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Found 312 results

  1. unknown Ramanessin pieces

    Hi all, I made my first trip out to Ramanessin Brook (NJ cretaceous) today. I found several teeth, and a partial shark vert. I also found what is most likely a rock, but might have some impression in it, and a partial bone(?) with nubs and grooves. If anyone can help with either I appreciate it. I took an overall photo of each, and then close ups using a jeweler's loupe. If the closeup photos are not adequate enough I can try to take better photos. I have a decent mirror-less camera, but I don't have a macro lens for the closeups. The light piece is probably just a rock. But the dark piece appears to be something, fossil or not. Thanks! Steve
  2. Big Brook, NJ

    Hi everyone! I found these at the Big Brook Preserve in Colts Neck, NJ in May of 2020. This was my first fossil hunt so I'm pretty sure I was at the wrong exact location but I was nearby. I found them directly in the creek and had to use a sifter. This was also after a rainstorm. I'm not sure if anything here is a fossil, but I figured I'd ask the experts! Please let me know if you want closer pictures or other angles of any of them. Thanks for taking a look! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  3. Found this Fossil at Big Brook in New Jersey. It is a marine fossil site and I was wondering what this object is. It has the texture of a tooth or fossilized material. The object has a cone shape with a pointy tip at the end. On the inside, the object has lines and indents running down the side in 1 direction Images
  4. Found this today out at the brooks, stumped on what it could be - never seen this kind of patterning on anything from the brooks before. Perhaps some sort of armor plate?
  5. 2020 best finds

    I was fortunate enough to find many nice teeth during 2020. These are some of either my nicest, favorite, or somewhat uncommon finds from my searching at Big Brook, NJ. These finds are late cretaceous (~65 million years old). Sources for identification: http://www.njfossils.net/cover.html Fossil Shark Teeth of the world, by Cocke The first picture are 4 of my largest and most complete goblin teeth (Scapanorhynchus texanus), all found on the same day! I think it had rained overnight, though there was no rain in the forecast. I think this along with unseasonably high temperatures led to bit of erosion. Picture #2: Mackerel teeth Left to right, first is Cretolamna appendiculata (lata?) and the latter two: Archaeolamna kopingensis. Mackerel teeth are some of my favorite due to their shape and cusplet size. Picture #3: A branchial tooth from an early drum fish (Anomaeodus phasolus). More photos will be uploaded in a comment.
  6. NJ Triassic Fishing

    Last month my dad and I ventured to the site of the former Granton Quarry in hopes of adding some nice Late Triassic fossils to my collection. We only stayed for an hour and a half because there isn't much there anymore. Much of the fossiliferous layer has been carved out by collectors. One spot looked as if someone just scooped out all of the rock. We were quite fortunate to find a spot that had been missed or had only recently been exposed. We came close on two occasions to finding a complete Diplurus newarki, but no luck this time around. That will just have to wait until our next trip! Here are some of my favorite finds: Some conchostracans (Estheria ovata) Several plates just covered in assorted bones and scales - I love the white/blue hue to these! First of the shamers. This fish is potentially complete, but when I tried to remove the last chip to see how well preserved the head is, the rock began to separate, so I just left it as is. For what it is worth, it is two-thirds of a Diplurus newarki, and two-thirds of a coelacanth is better than none! Here is the other one. This piece split off unevenly from a larger block - as often happens at Granton Quarry - exposing two heads of Diplurus newarki. One of the heads is incredibly well preserved and was likely part of a complete fish that was broken in half when the rock split. It is still a pretty cool find!
  7. I recently found this at Big Brook in NJ, USA. I am not sure what this is. The outer layer appears to have a spiral formation towards one end. It's just about 1 inch long (maybe a little less). Thanks for any help!
  8. Out of the countless New Jersey cretaceous crab claws I've seen and found this has to be one of the strangest claw partials yet. Seems to be an ornamented shell as apposed to the smooth claw textures that are typically found. Definitely a very interesting piece, anyone have any ideas on a possible species or if any ornamental crabs have found in nj cretaceous, or any other new jersey cretaceous hunters ever come across one similar? Definitely a head scratcher
  9. Large NJ Cretaceous Bone

