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  1. Here's a nice specimen of the lobster Hoplolaria gabbi from the late Cretaceous of New Jersey. When found it was almost completely obscured by rather tough concretionary matrix, but I knew it may be quite complete underneath, so I brought it to Ralph Johnson who kindly prepped it for me. With his great experience, he of course did a wonderful job.
  2. Hello everyone! I need some help on identification with a few fossils from Monmouth County, New Jersey. I believe the fossils in the first two groups of pictures are all Cretaceous Marine reptile bone but I was wondering if anyone could link any of them to any particular creature. The second is a vertebra I recently found; I was thinking possible Plesiosaur but was unsure. Thanks! -Frank .. ..
  3. I'm thinking about taking my 7 year old to Big Brook for a fossil trip in early August. I've seen a few guides online, but nothing is recent or that specific. Can anyone tell me what current conditions are like? Our plan is to park at 95 Hillsdale Rd., Colts Neck, NJ and then follow a path to the creek, wade, and look for gravel beds to start sifting. Any more specific suggestions? Thanks, Brian
  4. Found this sponge on the beach in Beach Haven, NJ. Wondering if anyone could tell me if its modern or Pleistocene (I ask bc I have heard of Pleistocene fossils being found off of NJ's coastline Two more angles
  5. I found this rock at Brick New Jersey Beach right on the seashore, what kind of fossil is this, could someone please help? Thanks!
  6. I'm pretty sure I found my first Plesiosaur tooth in the streams of Monmouth County. Can anyone confirm? Thank you
  7. Based on the advice of many on this forum, I went to Big Brook in New Jersey to look for some shark teeth and belmenites. It was a great experience, fun wading in the river/stream and sifting through the dirt and stones. Some decent finds, limit is to take 5 only, so i opted for shark teeth that i found, as belmenites were few and mostly broken. Here are some pictures from the place and the teeth. Anyone with IDs or any comments, glad to hear them! This is the view from within the stream
  8. Hey all! The family and I are planning on venturing out of our Maryland comfort zone and are planning a trip to Big Brook in the coming weeks. I was just curious as to whether or not dogs were allowed in the park with you while fossil hunting. I am assuming it would be ok, but haven't been able to find any information. Thanks for your input!
  9. Hey, this kind of stems from my last thread about South Jersey site recommendations. I did a little research and found that my hometown (like most of South Jersey) is built primarily on the Cohansey Formation, at least as far as "bedrock" is concerned. So my question is: What, if anything, have people found from the Cohansey? I ask so I can get an idea of what I may find if I start looking along the local stream beds.
  10. Can you please share phenomenal places to go fossil hunting in New Jersey , with GPS coordinates?
  11. I swear, every time I think I have a good grasp on the identification of Cretaceous fossils, I find ten more that stump me! Anyway, I found this 'fishy' fossil this morning and could use some help with ID. My best bet is on ratfish spine but I'm really not sure. Anyone know? Thanks again!
  12. I don't usually pay much attention to the shark teeth I find but this little guy caught my eye for some reason. Anyone know what kind of shark it's from? Thanks! -Frank
  13. Hey, first post on this site. I've been volunteering at the Edelman Fossil Park (formerly Inversand) for a few years and am wondering if there are any other sites in the southern part of New Jersey that people know about. I have been to Big Brook, Ramanessin and Shark River on trips with my geology class, but they are farther than I would prefer to go for an average trip, and not worth the drive on a bad day. Particularly looking for sites in the Navesink or other Cretaceous formations. Thanks.
  14. This is from the Campanian of New Jersey. Ankylosaur, some other dinosaur tooth, or something else? What do you guys think? The tooth crown is ~4mm long by ~3mm wide.
  15. Hit Ramanessin Brook on Sunday (Late Cretaceous, marine, New Jersey) and saw a nice hunk of matrix with mollusk impressions sticking out of a gravel bar. Rinsing it revealed a gorgeous Enchodus palatine! I've never seen vertebrate remains in the NJ brooks in hard, fine matrix like this. And the chunk is riddled with gastropod and bivalve impressions and an impression of the worm tube Hamulus - my first. Score of the day!
