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  1. MegaloMom

    Fossil ID from beach find

    Hi! I am new to the Fossil Forum and to fossil hunting and identification. (First post and haven't explored forums much.) I found this on the beach at North Topsail, NC. Hoping to identify what I found. Thanks in advance
  2. A few more of my favorite finds from the Aurora Fossil Museum Matrix - I am not even half way through the two gallon bags of matrix from my purchase! SO MUCH COOL LITTLE STUFF!! Being micros, all specimens are under 1/4 inch Shark Teeth: Top Cookie Cutter, Sand Tiger Bottom : Catshark, Unknown Not Shark Teeth: Top: Not sure what this one is, Second one is Raja Bottom: Fish Porgy and Dasyatidae Top: Echinoid spine and tubercle Bottom: Burrfish mouthplate and a bit o' Crab I think Not sure a
  3. LeesKeys

    age of Marl?

    I went on a very pleasant hike last weekend on the Island Creek Trail in the Croatan National Forest near Pollocksville, NC. In one spot along the creek the embankment is layered with about 15 feet of fossil shells. Trying to get an idea of the age of these deposits. Pleistocene? Miocene?
  4. buntingw

    Tooth ID

    Tooth identification needed for two separate finds. Found in Southport, NC (Brunswick County) near the Cape Fear inlet. Common place for bones too wash ashore. Teeth are a new find. Pictures below. Thanks!
  5. Hi again. I have another one for you. I think I could tell if it wasn't broken! Found in green mill run. It is 1.5 inches or 3.8 cm. There is a definite ridge on one side. I tried to get a good picture of its location, the cavity seems slightly oval. Thank you again! I really appreciate you all teaching and helping me!
  6. Hi all. I have 2 things to ask about. The longer one was found in a creek in summerville SC it is just under 1.5 inches or 3.81cm. It is smooth all around, no ridges the center hole is definitely circular. The second one was found at Green Mill Run in Greenville NC it is .75 inches or 1.9 cm. I thought is was different the way he tip is a different color then the rest. Also there is a ridge running around the tip that I can feel even where the enamel (?) Is not chipped off. Thank you so much!! I am happy to answer questions
  7. I_gotta_rock

    Bryozoan

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Discoporella ? Pliocene/Pleistocene from Aurora Fossil Museum micro matrix Aurora, North Carolina Thanks to @Al Dente for the ID
  8. I_gotta_rock

    Arc Shell

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Tiny Dallarca elnia next to the head of a sewing pin from the Pliocene/Pleistocene micro matrix of the Nutrien Aurora/Lee Creek Phosphate Mine in Auora, North Carolina These got much, MUCH bigger!
  9. I_gotta_rock

    Arene tricarinata

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Tiny marine gastropod from the Pliocene/Pleistocene micro matrix of the Nutrien Aurora/Lee Creek Phosphate Mine in Auora, North Carolina
  10. I_gotta_rock

    Pliocene/Pleistocene Gastropod

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Ringicula semistriata Nutiren Aurora/Lee Creek Phosphte Mine Aurora, North Carolina
  11. I_gotta_rock

    So Many Minis!

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    This assemblage came from one cup (about 340 ml) of micro matrix from Aurora Fossil Museum. Oddly, they are generally much larger than most of what I found in the rest of the matrix. They are all from either the Pliocene or Pleistocene. See album description.
  12. I_gotta_rock

    Shark Teeth Sizes

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    The large and the small of it: two shark teeth from Aurora's "Emergency Kit" next to a sewing pin. Pliocene/Pleistocene from Aurora Fossil Museum micro matrix Aurora, North Carolina
  13. I_gotta_rock

    Porgy Fish Tooth

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Family Sparidae Pliocene/Pleistocene from Aurora Fossil Museum micro matrix Aurora, North Carolina
  14. I_gotta_rock

    Pinfish Tooth

    From the album: Aurora/Lee Creek Mine Micro Matrix

    Lagodon rhomboides about 3 mm long Pliocene/Pleistocene from Aurora Fossil Museum micro matrix Aurora, North Carolina
  15. Had a pretty productive afternoon on Sunday. No large teeth but tons of small ones and lots of bone. One partial shark vert! Some...seeds? That I'm not sure on. Along with one other thing that I'm not sure on.
  16. sixgill pete

    Odd Little Lee Creek Tooth

    I found this tooth in a bucket of matrix yesterday. It has the hint of cusplets on each shoulder and this kind of throws me. I have my own impression of the I.D. of this tooth but am looking for other opinions. I have thousands of Lee Creek teeth in my collection and have gone through countless gallons of matrix, but this tooth just looks odd to me. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
  17. TooLiter

    Fossilized claw?

