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  1. Mystery Tooth?

    We found this mystery item which appears to be a tooth of some sort. We found it in the gravel bed of the creek while looking for shark teeth. It is from Post Oak Creek in Sherman, TX. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thank you!
  2. My husband went to our special place with out me!!! I don’t know any more about the bone in the comments, than this picture, he just text me these pictures and can’t talk right now because he’s driving. I’ll find out later I guess, it’s still cool. Anyone know what lived there that it may belong to??
  3. Rib Bone?

    Would anyone know what this is from? It looks like a rib bone and it is at least 17 inches long. It is from Post Oak Creek in Sherman, TX. Thank you!
  4. Campanian Catch

    I’ve been traveling out of state a bit lately and tending to some personal things. Meanwhile, back in Southerly-Centralish Texas, I managed a quick look at some Campanian exposures. Some finds were common, some rare, all cherished. I’ve attached a few pics, starting with common stuff.
  5. I found this stone in my landscaping that looked interesting. To be clear I think this was moss rock from a stone yard, but I have zero information on where it is from and it has been in the yard for some years. I cracked it open and found lots of what look like plant fossil casts? The sandstone had been sitting wet and came apart surprisingly easily. Also if you are too rough with it the sand falls apart easily so the fossils are kind of delicate. I had some paleobond an applied that to the fossil areas, so they dont break down hope that was ok. It looks like it was an area where leaves and branches etc fell. Bits of bark and leaf patterns and what look like for all the world to me like pinecone or some kind of seed pods. Maybe I'm over imagining things. Any way here are some pictures.
  6. what is this?

    I found this in a load of gravel that came in for the drive it looked very different from the other stones and stuck out. At first I thought it was a squashed fossilized urchin but after looking at it more closely I just dont know...I have included as many photos as I could get of the outer part ... then I have some of the open side....my question is is this an urchin of some type or could it be an egg???. Mon Sep 17 00-46-22....is the bottom of the item in question.
  7. Fossil ID Help

    Texas fossil (?) of Unknown Origin. Found on beach south of Galveston Texas
  8. Fossil ID help Tooth Texas

    Found this on a galveston, texas beach. About 3/4" wide and 1/3" high.
  9. Fossil ID help Texas beach Tarsal?

    Hi, my 8 year old found this on the beach in Galveston Texas today. Just on the surface at the Shell line. Less than 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. Smooth ends
  10. This was found in a gravel bar on the North Sulphur River in Ladonia, Texas. (Late Cretaceous) I’m curious if it’s the paddle portion of a Plesiosaur? Very smooth bone that tapers down and becomes thicker on one side. Nearly 4 inches long. Any help is appreciated.
  11. Looks like a squid!

    Hi All, This fossil is about 1" long, 3/8" wide and 3/16" thick. Found in Dallas Texas after a rain just peeking through the soil. Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Brever
  12. This is one of those strange little fossils that keeps you guessing. The center “texture” almost looks like a skin imprint. A lot of different things going on here. Coprolite perhaps? Any ideas? Thank you in advance!
  13. Help...is this even a fossil?

    Any info on what this might be, or ideas for further research. Acquired from person in Texas who had no information on where it was found. The reddish brown area and paler surround are a totally different material than the main part, and the 2 smaller protrusions look similar to bone matrix, if that''s the correct term. Thanks for any input. PS: After adding 2 pics, I deleted them, but when trying to upload new picture, pop up says I am only allowed 3.9m, and will not let me add another pic. (I may not be smart enough to use this forum...)
  14. Help identify

    Hello ,im david and i enjoy fossil hunting,im new at it so could use some help, with identity ...thanks
  15. Help identify

    Can anyone help identify
  16. I am rather new to this, but for now rather than explain I actually had more questions, and wanted to share general info about NSR today. My neighbor and I ventured down from Oklahoma to NSR today to take advantage of the cool temps and recent rain. It wasnt enough rain to do much for NSR, but we found a few things. Some of them are just rocks we liked - ha. The up-close photos to follow I wanted to see if anyone would mind helping identify/confirm? That would be great, thanks!!
  17. Cretaceous Shark Teeth ID

    Would anyone possibly be able to help me identify the types of shark teeth in this picture? They are from Post Oak Creek in Sherman, TX. Thank you!
  18. Nice surprise today. Only my 2nd Plesiosaur vert in my first 4 years. Ive got about 150-1 ratio Mosasaur to Plesiosaur verts. It’s small but in great condition North Texas Late Cretaceous 86-90 mya
  19. Need ID on small NSR Tooth

