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  1. Hippoporidra edax

    Mutualistic relationship between bryozoa and hermit crab inhabited gastropod shell.
  2. North Carolina Shark Teeth

    I found these two teeth on Kure Beach in North Carolina when I was a kid. I have tried looking at guides online but I haven’t been able to find any that point out distinguishing characteristics of each species, they only show photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Sites near Charlotte?

    I'm going to be in the area and I was wondering if anyone knew of some sites down there. Roadcuts are preferable, but I'm open to collecting along creeks, just not private property and railroad cuts.
  4. Bones in Aurora Matrix

    I ordered some fossil matrix from the Aurora Museum shop in North Carolina. The kids had an absolute blast going through it! We found a very worn vertebra that I was hoping someone might be able to identify. There was also another bone that looks awfully distinctive, but I have no idea what it is. Thanks in advance!
  5. My wife and I headed down to Greenville this past weekend to hunt greens mill run. We had a fairly slow weekend of hunting. But we were able to find a nice great white, a couple makos, and some very nice crow shark teeth. All in all the hunting was a success, we just enjoyed being back in the creek. Now let me get into why this was the best trip we’ve ever had, by far! Forum member, George Powell, invited us to his home which he has built a 1500 sq. ft addition onto, to display his amazing collection. We arrived at about 3:30, and started the tour of us collection. George took the time to go through his entire collection with us, explaining what things were, the story behind them, and the significance behind each piece. We were completely blown away, not only by his amazing collection, but by the knowledge and experiences he holds and the time he took to share them with us. Five hours later and it was time for us to head back home. We left there with a much better understanding and love for fossil collecting. If you are a collector, (amateur or veteran) I HIGHLY recommend you check out George’s collection if you’re ever in the Greenville area. Again, thank you George for letting us tour your collection and teaching us young bucks a thing or two! Blake and Marita Here are some pics of our finds at gmr this weekend as well as some pictures at George’s.
  6. Collected from a temporary construction site by Mike Bruggeman in the 1990s. Acquired by trade.
  7. Hemipristis serra

    This is by far the largest Hemipristis I have ever collected. At 1.81 inches wide, it is wider than the next longest one in my collection.
  8. I haven’t been keeping any Ecphoras that I find because I have all I want but this one looked like it could be pretty big. Turned out not to be very big but big enough to be interesting. It was found in a river outcrop with a little bit exposed. Normally small ones can be easily cleaned with a toothbrush and soapy water but bigger ones tend to have cracks. This one had plenty of cracks and rotten spots that made it fragile. It had to be preserved with vinac. Here are some pics during prep.
  9. Stingray tail?

    I have several ray mouth plates but this is a new one for me, could it be part of the tail/barb? Or somthing totally different? Ridged on both sides...
  10. Unknown vertebra

    Found on onslow beach last month, I know it’s a vertebra but from what?
  11. Always like to see discoveries of dinosaur material from the east coast especially from North Carolina. Here, the first definitive occurrence of a dromaeosaurid from the Tar Heel Formation is reported on the basis of a tooth from a fairly large member of that group. The tooth described in the paper is intermediate in size between those of smaller dromaeosaurids like Saurornitholestes and gigantic forms like Dakotaraptor. https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-a-giant-dromaeosaurid-from-north-carolina-cretaceous-research/ Paywalled paper https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118301253
  12. Made a trip to a Pliocene site on an eastern North Carolina River on the 4th. What a great trip it was. Found some extraordinary stuff. These 3 items made my day. First a large tiger, Galeocerdo cuvier 1.20 inch (30.6 mm) wide and on the slant. Then this 2.61 inch (66.3 mm) Carcharodon hastalis But the crown jewel of the day a 2.03 inch (51.6 mm) long by 1.82 inch (46 mm) wide Hemipristis serra. The largest I have ever personally seen. It is wider than my next largest one.
  13. Lee Creek Tooth? Crustacean Claw?

