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Ramanessin Brook-04/01/17-NJ Cretaceous

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Hello everyone, Trevor here. Today I went with my father to Ramanessin Brook in New Jersey. Yesterday there had been light but extended rainstorms and was hoping that the storms could expose so new formation or clean up some gravel bars. Much to my dismay the stream was almost completely flooded, with many portions of stream just slightly below my torso. All but one of the gravel bars were exposed in the first stretch of stream I explored. I did some sifting which was not very productive. I decided to try further upstream and found that there were a few more gravel bars. Along the way I met a funny group of students geologists from Stockton University near Atlantic City (if I remember correctly) practicing their hand at fossiling. If someone goes on Monday or even tomorrow they may find double what I came across. The streams need a little bit of time to subside and then many finds will be exposed. I found some odd bones and was wondering if someone could identify them. The first I believe is a vert and the second I have no clue. My questions: Are they fossilized? Are they pleistocene if fossilized? 

 

First Unidentified Bone:

 

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Second Unidentified Bone:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trevor

Bones That are Fossilized: 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fossildude19

Trevor, 

Nice haul. :)

Your first item looks like a deer astragalus.

Can't help with the others, however. 

Regards,

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RandyB

Can't help much with the ID's, but glad to see you got a chance to get out again Trevor.  Looks like a good haul.  The 5th post looks like ammonite on the end, but hard to tell.  Is the 2nd pic in that post the same piece?

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Trevor

Randy, all the pictures in the first post are of the same piece. The ammonite piece is the biggest chunk of one I have found so far.

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ynot

Nice finds!

Glad that You got out and found some nice pieces.

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Troodon

Nice finds a good day

Has some resemblence to hybodont cephalic clasper?

 

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Trevor

Troodon, the piece is indeed a hybodont cephalic clasper. I just need identification on the first two pieces. I apologize for not putting labels on the rest of my finds.

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Darktooth

Nice haul! Glad you were able to hunt despite the conditions.

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Shazuren

Nice finds

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Jeffrey P

Really nice haul, despite challenging conditions. That ammo piece is a prize, Trevor. Big congratulations.

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