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  1. Hi all! I've decided to give all of my Peace River, Florida stuff to my daughter (I've decided to focus on invertebrates whereas Viola loves/wants everything, so I'm giving her all of the shark teeth that I've acquired so she can share them with her classmates). I've already been able to identify the stuff that Viola had allowed me to keep (thanks to people here on TFF!), but I never bothered to identify the stuff she chose to keep, so I'm asking for your help once again. I was able to identify a couple of teeth that she had chosen to keep (e.g., snaggletooth, sand tiger, tiger), but I'm not sure of a few of them, so here they are: The top 3 have serrations, although the 2 on the left (lighter-coloured ones) are less obvious than the 1 on the right. I thought that they might all be "requiem sharks" (Carcharhinus sp.). The middle one has serrations along the shoulder but no obvious serrations on the crown (at least I can't see them!) - I figured that it might be a lemon shark (Negaprion sp.), but I'm not ruling out Carcharhinus sp. since their lower teeth are different from their upper teeth (I think...). The "unknown" one has very clear serrations - perhaps this one is also Carcharhinus sp. since it doesn't seem to have the shape of tiger, hammerhead, or snaggletooth shark teeth, but I'm not sure... Thanks in advance for your help! Once these are identified I'll add them to the already-labeled baggies and give them all to Viola Monica
  2. I found this tooth in June 2017 diving in a GA river. its is right at 5.0" and one of the nicest I have found!
  3. So...... I haven't been on here too much lately. Too many thing going on these days (aarrrrggghhh!), but.... I did unexpectedly wind up in Galveston on the 4th of July evening to see the fireworks from the beach. As my toes hit the water's edge, the thought of shark teeth popped into my head. I didn't really expect to find any at our location, but within the first few steps.... BAM! there was a tooth (the one on the right). The hunt was on. As the sunlight waned, I was able to find three more. I don't know how I even saw the tiny one as I didn't have my glasses on. Not too impressive, but enjoyable none the less and..... it qualifies as fossil hunting. Last night, someone showed me a huge great white tooth from across the bay. Got to get back down there..... Anyway, here is what I found.
  4. Post Oak Creek, Sherman, Texas. Period is crustaceous - found this in the water while digging and scooping from the bottom. A guy who was down in the creek said it looks like it's a land animals tooth. The size is about the size of a quarter, if I set it on top of a quarter it's the same length. I found a ton of sharks teeth I was trying to post in a gallery to share, but I guess I haven't figured that out yet because I don't see them LOL. Thank you for your help. Laura
  5. These were found in a coal mine in southern Illinois. Can anybody identify if they are shark teeth and, if so, what species? Specifically, these were found in the Herrin #6 coal seam. Any info would be great appreciated. The first two pics are of the same specimen and the third pic is a different specimen. I find many Edestus and petalodus teeth, but these are the only teeth like this I have spotted.
  6. Hey everybody I got lucky yesterday searching the Sulphur River in Ladonia, these two teeth are shaped different than the first one I found - wondering if they are the same type of shark.
  7. Hi! I'm new to TFF and hunting for shark teeth as well. With that being said I can't seem to identify these teeth and any help is greatly appreciated! I think the bottom are sand tigers but I am not 100% sure.
  8. I went to Myrtle Beach, and found these teeth when they washed up to shore. Identification would be greatly appreciated. I can provide closer ups as well. Thank you! (The 3rd, 4th, and 5th are serrated)
  9. These were all the teeth I found on my trip to Myrtle Beach on South Carolina. On some of them I think I know what some of them are, but I would like some help identifying a few, especially the ones near the quarter. If you need a closer up pic, I'd be happy to provide as many as needed. (They aren't the best quality)Thank you!
