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  1. Had another opportunity to hit the North Sulfur after several good rains. Once again, fresh rock bars everywhere and my buddy and I went home with our pockets full! I found at least 15 mosasaur verts, 20+ teeth, a nice coprolite, shark vert, etc.. I included a few pictures of some of my better stuff. The 5 points pictured together were found in the NSR They include a couple killers! For the old, pointy rock hunters, I included a pic of all the points from this weekend. Found 20+ in one spot in Fannin county that was clearly a large Caddo camp. Enjoy! Just a thought... I get asked a lot where I go and how i find so much stuff. I never really give up my exact locations because I work hard to find them. However, I want others to be able to enjoy this place as much as I do so here are a few tips to help folks who are new to hunting the north sulfur. Fossils and points don't travel upstream after being washed away from their spots. The further downstream you can search, the better. I'm really tall and my eyes are really far away from the ground- I know this sounds silly but my point is that the closer you can get to the ground the better. I find lots of my smaller stuff on my hands and knees and use readers to really "zoom" in. Good knee pads are essential. Proper footwear. In the winter I usually use a tennis shoe with a heavy duty 5mm neoprene boot as a sock. I also screw ice studs from Stabilicers into the outsole to keep from slipping on the blue, butt breaking rock. When walking the river, this trick is a necessity after you try it once and realize its benefits. Points are easy to find once you train your eyes. Learn to recognize the colors of flint and other common materials. Recognizing blade edges helps me. Learn where the indians camped. Lots of reading and scouting involved. Good luck!
  2. I took an older Facebook friend to the North Sulphur River Texas today who hasn't been in over 20 years. His goal was to find one last arrowhead in the river. We had a pretty good morning and he found a nice Gary point. The partial plesisoaur paddle was the find of the day in my opinion. We stayed within sight of the bridge and and only hunted a few hours but had some cool finds.
  3. Fake Mosasaur Tooth?

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is a real tooth. It looks almost too good to be true. Thanks for the help.
  4. What are these things?

    A friend of mine(yes, it really is a friend, not just me lol)apparently got these in a box of stuff, and they were labeled as being from mosasaurs. He asked if they were coprolites, but i don't know exactly how they were described. I told him no, I don't think any coprolites would be so smooth, even, and without any imperfections(I'm sure there are some like that out there, but that must be pretty rare. A random group of coprolites aren't going to all be like that, I'd imagine). I told him I don't really know and that id ask, but my best guess would be either gastroliths, or nodules. I don't think mosasaurs have gastroliths, but plesiosaurs do, and the ID of mosasaur seems bunk anyway, no matter what they are. As far as nodules, I don't know if nodules are found in that kind of site, so yeah......does anyone have any idea? Oh yeah, they're from Khouribga, Morocco.
  5. Went to a new (for me) creek today that feeds into the NSR. Was about to give up, had not found anything, when this pops up? I first thought that it was a mosasaur jaw bone with a big tooth in it and then after I retrieved it I realized this was no normal mosasaur tooth? I have found teeth before and they are slightly curved and this is completely straight. I could not find anything similar on the Web but I suspect this could be a turtle claw (not sure the official nomenclature)? It is about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch diameter at the base. Any thoughts on this one? Thanks
  6. It's been a while since i've posted any finds but i had a fun trip recently and thought i would share. Spent about 3 hours poking around and found a great assortment of NSR goodies... I think the dark vert in the middle is Plesiosaurus but 'im not sure. The 3 joined bony fish verts were my favorite fossil of the trip for sure. Found a few nice artifacts including what I think is a Big Sandy point that's about 8k years old. Enjoy
  7. Hello everybody So, these are some jaws / skull all from Mosasaur / Kem Kem that run on actions right now. It's out of my price range, but I post this here for educational purposes. I want to point out: The first Jaw is a composit. The seller admits it in the description. Real teeth, real jaw fragments, but put together. I have to be honest: I would be fooled by the first one. Can you point out why you see that the first Jaw is a composit? For me it looks like there are just some crack repairing. According to the seeler, the skull has been reinforced with a metal frame and camouflaged afterwards, some minor traces of preparation might still be visible. The rest is untouched acording to the seller. I can't provide more or better pictures. Thank you very much for your help! Jaw #1(composit) Jaw #2 Jaw #3 Skull
  8. How should I prepare this piece

