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Found 73 results

  1. What cut this Petrified Wood?

    I hope I am posting in the right topic...you know I am blond..lol and old...lol I picked this up in MS years ago on a rock hunt central MS maybe Big Black River close to Natchez. I was always wondering what kind of wood and just how it seemed was cut with something sharp before it petrified. I am interested in your thoughts on this piece. Thank you all so much!! Your great at helping us amateurs!! Brought more inside and cleaning to show later. Deb
  2. Pleistocene Scapula Fossil

    This scapula fragment was found along a Mississippi creek. It was found in close proximity to a well mineralized deer jaw. The cup portion of the scapula measures about two inches. Does anyone know what animal this may of came from? I believe it's from the pleistocene epoch.
  3. How old is this Fossil Shell

    found in a hill area of central MS in a field, sorry I can not remember county or city... when searching with MS Gem & Mineral club, we are talking about about 5 hours from coast area. I do know it is an oyster but was wondering if anyone had any idea the possible time frame of age.
  4. Hey, I’m looking for sites in Mississippi and/or Alabama. I already now about Frankstown. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Hello everyone, I was wondering what the Maximum size for a late Cretaceous Cretalamna was? I have this tooth from Mississippi which clocks in at 1 29/32” (with root chipping), and can’t find much information as to the largest size that the genus reached in the Cretaceous.
  6. Cretoxyrhina mantelli Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli from Mississippi.
  7. Cretoxyrhina mantelli Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli from Mississippi.
  8. Monster Cretalamna sp. Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    A huge 1 29/32” Cretalamna sp. from Mississippi.
  9. Monster Cretalamna sp. Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    A huge 1 29/32” Cretalamna sp. from Mississippi.
  10. Cretoxyrhina mantelli Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Small Cretoxyrhina mantelli from Mississippi
  11. Cretoxyrhina mantelli Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Small Cretoxyrhina mantelli from Mississippi
  12. Cretoxyrhina mantelli Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli from Mississippi
  13. Cretoxyrhina mantelli Mississippi

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli from Mississippi
  14. Whose tooth?

    Hello from Mississippi! I've never posted on here before but I need some experienced eyes to help out with this ID. I found this tooth fragment at the w.m. browning cretaceous fossil park near frankstown last time I went sifting down there. It's been bugging me that I dont know what it is. Def not like the shark teeth you find there so that leaves croc? or mosasaur? Or something else? Its hollow and looks like it would have had a slightly curved cone shape if whole. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!
  15. Hello all, Last Saturday I took my 7-year-old boy on a fossil hunt along the River Road (Hwy 100), NW of Alton IL. He found the item in the attached images somewhere near here: Google Map Location The longest dimension of the smooth "bit of whatever" with the porous / speckled texture is about 9 cm. I've tried various keyword combinations with google images, and haven't been able to find anything similar. I imagine it's something common and I'm just not describing it correctly. Does anyone recognize what this is? Thank you very much for any help. My kid will be very excited to find out what this is. James
  16. Need ID. From W.M. Browning

    Could I get some help with this please?
  17. Need help identifying this tooth which was found in the Mississippi river near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The river bed is constantly dredged to pull sand from the bottom of the river to the river bank. Area is near Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.
  18. Mississppi DEQ Office of Geology Fossil Website David T. Dockery III, RPG "The Office of Geology has recently updated its fossil website which is a great source for geologists, students, and those interested in Mississippi’s rich geologic past. Fossil mollusks of the Late Eocene Moodys Branch Formation are illustrated on the website in a unique systematic arrangement." https://files.constantcontact.com/d82554fa501/b59bce92-1c14-41e8-8282-b9550d324e9b.pdf Fossils - https://geology.deq.ms.gov/surface/fossils/ Yours, Paul H.
  19. Worn mosasaur vert?

    Hello all, A friend of mine sent me these photos of a piece she found at the WM Browning fossil park in NE Mississippi. Without seeing the item, my best guess was a worn mosasaur vertebra. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! -Caleb
  20. These fossils were found recently in NE Mississippi at the WM Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park. Please help to identify. The far left appears to be a mosasaur. The rest are different from other items I have found down there. The far right fossil literally looks like something that has been broken and fused back together. On the two darker, pointed items, the right is more flat. Thanks
  21. Mosasaurus or Something Else?

    Please help identity. Is this a mosasaur or something else? This tooth was found of the WM Browning Cretaceous Fossil park. This is shaped somewhat different than other mosasaur that I have found at the park (more slender and recurved). For example, this looks much different than the pterygoid tooth in my collection. Thanks for your insight.
  22. The shark teeth shown in the pics were recently found at the WM Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park in Frankstown, MS. They appear to be different than some of the more common teeth found there (i.e. goblin shark). In the publication that was produced for the park, the closet match appears to be Otodus appendiculatus, but I am not finding exact matches online. Of the four teeth, 1 (more triangle) and 4 (recurved, more pointed cuspids) stand out. Any thoughts?
  23. Illinois fossil ids

    The first one was found in randolph county outside of Sparta.
  24. My First Trip Plan!

    Hi everyone! I just researched and planned my very first hunt ever tonight. I'm from Minnesota, but am currently living in Mississippi for work. It took some time to find the information needed in order to pick a few possible locations without driving five or more hours. Here's what I've come up with for my trip plan. All of this will be river/stream sifting, or outcroppings from the rivers/streams. All three are options, but Merrill, MS is likely my first trip due to the fact two rivers from the North converge there possibly depositing older Cretaceous fossils as well. -Waynesboro, MS (2hr) Chickasawhay River — Catahoula Formation — Oligocene — 23my - 34.9my -Merrill, MS (1.25hr) Pascagoula River — Pascagoula and Hattiesburg Formation — Miocene — 5.3my - 22.3my -McLain, MS (1.25hr) Leaf River — Pascagoula and Hattiesburg Formation — Miocene — 5.3my - 22.3my Potential Recoveries Expected: Shark/Fish Teeth Shell Fragments Inverts Snake Vertebra Echinoids Others washed downstream from Cretaceous period Thanks for reading! -C
  25. Fossil ID

    Had a load of rocks put in driveway about a month ago and have discovered some really cool rocks and fossils. Found this one am would love to know what it is. Is beautiful in the sun sparkles in every open cavity.Thanks in advance. This is my first time so hope I am doing this right.
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