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  1. I need some help with some I.D.'s. These were both found in some matrix I collected recently in Craven County N.C. The exposure is Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, ?Comfort member. The site produces a few shark and fish teeth, crab claws, echinoids and starfish ossicles. It is a limestone / bryozoan hash. It is possible of course that this stuff is recent or even possibly Pleistocene as I have found pieces of mastodon teeth very close by. First is a small mammal tooth, 4mm long by 2.2 mm wide. Next is a small jaw piece with teeth. I first thought fish, then was thinking lizard. But I really have no idea. The entire section is 10.6 mm long. the teeth are very very small.
  2. Lee Creek ID help

    Hi. Here are some cool finds from the past week after going through the Lee Creek matrix. I feel pretty confident in most of my IDs. Couple of them I have no idea. Thanks for any feedback! Much appreciated in advance! Enjoy the pictures. 1. I believe this is a catshark tooth - scyliorhinus 2. Tope shark - Galeorhinus 3. I have found a couple of these teeth that are identical to this heart shaped tooth. 4. Hardnose Shark - Carcharhinus macloti 5. I thought this was Dogfish Shark but the more i look at the root, i think I am wrong. 4. Is this a mouth plate from a fish? 5. I think this is going to be put in the Fish tooth pile. 6. Is this a broken tip of whale or dolphin tooth? Normally i would just assume fish tooth but it looks different than the others I have found. 7. Another one for the fish tooth pile?
  3. North Carolina Fossil Formations

    Okay so I have a couple of questions regarding fossil formations in Eastern North Carolina. In recent years I have been hunting for shark teeth in rivers and creeks of North Carolina. Occasionally we will come across deeply cut banks with exposed layers containing tightly packed shell material. I’m curious as to what this formation is called, as well as if this contains fossils such as shark, fish etc. If it does not, what layer does contain these fossils, and is it located above or below the above mentioned layer? I’ve been researching this however, the shell formation I mentioned is the only layer that I can recognize as containing fossils. What do the different formations look like? Just trying to get pointed in the right direction! Thanks guys.
  4. Best Teeth to Date!

    Had an amazing day at the river this morning and found the best teeth I have found to date! Largest semi-complete meg, and two great whites over 2”! The largest being 2.25” which is my new best GW. I saw the corner of the largest great white sticking out of the formation and low and behold it was complete (minus 2-3 serrations near the root), and super sharp! The others were found in gravel beds around a fallen tree.
  5. Dolphin skull

    While working in James City NC today I ran across someone else's find sitting on a bulkhead. It appears to be modern but it was still something to see completely intact.
  6. Micro Gastropod

  7. Greetings everyone! I'm hoping someone might be able to help ID something that is not in the best of condition/shape. It's quite unusual from what I typically see/find here in Eastern NC - at first I was thinking the root of a whale tooth but it's not like any I've seen/found myself before. So, I'm hoping someone might be able to give direction if this is a tooth root or maybe even a small tusk root, possibly? There is only a tiny bit of enamel present on the tip where the tooth would be and the texture on the "inside" is somewhat similar looking to what I'd see in whale or maybe even a sliver of mastadon tooth but not quite - I tried to get as clear of images as I could but if different angles are needed, just let me know! Any help is greatly apprecaited! Found: Eastern NC - outside of Greenville - in a River- items commonly found in this same area (within the gravel deposit)/around it are large chunks of whale bone (Ear bone, rib, skull and verts), Great White, Giant White and meg shark teeth, and some shell concretions. I've found nothing indicating there is cretaceous within this small area to date and cannot recall finding any other mammal material within this location, either.
  8. Please help identify!!!

    Can someone please help me identify this shark’s tooth? It’s 1.25” long. Found in Ocean Isle, NC. Thanks!
  9. Bone found on Holden Beach, NC

    Found this on the beach at Holden Beach, NC. I don't know much about bones and fossils, but it passed the "lick" test. I looked for similar images online and most didn't look to be this worn/polished around the edges, so my uneducated mind is guessing it's fairly old. And it does appear to be fossilized...not terribly heavy, but feels more rock-like than bone-like (compared to a whale bone carving I happen to have that is about twice the size of this, but lighter). Any idea what animal this might be from? Thanks for your help! IMG_8934.HEIC IMG_8933.HEIC IMG_8930.HEIC
  10. I needed something to satisfy my itch since I still cannot get out. So i had purchased a box of matrix from Lee Creek. I spent the weekend seperating the matrix into 4 different sizes. I was excited to try my smaller double decker sifter and it worked perfect. I also used that over a window screen. I found a ton of new items that I do not have in my collection. Including my first croc tooth. It is super tiny but it is my first. These are my finds after my first run through. I think I am going to have to get some type of magnifying glass for the smaller stuff. Any feedback on incorrect ID's is much appreciated. Enjoy the pics. Sawshark - Pristiophorous Croc Tooth Basking Shark - Cetorhinus maximus Whale Shark - Rhincodon Typus Dolphin Tooth Hammerhead - Sphyrna Zygaena Mako
  11. Aurora, NC Shark Teeth

