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The Jersey Devil posted a topic in Fossil IDHello everyone, I have a couple questions about these two items. The first is a badly crumbling piece of fossil wood. I have not tried stabilizing it yet, but I have heard that wood with this type of preservation always crumbles. If anyone has had luck stabilizing this type of NJ wood please let me know. I am almost completely sure the second piece is just an oddly worn small section of ratfish tritor, but I want to make sure it isn’t something else. Thanks for any help, Joseph
bluefish1766 posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all. My kids and I were hunting in the North Sulphur River today and we found this long, spine-like fossil with a double row of tooth-like structures. I have been searching on the web and think that it may be a fin spine of a chimaeroid; however, I want to see what others think. The reasons for my thinking this is that the double row of tooth-like projections are evenly and tightly spaced and that the projections are aligned between the rows. The projections do not look like they are teeth (I see no tooth sockets) and are curved. Also, there is a faint groove between the double row. Below are some photos. Any help on IDing this is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I went for a dig last weekend and wanted to show what I came up with. It was a great day for a dig, the weather has been perfect for them lately. My last few trips were nothing special but today my sifter was treating me very well! I came up with three Mosasaur teeth and this ratfish jaw chunk. I have never even found two nice Mosasaur teeth on a single trip so this was a really good hunt for me. Cheers! -Frank