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Found 262 results

  1. Big Brook or Ramanessin...

    Hi, I’m hoping to get to big brook or ramanessin brook this week and was wondering which I would have a better chance at finding a mosasaur tooth, and, if there are any other places I’d have better chance at finding one?
  2. NJ Cretaceous Shark Tooth

    I found this shark tooth yesterday that I cannot seem to match with anything that is typically found in the Cretaceous brooks of Monmouth County, NJ. What has me baffled are the tiny serrations on the shoulders of the tooth enamel right next to the root. I tried to capture the serrations in the second photo. I wish more of the root was there, but it is what it is. The tooth is very small, roughly 1/4 inches. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  3. NJ Cretaceous Monster Teeth

    I took advantage of the warm weather yesterday after an unusually cold May day on Saturday to visit one of the Cretaceous brooks of Monmouth County, NJ. I spent about 4 hours collecting. I ended up staying in one spot and I am so glad I did not move. The spot just kept producing. Every screen had at least one fossil tooth in it. Some of the shark teeth were the largest, most complete shark teeth I have in my collection. I left a lot of the smaller, more broken shark teeth there because I was finding so much. I also found two Enchodus palatine fangs, a nearly complete fish vertebra, two Anornaeodus phaseolus crusher teeth, a crustacean walking leg, two Ischyrhiza mira rostral spines, a cow nosed ray dermal denticle, and a tiny piece of coral. Towards the end of the day, I even found a mosasaur tooth in one of my last screens. Unfortunately the brook had already gotten to it and it was split in half and worn down. Better luck next time! Here are some of my favorite finds from yesterday: Mosasaur tooth (Mosasaurus sp.) Goblin Shark Anterior Tooth (Scapanorhynchus texanus) Juvenile Goblin Shark Anterior Tooth (Scapanorhynchus texanus) Goblin Shark Lateral Tooth (Scapanorhynchus texanus) Goblin Shark Lateral Tooth (Scapanorhynchus texanus) Mackerel Shark Posterior Tooth (Archaeolamna kopingensis) Crow Shark Lateral Tooth (Squalicorax kaupi) Sawfish Rostral Spine (Ischyrhiza mira) Cow Nosed Ray Dermal Denticle (Possibly Rhombodus laevis) Pycnodont Crusher Tooth (Anornaeodus phaseolus) Fish Vertebra Tiny Piece of Coral
  4. Bone found in Big Brook, NJ

    I found this bone today in Monmouth County NJ while searching for shark teeth in the river. It is about 3 inches long and I'm not even sure if it is a fossil or not as it doesn't feel that heavy. Any help with ID is much appreciated.
  5. NJ Mosasaur Vertebra - Halisaurus?

    Hi everyone, Here’s a NJ Mosasaur vertebra I found a while back in a Cretaceous stream. It’s a rather unusual looking one, as it’s got some bully processes on the ventral side, is overall flattened, and tapers slightly toward the convex end. It might be preserved well enough to be able to tell if it’s Halisaurus. It is ~1.5”. If any more views are necessary, I can provide them. @non-remanié @Trevor @Carl @frankh8147 Thanks!
  6. NJ Cretaceous Brook ID Help

    I recently took a trip to Monmouth County and found these two fragments. My guess is that they are ratfish, but I was not quite sure. The second piece threw me for a loop based on the little holes on the flat surface, as seen in the last photo. Any help is greatly appreciated. #1 #2
  7. Hello everyone, found this hallowed out bone in Big Brook nj. It is rock solid and when I did the burn test on it, it remain unscathed with no smell so I definitely think its fossilized bone. I'm not to sure if it's identifiable as is, any thoughts on this one will be appreciated.
  8. NJ Cretaceous ID Requests

    Any help is appreciated, thanks guys. Monmouth County, NJ. Numbered 1-9. Fossil #1
  9. Big Brook Jaw Section?

    Hello everyone, I was in Big Brook nj for a little while today and found this interesting bone. I'm not to sure if it's identifiable but it does remind me of a jaw section like a mosasaur or croc. Any help will appreciated, if I missed an angle or need additional pictures do let me know.
  10. Large NJ Cretaceous ?Hadrosaur bone +prep

    Hi everyone, I would like to ask about the specific ID and prep for this bone. It was found as float in a NJ Cretaceous stream. It is very dense (mineralized) and at the same time still has formation sticking to it (the little pieces of pyrite indicate that it is in fact from the Wenonah formation since there are no other formations in the area). The only thing of this shape and size I could think of would be a Hadrosaur limb bone section that is close to the epiphysis. Are there any other opinions? @non-remanié @Troodon Is there any recommended prep for it? The bone itself is very stable, however, I am a little concerned about the pyrite. It doesn’t seem like there is that much pyrite in it, just stuck to the outside. But I want to make sure it is safe - are there any recommendations for the pyrite removal, stabilization, etc.? @Ptychodus04 Thank you, Joseph
  11. Hi everyone, I would like to hear any recommendations for prepping pyritized lignite. I am about to try the PEG technique that @LoneRanger described in this topic: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/19304-preserving-lignite-fossils-with-polyethylene-glycol/ This should stabilize the lignite. However, I don’t know if the pyrite will also stabilize. I don’t want it to develop pyrite disease. Would the PEG coating be enough to protect it from air humidity? Thanks a lot! Here is a sample of some of the material I am prepping:
  12. Unidentifiable tooth fragment?

