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Hillside Visit (I Know What You're Sayin'...again?)


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I got off from work this morning and it was obvious that it was going to be another beautiful day in Texas, so I thought what better way to spend a couple of hours than searching a part of my hillside that I don't get to very often?

I didn't find anything spectacular, but did manage a nice shark vert, some shark teeth and a small piece of fish jaw. The piece of fish jaw had an interesting pattern on the bottom of it. The squali tooth still has the serrations on it.

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I even managed to flush up a wild turkey that was hiding in some tall grass during my outing. Good times!

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Uncle Siphuncle

excellent stewardship of your honeyhill once again, steven. it would be reckless and irresponsible to lose those fine fossils to the elements!

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Fossildude19

Steven,

I truly enjoy your exploits on your hillside, and am always glad to read another chapter of your adventures there. :)

Great finds, and a nice report.

Thanks for the vicarious hunt.

Regards,

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That's one awesome hill you hunt, keep on huntin and postin-----Tom

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Excellent preservation! The material looks almost completely undisturbed from its initial deposition.

Have you found any any associated fossils?

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Excellent preservation! The material looks almost completely undisturbed from its initial deposition.

Have you found any any associated fossils?

This hillside has given up alot of stuff.

I'm still working on prepping a fish I found last year:

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/29569-i-found-a-fish-part-5-how-do-you-clean-a-fish/

A naomichelys speciosa:

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/30115-turtle-croc-armour-plate/

An unidentified marine turtle:

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/30445-turtle-number-2/

A piece of a jaw bone from a aspidorhynchid fish:

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/32970-jaw-bone-with-a-few-broken-teeth/

Needless to say, I've enjoyed this hillside.

One of the bad things about this hillside though, is that it's just a couple of minutes from my house, so it's very convenient for me to go there. Being so convenient, it has caused me not to do as much exploring of new sites as I used to do. I've been getting an urge to go check out some new locations, so I'm back to "researching new site mode". I hope to check out new some sites in the near future.

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No need to venture away from such a productive (and convenient) spot. Looking forward to what you find tomorrow!

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When we say "Again?", we mean "Yep, that's me." :)

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PA Fossil Finder

To me, that would be TOTALLY spectacular. Great hillside!

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Any ID on the fish jaw?

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Not much luck on my end. But then again, there's not much to work with (only a little more than an inch long) and you know I'm no good at id's.

I was hoping the zig-zag pattern on the bottom of the jaw may help, but I haven't seen that pattern in any google image searches.

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