    I have been working on reorganizing my collection the last few days. Today it was looking through my finds from my trip to Aurora, NC many years ago. I was able to identify everything except these 6 teeth. I understand they are not the best examples, but since it was my only chance to visit I kept everything that I found. Any help is greatly appreciated. #1 - maybe Carcharodon hastalis? #2 - maybe Carcharias sp.? - there is a little wide cusplet next to the crown
  12. Aurora, NC Vertebra

    I found this vertebra several years ago in the fossil pit next to the Aurora Fossil Museum. I initially classified the vertebra as whale, but as I go back through my collection, I am beginning to doubt my identification. After doing my own research I think I have been able to narrow it down to Odontocete, but I was curious if there is a way to narrow it further. Perhaps dolphin? But again, these are only guesses. The pattern on one side of the vertebra is very interesting; you can see it in the second photo.
  13. GMR Currently Open????

    Anyone know if the park is currently open? How's the hunting been there lately? Thanks. I really need to get out and hunt some shark teeth.
  14. Tar River NC Find

    Need some help with this one. I think it's fish, but beyond that I'm lost. Found on the banks of the Tar River in Eastern NC -- I believe Pliocene, Yorktown formation (other NC members please correct if wrong). First thought was fish tooth in a fragment of jaw but its all one piece, so not likely. Tooth with a strange piece of attached root, or not tooth at all, but bone?? Scale divisions are 1mm.
  15. Aurora find

    Found this a while back in Aurora in the piles at the museum. It has cusps but no serrations was a little puzzled about what it might be from that location.
  16. Greetings! I am new to fossil hunting and have been doing a couple beach hunts in North Carolina with some success. I finally made it to Greens Mill Run for the first time and was not disappointed. My two buddies and I each came away with some interesting finds. Their very first sifts included the Mosasaur and Sawfish teeth, respectively! What are the odds!? We spent 5 hours on the river and found many smaller teeth and tons of belemnites. At our last location I pulled up this megalodon tooth! (almost whole darn it) My first megalodon piece that nearly resembles a whole tooth! Looking to plan another trip out there soon, if anyone is interested in linking up. PM me!
  17. Megalodon?

    Found this in the river in North Carolina, pretty sure it's my first meg.
  18. North Carolina Teeth??

    Found these fossils in the river in North Carolina. No idea what they are, doesn't look to be shark teeth.
  19. Shark tooth? ID in NC

    Found this a few weekends back on a sandbar off of Cedar Point, NC. Has a pretty unique shape compared to other teeth I’ve found. Hoping someone can ID it. It was hard to get good pictures of it’s shape. Thanks everyone!
  20. Hi everyone, I was looking online to see if definitive remains of Squalodon have been found in sediments from the Lee Creek mine in Aurora. What I found from older posts on the forum is that similar looking teeth have been found but belong to different toothed whale species. Also fossilguy.com shows several teeth which are labeled as Squalodon. I was interested in learning more about this as a Squalodon tooth is definitely on my bucket list and I plan on revisiting the spoil piles at Aurora within the next few years.
  21. Another Topsail Beach find

    I found this strange thing on Topsail Island, NC last week. Do any of you experts know what it may be? Thanks
  22. Found that tooth at the Topsail Beach in North Carolina while searching for shark teeth. I´m not really sure if it´s a Meg or something else. Hope someone can identify that tooth for me. Unfortunatly it´s not complete. Thanks for helping out!
  23. Mammal teeth GMR

    Hi all! I'm hoping for some insight. I found two mammal teeth at GMR today and I am not 100% sure what they are. I was thinking peccary or deer. Assistance is appreciated.
  24. GMR find

    Found this at GMR and have no clue what if anything it is. Seems like more than just a stone but maybe that’s it. Anyone have any guesses?
  25. Bone or Tooth or something else?

    Not sure whether this is a very beat up tooth, bone or something else? Found on a barrier island along the intercostal, NC towards Carolina Beach. Any clues?
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