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  1. What is this thing?

    Hello all! I am so happy to find this amazing forum. I love looking through all the amazing things people are finding! It's a great site. I have returned to the same place in this river I have found a bunch of interesting objects and animal teeth. Today, even though it was very cold, I did some river hunting when the sun was out and made it fairly decent. I came across this odd stone or object. I have been going to this same stretch of river ofr about 6 months now, have purchased a few geology books and searched online but haven't come across something like this yet. I just have no idea what this is. Any ideas? Thank you for your time, I greatly appreciate your feedback!
  2. Whale tooth?

    Found today, near the peace river in Arcadia, my guess is whale tooth? *Sigh* one day, I may find a whole one?
  3. Strange vert

    Pure speculation, gator? Found near the peace river in Arcadia. Any help, is appreciated.
  4. Large bone

    I know this is some kind of joint, but what joint or animal? Only thing I can think, large mammal, I have about 6 guesses.
  5. Five new finds that need some experts!

    Hello! I posted a little while ago when I found a tooth out river hunting in Northern illinois. Well I have returned to that spot several times since and have found teeth almost every time. They were all found within about 25 feet of each other. It has been quite fun to go back and see what I will find. My original post is here: Here are pictures of the new ones. #2 appears to be maybe cow/bison. #3 appears to be horse. #4 maybe cow/bison again. #5 I have no idea despite looking at animal teeth pictures for an hour this morning. #5 May just be a stone but it sure looks and feels like a canine tooth. Let me know what you think:
  6. Some peace river stuff

    Thanks to Digit! I have a real camera! Thanks digit! Expect many pics!
  7. Mystery vert

    My guess is Dugong or whale (leaning on dugong) Very dense and heavy, thanks TFF!
  8. Bovine teeth?

    Found all 3 of these under the peace river bridge, after Irma. All within a ft of each other, no other associated bones. Don't seem quite fossilized, cow? Thanks!
  9. Rhino tooth?

    My best guess is Rhino tooth? Also, it has few worrying cracks, is super glue a good idea? Thanks.
  10. Possible osteoderm?

    First off, apologies for low quality pics, only a lap top camera here. I was hoping some one can ID this oddball. My guess is some kind of osteoderm from a glyptodont or tortoise? I will try to update this thread with better pics. (have to get my friends smart phone and have them e mailed to my computer. Sorry double post, tried to delete it but cant seem to. Can a moderator please delete one post?
  11. a very big skull or not

    In a river 25km from beach.. Well it looks like a huge skull to me, its 60cm long. And I am probably wrong. How ever this river feels fossilferous. the area is registered as pachna formation (miocene 5-23million years) I will attach also a photo of what looks like a piece of wood or bone. Its 1m long and it is found nearby the skull-like piece. They are too heavy to move but if u find any of those interesting I can go there and make more photos thanks
  12. Fossil / Artifact / ? Help with ID

    Hi guys! I recently found this bone in an Island in the Savannah River, really close to Savannah. There where a lot of pottery shards near by with punctuations and patterns so I'm assuming it's some kind of artifact. It measures 7.10" inches the holes are .0011 inches Note the "cut-like" incisions on the broken part and also the two holes (they connect to the inner part of the bone, so if you pour water on one end it will come out of the holes) at first I though they where foramen (where arteries go into the bones) but they look like drilled and most foramen go diagonally into the bone. See for your self! Any comments are welcome! Thanks!
  13. New here to the forum and to fossil hunting. Found a few teeth over the past few weeks was hoping to get some help with identification and where to find more in the low country. Living in mount pleasant with access to a 23 foot bay boat as well as a few paddle boards. Would love to meet some great people with the same interests as myself and my wife. We would love to host some new friends on our boat for some hunting. If you are in the area and wouldn't mind the company of some newbs that are eager to learn and hunt send me a PM. We are looking forward to becoming knowledgeable on the area and meeting others that share our interests. I have attached a picture of a few of the things we found any help on ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Looking to put the boat in the water and hitting a few spots throughout the week. I am looking to get out at low tide. I have a spot or two in mind. Looking for a few more spots to go besides the more popular areas. If you know of some good places and would like a free boat ride and some fossil hunting after these heavy rains send me a PM.
  15. tooth in coral?

    My family and I usually visit the Frio River in Leakey, Tx every summer. A few years ago we were all set to go swimming but upon arriving we saw that the part of the river we usually frequent had dried up. I decided to make the best of it and explored the dried river bed looking for anything interesting when this isolated chunk of rock caught my eye. I picked it up off the ground, took it home with me, put it in a drawer and forgot about it. A few months ago I found it while doing some cleaning and realized it had to be something more than just an oddly shaped rock. I cleaned it with water and a toothbrush after reading online that that's a simple way to clean fossils. A friend of mine with limited knowledge of fossils suspected it was some kind of fossilized coral or sponge. What I originally thought was matrix does look a lot like syringopora, but I can't find pictures of any prehistoric coral fossils that match the appearance of that hot dog in the center! I saw a sperm whale tooth on this forum that looks similar but I'm not sure if what I found feels like a tooth. It feels way too smooth to me. I love fossils and I own some shark teeth, coprolite, and a little trilobite, but those were all bought. If whatever this is turns out to be something, then it would be the first fossil I've ever acutally found myself. I'm still really new to this so please forgive me if I am asking silly questions or submitting this incorrectly. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  16. Montana find