  10. Based on the advice of many on this forum, I went to Big Brook in New Jersey to look for some shark teeth and belmenites. It was a great experience, fun wading in the river/stream and sifting through the dirt and stones. Some decent finds, limit is to take 5 only, so i opted for shark teeth that i found, as belmenites were few and mostly broken. Here are some pictures from the place and the teeth. Anyone with IDs or any comments, glad to hear them! This is the view from within the stream
  11. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting up with board members @sixgill pete and @AshHendrick to hunt Green Mill Run in North Carolina. We met in a school parking lot and Pete kindly gifted me with some matrix and other various fossils including a mammoth tooth and megalodon tooth. Then we went down to the creek where we searched for a place to dig. And boy did we dig. These Carolina boys don't mess around. It may have been the most hardcore manual labor I've ever done in my life. We would sift gravel from the holes we dug. This was my first time fossil hunting in this fashion and it produced.(Pete lent me a shovel and screen). I found a lot of firsts including great whites, makos, whale bone, and even 2 beat up megs. I think these guys got a good laugh out of my level of excitement over some these finds.
  12. Just got back from a week with the family at Oak Island, NC and wanted to post some of the teeth I found. I was hoping to get some IDs from the resident experts! I'm fairly certain of the sand tiger, tiger, and some of the bull shark/dusky shark? teeth. Any labels would be greatly appreciated!!!!
  13. Looking at trading my large collection of Eocene shark teeth, ray fossils, and fish fossils from the Nanjemoy Formation of Muddy Creek in Virginia. Looking to trade for rare species of shark teeth or shark teeth from rare locations. I have broken down what is included in the collection below and will post pictures of some of the highlights of the collection in the upcoming posts. All fossils are complete with no repair or restoration. Message me if interested. Here are a couple of links about the location: Fossils included in the collection: Shark Material Striatolamia macrota - 100+ Anomotodon novus & Anomotodon sheppeyensis - 100+ Serratolamna lerichei - 50+ Hypotodus verticalis - 37x Carcharias sp. - 36x Sylvestrilamia teretidens - 22x Odontaspis winkleri - 25x Jaekelotodus robustus - 7x Palaeohypotodus rutoti - 1x Cretalamna appendiculata - 5x Isurolamna inflata - 4x Ginglymostoma sp. and Nebrius sp. - 23x Squatina prima - 19x Megasqualus orpiensis and Squalus crenatidens - 4x Premontria sp. - 17x Palaeogaleus vincenti - 17x Scyliorhinus gilberti - 13x Triakis wardi - 7x Physogaleus secundus - 50+ Pachygaleus lefevrei - 15x Galeorhinus ypresiensis - 5x Rhizoprionodon sp. - 32x Abdounia beaugei - 100+ Abdounia minutissima - 100+ Unidentified sp. - 4x Shark vertebra - 1x Ray Material Ray plate bars of various sp. - 100+ including one partial plate Ray teeth of various sp - 100+ Dermal denticles - 21x Stingray barb - 1x Fish Material Fish teeth of various species (including cutlass, barracuda, drum, others) - 100+ Various fish bones - 50+ Anoxypristis sp. - 1x Striatolamia macrota Anomotodon novus & Anomotodon sheppeyensis
  14. Greetings everyone, this is Trevor. This is the second edition of my quests into the Cretaceous streams of New Jersey. As before, I will tell you the stories that go along with each of the five trips in every episode. Each trip has a unique title that I feel best displays the overall sentiments of the expedition. I am going to college in Ohio in late August and will only be able to fossil hunt in New Jersey during summer's and winter breaks. Additionally, I may begin to post Ohio episodes throughout the coming years. Well, thank you for coming here and let the stories commence! Viaje Numero Uno: "Fossil Intoxication" My friend Spencer inquired, "Worm, why do you enjoy fossiling so much?" (stupid nickname given to me for past eccentric tendencies and introverted personality). The natural answer was a pause and then ultimately me saying "I like fossils." So, on May 26 Spencer decided to take me on a short hunt since I do not have my driver's license, due to me revoking my permit and never taking the driving test. Fortunately, Spencer stayed in his car and texted away. (I was scared he would come with me and steal my fossils). This turned out to be my most productive fossil hunt in New Jersey ever, though not the best. In 2.5 hours I surpassed the most finds I had ever found on a single hunt. This was partially due to a very large storm system having entirely changed many of the existing streams in Monmouth County. Although I was too late to take advantage of this storm for Ramanessin, this small stream had not yet been touched. I was finding teeth left and right and the stream was completely altered. We got to the stream at 5:30 PM so it