    Found this fossil on the shoe of the Neuse River in New Bern, NC. Have found several fossils and sharks teeth in the area over the years but never one like this. Looks like a claw of some sort? Fine serrations along the inside.
  18. AshHendrick

    Whale Petrosal Confirmation, please?

    Another find this weekend, actually Rick found it but let me bring it home, want to confirm that it's a petrosal and also what species based on my research I believe it to be. Found: Greensmill Run, Greenville NC among a huge array of items (whale bone including several tempanic bulla, shark teeth (great white, tiger,crow, Giant White Shark etc) and two Enchodus teeth etc. Believed to be a Petrosal from Balaenoptera Sursiplana? I thought (from one specific article/image reference below) that is was possibly Plesiobalaenoptera but it noted they are only found in Italy
  19. stellabear

    Green Mill Run Bone

    Hi. Found this digging in Green Mill Run, nc. I am sure it is bone, but it might not be a vertebrae. (Husband really wants to find a whale vert, so maybe this is a partial?) Also it has definitely turned into a rock, it is no longer light and airy like a more modern bone thanks so much!!
  20. SerratedTeeth

    Best Teeth to Date!

    Had an amazing day at the river this morning and found the best teeth I have found to date! Largest semi-complete meg, and two great whites over 2”! The largest being 2.25” which is my new best GW. I saw the corner of the largest great white sticking out of the formation and low and behold it was complete (minus 2-3 serrations near the root), and super sharp! The others were found in gravel beds around a fallen tree.
  21. I need some help with some I.D.'s. These were both found in some matrix I collected recently in Craven County N.C. The exposure is Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, ?Comfort member. The site produces a few shark and fish teeth, crab claws, echinoids and starfish ossicles. It is a limestone / bryozoan hash. It is possible of course that this stuff is recent or even possibly Pleistocene as I have found pieces of mastodon teeth very close by. First is a small mammal tooth, 4mm long by 2.2 mm wide. Next is a small jaw piece with teeth. I first thought fi
  22. hokietech96

    Lee Creek ID help

    Hi. Here are some cool finds from the past week after going through the Lee Creek matrix. I feel pretty confident in most of my IDs. Couple of them I have no idea. Thanks for any feedback! Much appreciated in advance! Enjoy the pictures. 1. I believe this is a catshark tooth - scyliorhinus 2. Tope shark - Galeorhinus 3. I have found a couple of these teeth that are identical to this heart shaped tooth. 4. Hardnose Shark - Carcharhinus macloti 5. I thought this was Dogfish Shark but the more i look a
  23. Okay so I have a couple of questions regarding fossil formations in Eastern North Carolina. In recent years I have been hunting for shark teeth in rivers and creeks of North Carolina. Occasionally we will come across deeply cut banks with exposed layers containing tightly packed shell material. I’m curious as to what this formation is called, as well as if this contains fossils such as shark, fish etc. If it does not, what layer does contain these fossils, and is it located above or below the above mentioned layer? I’ve been researching this however, the shell formation I mentioned is the only
  24. Past Hunter

    Dolphin skull

    While working in James City NC today I ran across someone else's find sitting on a bulkhead. It appears to be modern but it was still something to see completely intact.
  25. I_gotta_rock

    Micro Gastropod

    This came from a bag of mixed micro matrix from the Lee Creek AKA Aurora Mine which was sifted, sifted again and sifted some more. It is a mixture of material from three formations: the Miocene Pungo River Fm., the Pliocene Chowan River Fm., and the Pleistocene James City Fm. After digging through reputable resources covering the area from Maryland down to Florida, the administrators and I have mostly ruled out Miocene as none of the references mention anything similar from that time period. Three names are given for the species from the Pliocene and Pleistocene. Ward and Blackwelder
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