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Found 74 results

  1. Another Big Brook Trip!

    Dragged the family back to Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ so I could do some more fossil hunting. We've had some pretty big storms over the past couple days, and I wanted to see if anything cool surfaced. Here are most of our finds. (The really dark thing on the bottom right is a vertebrae.)
  2. Possible Pediomys Jaw at Big Brook?

    My 8 year old daughter found this itty bitty jawbone while sifting at Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ. It measures a little over a centimeter and includes the tiniest of teeth! Can anyone help me identify it? My first guess based on research is the marsupial pediomys, but I don't have much experience. Thank you for any insight!
  3. NJ shark tooth

    Hi, I found this tooth at ram brook and was wondering what type of tooth it is, it doesn’t appear to have cusps, which is making me wonder what type of tooth it is. It’s about .75 of an inch.
  4. NJ shark tooth

    Hi all, I found this tooth in a Monmouth County stream and was wondering what type of shark it is? I would have thought cretalamna appendiculata, but it has bourlette, and I don’t know any shark teeth in the navesink formation that have bourlette. It is about 3/5 of an inch. @The Jersey Devil @Trevor @Darktooth. TIA
  5. Weird bone.

    Hi, I found this bone at ram brook a couple of weeks ago, and was wondering what it was? @Darktooth @The Jersey Devil @Trevor
  6. NJ fossil bone

    Hi all, I found this bone a couple weeks ago in a Monmouth county stream and have no clue what it is. It is just about 3 inches.TIA. @Trevor @The Jersey Devil @Darktooth
  7. Unknown tooth from NJ

    Hi, I found this tooth in the Navesink Formation, and, I was wondering what it is, it is exactly one inch long.
  8. NJ Cretaceous ID

    I find alot of things with this claw-toothlike shape, but this is the first that is not solid and has these textures.
  9. Help with NJ Fossil

    I found these in April of this year. They appear like some kind of plant branch. I just noticed, that on the top of the pics are something different I found, just the middle image. Thanks
  10. Unidentifiable tooth fragment?

    Found what appears to be a tooth fragment. It was found in creek in Monmouth County. It’s not conical but semi flat which would eliminate Mosasaur, Croc or such I would imagine. The tip is white which is very unusual. If anyone has any thoughts please let me know.
  11. Bone? Tooth? or Nothing?

    Hi. Need some help with this one because I usually only collect shark teeth. I was at Big Brook in NJ and a came across this. I feel like it is something but I have no idea. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
  12. Fossil ID (Shark Tooth)

    I went to Big Brook in NJ last week found this tooth and I have no idea what kind it is; maybe a goblin. Sorry for my fingers. Couldn't get the picture to focus on paper. Thank you in advance for any feedback. Mark
  13. Fossil ID (Shark Tooth)

    I went to Big Brook in NJ last week found this tooth and I have no idea what kind it is. Sorry for my fingers. Couldn't get the picture to focus on paper. Thank you in advance for any feedback. Mark
  14. Fossil ID 3 (Shark Tooth)

    I went to shark river in NJ and found this in the middle of the creak with my sifter. It was 6-10 inches under dirt and rocks. Why is it still white? I was a little surprised. Would love some feedback on this. Thank you in advance for any comments. Mark
  15. Please help identify some Big Brook finds!

    I took a trip to Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ yesterday and found some things that I need help identifying. Any help would be appreciated! Pic #1: Possibly sea urchin spines?
  16. Is this a seed?

