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I was wondering if someone could help me ID these?

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Campanella

Sorry, the images are apparently too large to upload, so here is an imgur link to the photos.

They were found along the banks of the Potomac, in Virginia. I think it's mostly miocene stuff that washes up on that beach, but I'm not sure.

The first is about 4 cm long and 2.5 cm wide; the second, 2.5 cm long and 1 cm wide.

The last set of images is just a clam cast I found on a different beach in the same area - I was wondering if it was possible to identify the species of clam from the cast, but if not that's completely understandable, haha.

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Innocentx

Interesting interior casts/molds. These look like bivalves.

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Jazfossilator

To me the item in the first set of pics looks like a Hyperostosis Tilly bone fossil from a fish. Cool finds!

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Rockwood
12 minutes ago, Jazfossilator said:

To me the item in the first set of pics looks like a Hyperostosis Tilly bone fossil from a fish. Cool finds!

Except for the last one. 

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GeschWhat

Nice finds - welcome to the forum!

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WhodamanHD

I agree with the consensus here. Welcome From Maryland!

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Rockwood
8 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

consensus

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WhodamanHD
Just now, Rockwood said:

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A tilly bone and bivalve steinkern.

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WhodamanHD

This is the Bivalve steinkern, some sort of clam, they were never my strong suit. If it is indeed Miocene, perhaps glycemeris sp.

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WhodamanHD

This is the Tilly bone, unidentifiable beyond fish I believe:

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WhodamanHD
2 hours ago, Campanella said:

They were found along the banks of the Potomac, in Virginia. I think it's mostly miocene stuff that washes up on that beach, but I'm not sure.

Where about we’re you? You can PM me if you don’t feel comfortable putting it here. 

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Campanella

Oh no, it's fine! I was just at the Stratford Hall beach. I wasn't sure if it was relevant exactly which beach I was at, so I left it out. The clam I found at Westmoreland, though.

And thank you everyone for identifying these! Is the second set of images also a tilly bone?

 

 

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ynot
2 hours ago, Campanella said:

Is the second set of images also a tilly bone?

Yes that is another tilly bone.

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Rockwood
7 hours ago, Campanella said:

Oh no, it's fine! I was just at the Stratford Hall beach.

No it's not fine. Unless you had some legal access that I'm unaware of.

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Innocentx

Welcome to this forum.:)  I hope you continue to enjoy fossil hunting.

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WhodamanHD
11 hours ago, Rockwood said:

No it's not fine. Unless you had some legal access that I'm unaware of.

I believe they do have guided trips there every now and again. I hope that that is what was utilized.

 

19 hours ago, Campanella said:

Oh no, it's fine! I was just at the Stratford Hall beach. I wasn't sure if it was relevant exactly which beach I was at, so I left it out. The clam I found at Westmoreland, though.

And thank you everyone for identifying these! Is the second set of images also a tilly bone?

Both are Miocene, and as others have said it is also a tilly bone. Post any possible fossil anytime, we are quite happy to ID them:)

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Rockwood
45 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

I believe they do have guided trips there every now and again. I hope that that is what was utilized.

As a public resource it's sort of a responsibility to not encourage collection in off limits sites.

Often it is a matter of proper supervision.   

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Rockwood
11 hours ago, Campanella said:

I wonder if you're thinking of the roped-off areas

Could be. It was clearly posted from the river.

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Campanella
17 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Could be. It was clearly posted from the river.

Then you definitely are. There is nothing posted on the stretch of beach that is still open access.

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