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Found 10 results

  1. Carmines Island/York River Va

    Hello all, I am going on a trip with the family down to Carmine's Island for recreation but figured while I'm there why not do some fossil hunting. I mean, it just makes the day better anytime. We know of a location called Felgates Creek, which is Pliocene. Good? Bad? Only about 29 minutes away from me. Can we just find stuff on the coastal beaches? Thanks
  2. York River Find #3

    Here’s another one from the York Tiver today, if anyone can help ID. thanks!
  3. York River Find #2

    Here is another find from today along the York River in Virginia, if anyone can ID. Thanks!
  4. My First Visit to Virginia

    Last weekend, my wife's annual family reunion took place in Newport News, Virginia. Our schedule was full of activities but I thought I must check out what fossils the York River had to offer. So while all family members slept in (Group breakfast at 8;30), I snuck out for a quick hunt. This was my first view of the York River, a photo op moment: This alone made my day!!! But I was here to find a fossil typical for the area. As I parked, I met a local gentleman that was here for the same purpose. Though he didn't want to hunt together, he directed me to an area to collect in. His help was greatly appreciated and my success was a direct result of his suggestions. Here are my Pectans, all are Chesapecten jeffersonius ??? A couple bigger ones: Mixed in with the pectans were bone fragments, some big, some small. Only wish they could be identified: Puffer mouth plate?
  5. My wife's family reunion is taking place in Newport News, Va. next weekend. As always, when I travel, I like collecting a little bit of the "past" wherever I go. It sounds like the James and York rivers can provide some collecting possibilities. My concern is not to trespass. If anyone can enlighten me on how the shorelines of these rivers are dealt with, it will hopefully keep me out of trouble!!!! I did find this statement: In Virginia, the rivers, bays, creeks, ocean shores and their bottomlands are owned by the state and are legally presumed to be public lands unless they are proven to be subject to a special grant that predates commonwealth law. My understanding is that there are tides in these rivers. So is use by the public to high tide mark or just where the water is? In the past, when going on these family get-togethers, Forum members have always offered very helpful tidbits of advice that allow me to have success in the short few hours I have to explore. I am open to any suggestions regarding this trip too. Mike
  6. York River State Park

    These are the best items we found today. Anyone know what the dark, curved piece in the middle might be?
  7. Help with ID. Bone or Coral?

    Hello everyone. I am new to your site. Came across you all while doing a Google search to identify a find today. I am not an avid fossil hunter, just a beach comber. After spending sometime on Google and then searching several of your forum posts I have been unable to find an answer. Some friends think I have found a bone, others say fossilized coral. Here is what I can tell you: Found along the York River shoreline during low tide (west of the Coleman Bridge) Was not attached to anything but simply lying on top of the sand about 3-4' out from the marsh grass. It is heavy. btw: I did not know I picked up a shell with a living snail it - which attached itself to the barnacle during transport. You may be happy to know I returned it to the shoreline. Yes, I am one of those who puts spiders outside too instead of stomping on them as well. Sorry about the hand pics. Noticed you all recommend not including hands for scale purposes (after taking said pics). Thank you in advance for any insight you may provide!
  8. Any good coastal spots?

    Anyone have any good recommendations on a good coastal spot that produces decent teeth around OBX,NC to Surry County? I'm not looking for your secret spot, but a general area that has a decent chance to produce a few nice teeth over a day of fossil hunting. GMR was what I was originally planning, but the Tar River level is probably going to push flood stages over the next several hours. My kids are pretty anxious and I don't want to disappoint. Any help would be great.
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    From the album Hollys Fossil Finds

    Very cool place for the whole Family!
  10. Fossil Hunting Chippoke State Park

    I was thinking of heading up to Chippokes State park soon for a nice outting and was hoping if someone could tell me the best fossil hunting areas there and around the surrounding areas. Thanks.
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