    Found this thick bone piece in a new jersey cretaceous creek and wonder if its possible to maybe id since one side has a distinct rough texture while the other is flatter and striated, I would guess either large turtle, mosasaur, or dinosaur. My friend joked its a theropod maxilary skull fragment, but we all know around here that material seems close to impossible to come across haha. Interested to hear any other thoughts.
  10. Big Brook - Tooth

    I’ve had this little find for a few weeks now. It’s about 2cm long. Was thinking some kind of fish tooth, or possibly even plesiosaur. You can see the pronounced striations in the pics. Definitely river worn, though. Thanks in advance!
  11. Big Brook Vertebra

    Hey I found this while sifting and was not sure if it was a vert but i took it home and cleaned it up with a small electric engraver and dental pick and here it is. It looks like a vert but from what? biggest one I have found! Thanks!
  12. Dear NJ fossil collectors, Would anyone like to join me for a sifting hunt on Oct.3rd / 4th (Saturday / Sunday) at Ramanessin Brook? DM me for a time or date, I can probably go both days. @Familyroadtrip @The Jersey Devil @frankh8147 @hokietech96 @Jeffrey P @Darktooth @brad hinkelman @itsronni @Bob-ay @FossilizedJello @Carl @bucky @wetwilly @Neec @ColeFossilFinder @Masp @butchndad
  13. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone was going to the NJ gem, mineral, and fossil show... I’m considering going, but I wouldn’t be super interested if there aren’t many fossil dealers, I was also wondering if anyone knows how many dealers are going to be there. TIA!
  14. New Jersey Cretaceous Mystery

    Found this worn down piece in a new jersey cretaceous creek, while I think its a random worn bone piece it does have some very odd parts to it that are interesting, hoping to get some feedback on this one. Will post more pictures soon
  15. First Big Brook Trip

    Yesterday I took my boys down to Marlboro for our first trip to Big Brook Preserve. Overcast and humid seemed better to me then humid and full sun. We only came with a metal strainer and a few old spoons. I wasn't really sure how to start or what to look for but we had a great time...the boys splashing in the water more then looking for fossils! I found a few teeth, many concretions and I'm unsure of my other finds. I can't wait to go back! Would love any suggestions or possible id's on any of my finds!
  16. Newbie! Found today at Big Brook

    Hey guys and gals, newbie here. Found this today at Big Brook - any ideas? Thanks so much.
  17. Tooth ID

    Found this in Big Brook. Appears to be a tooth of some kind. Closest I can find is maybe a Pleistocene horse tooth. It’s 3/4” and approximately 3/8” square. Thanks
  18. Enchodus

    Found in Big Brook today. Could this be an enchodus jaw bone? Thanks
  19. The wifey and I did a quick hunt today,didn’t feel like sifting ,just surfaced hunted and there were a lot feet prints,but that didn’t stop finding anything,just gotta look closer,nice variety of fossils.
  20. Nj Cretaceous micro shark tooth id

    If anyone can help I’d please,thanks
  21. Small clam

    Found this small clam at Big Brook today. Any idea on species? Thanks
  22. Croc scute?

    Hey all, I found this awhile ago at ramenessin brook and was wondering what you guys thought, I posted it in a trip report thread awhile ago, but I thought more people would chime in if it got its own thread! TIA, if you need more pics or details let me know!
  23. Large shark tooth

    Found this large tooth in Big Brook today. Is it just a very large goblin shark? If so she was a big one! Shame it’s not a full tooth. Also attached is a side by side comparison to the normal size I find. Thanks
  24. Got out this past weekend after hurricane Isaias brought some heavy rain and wind across the state (NJ) last week. Lots of down trees and moved stream banks make for a good day surface hunting this weekend Found a entire crab claw, first for this area for me. Bunch of good teeth inc Goblins, Mackerel, Crow, Sawtooth
  25. Fossil or rocks?

    Hi all, Found these 3 in Big Brook yesterday. Any ideas what they are? Thanks
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