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  1. Nice weather here in Texas today. Took a advantage of the warm weather (70's) and went out fossil hunting near the Texas - Oklahoma border nearby Red River. Area is a mixed Antlers and Goodland formation which sort of overlaps each other. Sometimes you will see Antlers Sand formation above the Goodland formation, etc.,. I came across what appears to be a impressive Antlers Sand formation sandstone cliff. These deposits seems to be a fluvial deposits from early Cretaceous period. I could see the river pebble stones embedded in the cliffs. Measured cliff height of about 120 feet. I don't know much about the Antler formation deposits, but from what I read on the Internet dinosaur fossils were found there. Can somebody substantiate that?
  2. Post Oak Creek 12-10-20

    I went back to a new spot on POC and found the typical array of broken shark teeth, a few Ptychodus teeth, and some interesting items I'm not really sure about. Anyone have an idea of what the item in pictures 6-8 are? What about 9-11 maybe coprolite or a fossilized crustacean? The item in pictures 12-14 appears to be a tooth but with no enamel I didn't think it was a shark tip. It could also just be a piece of bone or something. Sorry for the poor picture quality of that one but I will take better ones of it later. Im pretty sure picture 15 is a rudist and lastly the item in pictures 16-18 I think is just a coincidentally formed rock. The rest of the pictures are of some cool items like the shark or fish verts, the small fossilized crab claw, a broken piece of sawfish rostrum, and a few cool pieces of matrix with inclusions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
  3. Post Oak Creek 12-1-20

    Here are my finds from my latest visit to Post Oak Creek. The first few pictures are of the shark teeth. Items 4-7 im assuming are part of a Mosasaur vertebrate? Items 8 and 9 are some type of mammal tooth. Not sure if it is modern or not. Finally item 10 is picture of what im assuming are modern mammal teeth. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  4. Post Oak Creek 11-18-20

    Here are my finds from my latest POC visit. Made a decent haul with my best Ptychodus yet and my largest tooth so far here. The tooth was about 1.5 inches. I also found a small ptychodus with no root but it did have very defined grooves. Pictures 2 and 3 are the large Ptychodus and picture 4 is the 1.5 inch tooth. 5 and 6 are the small Ptychodus. Picture 7 is the creek wall matrix I was looking in for teeth and 8 and 9 are the actual teeth I found in the matrix. Does anyone know if this is original matrix? I was able to find several teeth sticking out but several of them were also just pieces of teeth, like you find on the gravel bars, and not complete intact teeth. I was hoping if they were from the original matrix the teeth would be complete. And Finally I have a game for you. See if you can find the tooth in picture 10. For some reason many of the teeth I found this trip were highly camouflaged haha. The rest of the pictures are just closeups. I initially thought I found some mosasaur material but the bone feels modern to me now that it is dry. I also found my first vertebrae this trip. Looking at the other posts it seems like verts and artifacts are pretty easy to find but I guess I just don't have the eye for them as I have only found this one vert and have never found an artifact. Enjoy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
  5. Tarrant County 11-21-20

    Here are some pictures of my latest fossil hunting trip. I have been going to post oak creek a lot for shark teeth and wanted to try something new out. I found a steep embankment on a river in Tarrant county with several partial ammonites sticking out. After climbing down the embankment I found an assortment of fossils. I am not sure of the period or the formation in Tarrant county but there was quite a variety. Picture 2 is a conglomeration of marine fossils. Picture 3 is a nice ammonite I went back and chiseled away later. I will post that picture later but it was a very nice enact one. Pictures 4 and 5 are of a nice ammonite that unfortunately broke as I was removing it from the matrix but I was able to piece it back together. It was also interesting to see the internal structure of it as well. The rest are just closeups of common fossils except for the last 4 pictures 13-16 I have no idea what they are. Any ideas? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  6. Impromptu Trip?

