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  1. Hello ! I just pulled this strange looking item out from the big brook river in NJ the other day.. Its about a 1/2" in size and that's all the information I have on it. I know for a fact it's not a concretion like my last post! Thank you all for advancing this new comers knowledge & passion for fossils that has recently been ignited .
  2. A friend of mine spotted this on the beach at Belmar, NJ yesterday February 2nd. This is kind of an unusual locale, adjacent to the jetty at Shark River Inlet where the Shark River meets the Atlantic. In the past my buddy and I have found small beachworn fossil shark teeth at this spot, so we thought for old time's sake we'd take a quick look again. We didn't find any teeth (there's much less fine gravel there now than in the past) but he did find this, which is way bigger than anything we've found here before. I have some guesses but I would like other eyes on this too in case I'm missing something obvious. Thanks in advance
  3. nj cretaceous trip today

    the wifey and I did a quick trip today that yielded some nice finds....was a really nice day for the middle of winter...thought id share some pictures from today..:)
  4. nj cretaceous imprint id please

    not sure what this is a imprint of.not positive if anything and or if glaciers could of deposited it or if its cretaceous period....any help please.......thanks
  5. Hey everyone, I am posting a pathological Prognathodon sp. tooth with 4 carinae and an odd slight indentation from the Late Cretaceous of New Jersey. I would like to hear any thoughts about this pathology type and if anyone has seen anything similar. Tooth is 17/16 inches. Thanks! Joseph
  6. Hi all, I'm relatively new to this forum and have been fossil hunting for a few seasons. I'm certain I've run into a few of you in the NJ brooks, since some have mentioned checking out this forum :). I'm hoping to be more active on this forum! A few months ago I found this fossilized bone on a gravel bank. Based on the concave end, I can only surmise that it is a distal femur or acetabulum. Thanks for any and all input! Krystal
  7. Hi! 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
  8. NJ Cretaceous? Pyrite

    Hi everyone, I know it is possible to find teeth with pyrite attached to them in the Jersey brooks (which yield mostly Cretaceous material). I have never seen just a chunk of pyrite come out of here before, however. The pyrite piece below is from a NJ stream - would you say it is in fact from one of the Cretaceous formations present here? It is about 1 inch. Thanks for any opinions!
  9. Hello everyone, I have a couple questions about these two items. The first is a badly crumbling piece of fossil wood. I have not tried stabilizing it yet, but I have heard that wood with this type of preservation always crumbles. If anyone has had luck stabilizing this type of NJ wood please let me know. I am almost completely sure the second piece is just an oddly worn small section of ratfish tritor, but I want to make sure it isn’t something else. Thanks for any help, Joseph
  10. Cretaceous crab pieces

    I believe these are parts from a crab I found in NJ, from what I see I think the large one is from the shoulder or bicep from a crab, is it possible to identify anything else about the animal?this side is fairly flat with the bottom edge protruding out.this side is round but in pretty bad condition.side view of the piece.
  11. I have a ton of belemnites lying around, the picture does not include all of them, just a few examples of what I have, there are probably around three more batches like this I just have not found them yet, (I will post pictures when they are found). Since these are not too spectacular I am also not looking for anything serious but if anyone is interested please contact me through this or PM.
  12. Unknown trace fossil burrow

    Here is a fossil shell I found on a fairly recent trip to big Brook nj, towards the right there is a burrow that looks very straight and in the end of one some kind of dark conical figure is located, not sure what it is, any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  13. Strangest piece I’ve ever found

    This is a long shot but I am hoping anyone can give me an idea of what they think this is. I found it on the beach of Sandy Hook Raritan Bay. I’m posting several pictures. Thank you for any ideas!
  14. Found this 2 weeks ago in Ramanessin Creek in Holmdel, NJ. It looks like a vertebrae from a larger fish like a shark or large ray, but I'm confused by the mushroom like shape of the one side, so I'm not sure. It measures about 1.2" across and about 0.9" high. I though that maybe it was the last vertebrae before the brain stem or something like that, and therefore the mushroom end may be the side nearest the brain and have a different shape. Any help and / or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, John
  15. Going to NJ

    I am going to Cape May County, NJ the middle of this month. I thought while I was there enjoying the beach and surf that I would also look for some fossils. Is there anywhere around Cape May County, Atlantic or Cumberland Counties that I can go hunt for fossils? I figure while I'm in that area I might as well look around.
  16. Hello 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)
  17. Hello All, First-time poster but long time lurker. I was out hunting with my daughter on the 17th at Big Brook preserve and after about 2.5 hours we found an unusual rock that may or may not be anything of interest. Along with a good series of finds in an ignored gravel bar that included sharks teeth, Belemnitella, Exogyra ( typical I know), a fox femur (should I post for ID?), and some coral, my daughter and I found a unique shaped rock. I am way too new at this to tell if it is anything. So I figured I would put this up here and hopefully a few of you will be able to offer us some assistance. We just don't know if this is a keeper or not. Thank you to everyone who is willing to help and I can't express my gratitude enough. Big Brook Preserve, NJ Found in a gravel bar in the brook.
  18. Big Brook NJ quick afternoon trip today.

    Hello, any help with the attached would be great. I think I might have found fish poop, shark tooth, an an unknown item. The brook was high today so I could not get around to easy. I am hoping to go back later this week.
  19. NJ Brook Identification

    Earlier in the week I made a trip to Ramanessin Brook in Holmdel, NJ. I came back with a bunch of teeth and fragments, including these tiny things that I have clue what to think of. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you need a different photo. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
  20. NJ Brook Reptile Tooth Identification

    I found this tooth several years ago in the Ramanessin Brook in Monmouth County, NJ. I initially thought it was from a mosasaur, but now I am having second thoughts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  21. Hi everyone, I just returned from a summer in northern New Jersey and had the chance to fossil hunt at the Ramanessin Brook site near Holmdel, New Jersey. We went on 7/28 after a series of heavy rainstorms, so we knew we would have an easy time at finding recently exposed material. We found the usual cretaceous shark teeth fossils, and then perching on the river rocks was this beautiful lower jawbone. I have included a photo of how it was found and the general site area. The jawbone itself does not appear fossilized with minerals and looks quite porous, while I am assuming the dentine in the teeth was well fossilized and has unique hues of blue, red, and brown that are difficult to capture in the photo. The size and specialization of the teeth remind me of a more modern mammal like a raccoon, but I am from Texas and unfamiliar with what is possible to find at this usually marine cretaceous locality. Is it possible that a more recent mammal's jawbone had fossilized and become uncovered in the same area? I am excited to see what you experts are thinking, and thank you in advance! I would be happy to take more photos if needed.
  22. NJ Big Brook Fossil Bone ID

    Thought this was a very odd shape, bone something?
  23. Horn corals?

    Hi everyone, My niece found this item in Cape May NJ. During the years, I have found many Bryozoan pieces as well as many Tabulata and Rugosa. She thinks its a tooth... to me it looks like a colony of horn (Rugosa) corals.... what do you think? Thanks Pedro
  24. Some recent finds of mine Group #1 S texanus?
  25. Teeth

    I am an amateur at identifying fossils. There's only so few I know. Do you know what these are? I found them in New Jersey. (Point of reference: #8 is 3/4 of an inch long.)
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