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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. NC Skull

    I’m new to identifying. Can anyone help with this guy?
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. I'm a little frustrated at the moment because I've spent almost two hours surfing the interwebs and this forum to see if I could ID these shark teeth. They came in a bag labelled "Belgrade Quarry, NC" along with some Hemipristis serra teeth and some Carcharocles angustidens that I queried in an earlier ID post. I think these first three are Negaprion eurybathrodon but I really can't tell. I've been to Bill Heim's Elasmo site and have done searches on here to try and narrow down the options but I am coming up clueless. Any help is appreciated! Specimen 1 Specimen 2 Specimen 3 And I believe these are Sand Tiger shark teeth, Carcharias sp., but they are missing any cusps.
  12. Hi all, I'm an extreme amateur looking to try my hand at fossil hunting. I live in the triangle region of North Carolina and I've been trying to do some research about what I can expect to find. I live in an undeveloped area and have lots of woods and several creeks around that I was planning to explore. Does anyone have any suggestions about what I should look for or what there is to find in this area? Also, if there are specific things I should look for, what's the best method to find them?
  13. Sites in Durham, NC?

    Hi! New to the forum and to fossils in general. Are there any places to hunt for fossils in Durham, NC? I live near the Wake County line and it is my understanding that there are some spots with exposed triassic rock. Is there anywhere I can do some hunting without having to drive towards the coast? I know that the Triangle Brick quarry has uncovered some fossils in the past but I assume I can't just waltz in there and look around. Thanks for any help or hints!
  14. Hi all, I'm sorting through a bag of fossil shark teeth that I bought several years ago and labelled as coming from the Belgrade Quarry near Maysville, in North Carolina. Most I can ID based on pics I've seen on this forum but these few are proving more difficult. I think I have them down to Carcharocles angustidens based on image searches on Google. Am I correct, and are they indeed known to come from this quarry? If so, would they have been found in the Belgrade/River Bend formations? Front and back of each tooth shown below. Thanks, Dave
  15. I found this little tooth in the creek at Green Mill Run in North Carolina over the summer. The ID on this one has had me stumped. I was thinking the it could possibly be from a sting ray, but it doesn't really look like any in the pics that I have looked at. The tooth is right at 1 centimeter in size. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
  16. Hello shark teeth

    Thank you so much @sixgill pete This Auorora matrix bag turned out some really nice teeth and shells.
  17. Unknown Oyster or Bivalve ?

    Hello Everyone, I need some help identifying what i have here. I have several pieces of matrix with a shell valve attached. All the pieces are less than 6 inches. They all have sort of a wavy-ness to them. Some seem to be part of a cluster ( 2 or 3 attached at the base) . These are maastrichtian from the Peedee formation in SE North Carolina. Thanks for your help.
  18. Woolly Mammoth Fossils Uncovered on North Carolina Beach By WWAY News - October 30, 2019 https://www.wwaytv3.com/2019/10/30/woolly-mammoth-washes-up-on-nc-beach/ Yours, Paul H.
  19. Maastrichtian Pycnodonte sp. ?

    Hello, I have recently found these pycnodontes at a maastrichtian site in SE North Carolina, USA . It is Pee Dee formation. Would anyone know the speices ? The upper valve is rather flat as opposed to concave and has radiant grooves which I have not seen in my research. The lower valves vary from being almost flat on some to a deep dish concave on others. I have attached two different ones. The first picture of each is the upper valve showing the radiant grroves. Second picture is lower valve. Third picture is the hinge area. Fourth picture is an attempt to show the overall contour. Thanks for any help.
  20. A bone.....but from what....

    Hi all, Today I found this but I can't figure out what it's from. It doesn't look like a vertebra from any angle to my eye. It seems to have a point of articulation. From a river in Eastern NC.
  21. Last week, we had the opportunity to visit the eastern parts of North Carolina guided by a local resident (my brother!!). A great time was had by all. Scenery is spectacular!!!!. We not only relaxed on the beach but we went shelling and fished. Wildlife was everywhere. From wild horses on the barrier islands to the birds. The dolphins were my favorite. I was hoping that the hurricane which recently brought large waves to the beach, may have brought in some fossils too. Such was not the case. So our group of one fossil hunter (me) and three novices that were neutral on looking for fossils set off to an inland site that I had researched prior to a earlier visit last year. When I was at this site previously, I came up with a goose egg, and it was NOT a fossil. So my expectations were pretty low. The site was along the Neuse River as seen in this picture. Most of our finds were in amongst the reeds and tree stumps. I think the beach area had been picked clean by other visitors.
  22. Found Fossil

    Hi. I am trying to determine what animal this fossil came from. Found on the beach in the Outer Banks, NC. Thanks for any help!!
  23. Need help identifying tooth

    Hi! I was walking along the beach on Topsail Island in North Carolina searching for sharks teeth after a storm when I found what appears to be a tooth. The strange part is that it closely resembles human teeth. I can’t seem to find anything like it in my books or online and I am trying to figure out what species it could possibly be. It’s about 1 millimeter long, if the ruler isn’t very clear in the photo.