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kushmeja posted a topic in Fossil IDHi! I hunt the creeks in and around NJ for fossils pretty frequently, but found one today that I've not previously seen and can't find any matching pics online for either. I found it in Ramanessin Creek in Holmdel, NJ. I was thinking maybe a fish jaw/mouth bone, but not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kushmeja
Dear fellow fossil hunters, Joseph @The Jersey Devil and I went fossil hunting at an NJ Cretaceous stream on December 22nd and 23rd. On the 22nd I surface hunted, expecting a good wash out due to the previous night's rain. I had secured a section of the stream before realizing that someone had gotten to most of the stream before I had. Instead of continuing forward, I went back and explored some of the sections downstream that I had skipped. These too had been scanned so I ran back to my sifter that I had left upstream and then began sifting. Some hours later I was sifting and saw Joseph. We hadn't expected to see each other but were glad we did. Together we did some sifting and surface hunting before leaving. The next day, I arrived fairly early, hoping that the water had receded enough to expose some gravel bars that I know usually produce well. They were not exposed and I decided to do some water hunting, where I squat down and look in the water for teeth or whatever else I can find. The water was freezing and I was punished each time I went to grab something that was not a fossil. I had said hello to a jogger I saw over the ridge and later my friend Tyler, who does not have an account yet, found me and told me the jogger had mentioned that there was someone else hunting. Hunting on December 23rd has become a tradition between us. For three years now we have both unexpectedly found each other hunting on this day. Tyler did not bring a sifter and, with Joseph soon to be on his way, I asked Joseph to bring a third sifter. When Joseph arrived we all went upstream and began hunting. Not that long into the hunt Joseph found an excellent mosasaur tooth that put me on overdrive trying to find something of equal or greater significance. This did not materialize, but I did end up finding a lot of fossils. Tyler found an awesome heteromorphic ammonite. Some time later Tyler and Joseph decided to do some surface collecting and Joseph found a killer point. Joseph lent Tyler the point for him to study and replicate; Tyler is an awesome upcoming flint knapper. Together we all had fun and I look forward to future hunts with them. Hopefully we all may be able to go hunting with Dave @Darktooth and Frank @frankh8147 this Friday.
Hey all, Made it to Big Brook Preserve today with my daughter. Water level was a little higher than last visit and water starting to get cold. We found some decent teeth. Nothing large which is typical for this area but some nice specimens with great coloring along with partials. Toss in a few Belemnites and it was a good last trip to Big Brook for the year.
Ryann10006 posted a topic in Fossil IDHello everyone, had a super quick trip to the cretaceous creeks of new jersey and found this particularly interesting large bone fragment, likely it is a chunk of miscellaneous bone material but it reminds me alot of a scute like ankylosaurus or some sort of other bone scute especially the edge, or from maybe something like a large turtle but I am entirely not sure if it's dinosaur, marine reptile, etc or if there is anyway to tell, looks super suspicious to me anyways so if anyone has any ideas I'd definitely love to hear them. (If more pictures are needed I will definitely be able to get some more angles if necessary)