  16. Hello fellow fossil forum members this is Trevor. This is the first episode of hopefully many displaying my hunts into the Cretaceous streams of New Jersey. Within each episode there will be five stories (in this case four since I was too impatient) that are five of my hunts. I will title each hunt according to how I felt on it and I will title each episode based on my expectations or what I desire to find. Mechanized Depression (Hunt 1): Duration, 3.5 hours. My grandma and I drove up to a small cretaceous stream on April 22nd. The forecast predicted rain and the forecast was correct. While my grandma read in the car, I sifted and surface scanned and came away with a considerable amount of finds for such a short time. I almost sifted continuously throughout the entirety and it seemed as if I was working on a production line. The rain and loneliness caused the situation to feel very dreary and I eventually went back. I also had a bad blister. My best finds were a Meristodonoides sp. (hybodont) tooth and a fragmented hadrosaur tooth. It's a Trap! (Hunt 2): Duration, 5 hours. Date, April 23rd. I went with my father to Ramanessin Brook and walked for about 25 minutes before finding the spot I had sifted at a few weeks ago (where I found a decent Ischyodus bifurcatus plate). The spot yield little but I did come out with some nice condition shark's teeth. In a futile attempt to find a better place to sift I just keep digging in a bunch of random spots. I finally decided on a place and told myself that I will stay in the place till I find some good. After about 6 sifts I called my father and said that it was going really slow. He wished me luck and hoped that I find a mosasaur. I hung up and in the next sift I found a small, half inch mosasaur! I instantly called him back up and told him the pretty cool story. I stayed for a little longer craving more but I did not find anymore, well next time I said. My best finds were the mosasaur tooth and a 5.5" bone I found. Bright Exploration (Hunt 3): Duration, 5.5 hours. Date, April 29th. My father drove me to Ramanessin Brook again and I went to the same spot I had found the mosasaur. I did the exact same thing as I had done before: I dug some random holes in the stream and surveyed the area. It was after a little while that I noticed there were finds on the gravel bars. I have continually been so unfortunate as to have someone always search the bars before me. I don't typically surface scan because I never think I will find anything. This time was different and I was the first one there. I walked upstream and continued. On one gravel bar I spotted what at first I thought was a weird piece of rubber but upon further inspection I noticed it was a 3" really worn Ischyodus bifurcates plate. I was overjoyed because I had not found one this large before. After exploring a little I decided to turn back and sift some more. The day was slow other than some bones or teeth. I went back to my dad and he showed me a mosasaur tooth he had found. Since he never really searches and never really cares much this was incredible. He said it was just sitting on the surface. I was so angry for not having searched them. Well alas, it was okay. Hearing Noises (Hunt 4): Duration, 6.5 hours. Date, May 10th. I went to Ramanessin again with my father. I was really tired since within the two days prior (Mon. and Tues.) I had three AP exams that made me extremely stressed and tired. I had gotten little sleep and had not eaten breakfast. I went to where I found the mosasaur on trip two and after about half an hour I found a mosasaur tooth with about half the enamel on, okay I was confident. My confidence plummeted with time as I found less and less. There were bumps such as when I found a small piece of cartilage. I decided to move on and sifted haphazardly. I kept finding worn teeth and enchodus jaws and then I found a worn baby mosasaur. I was surprised I had spotted it. I looked in the water since the day was clear and sunny and found some nice goblins. I ended up at a larger gravel bar and decided that is was where I would spend my time. I was tired and decided to eat some food and lay down. As I ate I had the urge to roll on the gravel bar as a soldier does and I came away with two larger goblin teeth by seeing them on the ground. They were right next to someone's footprint. I thought I hear someone call my name and kept looking behind me on this ridge. Two or three times gravel sloshed into the hole I dug and made me jump; I thought someone was behind me. After this I decided to leave. At the end I found a really nice Xiphactinus tooth and a really worn mosasaur tooth. Trip four is on top and trip one is on the bottom. Various Bones Larger Bone Ratfish Jaw Pieces Enchodus Jaw Pieces
  17. A fine sawfish rostral tooth from Big Brook, New Jersey, and the first one I've found that was complete. Both views are of the same specimen, the smaller image is there to give a sense of how thin this tooth is - I'm really amazed at how long a fragile fossil like this one can survive in a creek without being broken to pieces.