    Found what appears to be a tooth fragment. It was found in creek in Monmouth County. It’s not conical but semi flat which would eliminate Mosasaur, Croc or such I would imagine. The tip is white which is very unusual. If anyone has any thoughts please let me know.
  13. Help Identify

    Found in Big Brook, NJ
  14. Nj Cretaceous bone

    If someone can verify what I have here,thanks
  15. NJ Cretaceous tooth id

    Any help please thanks
  16. NJ Cretaceous stream trip today

    Well we took a stroll through the streams today before they lock us down here and thought I’d share our finds,the tooth and very picture are actually in shallow water,was a beautiful day and gonna shelter down now,everyone be safe.
  17. help with ID

    Hi There! I was out fossil hunting with my son at Big Brook in NJ: https://www.fossilguy.com/sites/bbrook/index.htm We found the following item and wondered if anybody had any ideas? I can post more pictures and a ruler if it will help further - just let me know This was found on the side of the brook close to the main parking area just downstream from the bridge Many thanks for all your help - heard great things about this site Cheers, Phil
  18. NJ Cretaceous ID Help

    Hello. The following items remain in my "take it back to the lab to analyze" section of my findings. I have not been able to id any by looking thru books and online references. It just may be that they are nothing but unique patterned rocks. However, I do know I have at least one claw although I can't tell what it came from. Any help is always very appreciated. Did my best with the pics.. And thanks in advance.
  19. not sure what this tooth is,any help please....thanks
  20. Nj Cretaceous tooth question

    Would this tooth be considered pathological because of this cusp twisting in or is this common.......thanks
  21. Big Brook

    I was fortunate enough to follow up my Potomac River trip with a Big Brook trip yesterday. I had to see a client in the morning that is a couple of miles from Big Brook. So I decided to swing by and jump in the creek. For the first time this winter there was someone else hunting while I was there. I was fortunate enough to run into another TFF member (brad hinkelman) in the creek. Back to back days in different states running into different TFF members. What the chances... I guess pretty good. Anyway, enjoy the pictures. is this a drum fish tooth? If this is it is my first! not sure if the top two or bottom piece is anything.
  22. nice little hunt today in the streams of new jersey,was cool running into hokietech96 as well......
  23. NJ Unknown - fish Mouth plate ?

    Hi everyone, I have this strange fossil from the New Jersey Cretaceous. When I first found it, I thought it was a sponge. Now I am kind of confused about it. It has a lot of “buds” on it that are embedded on a bony(??) “base” that has striations (might be hard to see this in pictures). I am really hoping that it is a fish mouth plate. Another thing is that there appear to be more small “buds” emerging from the bony(??) “base.” I appreciate any input! Let me know if better pics are needed, I’ll try to make them sharper. @non-remanié @Al Dente @MarcoSr @siteseer @Trevor @frankh8147 @Carl
  24. NJ Cretaceous osteoderm/mouth plate

    Hey everyone, i have this interesting Croc osteoderm/fish mouth plate. I am leaning a lot more towards Croc, but this one looks pretty different than usual because of the dimples being a different shape and arranged in a row; maybe it’s just from a different part of the body. It would also be complete if it’s Croc, which is unusual. Size is about 3/4”. It is definitely not a concretion in case some pics are misleading (some bony structure is still visible on the back of the specimen when looking at it in person). @non-remanié @frankh8147 @Trevor @Plax @Al Dente @MarcoSr Thanks!
  25. Big Brook

    Hi. Took my bi-weekly trip to Big Brook this week. Had the whole place to myself again. It was not to cold. Enjoy the the pics. Any feedback is always greatly appreciated Mark Scapanorhynchus Texanus Squalicorax Kaupi top row- Archaeolamna kopingensis middle- Carcharias Samhammeri Bottom row- sawfish Ischyrhiza Mira Cretolamna Appendiculata I’m assuming modern bone because I’m not that lucky this pic is the bottom of the above picture bottom right. Not sure if it is anything Found a black m&m. Oh the humor. I don’t think everything below are concretions but just want to make sure before I toss it.
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