    Good afternoon, fossil friends! This post is a bit of a long shot, but I figured I’d rather ask than not! This may be the incorrect thread to PLAN trips, so if it is, please let me know and I’ll delete it! I certainly intend to share some stories from past trips, but I’ve found myself with free time Wednesday in the first half of the day and I’d love to go on an adventure fossil hunting with someone who is also available, should anyone be up for that! I’m also down to plan future trips for other dates! I live in Denton county and I’m more than willing to travel a couple hours for a productive site! I myself have only explored the well-known north Texas sites such as Mineral Wells, Post Oak Creek, and Lake Texoma. If anybody would like to go there, NSR, or any other places they know of, it’d be really cool to explore with another fossil fanatic. My girlfriend is a great partner, but I always feel bad boring her with my rocks! Plus, I haven’t gotten to explore or learn as much about the fossils of this region as I’d like. I was a part of Dallas Paleo for a while, but after moving out of my parents’ house I haven’t had the time to rejoin, but hope to in the future! For now, I’d like to take some of my free time to learn with other paleo nerds when I can. Please reply if you’re interested in meeting up sometime and heading out to find some ancient friends!
  7. Post Oak Creek 10-15-2020

    This is from my most recent trip to Post Oak Creek. I found some pretty nice shark teeth and some other random items. I also found several bones sticking out of the creek bed. It is obviously not fossilized but I wasn't sure if it was a modern cow or something older like a bison. Pictures 17 and 18 show were I excavated it from. It was right on the waterline and probably 10-12 feet down from the top of the river. I am planning on going back to excavate the rest to see if I can find the skull, teeth, etc. Also I have a ton of microfossil matrix I am going through. I have already found numerous other micro shark teeth and other oddities I will be posting soon as well. It is amazing how many fossils you can find in just a little bid of small gravel. I would love to hear what you think about the bones as well as pictures 11-16 and anything else interesting you see here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
  8. Post Oak Creek 10-5-20

    Here are pictures from a recent trip to Post Oak Creek in Sherman Texas. Found several shark teeth but all of them broken and most in bad shape. I also found several non-fossilized material. I'm not sure if it is modern or a little older. It is all small. The one with the jaw still has two small teeth incased in it. Also I have no idea what the teeth are that are rounded. One of the pictures is a partial shark tooth still in the matrix. IMG_4149.HEIC IMG_4150.HEIC IMG_4151.HEIC IMG_4155.HEIC IMG_4156.HEIC IMG_4157.HEIC IMG_4158.HEIC IMG_4159.HEIC IMG_4160.HEIC IMG_4161.HEIC IMG_4162.HEIC IMG_4163.HEIC IMG_4164.HEIC IMG_4165.HEIC IMG_4166.HEIC IMG_4167.HEIC IMG_4168.HEIC IMG_4169.HEIC IMG_4170.HEIC IMG_4172.HEIC IMG_4173.HEIC IMG_4175.HEIC IMG_4176.HEIC IMG_4177.HEIC IMG_4178.HEIC IMG_4179.HEIC
  9. North Sulphur River 10-2-20

    Here are a few pictures from another recent trip to NSR. Nothing special again but also a few interesting items I have no idea that they are. Anyone know what some of these pictures are of? IMG_4123.HEIC IMG_4127.HEIC IMG_4148.HEIC IMG_4130.HEIC IMG_4144.HEIC IMG_4141.HEIC IMG_4143.HEIC IMG_4147.HEIC IMG_4145.HEIC IMG_4146.HEIC
  10. Cool rainy day at NSR due to rain this morning, but place was very muddy. Every time I walked I was carrying additional five pounds of mud so slow going. Not much erosion going on yet. Waiting for bigger rain to wash down the river maybe this weekend. First one was either a juvenile Mosasaur or Plesiosaur bone, not sure which part of the bone though. Could be the paddle or humorus bone. Second one was rudist colony that was attached side by side. This one was the first rudist colony found other than bits and pieces.
  11. Found this need help please

    Found this in my neighborhood, I live in Dallas Texas USA. As far as geological history when I research the area it mentions most fossils found in Dallas Texas from the cretaceous period. It is small and looks like a piece of something but have no idea so now I’m here... any information would be helpful thanks. Length wise it’s 7.5 cm, width is 5.5 cm, and height is about 3 cm and the other is slanted so thing less than half of one cm.
  12. Lake Texoma early Cretaceous oyster