    Hello all. Just getting my forum profile set up. I am new to the forum. I thought I would start with a small tooth (?). Multi-colored specimen. And has what appears to have a barb on the end. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sarah
  20. Monday was Labor Day, a holiday. I was going to be off work and home alone. I woke up early for a day off really motivated to get up and get out to the North Sulfur River (NSR), but I was feeling a bit lazy. I didn’t want to wear myself out too much. I am on call all week and being worn out isn’t a good way to start being on call if you have to stay up all night working. I had not been out to the NSR since June, because I nearly did myself in last trip with heat exhaustion. I had plenty of fluids, but the 100 degree heat with no shade was too much for me. Anyway, the weather on Monday was pretty decent. The heat was bearable. Rain was in the forecast. There was a tropical storm spinning off inland and we were having storms from that. I got ready and drove the 1:20 minutes to my favorite bridge outside of Ladonia. I arrived about 9:00. Rain was predicted to start about 11:00. I didn’t know how bad it would be or how long it would last. So, I figured I had about 2 hours to get some hunting in. Entering the NSR can be a challenge along most of the section of river which was channeled back in the early 1900s. The banks are about 30 feet high and mostly vertical. Normally I enter from the south side of the bridge, but it seems everyone I know who goes there enters from the north side. I thought I’d try that entrance for once. I parked my car along a narrow path next to the guardrail near the bridge. I got out and got my gear ready. Before putting on my pack I walked out to the edge of the precipice of the bank and looked down to the riverbed 30 feet below. To my left was the bridge. I saw a ridiculously steep (80 degrees) path, if you could call it that, plummeting down into the river. I thought “No way! You’ve got to be kidding me!!!” It looked more like a wash and going down it would be more like falling or repelling if I had a rope. There was no way I could come back up that with a 40-50 pound pack. Plus I didn’t have a rope with me. Hum, maybe I need to add rope to my NSR gear list. I am not a rock climbing type girl. I am around a soft 50% marshmallow consistency. There isn’t a whole lot of muscle on me. I am all adventure and no brawn. This is a picture of the river from the top of the bank. IT is not the best pic, but you get the idea that it is a long way down. You can't really see the wash, but it starts behind the pillar on the left and runs behind that bush straight down to the bottom. I turned to walk back to my car and drive over to my usual entrance, but as I turned I saw an opening in the dense undergrowth. I walked towards it. There was a rope tied to a tree at the top of the hill. It was strung downhill and attached to another sapling 20 feet below. It wasn’t much of a rope, less than 1 cm thick with infrequent, small knots of maybe 1 cm in size. They would not be much to grab onto. It would help getting down for sure and it looked strong enough, but man was it steep (60 degreeish)!! It was really steep for about 20 feet or so and then leveled off for a bit and then there was some concrete rubble in the wash that ran along the path. From the level area you had to drop down about 3 feet and then walk the rubble to the riverbed. There was only one sizeable (2 inches) sapling to grab at or break your fall with on the 20 foot part. There were numerous saplings and a poison ivy vine that were ¼- ½ inch thick. There was a rebar type stake sticking up about 8 inches from the ground maybe 5 feet down the hill, I assume for a foothold of sorts. It looked like someone had tried to notch some steps into the hill with a shovel every 3 feet or so, but they were eroded so barely of any use anymore. I think I must be crazy, or ridiculously overdue for an adventure. It has been 3 months since I’d been to the NSR after all. I decided to go ahead and try it. I hoped I would not live to regret my choice. I went and got my pack, which was already about 15 pounds with my 4 pound sledge hammer, rock hammer, drinking fluids, my 40 caliber pistol (protection from wild hogs) and other gear. I put my pack on and walked to the edge of the hill. I took one step and slid. I was wearing tennis shoes with only a little tread. I turned around, went back to my car and put on my hiking boots. I tried going down the hill facing forward, but couldn’t do it. So I turned around and grabbed the rope and wrapped it around my hand and began to lower myself down backwards. In retrospect I can see I clearly did not think my exit strategy out. I will post another part in a couple minutes..
  21. Post Oak Creek Mix

  22. Post Oak Creek Mix

  23. Some Type of Bone?

    We found this yesterday at the edge of a creek. We dug into a little mound that was full of fossilized shark teeth and oysters. Does anyone know what it might be? Thank you in advance. You all are so helpful here.
  24. Mini Mosasaur collection

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    A little collection of assorted mosasaur fossils from 2 different places that I got when I first started collecting. 2 different types of vertebrae, one is mosasaur, and the other is a questionable claim of mosasaur, a corprolite that was claimed to be that of a mosasaur, a tooth, & 7 rib fragments. 2 ribs have predation marks, as well as the large vertebra. The large vert has a round tooth indent on the very center. The 2nd rib down has tooth scratches along the surfaces, & 3rd rib down has a round tooth indent in the center, which is probably what caused a strip across the middle to break off. There are 2 other tooth marks on that rib as well, forming a diagonal line from above left of the center indent, breaking off a piece along the top, to below right.
  25. Xiphactinus vertebrae

    From the album Sharks and fish

    Xiphactinus Audax vertebrae NorthEast texas Ozan Formation--Taylor shale upper cretaceous
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