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Ramanessin Brook-04/14/17-NJ Cretaceous

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Hello everyone, I went fossiling today, April 14th. I got to Ramanessin Brook around 9:00 AM and ended at about 2:45 PM. The day began slowly, with me haphazardly choosing places to sift. From all the boot prints on the ground it was apparent that many people had gone surface scanning a few days before. I did find one or two teeth on the surface in the middle of the gravel bar, they must have missed them. While I was hunting there was a caravan of senior citizens hiking on one of the trails. They thought I was panning for gold but when I showed them the finds they were stunned. Some of them had never seen sharks' teeth before which seemed odd. One woman with a very heavy German accent was particularly interested and I was happy to give her some of my finds. After that interaction I went back to hunting. With the finds beginning to dwindle in the area I was searching, I moved on. Not much was had further upstream unfortunately. A few minutes later I cut my finger on a stray wire from my breaking sifter and then hiked back to my dad, who was sleeping in his hammock, about a mile or so away. The day was pretty good, my best finds being a Xiphactinus sp. and Ratfish jaw section.

 

Bone, Vertebrae, and

 one (or two) Xiphactinus Teeth 

 

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Ghost Shrimp Parts, Sawfish Rostral Spines, Small Vert, Pychodont tooth, and Unidentified Mammal Tooth

 

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Ray Teeth

 

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Ratfish Jaw Section

 

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Better Sharks' Teeth 

 

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Gastropods, Enchodus Teeth and Jaws, Ammonite Piece, and Small Oyster (Bottom Right)

 

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General Sharks' Teeth

 

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Entirety of Finds

 

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Small, Unidentified Mammal Tooth

 

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JarrodB

You had a good day. Congrats

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wetwilly

Nice job Trevor. Great finds!

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Darktooth

Looks like it was productive! Congratulations! 

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brad hinkelman

awesome Trevor

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sixgill pete

Great finds!!

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ynot

Cool, Ya did good!

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dirtdauber

Nice finds, especially that ratfish jaw segment!

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brad hinkelman

trevor.....your first picture in this post.... the bone in the center top row,i guess with the bone just being a piece is unknown to id from whats it from? I have a piece from sat just like it.

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2 hours ago, brad hinkelman said:

trevor.....your first picture in this post.... the bone in the center top row,i guess with the bone just being a piece is unknown to id from whats it from? I have a piece from sat just like it.

 

The bone are difficult to identify with the most being such small fragments. Most bones in Ram are turtle as are the ones I found here. You can find Dino bones sometimes but they are rare. 

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