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Post Oak Creek - First trip - Need Help

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So my 8 year old son and I did our first ever trip to go find fossils. Attached is what we found in our very untrained 2 hour trip! Haha I literally have no experience outside of reading on this forum from time to time.

 

We may have just picked up some rocks but they looked like fossils to us. 

 

I know most most of the teeth are probably goblin and I believe we found 2 Ptychodus.

 

The main things I’m wondering about are the long piece slim piece next to the Ptychodus (possible whale tooth?), two vertebrae looking pieces, the egg shaped piece, and the white pieces. Not sure if they are bones of if they are just random trash we picked up thinking they were treasures. Haha

 

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All our tooth fragments

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Item on right?

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Egg shaped item

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Vertebrae?

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Vertebrae?

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Cant tell if this tooth is broken or just worn

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Cool little shell in a rock formation

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No clue? Looks like bones in rock but could be just river muck

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This looks like a little flipper but not sure

 

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Macrophyseter

As far as I know Post Oak Creek is a Cretaceous locality, so there shouldn't be any whales. The item in 5th-8th photos could possibly be a bone, but the rest (right of 2nd photo, 2-4 photos, and 11-12 photos) appear more geological.

 

You are certainly correct that some of the teeth are from Ptychodus. To be specific, the left tooth on the second photo is from P. whipplei. I think that is also the case with the tooth in the ninth and last photo as well as the eleventh photo. 

 

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Dustinwolfe82
On 12/23/2018 at 8:57 PM, Macrophyseter said:

As far as I know Post Oak Creek is a Cretaceous locality, so there shouldn't be any whales. The item in 5th-8th photos could possibly be a bone, but the rest (right of 2nd photo, 2-4 photos, and 11-12 photos) appear more geological.

 

You are certainly correct that some of the teeth are from Ptychodus. To be specific, the left tooth on the second photo is from P. whipplei. I think that is also the case with the tooth in the ninth and last photo as well as the eleventh photo. 

 

Do crystals in a formation represent rock? The only reason I ask is because 3 of the pieces I thought were bone have crystal looking formations in them. For future reference this would help me quite a bit.

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ynot
4 minutes ago, Dustinwolfe82 said:

Do crystals in a formation represent rock?

Crystals are rock. 

They can be representative of the minerals in a formation, but could have been brought in from other sources also.

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Dustinwolfe82
4 minutes ago, ynot said:

Crystals are rock. 

They can be representative of the minerals in a formation, but could have been brought in from other sources also.

This is what I’m talking about. Not sure my original photos showed up well. The white specks are actual crystal looking things in speaking of. Sorry for not knowing any lingo. Just starting my hunting career. Haha

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ynot

Those bits are most likely pieces of mica.

But it is very hard to ID crystals from little chips in a picture.

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