  18. Please help identify this fossil found in Big Brook NJ. Similar to Belemnite but much larger than what is normally found in Big Brook, and has the pocked outer surface (see Belemnite samples in 3rd picture for comparison)..
  19. Found this horn coral on Trilobite Ridge in the NW corner of NJ this past weekend. The 2nd picture is the back side of rock. Is it possible to identify the species with these pictures? Thanks, Mike
  20. Just a New Jersey guy looking to head out to Beltzville State Park this Sunday with my girl for some fossil hunting. Anyone have any specifics on the park, where to look, what to look for? Any and all info will be greatly appreciated. Mike
  21. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since June 1, 2017. United States Faunas, Localities and Stratigraphy (by State) Maine Allen, J.P. and R.A. Gastaldo (2006). Sedimentology and taphonomy of the Early to Middle Devonian plant-bearing beds of the Trout Valley Formation, Maine. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 399. Dougherty, P., et al. (2014). Conserving Maine's Fossil Heritage: The Trout Valley Formation along Wadleigh Mountain Road, Scientific Forest Management Area. Report to the Baxter Park Authority. Kasper, A.E., et al. (1988). Plant Paleontology in the State of Maine - A Review. Maine Geological Survey, Studies in Maine Geology: Vol.1. Maine Geological Survey. Virtual Tour of Maine's Fossils. Neuman, R.B. and H.B. Whittington (1964). Fossils in Ordovician Tuffs, Northeastern Maine. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1181-E. Selover, R.W., R.A. Gastaldo, and R.E. Nelson (2005). An Estuarine Assemblage from the Middle Devonian Trout Valley Formation of Northern Maine. Palaios, Vol.20. Thompson, W.B., et al. (2011). Associated terrestrial and marine fossils in the late-glacial Presumpscot Formation, Southern Maine, USA, and the marine reservoir effect on radiocarbon ages. Quaternary Research, 75. Tucker, R.D. and R.G. Marvinney (1988). Studies in Maine Geology. Volume 1: Structure and Stratigraphy. Maine Geological Survey. Williams, H.S. (1913). New Species of Silurian Fossils from the Edmunds and Pembroke Formations of Washington County, Maine. Proceedings U.S. National Museum, Vol.45, Number 1985. Maryland American Geophysical Union (1989). Tertiary Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Chesapeake Bay Region, Virginia and Maryland. Field Trip Guidebook T216, 28th International Geological Congress. Kidwell, S.M. (1997). Anatomy of Extremely Thin Marine Sequences Landward of a Passive-Margin Hinge Zone: Neogene Calvert Cliffs Succession, Maryland, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol.67, Number 2. Kidwell, S.M., et al. (2015). Miocene stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. The Geological Society of America, Field Guide 40. (Thanks to doushantuo for pointing this one out!) Kuizon, L. (2008). Geology and Paleontology of the Bureau of Land Management Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area, Charles County, Maryland. BLM Lower Potomac Field Station. Mansfield, W.C. (1927). 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Cretaceous Invertebrate and Selachian Fossil Assemblage from the Juana Lopez Member of the Mancos Shale Near Herrera, West-Central New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 54th Field Conference, Geology of the Zuni Plateau. Lucas, S.G. and N.J. Mateer (1983). Vertebrate Paleoecology of the Late Campanian (Cretaceous) Fruitland Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico (USA). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 28(1-2). Lucas, S.G., et al. (2010). Cretaceous stratigraphy, paleontology, petrography, depositional environments, and cycle stratigraphy at Cerro de Cristo Rey, Dona Ana County, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology, Vol.32, Number 4. Robison, C.R. and D.L. Wolberg (1982). New Late Cretaceous leaf locality from lower Kirtland Shale member, Bisti area, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology. Spielmann, J.A. and S.G. Lewis (2006). Late Cretaceous Marine Reptiles (Mosasauriidae and Plesiosauria) from New Mexico and their Biostratigraphic Distribution. 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Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Vol.IX, Article XXII. Simpson, G.G. (1936). Additions to the Puerco Fauna, Lower Paleocene. American Museum Novitates, Number 849. Williamson, T.E. and S.G. Lucas (1992). Stratigraphy and Mammalian Biostratigraphy of the Paleocene Nacimiento Formation, Southern San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 43rd Field Conference, San Juan Basin IV, 1992. New Mexico - Eocene Lucas, S.G. (1983). The Baca Formation and the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary in New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 34th Field Conference, Socorro Region II. Lucas, S.G. (1977). Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Jose Formation, East-Central San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 28th Field Conference, San Juan Basin III. Lucas, S.G. and J.A. Spielmann (2012). Late Eocene (Chadronian) fossil mammals from the Palm Park Formation, Caballo Formation, Sierra County, New Mexico. In: Geology of the Warm Springs Region. Lucas, S.G., et al. (eds.), New Mexico Geological Society 63rd Annual Fall Field Conference Guidebook. Lucas, S.G. and B.S. Kues (1979). Vertebrate Biostratigraphy of the Eocene Galisteo Formation, North-Central New Mexico. New Mexico Geol.Soc. Guidebook, 30th Field Conference, Santa Fe Country. New Mexico - Oligocene Lucas, S.G. (1986). Oligocene Mammals from the Black Range, Southwestern New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 37th Field Conference, Truth or Consequences. Lucas, S.G. (1983). The Baca Formation and the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary in New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 34th Field Conference, Socorro Region II. New Mexico - Miocene Aby, S.B., G.S. Morgan and D.J. Koning (2011). A paleontological survey of a part of the Tesuque Formation near Chimaya, New Mexico, and a summary of the biostratigraphy of the Pojoaque Member (Middle Miocene, Late Barstovian). 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Plio-Pleistocene stratigraphy, paleoecology, and mammalian biochronology, Tijeras Arroyo, Albuquerque area, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology, Vol.15, Number 1. Morgan, G.S. and S.G. Lucas (2003). Mammalian Biochronology of Blancan and Irvingtonian (Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) Faunas from New Mexico.Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Number 279, Chapter 12. Morgan, G.S. and S.G. Lucas. Summary of Blancan and Irvingtonian (Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) Mammalian Biochronology of New Mexico. NMBMMR OFR 454B. Morgan, G.S., S.G. Lucas and D.W. Love. Lithostratigraphy and Pliocene Mammalian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology at Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico. NMBMMR OFR 454B. Morgan, G.S., et al. (1997). Pliocene (Latest Hemphillian and Blancan) Vertebrate Fossils from the Mangas Basin, Southwestern New Mexico. In: New Mexico's Fossil Record 1. Lucas, S.G., et al. (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin Number 11. New Mexico - Pleistocene Hall, S.A. (2005). Ice Age Vegetation and Flora of New Mexico. In: New Mexico's Ice Ages. Lucas, S.G., G.S. Morgan and K.E. Ziegler (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin Number 28. Harris, A.H. (1993). Quaternary Vertebrates of New Mexico. In: Vertebrate Paleontology of New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 2. Harris, A.H. and J.S. Findley (1964). Pleistocene-Recent Fauna of the Isleta Caves, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. American Journal of Science, Vol. 262. Lucas, S.G. and G.S. Morgan (1996). Pleistocene vertebrates from the Pecos River valley near Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology. Morgan, G.S. and L.F. Rinehart (2007). Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) mammals from fissure deposits in the Jurassic Todilto Formation, White Mesa Mine, Sandoval County, north-central New Mexico. New Mexico Geology, Vol. 29, Number 2. Morgan, G.S. and S.G. Lucas (2003). 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  22. I found this the other day in a NJ brook. The characteristics are consistent with fossilized bone but beyond that, I'm stumped. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks! More pics One more...
  23. Hello. I'm new to the forum. I found this in a New Jersey creek recently. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?
  24. From the album Belemnites

    A group of Rostra from the Upper Cretaceous Campanian Mount Laurel Formation in Monmouth Co., NJ. A gift from Ralph Johnson. It's interesting for me to compare these with ones of the same age from Hannover, Germany. There is hardly any difference. Even the type of preservation is the same.
  25. Most of my fossil hunting has been while diving in Venice, Florida. I'm on Long Island and just learned about Big Brook and would love to check it out. Once the weather his better, I'd like to head out with my six-year-old for a sifting trip. Can anyone tell me if the area is accessible/safe for children? I'd prefer that we connect with a group for our first time so if anyone is planning or knows of a club, please let me know. Thanks, Brian