    Duck Creek oyster ID please. This was the only one found in this area. I found numerous other early Cretaceous bivalves in Lake Texoma like Amphidonte walkeri, Graphea, Neithea.
  13. Two Ammonites and 2 Bone Pieces

    Hey Everyone, Needed to take some PTO due to everything at work. Those 14-16 hour days get to you after awhile. As is my normal I spent quite a bit of my mornings at NSR. Had quite a bit of luck. I found three things this morning I need help with. I was near the Bushy Creek meeting with the NSR. Some material had fallen from above. It was a mixture of the red matrix and a mustard color matrix. Actually quite a bit had fallen. Spent about an hour looking through it and found the ammonites and one bone. Smaller ammonite is reddish and fairly stable. Larger is the mustard color and very unstable. Only prep on either was with water and a soft bristle toothbrush. I am thinking Pachydiscus (P.) Paulsoni for them but something is off for me. Also, in one of the pics of the larger is that the shell fossilized? One bone reminds me a vert but the three things on the one side I have not seen. Other looks like part of a sheel fragment but have no idea what from? As always, any help is appreciated.
  14. Plesiosaur Tooth

    Have a creek not far from my house that I hunt regularly that turns up a few goodies on every trip. Went out hunting last week and found this partial tooth. I have found Mosasaur bones and teeth here but am pretty sure this tooth is from something else. My thought is plesiosaur due to it having much heavier striations and also looks to have a pretty good curve to it. Thank you for any insight.
  15. Pennsylvanian Fossils of North Texas

    FOSSIL Roadshow Webinar 2- Pennsylvanian Fossils of North Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRzTzW-aVM myFossil https://www.myfossil.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt18MbS9hR6BjGK6yV_aI_A Yours, Paul H.
  16. Atco Peculiarity

    In June of 2018, Kieth Minor alerted me to a new apartment complex that was being developed in the middle Atco Formation of North Texas. They were cutting a huge cubic area of rock out of a hillside, piling up multiple large mounds of Atco which seemed to be begging for someone to carefully search out their freshly exposed contents. On the 15th of that month we got to the site, Kieth asked permission of the site foreman for us to carefully take a look around during the crew's work hours, and we made our way into the pit. We were on a mission to save as many ammonites as we could. FIG 1: First impressions.
  17. N. Texas Unknown Vert

    Found this vert in a Farmers Branch gravel bed. (Farmers Branch is a suburb of N. Dallas) Hoping you could help me identify it!
  18. T. peramplum #1

    From the album Fauna and Flora of the Austin Group in Texas

    This specimen is the largest of its genus in my collection, and the largest known to me in any collection. It measures about 7 cm in height, and 4.3 cm in diameter. It retains its tubercles in the most mature whorl sections that are preserved well enough to tell. The specimen is quite crushed.
  19. Post Oak Creek

    My Post Oak Creek take from Sunday February 23, 2020, rainy gloomy day and a short visit. But very successful. I took a friend and she found her first tooth.
  20. Identification assistance

    I need assistance with identification of several items. Any thoughts. North Texas cretaceous.
  21. Fossil Shell?

    I live in Flower Mound, Texas, Denton County. I find many fossilized shells in the ground as I garden and stuff. The other day, this one popped up and looked different enough that I am curious if it is a shell or something else. The one surface is much smoother than I see with the other "clam" shell fossils I find. The sides also appear to be thinner than usual. Thanks for any help.
  22. North Texas Find

    Howdy! I live in North Texas (Denton County) by a really interesting area geologically and I found this thing while cleaning trash out of the creekbed today. I'm not sure if it's even a fossil but it's been one of the coolest things I've found (usually I only find Gryphaea and old pottery). Birding is usually my thing so I figured I might as well ask some people who know better! Let me know if y'all need better photos. Thanks in advance for the help!
  23. NSR: Red Bed Unknown

    I dug this directly from the so-called “red bed” (making it Permian) in the north sulphur river. I thought it might be petrified wood, but I am confused as to what the piece is embedded in it. Any ideas?
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