and are looking for some fellow hunters who are interested in tagging along. I really want to get on some big meg teeth, and have been scouting out a few decent and promising locations. We have a kayak that we use to get up and down the river. Is anyone interested in meeting up next weekend to hunt?
  9. FL River Hunting Feb 22 2018

    Got in a few hours of digging today and popped a few keepers out. One day I'm going to find a nice complete Meg that size.
  10. megladon, finally!

    I finally found an entire megladon tooth. I have hundreds of fragladons and was beginning to wonder if I would ever find one. It is not huge but it is two colors and in perfect condition. Sorry about the crappy pics but my laptop is all I have to work with. I found it laying right on top where flood waters had receded. It made my day! Also found a large vert in perfect shape. And a monster gator tooth, that is a nickle I am holding against the base.
  11. Hello everyone! I found a tooth at a site known for its Miocene teeth that I'm having trouble identifying...can you all take a look at this picture and tell me if this tooth is a posterior megladon tooth like the one pictured next to it? Thanks in advance! I don't think it's a hammerhead tooth, but I could be wrong.
  12. Hello and thank you, My 8 year old daughter seems to have found a possible Megladon tooth in Lake Huron. If I am correct it seems to be worn down considerably. Any comments are welcome. I wet the pronounced ridges for camera view. Thank you Mike
  13. Pearly Whites for Great Whites!

    I had a good weekend on the river this past Saturday and Sunday. I did some fishing and scouting for new dig spots. I have yet to find my own place where 1. no one else knows/digs that I am networked with 2. that produces decent quality and OK quantity. Saturday evening that was checked off from my fossil hunting bucket list, though. I plugged down the river in my lil 14' jon boat, saw some shells atop a bank that looked familiar to the fossil pecten in edgecomb county and made a quick dash to the shore! I had quite the struggle among the brush and trees between myself and these barely visible shells - but I made it, grabbed a very nice C. madisonius with some little barnacles atop of it. As I'm climbing down I spot something embedded in the rock/hardened clay and got so excited I literally laughed out loud. MEGLADON TOOTH! -This I was not expecting, but welcomed! I pried it out, really neat color and sadly chipped away about a third - but still in good condition and a promising sign as I looked around and also found two beautiful little great whites almost pearly white! Such unique colored teeth for this part of eastern NC as normally my finds, like GMR, are darker grays and blacks and then you have the aurora teeth and hour east that these appeared more like in color but still different. I would love to know the minerals responsible for this coloration here. Anyhow, I returned with my Good digging partner, Rick, Sunday and we found a few more things that were alright. More to explore - more to come I'm sure!
  14. March 10, 2017 Myakka

    So with much reading of the helpful info here on TFF, I was able to put some of the knowledge into practice and finally found a whole megladon! Thank all you contributors very much, (esp ShellSeeker & Sacha for your reports & photos). Myakka is a bit closer to me than Peace River but I can see several reasons why this river is not as inviting. Much more wild life (3 Snakes & 1 gator), the river has drastic depth transitions (knee deep to over your head in 6"), it is usually turbid (tidal effects?). Much of the fossil material has become embedded in the limestone so they aren't as pristine. Below is about 6 hours total effort (about 3 hours heavy digging). Thank you TFF! Calvin
  15. Hi i bought a megladon tooth from a guy for $100. thought i was getting a good deal due to the high cost of megladon teeth but the more i look online the more i keep thinking it might be fake. I think its real because of the pebbles and dirt stuck in between the cracks and the weight is good but im not 100% on it. Not sure if i over paid or if I got a good deal, any info helps thanks. bought it in santa barbara if that makes a difference.
  16. Shark Tooth?

    Hello, I found this item at Shark tooth beach on Jekyll Island, GA. I am not sure if this is a tooth or not. I would appreciate any input from the members of this forum. Thank you.
  17. Peruvian Expedition

