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Found 21 results

  1. Small tooth?

    I don’t know if it’s a tooth, but the shape is very familiar. Found in San Antonio TX, in what I think is the Corsicana formation. In an excavation close to 10 ft in heavy clay. Measures 1cmX1cm. Thickness is approximately 5mm.
  2. Hey Everyone - I hope someone can provide some insight and help me identify this fossil. I would really appreciate it! I found this strange looking tooth (at least I think it is) a few years ago in San Antonio, Texas. It feels and looks like a rock as far as texture goes but it's shaped very similar to an animal tooth. I've attached photos for reference and labeled each one: Front Back Side Front Height - 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) Front Width - 4.5 inches (11.43 centimeters) I've also attached a Geology Map of Texas which outlines where rocks of various geologic ages are visible on the surface of Texas today. On the map, I circled in yellow the location of where San Antonio, Texas is for reference. Hopefully it can provide more insight for you. I'm not even close to a geology expert but limestone is very prominent in San Antonio. The city is also home to The Edwards Aquifer which may or may not be useful. I'd be happy to answer any questions and I can also take additional pictures if needed. Looking forward to hearing back from you all!
  3. 4 month round up

    I was gonna call this a monthly round up but I just realized it's been four months, adjusting to new job has had me messed up. I've only gone to 2 locales in 4 months and I'm having withdrawals. Anyway, I stopped at a outcrop of buda formation for about 30 minutes while the family went shopping, the buda had given me 2 graptocarcinus carapaces previously so I was looking specifically for that, I found what I thought was a carapace but it turned out to be a chela with just a nub of a dactyl, unfortunately the finger got broken off somewhere in between getting it out of the ground and getting it home. I assume this is graptocarcinus but I have not found any pictures of the chela.
  4. Odd Texas oyster

    I'll post a full story in trips when I get time, but I was searching around a new spot, being unsure of the formation (Austin I assume now) I was picking up everything I found including oysters which I would normally leave, I assume they're exogyra or ilymatogyra but the Mark on the back is strange to me, 2 of the three I picked up had them and I haven't seen anything like it in pictures. Species and out formation ID would be nice
  5. Creek was a little flooded today made it harder to navigate, started the day with 2 dead drill battery's that I had charged the night before so I decided to move father up to look at some different exposures, started by picking up some matrix for micro's from the bottom of the pecan gap, more on that later, and then some Del Rio clay for the same, (if someone has suggestions for how to wash this faster that would be great) spent the next 2 hours picking up heteromorph mariellas.
  6. Ammonites huGE

    I walked upon a shale bed covered with these along other things I have not trained my eyes for.
  7. Looking for help!

    Hey everyone! I'm new around here and found this place for some help. When I was doing field work I came across this guy and I can't seem to figure out what it is. Since I'm a geologist, I'll have a chance to talk to my old paleo professor but I wanted to ask everyone here first. I found it in the Charco, TX area on the shoreline of the San Antonio River. If anyone needs better images, I can do my best to add more. Thank you!!
  8. San Antonio Area

    I am going to San Antonio, TX for my Honeymoon in July. I am hoping maybe that are some public places I could explore in the area, or nearby for fossils, and interesting rocks. If you know of something please let me know here, or through messaging!
  9. ID - long claws, or wing?

    I have large stone with this image embedded (Fossil imprint?) among many I acquired to form paths in my gardens. As you can see, it looks like a "claw" - maybe with pad at bottom right of my foot - or it was suggested a "wing" portion? . . . I don't think it is an anomaly. As I do not know where exactly from where the stones came - here in the San Antonio, TX area most stones/rock came from quarries in the surrounding county. Any suggestions are welcome.
  10. I have found several ammonites in walking around local creeks. Best guess on the formation is Georgetown. Most are creek worn and species identification may not be possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Lunatia or Tylostoma?

    My family just returned from a three day, New Years visit to Boerne ("Bernie"), Texas. On our way home, we stopped of by a construction site on the northwest side of San Antonio. I believe it was Glen Rose Formation. We found some nice specimens, including gastropods, brachiopods and even some echinoids. The largest specimens are shown below. The scale is in centimeters. My question is, are these specimens Tylostoma sp. or Lunatia pedernales? I've seen them identified on TFF as Tylostoma. But in the HGMS Texas Cretaceous Gastropods book, they describe Tylostoma of similar sizes as having a spire 50% of the total length of the shell. However, the Lunatia pedernales is described as having a spire 25% of the total length. I would just like some clarification. I'm leaning toward Lunatia, but I'm easy to persuade by those with far more knowledge and experience... Thanks in advance for your help.
  12. I am curious as to what the may have made the impression fossil I found today. Also, I found a rock that seemed totally out of place. It smells like asphalt, is it? Thanks for your help!
  13. San Antonio Texas Fossil?