    What is this?
  17. I found this 1 1/2 inch piece in the North Sulphur River bottom (Ladonia, Texas) over the weekend. It has a layer of shiny yellowish brown in the center, and a thinner layer of the same material across the top. Somewhat porous. Any ideas?
  18. KY RIVER FIND

  19. NC & VA Rivers

    Can anyone explain why the majority of rivers in NE NC and SE VA have most of their high banks/ bluffs on the southern (right) sides? And please let me know if I have that wrong and they're not skewed that way.....but it does seem like that. Thanks.
  20. Could this be bone?

    I found this in the North Saskatchewan river in Alberta, could ths be a fossil? there is no coating on this it is just that smooth. it is 3" long and 2" at its widest point.
  21. Hi! I found this in a beach in the Savannah River. Its 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches thick on the middle. It has a weird curveness that you can appreciate better on the Side 4 pictures. It made me think of where the other jaw tooth fits?! I looks like a sperm whale tooth but I'm not sure. Any input is greatly appreciated!!!
  22. I found this in the Green River near Black Diamond Wa. It appears to be a seed pit? or can it be something else? Geologic age is Tertiary
  23. Hello! I'm so happy to find this great forum. It's always nice to find a new site full of good people and great information. I have enjoyed spending time in nature for as long as I can remember. Walking along rivers looking for animals, fossils or arrowheads is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. I was out today and came across this tooth. It struck me as being out of the ordinary. Looking through dozens of images on the internet it resembles cow, deer or taipur. This was found at the edge of a small river right at the shoreline. The river is in Illinois about 20 miles West of Chicago. Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for allowing me to join and post here. Please let me know if you want more photos, further description of the item or where it was found. Thank you! Seb
  24. A few years ago, I found a fossilized something on the Beach at Cape Henlopen. It was embedded in quartz. It looked kinda like a belemnite, but the wrong material. I was told by Plax that it was much older than our cretaceous belemnites. I tucked it into a spot on the shelf and wondered about it. Since then I have seen a few posts here and there from folks in NJ finding nice little paleozoic pieces on their side of the bay as well. This summer, I made it a mission to explore the Delaware beaches and see what I could find and how far north they went. I began at the cape and worked my way north, one beach to a trip. Cape Henlopen's beach is rather lacking in pebbles this season, so not much to find, but I know they turn up! I have spotted them here and there in the intervening years. The next few trips were Bowers Beach. Oh, yeah! Some are impressions of brachiopods and crinoids are so tiny in big pebbles that is just isn't worth it to take them home and wonder where on that pitted rock I found something recognizable. Others are very distinct chunks of coral replaced with chert, some with crystal quartz in the gaps between structural elements. Each time, I came home with a couple of fistfuls of nice little pieces, mostly about 1" across. The next stop was the beach in Battery Park, in New Castle. This is not a nice bathing beach. It is on a heavily-industrialized section of the Delaware River. The beach is littered with slag, brick, glass and bits of other man-made "rock." But, the black slag definitely allows the brown chert to stand out more. Bingo! The prettiest horn coral I've found yet, plus a few other nice goodies. All told, I came home with about as much as I usually find at Bowers, but cutting my travel time from over an hour to just 20 minutes. *Insert Happy Dance Here!* The last stop was a rare little stretch of river bank in Claymont, a mile or so from the northern border. The stretch was pretty narrow and short. There were plenty of pebbles, but not much chert. Nothing distinctly fossilized. Oh, yeah, and on the way BACK, I found, facing into the woods and hidden by the vegetation, a "No Trespassing" sign. Now they tell me. Ah, well, now I know it isn't worth the trouble anyway. The Delaware Geological Survey, as far as I can find, has no public record of fossils at the beach. They note the Cretaceous at the C&D Canal, the Miocene in a farm field that got bulldozed for a highway, Pleistocene silicified wood in the fields and streams just south of the canal, and plant impressions from the canal down to the southern border. The corals and other marine impressions in the chert are Paleozoic, possibly Devonian or Silurian, but no one seems quite sure. They were part of the ancient sea bed when the Cretaceous stuff at the canal was still alive and can be found in the pebbles there, too, occasionally. I find it really neat and kind of surreal to think about all those fossils that were ancient when my ancient sea shells were still alive.
  25. Hi folks, My area in eastern WV is primarily devonian but the map shows some areas along the river as quaternary. The next time I go there, I plan to investigate some of the high banks, small cliffs and generally keep an eye peeled for anything out of the ordinary. What, if anything could I expect to find in this area ? Just wondering what features to focus on and what might be there ....... if anything. Thanks for any guidance.
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