    Hello, I am interested in going to Peru to look at carnivourous fossils in the Talara tar pits and to look at shark and whale fossils in the Ica region. However, I am currently an American citizen. How can I go to Peru and do these things? Thank you.
  18. I FINALLY found one heck of a Meg!! I wrote in great detail on my blog, so for those who just want photos without a good long story, you can get that here. If you want the full detailed scoop of my day, check out my post : and a lovely great white! 2.75 inches! I personally would like to thank the following people for making this moment possible! 1. Rick - mostly thankful for you not hitting me in the head with a shovel and running off with it... lol and to have someone there so I didn't seem like a psycho talking to myself with such excitement in the creek alone. 2. City of Greenville for contracting people to remove some trees/debris at GMR 3. Kirk, for in his post he said: " No, I left it there for someone else to find. Already have several in my collection " - takes a real good man to leave that behind - humble you are, good sir!
  19. Sunday, 12/18/2016, will be a day documented with great detail in my personal memory bank. As you read this, keep in mind, I am one of those people who remain in constant awe of the world around me; curiously exploring every little detail, often finding excitement in the things most would consider average or common. Every Trip I’ve made to Greens Mill Run these past three years has been one of such joy, excitement and inspiration – regardless of what treasures (and junk) I had found or imagined to find. 12/18/16 9:15 AM – I arrive to my usual parking spot, which I frequent most weekends and week day evenings through the spring summer months that the sun lasts long enough to get a few screens in after getting off work at 5pm. I am seriously addicted and will never be ashamed to admit it! ( of course, I miss the occasional weekend to go on fossil trips with groups in other places OR because of lil pesky hurricanes, like Matthew, flooding me out). Rain, cold, heat nor physical discomfort can keep me from going at least one day out of a weekend to get my dig on, and most of all – to find my peace of mind within the tiny spot of nature found near the heart of a small city. I meet up with my favorite digging friend, Rick – who was in shock of the damage the city did along GMR to clear out the fallen trees within the creek. They had been clearing a wide road to fit a back hoe an extensive distance deep into the woods, just beside the stream, to remove the multitude of fallen trees left behind by Matthew. While they may have destroyed the beauty and protection of the banks – I do owe them some thanks for breaking up a couple banks in the process, releasing treasures! We poked around and walked up stream slowly, heading towards I place we both wanted to hit up, a spot I didn’t have time to get into last weekend. I knew there were still things to be found - I had spent about 20 hours total there two weekends ago and still kept finding stuff. Within the week days since the weekend prior, they removed the fallen tree I wanted to dig by, pulling it up out of the stream. As I walked up, looking over the damaged bank and released potential, I look to my right (at 10:00 am) and cannot post here the exact words that came out of my mouth – but I will elude to it .. “Holy…” and Rick, right behind me, immediately sees what I’m looking at, exclaiming “I .... hate you” jokingly. I wouldn’t have believed it and neither would he had one of us came upon this discovery alone. Laying there in the clear water, glistening in the sun as it rested on hardened clay, was my very first complete, serrated and large Megladon tooth. She is a true beauty. We snapped photos in the water, where she lay, and then in hand – texting them to a couple people, bragging etc – it being quite "the find". It only took about 3 years of consistent trips to finally find my very own GMR meg in remarkable condition of such size!! I kept digging. I found an AMAZING great white two hours later and a few smaller GW, Mako, Crow, tiger etc that are common for GMR (but still exciting to me each and every time I see one in my screen!). Leaving around 2 pm, the love story of Mr. Ash and his first remarkable Meg followed. We went home, I had a shower and my Meg had a bubble bath (I’m mildly OCD and have to disinfect everything I bring home). Then, we went out for dinner, my Meg and I (oh and the GF) to celebrate! I wanted steak – we went to Ribeyes (AMAZING STEAK FYI). I got us a salad, but Meg said she doesn’t eat rabbit food and would wait for the main course. Meg was a bit testy with the cook when they informed her that they do not serve Whale, but we settled on a nice medium ribeye. Julie, my lovely lady with such kind heart-ed tolerance for my fossil obsession, drove us into the sunset, my meg and I – hand in..tooth…holding it..erm – to get a milk shake from Arbys. We ordered some chocolate shake goodness and we headed home! True love. (my GF getting slightly jealous at this point as I never share my shakes with her) And finally, after such a long exciting day – we got tucked in for a good night’s rest before meeting all of my coworkers the following morning. Any fossil lover can relate to the pure excitement and euphoria of their first meg find. I hope you can appreciate the visual representation of what loving a Meg, found after searching for so long, would be like J
  20. Most of you may have heard of Nicholas Steno, a Catholic saint that also was involved in discovering the origin of fossils. His dissection of a shark lead him to realize the origin of fossil shark teeth on areas that were now land. These were popularly thought of as being petrified snake tongues, which they called "glossopetrae." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Steno He published a book of his observations, which included some lovely illustrations of the shark and fossil shark teeth. I cleaned up some of these images digitally, and used one of his as a backing to a framed megladon tooth. Anyway, there is how it came out. I had shutterfly.com print the images 8x10 for me, and put it in a shadowbox frame. It was pretty easy, pm me if you want a hires version digital of the background images. Here is the image for the background (send me a PM and I will e-mail you the hi-res version suitable for printing): Here is another one of Steno's images that would be a good alternate background to use (PM me for the hires version):
  21. Central VA River Hunting