    How should I fix the broken tooth and stop the rock from crumbling also any help on identifying the fossils would be appreciated (apart from the mosasaur tooth
  9. NJ Collecting

    Dear fellow forum goers, I am on fall break from college in Ohio and I decided that I needed to do some fossil hunting. In about a week's time I managed to get out four times. The first trip was to a KT Boundary site. For those who do not know what that is, it is a transitional period between the Cretaceous and Paleogene. There were very few fossils at the site and the collecting conditions were less than optimal but it was nonetheless fun exploring. Next I went to an Eocene/Miocene site and struggled to get any real traction with the finds. I came out okay considering that I didn't stay too long. The last two hunts were both at Cretaceous sites and this is where I found most of my finds. Of the two, the latter was on Friday October 26th and was with Frank (frankh8147) and Jeff (Jeffery P). Frank found a cool mosasaur vertebrae and Jeff found some rare species of ammonite whose name evades my mind. I thought the day was pretty nice and overall optimal for fossil collecting. Thank you for reading this and I hope you have a nice day wherever you are & have a productive next hunt. Kind regards, Trevor
  10. Mosasaur vertebra

    From the album North Sulphur River

    10-20-18
  11. Mosasaur vertebra

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    10-20-18 North Sulphur River
  12. Hello I am not sure whether the entirety of this fossil is real as it was brought in Morocco where a lot of fossils are fake and I noticed the gap between the crown and the root is filled with the same stuff around the fossil. I think the crown is real but maybe the matrix and root have just been added on? Thanks
  13. Finally made it back to the North Sulphur River after the big rains. Made some interesting finds, very similar to my last trip and posting on the forum. Again the quantity was down but the quality was good with what I did find. There was still a good flow of water in the main part of the river and the side creeks were full. Took a bath in the cold water (unintentional), these darn rubber boots on the wet shale is like walking on ice. Has anyone found a better solution to that problem? Anyway, found a bone that appears to be fossilized but may be modern cow or horse. The biggest vertebrae is about 3 inches tall and found a really worn shark vert. Hope to make it back after the rains today.
  14. I picked this up before even knowing that people could or would fake mosasaur jaws. I've done the best I could could but this rookie could still use the help. This mosasaur piece is from Morocco and that's all I've got. Thanks everyone
  15. Pecan gap chalk ammonites

    Had a pretty fun day here in San Antonio, started off by meeting Dan, talked for a little while before he moved on to go scout some other areas, moved down a ways and found a mosasaur vertebrae (my first), and then a pachydiscus (also a first for me) had to leave for a while but came back and found more pachydiscus chunks and then a giant pachydiscus that I had almost stepped on probably 10 times or more.
  16. Due to the hurricane I got an extra day off from offshore so I hit the North Sulphur River for a few hours. I found a nice big Tylosaur vert, small mosasaur vert, fish ribs, arrowhead and a big Native American chopper tool. The arrowhead is ugly but I like it lol.
  17. North Sulphur River Bone

    I found this bone today at the North Sulphur River Texas. I think it's a type of mosasaur bone based on weight and color but I can't tell what it is.
  18. Short NSR Hunt!

    I got in a 3 hr hunt before the rain and flooding. Once the water started coming up I had to make a quick exit but still got wet. I managed to find a few things.
  19. Mosasaur Tooth

  20. I'm Back!

    I had a great day on the North Sulphur River Texas. I kayaked a few miles but found most of my quality items right by the first bridge and surrounded by tracks. The shark verts were in situ coming out of the clay. I only found 3 but I feel more will come out with another rise. I will come back and check the location. The big piece of turtle shell looked like old metal in the water so I'm sure people had been walking over it. The mosasaur tooth is nice but broken on one side. The artifacts were a nice bonus.
  21. Tethysaurus?

    Hello! Just after some opinions on this. The teeth look a bit like they belong to Tethysaurus but I'm not 100 percent sure. I'm still getting to grips with mosasaurus etc! It seems to have an okay amount present within the rock. Jaws, sections of the skull, some vertebra. Does it look good or another potential composite? To me it looks pretty natural, however some composites are getting good these days! Thanks for the help, I'm still learning what to look out for!
  22. I walked in tracks all day hunting but still managed a few finds. I really like the coprolite full of little fish bones and the Pleistocene horse ankle bone. I believe the little fish jaw is Saurodon.
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