got late fast and I did not have time to finish searching all the gravel bars. We finished off the day by heading to Burger Bros near Big Brook, an excellent burger establishment if you ever have the chance to go there. I was "intoxicated" on fossils on this hunt. Trip 2: "Picking Up the Scraps" Naturally, if you get this lucky, then why not take advantage of it? After mesmerizing her with the finds, my grandma agreed to take me out to the stream again to pick up what I had missed the day before. (Now it's the 27th) The fact there was nothing spectacular was disappointing, there were merely leftovers; I was in essence picking up the scraps. The trip turned in a more positive direction when areas that had been covered by water the day before started drying up and exposing whispers of the prosperity from the day before. To compliment my surface finds I decided to do some sifting. The sifting was productive; however, most of the finds were heavily worn. At this particular stream fossils have very very poor preservation, but the trade off is that the fossils are abundant. I left after 3.5 hours and came away with a slightly less than I had yesterday. Still a great amount of fossils for such a short amount of time, too bad they are worn. Trip 3: "Decay" After getting permission from some property owners awhile back I went to a small stream that I knew was good for invertebrates. The entry point was someone's driveway (don't worry they were enthusiastic about fossils being near their house and allowed it ). I got into the stream and Voila! invertebrates! Many, many broken invertebrates! Some unrecognizable and complete destroyed. I held up against the 98% humidity for awhile but before long my shirt was completely drenched in sweat. On top of that I clumsily fell and an annoying amount of water poured down into my feet. Throughout the trip there was a deer running around in the stream and I kept coming across it and it would snort and then run off. Sadly I came to know the reason for its troubles; in the stream was a dead fawn partially decomposing. Sad though the sight was, it is one of infinite calamities in nature. After doing a double jump backwards from the entirely unexpected scene, I went back and decided to venture to Ramanessin Brook. My waders started to leak and then eventually explode at Ramanessin, and this is following a 30 minute walk in blistering, humid heat. I was in the water and I felt a trickle at my feet. More and more water started to come in and eventually I felt myself sinking. I got out and emptied my waders and walked back to the car. The two hunts lasted 2 hours and very overall unproductive (June 18th). Trip 4: "Walking in Circles" This trip was not consoling after the previous one. Happiness equals reality divided by expectations, with the latter being excessively great and the former being in the nether regions. I went for 1.5 hours with my grandma who slept in the car. I went back and forth between sifting and surface scanning but neither seemed to be working out. I kept walking to one spot then to the next then back to the spot I was at, all hoping that I could come away with something to make the trip worthwhile. Any fossil at all really makes a trip worthwhile but that was not my mindset then . I gave up after 1.5 hours (this was on June 20th) and decided to call it a day. I had not eaten breakfast, horrible mistake, and was probably dehydrated. I was "walking in circles" in the stream and in my head. Trip 5: "Sweat or Streamwater?" Imagine wearing a blanket in the middle of summer while also getting sprayed with hot, salty water. Then on top of that there is a warm sheet of water in the air. Hey, now you got it! That's were I was. Wearing some lovely insulated waders for 6.75 hours in 90o F heat. My shirt, pants, and forehead were a river of sweat in themselves and soon I didn't know if it was sweat or stream water that had splashed on me. Anyway, it was a very popular day to go to Ramanessin or fossiling in general, just a smidge too hot. My dad had great nap though. The rate of finds coming in were average throughout the day. I chose to do some surface scanning about 2 hours in despite the obvious bootprints scattered across the gravel bars. Fortunately who ever had been there must have been distracted or a noob because I found some nice teeth on the periphery of the bars. Luckily, my waders allow me to crawl for extended distances and get my face right down with the gravel. After some surface hunting I went back to sifting and continued excavating a massive hole in the middle of the stream. Having to push the gravel back in was a hassle and I ended the day in exhaustion. Fellow forum member Vasili was in the stream when I left but unfortunately we did not get to greet each other, alas. I may have seen forum member Brad past the first bridge from the parking area of Ramanessin. If it was you Brad sorry I didn't say high I was too tired (July 2).
