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  1. Last weekend, @BobWill was nice enough to take a bunch of us out for some ammonite collecting in the Lower Cretaceous Duck Creek Formation. We had received 3" of rain the day before so the water was a little high. That didn't stop the ammonites from showing up for the event. There were 8 of us and everyone found more ammonites than they wanted to carry. I wound up schlepping a 15" Eopachydiscus 2 miles through the creek to get it back to the truck! Thankfully, the largest Eo of the day at a VERY heavy 18" diameter was found only 200 yards from the truck. My find of the day came in the smallest possible form. I believe to be in the possession of an Eopachydiscus protoconch. Once I prep it, I'll know for sure. I'll post some photos here eventually, but I have one specifically for @JohnBrewer as we all know how much he loves kilts. This kilt has has seen over 50 nights of camping and multiple fossil collecting trips and hiking trips.
  2. 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.
  3. Found this chunk of a bone with matrix attached yesterday. This was lying in the creek next to Eagle Ford/Atco Formation. About 6 x 2 inches. First thought was Mosasaur jaw bone but it also looks fishy. Any thoughts? Thanks.. Far north central Texas upper cretaceous 85-92 mya ...
  4. From the album Denton County, TX

    7-23-17
  5. From the album Denton County, TX

    7-20-17
  6. Hi all, Newbie here. I work at a science museum (former archaeologist/physical anthropologist) and am working on a geology outreach. I'm going over some of the specimens that we have, which are all unlabeled and without provenance. However, I noticed something odd in this shale specimen. It ALMOST looks like well preserved bone, but I honestly am know super knowledgeable with paleontology (it's been awhile). I was hoping this forum could help me identify if this is something significant, or if it's just some sort of funky concretion. Anyways, I've posted pictures. Thank you in advance!
  7. I found these and Post Oak Creek in Sherman I think their teeth of some sort - or maybe pieces of teeth - there are like little nubs. Thank you.
  8. My boyfriend and I went out to the research pit in Waco today and I found a large urchin. The problem is that it's been crushed, more or less. The mud under it is not fossilized, so it's pretty likely that it will fall apart into lots of little pieces if I handle it too much or try to take off excess mud. I guess I have several questions about this. - Is it worth even trying to save? I was pretty excited to find one this big - it's about 4" in diameter - and after many hours of hunting, never found another one in any condition of any size. I don't expect it to be worth anything monetarily-speaking, but want it just for my own enjoyment. - I've read about a few plastics (I copied the names from another post but now it's not letting me paste them) that others have used for preservation. Any clue as to whether or not it would work in this case? - Has anyone had a fossil in this condition and tried to rescue it? How did it turn out? Thanks in advance. I love how helpful and knowledgeable this community is. Y'all are really great! I've attached a photo to show condition.
  9. Went to North Sulphur river yesterday. Found couple bone fragments, not sure if there is enough for a positive ID, but hopefully someone will recognize them. Thanks in advance. 1. rib? are those teeth marks? 2. ? 3. Bony fish centrum? 4. ? 5. ? 6. Coral?
  10. We've got Bonnie, the Dimetrodon almost uncovered! Here is a recent TV news story about her! Channel 3 Wichita Falls News Story on Bonnie the Dimetrodon
  11. This one is baffling me. I found it in Post Oak Creek, Sherman Texas. It's about 3/4 inches long and the top is somewhat bony, The triangular part is smooth with a glossy white coating.
  12. 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.
  13. I had a great day the North Sulphur River. I found my first red mosasaur tooth and 2 Native American Drills which are very rare to find in that are. Numerous other shark teeth, mosasaur verts and a cool old cork style bottle in the pic.
  14. On a cold day in Februrary 2013, foremost pterosaur expert Dr. Timothy Myers from SMU joined Brent Dunn (aka Boneman007) and me for a day of collecting the Britton Formation in the DFW area. To kick off the day's festivities, Brent selflessly donated a spectacular, one of a kind pterosaur rostrum to Tim for study on that crisp morning. I don't remember what we went on to find that day, but Brent's selfless contribution to science on that crisp morning was monumental. Sadly, Brent passed away suddenly at age 50 just 3 months later, but his growing legacy expanded once again through his donation. For those just reading about this for the first time, please welcome Cimoliopterus dunni to the body of science. http://westerndigs.org/pterosaur-fossil-found-near-dallas-shows-that-flying-reptiles-spread-from-europe/
  15. I was down on the NSR this weekend and found this nice little 3 inch fossil. If any of you know the scientific name, please share! I thought it was really pretty. The NSR, I have to say, seems to be fairly picked over near the giant stairway. It was ridiculously hot down there this weekend and humid, so I was hesitant to venture off too far, but I'm assuming that the finds will be more plentiful if I start hiking away from the stairs when the weather cools down.
  16. 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?
  17. I have a secret place in Texas in which I've found many excellent fossils of sea creatures, such as clams or mollusks and other shellfish. I may also have found bones of some kind, and saw impressions that may have been dinosaur tracks. I am no paleontologist and would not know what made the impressions, but I know that dinosaur tracks were found in other nearby areas. In particular, I found large, intact, fossilized shells there that match some of the photos of "bivalves" I've seen online. I found many smaller cone shaped shell fossils, and oddly shaped rocks that may have been bones. Plus other things, such as rocks that seemed to contain tiny plant or animal fossils. The fossils were plentiful and easy to find, with little or no digging needed, so I may be the only one who knew of this place, which is in a washed out gulley in a remote part of a public city or county park (NOT a state park). My question -- can people legally gather fossils from such a place? Would paleontologists be interested in knowing about such a place? I no longer live near there and worry that one of Texas' new toll roads may have destroyed the site by now. Should I have said something, to prevent that? Unless somebody else has discovered the place, there are probably still some fossils around the site, even if a toll road was put in, but they may no longer lay atop the ground like they once did. I accidentally forgot to pack my fossil collection when moved, so I have no samples or photos to show anybody.
  18. found in east texas at base of 12-15ft wash out, thought it was coprolite at first but not sure now, any help? more pics here http://easttexasindianartifacts.blogspot.com/2017/07/more-east-texas-fossils.html
  19. I found this in a dry rocky area of the North Sulphur River of Ladonia, Texas. Appears to be a half section of a layered cylinder of some sort compressed together. Any ideas?
  20. I found this in the water at the North Sulphur River in Ladonia, Texas. Any ideas? Canine?
  21. Good afternoon! On a recent trip to Lake Bastrop in central Texas my dog dug up this rock along the shore. It's a very clay/muddy lake with plenty of greenery, it seemed pretty run of the mill at first with some broken shell fragments but an odd hole on one side with markings around it was confusing. I'm definitely new to this so forgive me if I don't know the terminology, but the hole is about 3/4 inch deep. There are what look like scales at various points around the rock. Thank you!
  22. Explored another new North Texas creek. Not many fossils but great for artifacts. We did manage to find one beat up Mosasaur vert, shark teeth and a Gastropod. 10 hour hike. :/
  23. Hot North Sulphur River hunt. I followed some footprints but still managed a nice variety.
  24. I found this in a creek in Sherman Texas. Is it just a rock?