    I am digging at my house on an old Indian quarry/workshop and found this. It does not look like a rock, but does look like a fossil. Any ideas? I appreciate your help!
  14. Need Some Help With This One

    I found this in a wash that I believe cuts through or has cut through several layers of limestone. I am hoping someone can tell me what it is, what layer of limestone someone would expect to find this, and how old it is. Also, is it common to find these in San Antonio and is this one in decent shape. I really appreciate your help! It reminds me of a really old conch!
  15. Possible Carnivore Tooth?

    I'm sorry that I skipped the introduction thread, but I wanted to post this in the appropriate area. I am an amateur arrowhead/artifact hunter that just got back into searching after taking a break from it for about 25 years. I am visiting family in San Antonio, Texas and recently while jogging, I saw some flint chips and eventually found a piece identified as a unifacial scraper This restored my interest in searching for more things. Today I went into an adjacent neighborhood where new construction is going on to see if I could find any any other artifacts, and I found what appears to be a large tooth of a carnivore. I do not know the correct terminology as to the layer it was found or what not, but I did include photos of where it was found. The piece measures 3.9 inches in length and approx. 1.6 inches at its widest part. I kept it because the point was a bit more exposed and covered in less sediment than the rest of the "tooth". There were other curious pieces that I dug out close to this piece that I kept also, but nothing looked like an obvious bone or tooth like this one. If I am completely off base, I just need to know. Thanks for taking a look, and spending some time on an amateur like me.
  16. Hill Country Fossil Club - Texas

    Hello there, my name is Cameron and i'm starting this topic to have an open page for the flow of ideas and information about the possible formation of a Hill Country Fossil Club for San Antonio, Austin, and the surrounding areas . This idea has been proposed before on the forums, but it didn't work out, so i'm doing my best to pull everyone together to form some sort of club. It could be anything from an organized monthly meetup for group fossil hunting trips, guest speakers, etc. to a simple email list for members to invite a couple tag-alongs on their upcoming trips. However it takes shape, it'd be beneficial to alot of the central Texas members of the forum to form a local fossil community. So far, my idea is to maintain the facebook page created last time (for those who prefer facebook) and make an email and phone number list so each club member gets a reminder when someone plans an open-invite fossil hunting trip, or if there is a meeting coming up, or anything else of that nature. If interested in making a list, pm me your email and texting phone number with whatever name you like to be called. If alot of people prefer to meet first, thats fine too. Maybe we can make a field trip out of it. Just reply with your thoughts and let's all start exchanging ideas. If it doesnt work long-term again at least we have a few new locals to hunt with, lol.
  17. San Antonio Glen Rose Finds

    Not much of a story-teller, so here are my better finds from my first trip to the glen rose formation (said to be the salenia zone) Whole gastropods and crushed heart urchins littered the ground all around the exposure, but i was particularly interested in a very ornate regular echinoid i'd never seen in person before, Leptosalenia Texana! My better finds: gastropods, neithea, tube worms, heart urchins, leptosalenia, porocystis algae balls, bivalve casts, and some oyster bits. My Leptosalenia: An unkown gastropod (?) covered in tube worms: And my bonus, two small coenholectypus approx. 10mm across
  18. Does anyone know of a specific name for flint or chert nodules containing quartz-replaced fossils? Also, do these form in a particular formation or did they develop in several in the presence of dissolved quartz? i have found these in many areas around san antonio and they're my favorite to encounter. The first pic resembles tube worms to me and i have no clue what the fossils are in the second two images, but the one that appears as dozens of adjacent, long, parallel columns comes up often in my area.
  19. Here are all my unknowns from the past few months of collecting and snapping pics before joining the forum. Some are weathered, but any help identifying is greatly appreciated The first two are glen rose formation dino prints about 16 inches from heel to to toe. The third is a nautilus (eutrepoceras?) from central san antonio i extracted from a soft limestone boulder. Its about 9 inches across and the lower of the three well-defined sutures i think is eroded into a deeper curve than it would have originally had.
  20. Small Exogyra?

    Hello! I am new to the forum and new to fossil hunting in general. I have a 6 year old son that loves to dig and search for fossils. We were hoping for some help identifying these fossils. There is a park that we go to and there are TONS of these fossils all over the ground. From what we've researched, they look like exogyra except they are smooth and tiny. We have no clue what they are and would appreciate any help! They were found in San Antonio, TX if that helps. Thanks in advance!
  21. Fossil Finds In San Antonio, Tx

    I found these and many more in creek areas in two sites here in San Antonio. I love that my greatest finds have been here in my hometown of San Antonio. While Austin is my main source for a grand looking Exogyra Ponderosa, would you believe that its equal in size and shape is down here in San Antonio. I don't know which variety but the striations are very different and the horn curl is equally different at times. I will post some more soon and of Austin. Thank you for looking.
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