    At the risk of sounding silly, I can't figure out if this is a fossil or seed. I found it on the bottom of a stream in Monmouth County, NJ, along with some other things that I need to photograph in daylight before asking for opinions. It doesn't float, if that helps. Thank you for your help!
  17. Shark teeth from Big Brook, New Jersey

    Went on my first ever fossil hunt a few weeks ago in Big Brook, New Jersey. It was a wonderful time and a sunny day. I am new to fossil hunting, and hope to be back soon! In a few hours of searching, I found some belemnites as well as these two shark teeth, and would appreciate some help in identification. #1 is quite small (about 1cm in height), and #2 is a partial tooth: Shark tooth #1: From what I can find from the excellent NJ fossil websites, my best guess is either a sand tiger shark (Carcharias samhammeri) vs a small goblin shark (Scapanorhynchus texanus). I am not sure how to tell them apart? Shark tooth #2: I really like the color of this one. My best guess is a lateral goblin shark tooth? Big Brook NJ was a great spot for a novice fossil hunter to have a fun day. I did not venture far, and was unsure whether it was better to walk upstream toward the bridge or further downstream. Any tips would be appreciated!
  18. Is this a fossil?

    Hi! It's me again! This is another find from Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ. It was recovered from the stream bed. I'm not sure it it's even a fossil, but it stuck out to me, especially because of the indentation. Thank you for your help!
  19. Is this some sort of salmonoid fang?

    Hi everyone! I found this fang-looking thing last year at Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ. I recovered it from the stream bed. It has multiple rows of serrations running from bottom to top, and some indentations, too. I've attached pictures of it next to a ruler to show its size and multiple pictures of it from different angles. This picture of it pinched between my fingers shows the bottom on the "fang." Thank you in advance for any help you can give!
  20. Hi all, I'm relatively new to this forum and have been fossil hunting for a few seasons. I'm certain I've run into a few of you in the NJ brooks, since some have mentioned checking out this forum :). I'm hoping to be more active on this forum! A few months ago I found this fossilized bone on a gravel bank. Based on the concave end, I can only surmise that it is a distal femur or acetabulum. Thanks for any and all input! Krystal
  21. Hello! These were all found in Monmouth County, New Jersey (Late Cretaceous). I have believed the first tooth to be Xiphactinus Vetus for years but am a little thrown off by the general texture of it and after searching images of Xiphactinus teeth, I can't find another that looks similar. I have found deteriorated Mosasaur teeth with a similar appearance so I was wondering if it could just be stream-worn. The tooth is about an 1.5 inches long, has two very defined cutting edges and a nice curve (which are all consistent with X. Vetus). The last thing I could add - it either has 'fluting' or is faceted but I'm not sure how to determine that. The second set of pictures is of different shark teeth from the same location. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -Frank
  22. I found this tiny, stream worn tooth a few months ago and was looking for opinions/information on it. I showed it to local paleontologists and was told it may be a theropod tooth but it's tough to be certain on a worn, isolated tooth. The tooth has faint serrations on both sides but they are much larger and are more visible on the distal side. The root section looks broken up but hopefully my pictures will give you an idea. It's tough to get good pictures of it due to it's size but here's my best effort. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -Frank
  23. Hello, I recently found this bone fragment in Monmouth County New Jersey (Cretaceous) and was wondering if anyone knew what it was. My best guess is a Mosasaur tooth socket but the bone texture looked off to me. For comparison, the last picture is of the fossil in question compared to prior finds which were identified as Mosasaur tooth sockets. As always, all help is greatly appreciated!
  24. New Jersey Cretaceous bones with bites?

    Hello all! I wanted to ask the community for a little tutorial on Cretaceous bone with scavenge/predatory marks. These bones are all from Monmouth County New Jersey. I learned recently that a lot of scratch marks on bones are probably from crabs and I believe there were some carnivorous snails so I wanted see if there was anyway to tell if any of these pieces are definitely bite marks or not. Note- the third picture is the the back sides of the bones. As always, all help is greatly appreciated!
  25. Hi all, I am wondering what you guys think about the following 2 teeth that I've had fun finding in the brooks in Monmouth County, NJ. Do you think the 1st set of 3 pics is a Serratolamna serrata? In the 2nd set of 4 pics, I am showing a Cretolamna appendiculata (left) next to the unidentified tooth (right), which I suspect is a Cretoxyrhina mantelli based on the 1) broad + rounded + minimized cusplets, 2) angled + curved shape of the blade/tooth, 3) curved/cupped shape of the root. I sincerely appreciate all of your input!
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