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Somewhat successful day at the beach.

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Pamar

The unidentified bone I came across :

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Pamar

Interesting mineralisation?

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Pamar

And what I assume is a segment of whale rib:

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Al Tahan

Nice hunting!! At least you got out there. Winter is ruining my chances 

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Pamar
1 hour ago, Al Tahan said:

Nice hunting!! At least you got out there. Winter is ruining my chances 

Thanks! I wish it was winter here, winter brings big storms that washes up all the big stuff.

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facehugger

Nice tooth!

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caldigger

I would consider any day you can find something recognizable to be successful!

:dinothumb:

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

I would consider any day you can find something recognizable to be successful!

:dinothumb:

Ditto... otherwise , some of my hunts would be less enjoyable.

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MikeR

I believe the first large piece of bone fragment is from whale skull.  I have similar looking pieces from the Pliocene of Virginia.

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Pamar
5 hours ago, MikeR said:

I believe the first large piece of bone fragment is from whale skull.  I have similar looking pieces from the Pliocene of Virginia.

If I go to the beach tomorrow I’ll collect it and do a more detailed photo shoot- I thought skull just because of the thickness and complexity of the structure.

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Pamar
8 hours ago, facehugger said:

Nice tooth!

Thanks!

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Pamar
7 hours ago, caldigger said:

I would consider any day you can find something recognizable to be successful!

:dinothumb:

Same - especially after a couple days of striking out recently.

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mamlambo

Awesome shark tooth! Never knew the beaches of Cape Town had fossil shark teeth. Do any of the beaches in the Eastern Cape  (South Africa) have that you know of?

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Pamar
3 hours ago, mamlambo said:

Awesome shark tooth! Never knew the beaches of Cape Town had fossil shark teeth. Do any of the beaches in the Eastern Cape  (South Africa) have that you know of?

Thanks - It’s possible but not that I personally know of. These fossils are coming out of a phosphate reef that runs up along the west coast to Namibia.I do know the Eastern Cape has a couple inland fossil deposits so there might be on the beach:shrug:

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Max-fossils

Very nice finds! Well done!

 

 

9 hours ago, mamlambo said:

Awesome shark tooth! Never knew the beaches of Cape Town had fossil shark teeth. Do any of the beaches in the Eastern Cape  (South Africa) have that you know of?

 

6 hours ago, Pamar said:

the Eastern Cape has a couple inland fossil deposits

Watch out though, SA is very strict on its fossil hunting laws. Unless the fossils are in loose sediment (ie beach) it is forbidden to extract fossils from the ground in the country. Wouldn't want to be in any trouble with the authorities :wacko:

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Pamar
1 hour ago, Max-fossils said:

Very nice finds! Well done!

 

 

 

Watch out though, SA is very strict on its fossil hunting laws. Unless the fossils are in loose sediment (ie beach) it is forbidden to extract fossils from the ground in the country. Wouldn't want to be in any trouble with the authorities :wacko:

Thanks! Yeah the law can be quite restrictive. 

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mamlambo
13 hours ago, Pamar said:

Thanks! Yeah the law can be quite restrictive. 

I know of a couple of places where they are inland, but like you say, only allowed to look at them. There have been some really old human footprints found at East London, at Nahoon beach I think. But unsure about any fossils.

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