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@Gizmo and I had a chance to get to a couple of sites in eastern Virginia during the super dry conditions that we are having during August. We hit the water early, after a rare cooler night. The mist over the stream made navigation a little tougher, but the view was beautiful! I had a moment of clarity in understanding that a strong part of my love of fossil hunting is that it takes me to beautiful and wild out-of-the-way places. The water conditions made for some interesting finds out of the Calvert Formation. We did some bulk sampling for a museum project but mostly got in some surface collecting. Some highlights below. The coprolites really made my day! I came away with a bag full, but the big butt nugget in the first photo made me holler like I was stung when I first saw it. As usual, posting as-is due to a lack of time and interest in prepping at the moment. Coprolites of various types, an unusual axis and a nearly complete stringray barb A couple of interesting teeth
I hate that Stratford Hall closes at 4:00 PM, though my wife and I still got a couple of hours of searching at low tide. The Potomac was completely placid today, wish I could have searched around the cliffs...someday I'll go on one of the trips there. We didn't get much, but a couple of near finds. The complete haul. Not a complete cow shark tooth but only the second one I have found. My wife found a stingray barb.
Hello! I found this chunk of something in Frankstown, MS while looking for shark teeth. There is so much petrified driftwood there and many pieces look similar to this. I picked this out at first thinking it was wood.. but I didn't see the little bumps along one side (I'm being very generic because I don't want to call it something it isn't and I'm not sure yet what it is ) until I got home. I also noticed when I got home that it is hollow and looks a bit like bone. After seeing this, I thought it was probably a fin spine or a ray barb. Others say it is a barb, but if it is, I'd love to know more. I would think it would have denticles along both sides, but the other side is rounded. Rays found at this location are Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis and Brachyrhizodus mcnultii. Specimen is 2" long