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  1. HemiHunter

    Purse 2/25 - So-so finds

    Managed to get out last week to Purse to collect the low tide. After talking to a couple of nice game wardens at the lot, I headed down to the river. Turns out I had the place to myself. Conditions were very good and the sun came out after a week of nasty winter weather. My hopes were high! Well, being in no particular hurry, I was able to look at every square inch of beach and every slump pile. But I didn't find a lot, and nothing I found was spectacular. I did collect a few pretty teeth and some bits of bone, but nothing big. Just one of those days. I did share some teeth with a lady and he
  2. Hello there fossil experts! I'm a total newbie and just went on my first fossil hunt --a couple hours at Purse State Park. I found a bunch (like 60!) shark teeth, mostly tiny but i'm still thrilled. But i also found some things that look like fossil shells, and one thing that looks like fossil scales, that i was hoping you could help me ID. The first picture is what looked to me like fossil shells, but are they? are there fossil shells at purse state park? most of the online discussion of finds there seems to be of teeth, rays, and mouth plates and doesn't mention shells so i wasn't sure. They
  3. AmazoniteJosh

    Purse State Park 3-22-20

    I got to Purse a couple hours before low tide and got a good 5 and a half hours of searching. Managed to scrounge together over 1,000 teeth, most of them pretty small, a new personal best. I didn't find anything of significant size, but a handful of oddities/rarities. One such oddity was what looks like a Carcharhinus (Gray/Dusky Shark) of some sort. Perhaps some folks came to Purse following a hunt at Westmoreland or some other place and a tooth slipped out of their bag. This is a first for me. I found a worn down palaeocarcharodon with some nice dark blue coloration, some crocod
  4. FossilsAnonymous

    Jaw or Spine

    I’d would love some help identifying what this is - I believe it’s a modern fish jaw of some kind but wouldn’t mind being persuaded that it’s a fossil! (Tooth Tap Test was inconclusive- sometimes glass, sometimes plastic) Since it’s likely modern, does anyone know what kind? 4 inches long exactly, about 1/4 inch at the widest point. Smooth on one flat side, a deep groove on the other. Wickedly sharp curvy teeth are part of the bone. Found at Purse on Sunday. -Our Fossil Group has conflicting ideas on this piece; catfish spine, gar jaw, snake mandible, bird spine... -It seems m
  5. Ted37

    Purse Park MD

    Nice day at the park. Found a few interesting pieces. Didn't bother with most the small specimens I saw. Still have not found a tooth that I know the park can produce. Some of the broken ones I have found, tell me they exist. Anyway here's a few pic, a few before I picked them up.
  6. It was a perfect day, but marginal finds. Again found what I think is a crocodile tooth. Please confirm. First pic is on a paper plate so it gives you an idea of the size.
  7. Found a few recently. One would have been nice if complete. I would like opinions on the one partial tooth. I'm thinking maybe croc. Any comments apprieceated.
  8. Tried purse again high tide was coming on so a miserable walk back through the water. Found a few decent teeth nothing big. Most ate dinged up. Any ways I have two I would appreciate assistance on. One is the tooth on my pinkie. The other I photographed each side. Thanks?
  9. Ted37

    Purse Park trip

    So, I went back out to purse park. I really want to try Douglas Point, but don't want to walk a 1.5 mile trail. Not that I'm lazy, but I have some health issues. So this time at purse I went south. Not sure exactly how far, but at least a mile or more. Any ways I found a few items I would like some opinions on. I'm new to fossil hunting so I have much to learn. I did not find a lot of sharks teeth, and have lost the desire to pick up the really small ones. So I found a yellow rock I guess, its just interesting that it looks like some sort of crystalline and very light. Next, I found what I thi
  10. Ted37

    Possible whale ear bone

    Hello All I found this a few weeks ago i believe bayfront brownies around the bend by the cliffs. Just thrown it in my box of rocks. I was looking through them and figured I should get the opinions of people that are in the know. I put purse in the tag as that's the only other place I've been. Though I am pretty sure it was found at bayfront. I really need to get two separate boxes. Any comments welcome. I googled around and it looks a bit like a whale ear bone.
  11. Spent a part of the day on the Potomac River. Found a vert of some sort. I believe possibly Alligator. Any info is appreciated. Also, is there a rule of thumb for the size of a vert approximates the length of the subject. I know I have heard a one inch shark tooth approximates a 10 foot shark. I had little luck with teeth except for the usual small stuff. I found a neat looking rock. I don't think its a fossil. Then a piece of iron or something. Here are some pics.
  12. Ted37

    Purse State Park

    I recently made a trip to Purse Park on the Potomac. The only two places that I have hunted are Purse and Bayfront. Wow, such different places and with different things to find. I have been to Bayfront a handful of times and have not scored big. Nearly every time I had been there, I had seen people score Megs or Makos. Maybe one day I will get lucky. This past weekend I hit Purse park and I am really beginning to like it. It has such a different look and feel than Bayfront. Although, the teeth are generally smaller, I have talked to people that have found teeth 2-3 inches in size
  13. Kris D

    What the heck?

