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Found 445 results

  1. Tiny tooth ID needed

    I have a tooth here from some micro material from SE North Carolina, its mixed Eocene ( Castle Hayne Form.) and maastrichtian (Peedee Form.) It was suggested that maybe its a symphyseal ? Does anyone have an idea from what? There does not appear to be a nutrient groove, but it is only 4mm. Thanks for your help.
  2. Toothed Jaw Bone ?

    Hello All, I was picking through some micro material from SE North Carolina, its a mix of Maastrichtian (Peedee Form.) and Eocene ( Castle Hayne Form.). I found what looks like a tiny ( 7mm long) jaw bone with teeth. If it is a jaw bone , is it a tiny reptile or a bony fish ? Or perhaps it is neither but something else. Thanks for your help.
  3. East Coast Fossils Prep

    Turtle humerus found in a fallen block. From the Pope's Creek Sands of Virginia.
  4. Hi everyone, For a long time, I've wanted to find a Megalodon tooth. I'm from Toronto, where they don't exist. However, I have a trip to the South coming up, where I understand there are some prime locations. It's a trip primarily for business, but I'll have one full day to spend on my Megalodon hunt. I would therefore ideally want to pick a single site. I did my research and my understanding now is that some of the beaches near Charleston, SC are prime. It would be helpful to get some first-hand accounts from you guys, though. The blue area is where I'm already planning to go. Suggestions for Megalodon sites in that range are preferable. The purple area is where I can extend my trip if the sites therein are meant to be particularly fruitful. I would appreciate any suggestions on the most promising Megalodon-hunting areas in this region. The only real barrier is that I won't have access to a boat, so anything offshore isn't doable. Thank you, Bellamy
  5. Black Creek Group

    Here are a couple of dinosaur teeth (tyrannosauroid and hadrosaurid) from Bladen County, North Carolina.
  6. Aurora

    Hi, recently i received a package from @Shamalama with fossils from Aurora, North Carolina. Some weren't labelled and i couldn't find out to who they belonged. 1) a vertebra 3 cm width 2 cm hight 2)That piece of a little less than 4 cm hight and 2 cm width 3) That piece of skull or only of jaw of about 2.5 cm hight and 1.8 cm width: 4)That brachiopod, maybe a Plicatoria wilmingtonensis according to Dave. 3.5 cm hight and about 2 cm width and thickness :
  7. Anybody know any spots in North Carolina to fossil hunt? If no one is willing to share their secrets can you at least tell me what to look for?
  8. I found this while perusing my local beach. It originate off the coast and washed up on shore. It’s in fossiliferous limestone on a bivalve cast. I really can’t figure out what these are. I am specifically talking about the radiating fossils in the top margin of the photo. If anyone has ideas it would be appreciated
  9. Fossil ID help

    Hello, all! I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this bone I found. It seems to be fossilized (feels like stone and is very heavy for its size). I found it on the shore near Wilmington NC. Any guesses?
  10. Aurora Bone ID

    I found this among material from Aurora NC. I have read that most bone material from there is Puffin. The internal structure and weight appear to be avian, but I can't place a bone that looks like this on a bird, albeit puffins are not typical birds. I was also wondering if it could be a small Alligator scapula?
  11. Looking for Aurora NC IDs

    I came across a few potential specimens from material from Aurora North Carolina The first two are the front and back of something I thought might be crab shell, but crab shell isn't on the identification guide that I have #2, I know I've seen things similar to this but I can't place what it is Third I thought these might be broken teeth of some sort? Fourth I don't have an idea, I'm not sure they're even fossils but they're glossy like some fossils from this area are Finally #5 maybe a section of shell?
  12. Shark tooth ID

    Found a couple interesting pieces today in North Carolina at Greens Mill Run. I'm thinking juvenile megalodon for the tooth but could be wrong, and not sure what the other piece is. Maybe some type of shell? Any ideas?
  13. Fish Poo ?

    Can anyone tell me if this a fish coprolite ? Its from SE North Carolina, mostly cretaceous but some eocene mixed in. Peedee form. and Castle Hayne form. The wormy pattern is flat not round like the worms I am use to seeing. Its 1 cm long. Any ideas ? Thanks.
  14. Aurora NC shark teeth

    Hey I recently went to The Aurora fossil museum and found quite a few shark teeth, I was wondering if anyone could help identify these small teeth, they are all about 1/4 of an inch or so. I can get better pictures if necessary! Thank you!
  15. Possible Bone for ID

    Good afternoon! I found this large bone fragment (?) while walking along the neuse river in Craven County, NC. Can anyone tell me what this bone might be? Such as distal end of femur of large mammal? I know fragments are difficult to pin down but the size of this has me very curious! 5 inches wide and 4 inches thick. Thank you!
  16. Possible Vertebrae

    Good afternoon, I found this item, that I assume is a vertebra, Lang the Neuse River in Craven County, NC. The shape is unusual and I was wondering if someone can tell me more about the bone. 1.25 inches wide 3.75 inches long and 1.75 inches tall. Thank you very much!
  17. Fossil or Not ?

    Hey All, My son picked this up out of the muddy banks of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, NC. Has a bone look to it, not sure if it is, let a lone a fossil ? There is a tiny hitchhiker attached to it that I thought was a shell but it also is an oddity to me. Can anyone identify either of these ? Thanks.
  18. Hi all! I am a newbie here and I've recently become really enchanted by the casual fossil hunting I've been doing in the VA/MD area. And I've really enjoyed reading the forums and posts on here (thanks to everyone for their awesome help/advice/knowledge....it has been really inspiring for this amateur yet eager fossil hunter). I am about to take a trip down to central NC (Raleigh/Durham area) and my friend and I are hoping to pop over to the Greenville area to hunt on the Greens Mill Run and/or other areas (we are both field biologists so are well prepared for cold weather, nasty conditions, or long treks). Does anyone have any advice on other places in the region to do some fossil hunting? Also, for GMR, can anyone suggest areas of the creek to check out (aka closer to the river or further upstream, areas with access)? Thanks so much for any and all help! Cheers.
  19. NC Skull

    I’m new to identifying. Can anyone help with this guy?
  20. ID Request Tooth

    Good evening, I found this tooth in a scrub line of trees along the Neuse River in Eastern North Carolina. My first thought is shark tooth however there is something about the tooth that just doesn’t seem to match anyone have researched. Can anyone help me to ID? Thank you in advance
  21. Creek fossil question

    Hey, so I’m pretty new to fossil collecting, i plan to go to Green Mills Run in a few weeks after doing some reading on it. Anyways, I was wondering if it was possible to find any fossils in creeks pretty inland, or if it’s only possible close to the coast? I’m in North Carolina, near the Charlotte area, and was thinking about searching in some creeks around the area. Thanks for your help!
  22. Couple of Oddities

    Found a couple of oddities today, odd to me as I have never seen anything like it. Hopefully one of you have. The first is from the Eocene, Castle Hayne formation. Could it be a color impression , or mold of a coral ? The second is from the Cretaceous , Peedee formation. It looks like bryozoans , but why just in the hole ? Where they washed into the hole? The scale is mm in the first pics. Your thoughts and ideas are appreciated. Thanks.
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