    Can't find a similar looking specimen on any of the ID sites. The stipple pattern looks crabby to me but this doesn't at all look like the other Lee Creek crab claws that I have seen. These were collected in the mine and could be Early MIocene or Pliocene. Any thoughts?
  14. Does anyone have a copy of this paper. I am trying to obtain a copy for a presentation I will be giving. Molluscan biostratigraphy of the lower River Bend Formation at the Martin Marietta quarry, New Bern, North Carolina T. J. Rossbach, J. G. Carter
  15. Lee Creek Odd Tooth

    I had the pleasure of collecting at the Lee Creek Mine back in 2002 and am going through my finds now. I can't find anything similar to this tooth. In full disclosure, I plan to either sell, or donate, this as a recent move leaves me without space for my collection. Thanks Dave
  16. Found this in a location known as yorktown - I know part of the formation nearby is rushmere member zone two, but I am not sure if the place I found this would also be considered as such but it was found among similar items, tube worms, ecphora quadristata, diadora and slipper shells. I've found a few pieces of this shell before but they have not preserved well so I'm very excited to finally have a whole specimen of this unique and beautiful shell and anticipate getting an exact ID on it! Is this a Margaritaria abrupta? Let me know if additional photos are needed to aid.
  17. Our trip to GMR

    So we finally made it out to GMR to do some hunting. We left Greensboro about 7 am and arrived around 9:15. We walked around for a little bit to scout some areas, and finally found a good starting point. It was slow at first, but we started making really good progress when I found a 2" goblin shark tooth. We continued on throughout most of the day finding tooth, after tooth, after tooth... We found several Meg fragments, some super nice great whites, mako's, 3 mosasaur teeth (the smaller round one might possibly be a crocodile but were not 100% sure), and quite a few belimnites. After we finished for the day we stopped by @powelli1's house so he could check out some of our finds. He's a great guy and has an absolutely amazing fossil collection. When I say he has 15,000 fossils in one room, I'm not exaggerating whatsoever... He helped confirm the ID's of some of our finds, and was kind enough to give us a tour of his collection in the process. After heading home we decided to photograph some of the nicer finds and count everything we brought back. All together we had 944 shark teeth, 3 mosasaur (except if that smaller round one is not a mosasaur tooth), 1 unidentified fish tooth, and 59 belimnites. Here's some photos of everything we found today.
  18. Jaw Fragment?

    Found this possible mammal jaw fragment in Havelock, NC. Was wondering if any of you could help me out. ]
  19. Pine Cliff NC Trip #2

    Hey guys I went to Pine Cliff NC again.(I went Sunday aswell ) This time was a bit more interesting, though not as big teeth some other stuff. I found a fired .22 bullet which is just great. Found some bear poop, even better. I found some cool shells and what apears to be a fossilized tiny mammal jaw fragment. I also found a ray mouth plate which I haven't found before. Does anything stand out to you? anyone know what these are? Possible jaw fragment anyone know what this could be? anyone know the species?
  20. I am planning to head over to Green Mill Run in North Carolina this coming weekend (6/16/18) to do some hunting. I have done a little research but haven't come across too much. I know there are lots of shark teeth, as well cretaceous, paleogene, and neogene fossils. I was curious if anyone has been, and if so what some of the hot spots might be. Not sure if I should head closer to the main river, or stay within the smaller channels to search. Will probably do some visual hunting as well as sifting. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
  21. Shark tooth in NC

    I found this in Havelock NC. The bigger one is 1 inch
  22. Is this a very large shark tooth?

    The friends I am visiting in NC have these next two specimens in their collection. Because I am totally hooked on this now I convinced him to let me send it for help to identify. It’s AMAZING to me!! Thank you all in advance.
  23. Pine Cliff NC

    I went fossil hunting today to pine cliff North Carolina today and got more than I expected (first time at that spot) There was a whole lot I found a pretty big Great white but it was VERY worn. No megs though The pictures don't do them justice, they look bigger in real life. They are all really old and black except for the biggest one which I don't know what species it is. ( I just very recently started this beautiful hobby ) Awesome serrations
  24. What are some places in eastern North Carolina to find fossils? (besides aroura)
  25. Shark Tooth ID (meg?)

    Hi guys and gals, Looking through some of my teeth from the past couple of trips and was looking to get an ID on this tooth. Is it a little meg? Thanks!