  15. Preparing for a Summerville SC trip shortly to (hopefully) find one of the area's famous creme colored megs. Before I go there for a week long endeavor, I wanted some advice on which creeks to hit that could be the richest. I looked at a map for all of the creeks, streams, etc. listed in the area as follows; • Rumphs Hill Creek • Branch • Hurricane Branch • Sawmill Branch • Eagle Creek • Chandler Bridge Creek • Coosaw Creek • McChune Branch • Platts Branch • Captains Creek • Powderhorn Creek • Halfway Gut Creek • Timothy Creek • Foster Creek • Ashley River • Green Bay Branch • Stanley Branch • Kelly Branch • Fedler Branch • Miller Dam Branch Etc. Of course, this is quite a huge list (and it's not even all of them ), so I could use a little help narrowing down my search. With limited success on hunting down info on the website, I've turned to the forums for someone that may know the area some. Thanks in advance to all who wish to assist!
  16. Will be traveling from FL to SF Bay Area in April. Have the Weekend of April 22/23 free. Would like to hunt Shark Tooth Hill (or area) with fellow TFF'ers if possible. Most interested in shark teeth that aren't BLACK since I normally hunt the Peace River & other areas of SW FL. Will need some help as I don't know anything about hunting on dry land without water. Thanks in advance! Calvin
  17. Ok, so it wouldn't be my first rodeo in a nice steady rain, or a torrent sans lightning of course. But for those of you familiar with Point A Dam in Alabama would the weather report this week turn you off ? Do you have a go-to for weather and water levels ? I have a small window with my brother and he's been itching to get out with me somewhere .. anywhere .. and Point A is closest to us here in Gulf Shores. We may huff it over to Florida if the weather looks too crappy .. but any advice would be welcome. If you'd rather a PM I'd be fine with that too. Thanks, Brett
  18. My son, Sean, treated me to a trip at the famous Ernst Shark Tooth Hill Quarry. We spent a total of two full days digging and about an hour sifting but the wind was to strong to be productive. The dust there is like fine powder, didn't know the human ear could hold so much dust. The rest of the trip was fantastic, mild temps and calm wind. Everyone wants to find that elusive Meg. but not the case for us Texans. I did find a lower Hemipristis which are very uncommon at the site. Pictured are my finds of two days digging, lots of Isurus planus and one 2 1\2 l.hastalis also a whale and two dolphin ear bones. Found some smalls as well, one Squatina and numerous dog fish teeth. Salvaged several teeth that were in matrix, makes neat display. Some of my finds suffered on the jet flight back to Dallas so next time will bring better packing material. Pictured are four colorful teeth from the West private quarry that can be seen behind the picture of Sean and me. They are totally different in color and better preserved, was lucky enough to meet the co-owner of the quarry and he sold me a couple of teeth, would love to hunt that one. Would I do another trip to Bakersville, Calf. Absolutely in a heartbeat, the Meg. still waits for me but thankful for the teeth I and my son found.
  19. As many of you know , the Peace River is currently unhuntable due to rains and river depth. In many locations it is 10 feet deep. I thought I was finished for the season but then my regular hunting buddy called to say he had found a "shallow" location. What could this be? Always believe your friends!! Not only was it a shallow spot , but underneath the typical 12-15 inches of normal Peace River black gravel was a layer of crushed limestone , clay, and brown gravel and shark teeth. Many had the white roots typical of bone Valley teeth. And then THIS Meg ?? Only a touch of enamel left. Has the entire Meg been replaced or is it hiding under a layer of limestone? Whatever. I had a bonus day Monday on the river in the sunshine! I am feeling GOOD this week.
