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Hill County creek, September 18th

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BudB

Here are all but one of the other teeth I found. They are buried in matrix, and it's not matrix that softened at all after two days in water. I'm trying vinegar now. It may come down to just using a dental pick to retrieve what I can see on the surface of these matrix pieces.
 

 

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BudB

There were lots of small ammonite imprints in matrix, but I never found any intact ammonites. The one in the matrix on the right looks like there's still shell left.
 

 

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BudB

Does anyone know what this is? It just looked like a bone when I saw that left view in the upper photo. But turning it over, it looks like the right view. That hollowed out spot almost looks like threads on the inside of a nut. The lower photo shows it better.
 

 

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BudB

Just before time to leave, I spotted this.
 

 

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FossilNerd

At least you were able to get a few rewards for your efforts. Although, by the sound of it, they were hard won! 

 

Shark teeth are not really in my scope of knowledge, but that looks like a great way to end a long muddy day! :) 

 

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Tidgy's Dad

That last minute tooth is a stunner ! 

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BudB
1 hour ago, JohnJ said:

 

Most likely an Inoceramid hinge fragment.

Thanks. Googling Inoceramid hinge, it appears you are right. I had no idea that there were ever clam hinges that looked like that.

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Creek - Don
4 hours ago, BudB said:

There were lots of small ammonite imprints in matrix, but I never found any intact ammonites. The one in the matrix on the right looks like there's still shell left.
 

 

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I think those are Prionocyclus.  I found similar ones in the Dallas Trinity river banks last year. 

 

 

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DPS Ammonite
4 hours ago, BudB said:

There were lots of small ammonite imprints in matrix, but I never found any intact ammonites. The one in the matrix on the right looks like there's still shell left.
 

 

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It looks similar to my avatar, Prionocyclus bosquensis:

 

 

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