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Intense Squad Fossiling - NJ Cretaceous 12/23/18

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Darktooth

That is a great haul Trevor! If I could find 1/4 of that I would be happy. You got lots of nice stuff and great condition. I do hope we can meet up. Originally I was planning on Calvert cliffs but the conditions seem too sketchy for my liking. As I get older I find myself taking less risks. 

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The Amateur Paleontologist
24 minutes ago, Trevor said:

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Very nice haul there!!! I like the mosasaur tooth :D 

-Christian

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caldigger

Looks like you scored very well and had a great Xmas Eve hunt.

Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Trevor
40 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

That is a great haul Trevor! If I could find 1/4 of that I would be happy. You got lots of nice stuff and great condition. I do hope we can meet up. Originally I was planning on Calvert cliffs but the conditions seem too sketchy for my liking. As I get older I find myself taking less risks. 

 

Thank you! Also, better safe than sorry concerning risk taking. 

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Trevor

 

37 minutes ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Very nice haul there!!! I like the mosasaur tooth :D 

-Christian

 

Thank you!

 

7 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Looks like you scored very well and had a great Xmas Eve hunt.

Happy holidays to you and yours!

 

Happy holidays! 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice haul! :)

And a very merry Christmas to you. :yay-smiley-1:

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PaleoNoel

Awesome finds! I wish I could've gone down there this break but alas.

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The Jersey Devil

Hey everyone,

here are my finds minus the arrowhead from our adventures. If anyone knows anything about the bottle (especially it’s age) please let me know. The company is “Foley and Co.,” originating in Chicago. It apparently made medicinal compounds, not booze, and started production in the 1870s. It was hard to find info about the company, but I think it shut down in the early 20th century. If anyone knows what the age of the pipe stem is please comment as well.

Thanks for reading and viewing!

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The Jersey Devil

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Piece of anthracite, modern mineralized turtle shell, colonial? cow tooth frag.:

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Hoploparia gabbi (lobster):

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My largest Mosasaur tooth so far at a hair under 1 and 3/8 inches. I think it is from Prognathodon sp.:

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lissa318

Great finds I love the mosasaur teeth!!! :wub: Thanks for sharing!

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non-remanié

Good job guys!   I'd definitely like to see that ammonite Tyler found.   

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UtahFossilHunter

Good finds and good friends makes fossil hunting fun!

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Darktooth
3 hours ago, The Jersey Devil said:

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Piece of anthracite, modern mineralized turtle shell, colonial? cow tooth frag.:

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Hoploparia gabbi (lobster):

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My largest Mosasaur tooth so far at a hair under 1 and 3/8 inches. I think it is from Prognathodon sp.:

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That's a great mosasaur tooth! Congratulations!

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The Jersey Devil

Thanks everyone and Happy Holidays!

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The Jersey Devil
1 hour ago, non-remanié said:

Good job guys!   I'd definitely like to see that ammonite Tyler found.   

 

Hey Steve,

Thanks! I don’t know if you saw, but I’ve sent you a pm some time ago.

 

Joe

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations both you guys. Looks like Christmas came a little early. Joseph's mosasaur tooth and lobster are especially magnificent, but there 's a lot of excellent finds in both of your collections. Keep up the good work. 

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Trevor
33 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

Congratulations both you guys. Looks like Christmas came a little early. Joseph's mosasaur tooth and lobster are especially magnificent, but there 's a lot of excellent finds in both of your collections. Keep up the good work. 

 

Thank you Jeff! I also found a small Hoploparia; if you look just above the verts, the thing to the left of the small ammonite section and below a crab arm is a lobster.

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Jeffrey P
11 hours ago, Trevor said:

 

Thank you Jeff! I also found a small Hoploparia; if you look just above the verts, the thing to the left of the small ammonite section and below a crab arm is a lobster.

Thanks. I see it now. Would love to get a better view of it and the ghost shrimp claw. 

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jpevahouse

Cretaceous deposits of eastern central NJ are grand central for fossil collectors. I don't go anymore because sometimes it's like a traffic jam getting into the stream, people everywhere, church groups, couples, families, little kids running around... etc etc..walking around everywhere with their sifters. it's become a fossil circus. Most finds are tiny sharks teeth others miss.

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frankh8147

Nice finds!! I would probably just label that tooth as Mosasaur (probable Prognathodon) and call it a day. It gets dicey beyond that point.

 

That's a pretty big vert. there too!

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Darktooth
5 hours ago, jpevahouse said:

Cretaceous deposits of eastern central NJ are grand central for fossil collectors. I don't go anymore because sometimes it's like a traffic jam getting into the stream, people everywhere, church groups, couples, families, little kids running around... etc etc..walking around everywhere with their sifters. it's become a fossil circus. Most finds are tiny sharks teeth others miss.

It does seem that for some reason that everybody is gravitating to sites that produce sharksteeth. Brownies beach gets the same way. It seems other places such as New York Trilo sites I can go many times and never come across another hunter. I think places like New Jersey are very appealing to most people because of easy access, kid friendly and there is a good amount of variety in the finds. And I know there are many other reasons. While it does get frustrating with all the competition it is just part of the hunt. After all everybody has the right to enjoy this wonderful pastime. If more people took up this great hobby and tried to connect with Earths past, maybe more would care about Earths future.

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Trevor
10 hours ago, jpevahouse said:

Cretaceous deposits of eastern central NJ are grand central for fossil collectors. I don't go anymore because sometimes it's like a traffic jam getting into the stream, people everywhere, church groups, couples, families, little kids running around... etc etc..walking around everywhere with their sifters. it's become a fossil circus. Most finds are tiny sharks teeth others miss.

 

There are a lot of shark crazed noobs going around but there remain many serene areas to collect in the cretaceous of New Jersey. I cherish the fact that I can collect a whole day and go uninterrupted besides seeing maybe one jogger. Yesterday (not the hunt from this post), I went sifting for 9 hours straight and it was very fun. There was no one there, the temperature was in the mid thirties, and I had an awesome hunt. Sorry you no longer collect, I can understand the strain, but there are still large section of stream that are typically unpacked.

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ynot

Nice finds!

To tell the age of the bottle You need to look at the mold lines - do they run over the lip or stop on the neck of the bottle.

Clay pipes have been made for several centuries, so no way to be sure of the age unless it has a makers mark.

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ShoreThing

Looks like it was great trip! Wonderful finds!

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