    This past Sunday my wife, my buddy, his son and I went hunting / collecting on the Pamunkey River here in Central VA for about 6 hours. Air temp was a bit chilly when we put the boat in but we timed it perfectly to be on the last 2 hours of the outgoing tide. That would give us about 5-6 hours of good collecting time during the end of the waning, slack and beginning of the waxing tide. This was one of those days where it actually worked out perfectly for the tide, water levels and the weather as the sun was out and it warmed up quickly. Since the tide was still going out we went upstream first to an area that is accessible in higher water and usually produces a decent volume and variety of teeth and some bones. Although many of the teeth here are smaller in size, my wife's biggest tooth ever came from this location about 18 months ago, so it does produce nice sized teeth including pre-megs. We collected there for about 2 hours and did well in volume and did pretty good in quality too. My buddy found about 4/5 of a cetacean ear bone here along with some teeth. His son found some teeth (plus the pristine 1 1/8" hemi that was my first find of the day and gave to him) and a complete bird bone about 3 1/2" long. Not a bad start for the day and the sun was shining bright. As the tide was getting slack we motored down river about 6-7 miles to an area that has a decent beach (mucky in some spots but walkable) for several hundred yards. We collected along this beach the rest of the day with good results. My wife found a decent porpoise / dolphin tooth with root, I of course was the only one to find a Meg, albeit small, it's still a Meg, and my buddy's son found a nice Mako tooth which was right at 2" long and 1 1/4" wide at the root. All in all, I think the 4 of us came away with well over 100 teeth of various shark species, 4 or 5 shark vertebrae, several cetacean vertebrae, the ear bone, the bird bone and various other items. Here are a few photos. I will upload more after we finish cleaning.
  22. Did this newbie find a meg?

    I found this at Onslow Beach recently. Any info on this is appreciated Thanks!
  23. We Had A Mega Mother's Day

    Shrek and I took my mother out fossil hunting for Mother's Day. She is 71, and suffered a stroke about 8 years ago. The stroke stole her balance, some of her eyesight (she has partial veils), and her short term memory. It didn't, however, rob her zeal for life nor her penchant for adventure. Although from Englland, accent and all; she has now been a "Florida Girl" for the majority of her life. She is still in awe of how beautiful south Florida is. About a quarter mile from our kayak launch, our rusted out kayak trailer tongue broke. Shrek had to put my kayak on top of our 4 Runner, then balance his kayak and the trailer by weighing down the back. It was a dubious start to the day, but we were not deterred. We didn't even give up when I realized I forgot the mayo for the sandwiches! So, after a frightful start, we got our best find ever! One of the many times (sometimes for furtive reasons😇) I'm greatful for my mother's short term memory loss. Every time she saw it, she'd forgotten it, so it was like finding it over and over again. We got some good hemi's, some perfect sand shark, some other smaller megs, but the meg stole the show! Our son saved the day by bringing us my father's flatbed trailer and leaving it at the launch so we could get home.
  24. Hey guys, so I'm headed on a trip next weekend to Summerville, and Charleston South Carolina to hunt for megs, and any other cool fossils I might find along the way. My only delima is that I only have a few spots to go, and cant seem to figure out any other places around the area where I can get in and surface hunt (legally). So I need help, and info I can get with be a huge help, thanks a lot!
  25. ?

    Hi, I found this petrified/fossilised tooth thing and have had it for about three years it has always kept me wondering so I've posted pictures of it in the hope that someone may be able to identify exactly what it could be off. Its dimensions are around 7cm (2.75') long, between 5-6cm (2.2') wide at the base and 2.5cm (1') thick at the base tapering to a blunt end. I will appreciate all helpful input Cheers, Dan.
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