  20. One of the most exciting finds in the giant ant hills in the Cretaceous limestones near Show Low was the hordes of tiny sharks teeth. Since I am not an expert on such, we called any flat triangular, round with sharp tip, or curved flat with sharp tip tooth a sharks tooth. Now I want you to try to imagine a bright red fire ant carrying a quarter inch big flat serrated sharks tooth in its big venomous jaws out of its hole and in one mighty thrust - throw it over the sides! These are our tiny fossil seeking robots, and they do a great job at bringing to the surface many types of microfossils that we never found ourselves even in the nearby layers of limestone. Here, Im going to highlight the teeth and show you some of the types we picked out of the slopes of countless gravel and sand grains on the sides of the big 4 foot ant hills. Most of the material was found by first identifying prospective ant hills that were hopefully abandoned that contained plenty of fossils. Then we scraped the sides into gallon bags to take back with us for washing and sorting. Unfortunately, some of the best hills were still shall we say - "active" and when you scraped a bit too hard they would all come rushing out to greet you with gaping biting jaws. There are hazards to micro fossil hunting for sure! Here are the images I took yesterday of the specimens with a 10x binocular microscope by pointing a digital camera into the eyepiece. Ive grouped them according to shape and type roughly, so thank you for looking and glad to share them with this group! The scale on the bottom of each image is in mm.
  21. These are teeth I found on our trip to tybee island for father's day. There are a couple charter companies that will take you out to islands created from where the river is dredged for the container ships. I'm not sure if #2 is actually a tooth or not but I tend not to throw anything back because when I found #6 (last year) it was mostly a clump of clay except for the very top showing. I carried it around like that for about 2 hours as a "good luck charm" then when we were about to leave I rinsed the clay off in the surf and saw the actual tooth portion. The guy that takes us to the island keeps saying it's been picked over and that there's nothing left out there but I found over 40 and my 9 year old daughter found 20. Two months ago we found about the same amount so the only thing I can think is he's saying it so people that don't take their time will be less disappointed.
  22. My kids wanted to make today special so they all wanted to take me to the river and search for teeth along side me...they know how to make me happy! We only stayed for a couple of hours since it was extremely hot and the finds weren't as numerous...I think we will have to start heading up river to the Aquia formation for the rest of the summer, more and more people are showing up on this beach and piles of sifted material is all over. Anyway, we all had fun and despite not finding a whole lot, we did get some cool finds and some interesting unknowns. Total haul Best tooth, love Makos. Dolphin tooth I believe that this is a puffer fish mouth plate (side 1) Side 2 Here's an unknown that I was about to cast off as a rock but then looked at it closer...I'm thinking some sort of coral, ay thoughts? (side 1) Side 2 Find of the day goes to my daughter, she found this tooth and brought it over to me because it "looked weird"...I believe this is a pathologic tooth. I looked at it under my digital microscope and it doesn't look as though it is split. The other side My wife found this and I was about to throw it away as being a random bone piece, then I saw the circular marks in it. Any ideas? Opposite side All-in-all it was an awesome day! My family made it special...even stopped for some fresh strawberry shortcake on the way home! Hope all of the fathers out there had as good of a day as I had!
  23. Last week I had a great time to hunt in the Netherlands/Belgium for shark teeth. I was mainly at a good site near Antwerp but those finds I will post in the next days. What i want to show you here are the teeth and other things, which I found on various beaches there. For example i was in Cadzand or in Vlissingen. Too bad the shark teeth dont really have a good quality but nonetheless I am happy with my finds But pictures say more than words... Zwarte Polder: There its very difficult to find shark teeth with a good quality and the beach is often full with tourists. The fossiliferous sand comes from the Westerscheide so from eroding layers underwater. The fossils come mainly from the Miocene, Pliocene until the Pleistocene. Here are some "shabby" finds: (shark and ray teeth) The shark teeth are also very small ... This tooth is with 1.2 cm one of the prettiest: A damaged Geleocerdo: Beside of the shark teeth i also found some fish vertebrates. The biggest one is 1.5 cm long:
  24. I will be traveling to North Carolina in the next couple of weeks and will be within striking distance of Aurora, NC. Aside from across from the museum are there any other public access points to spoils piles from the Lee Creek mine that people are willing to divulge. I figure with the Aurora, NC fossil fair having just wrapped up that maybe there are some other access piles in the vicinity. My primary interest is screening some of the material to take with me to search for mircos. What I want to avoid is filling a five gallon bucket to then only be visited by the police. I don't get to this area very often so I am not at all familiar with the etiquette or regulations to be aware of. Any insight that anyone would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to PM me if that's easier.