    Found this today at Purse State Park, MD. Is this an ichthyosaur tooth? A whale tooth? I have nooooooooo idea.
  14. Heeding advice from members here I decided to stay away from Brownie's and the cliffs due to the recent flood of rain that we've been getting (it's even sprinkling today) and headed to one of my favorite spots, Purse State Park! I stayed close to the entrance because by the time I got there the tide was already coming in, and I wanted to avoid the cliff-ier areas. The swimming snakes, cliff faces full of bees, and millions of floating spider webs acted as a decent deterrent as well! I actually walked a bit to the right and then on my way back walked past the entrance because of how high the wa
  15. PolskiByk

    Are these human teeth?

    Are either of these possibly human molars? If so, would they be recent, Native American, or perhaps older? If not, what do you think they are? They were found on the Potomac river, in Purse State Park, in southern MD on separate trips about a year apart.
  16. When I found this baby in a lump of sand that had fallen out of the cliffs, it took my breath away! Even in museums, I had not seen an Isognomon shell so complete! I excavated it ever so carefully with an old toothbrush, trying hard not to flake the mica-like layers off of the clumbly shell. It's been the pride and joy of my collection. However, my collection is overtaking the house. So, after enjoying my pretty shell for several years, I decided to donate it to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, which prides itself on its extensive mollusk collection, both fossilized and mode
  17. racerzeke

    Shark Teeth - Purse State Park, MD

    Good afternoon, I accidentally stumbled across Purse State Park and am absolutely hooked! I didn't realize how many teeth were actually there and the different species/history of the area so I only was able to look for about an hour or so and after further inspection and research I believe I have a few different teeth (nothing special, but I would like to know) and I'm sure y'all are tired of the same ole identification questions but no matter how many pictures I look at online I can't entirely tell the differences and I start to see a cooler tooth than I may actually have. I took
  18. Boneheadz

    Purse SP-2/15/16

    Wow, let me tell you, today was an interesting day. I headed out to Douglas Point for the first time today(been to Purse several times) and man did I get a hand full. When we first arrived at the beach it was pretty choppy and a little windy. We made it past the first set of cliffs and found some beach and started searching. Thats when the wind picked WAY up. We kept moving and heading down the beach fighting violent waves and making our way through deep water with big waves with only hip boots on. lets just say we got a little wet, not the best thing to do in the middle of February. After a m
  19. Boneheadz

    Purse SP

    First video Ive ever made from some footage at Purse SP a couple months ago
  20. Ive been wondering if anyone has any knowledge about the fossil formations located at Purse State Park and which Formations generally produce large Otodus teeth?
  21. I had the honor of taking a friend that I had not seen in 30 years and his family, shark tooth hunting. He had been monitoring my Facebook posts about all the fun my family was having searching for them and asked if I would guide him and his family. We couldn't have picked a nicer day, mid-70s and sunny...and the river has not cooled enough to make wading uncomfortable, his daughter even decided it was warm enough for a swim! As usual, within seconds of hitting the beach they had their first tooth and a little girl was smiling ear-to-ear! I brought some screens for them and showed them how to
  22. Boneheadz

    Purse State Park 2/20/16

    I went down to Purse state park this past Saturday morning. Didn't find anything crazy but did manage to take some pics for you guys. Someone even had their Duck blind set up right on the beach, not sure if this is legal or not. I know its legal to hunt down there but seeing up a structure, I haven't seen this before. Also took a few macro shots of some small teeth i found. Enjoy!
  23. Boneheadz

    Fossil Hunting Va/Md

    Hey, i often hunt fossils in Virginia and Maryland and am primarily looking for shark teeth and other marine fossils. I frequent Westmoreland SP and Purse SP. Ive been hunting alone a lot lately and although I'm getting used to it now, I'd still feel more comfortable and enjoy it more if i had someone to go with. I mainly go during the week because less people are down there hunting. If anyone would be like to meet up, send me a message. Thanks, Boneheadz
  24. Here's my contribution, two otodus with a slant height of over 2". Does anyone else have any large ones?
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