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  1. Rowboater

    Cetacean vertebra?

    I found this vertebra sitting in the creek, washed down I guess. It is 4" long, and roughly 3" wide (at "top" and "bottom") and heavy for its size. Sides look like they may have had "wings" that were clipped off? Two pairs of closely set protuberances in the center of one "face" with almost diagonal depressions on the side. Two pale depressions at one end of the other face, with black depressions to the side above (below?) where the wings attach. Dried for over a week. Used to see a lot of big verts in the creek thirty years ago, this one is the only one I've found recently.
  2. Rowboater

    what kind of tooth?

    Not sure what this is? I find a lot of what could be teeth, but this is relatively well preserved, much enamel and a striking cross banding (growth rings??) It is hollow on the root end. Unusual for me, but probably common in other areas, so hoping for a quick ID.
  3. KarenKS


    My father, now deceased, found this on a mountain in Southwestern VA in the Roanoke, VA area many years ago. He always wanted to identify it, but we were never able to do so My mother would very much like to know if this is a fossil and if so, what it is. Does anyone know what this is? Thanks. Karen
  4. Some oddities while metal detecting can anyone help me ID this its like nothing else Ive ever seen before thanks!!!
  5. Doggeek

    help with Devonian fossils

    Hi All, Some of you helped me ID some fossils a few weeks ago, and I've been browsing around the forum learning lots ever since. My mother-in-law really enjoyed seeing the fossils I found, so this morning she hiked out with me on our first official fossil hunt. We found tons of crinoids and lots of great brachiopods, and a few mysteries that I'm hoping someone here can help us ID. From looking at area geological maps these are from the Devonian period and the Foreknobs formation. The first one here I am pretty sure is an intact crinoid, but would like confirmation:
  6. I hit the Potomac yesterday after a long hiatus for some Paleocene sharks teeth. I also decided to include a few of my finds from the recent Stratford hall trip, which was pretty decent. I always go to Douglas point for my Paleocene teeth because it’s just a good area and I almost always come back with a complete otodus. This time, that didn’t happen, though I did find a few broketodus teeth so meh. But I did come back with some good stuff, including a monster croc tooth, and a gigantic goblin sharks tooth. I also got a fish jaw with a lot of teeth in it and some other nice stuff, in addition
  7. Total fossil newbie here. A few weeks ago while running, I randomly noticed a weird rock that I thought might be a fossil, and some nice folks here helped me ID it as crinoidal sandstone with a few brachiopod impressions. I figured it was a one-time thing, but when I ran the same route today, I could help but keep an eye out and was shocked to find , now that my brain is primed to see them, that the ground in that area is just littered with crinoids and brachiopods. I've been running right over them on almost a weekly basis for a couple of decades without ever noticing. I know these are pr
  8. Rowboater

    a new Rapp beach

    Went at low tide to a small public beach on the Rappahannock. A few people laying on the sand soaking in the nice weather. One guy raking the sand, looking for shark teeth, fossils or maybe beach glass. I walked along in the water looking for teeth with faint hope, but was lucky! Although mostly just long rusted and tide- and sand- burnished metal bits, I did find some teeth including two NICE cowshark teeth (perfect compared to the broken rootless ones I'm lucky to find usually). Also found an interesting skate scute (small enameled spot in the center), a reddish sand tiger spike, a thre
  9. This tooth was found last week as float while sifting in this Lower Calvert formation member. All of the other finds were of marine origin, shark teeth, shark verts. , ray plates, etc. Many thanks for your input!
  10. Nice to be out before the mosquitoes, but the pollen is a pain. Worked a spot with lots of gravel. Expected drum teeth (found), angel shark teeth (two) and vertebrae (one and pieces). Except for cowshark teeth (no roots), nothing really special. But lots of small teeth (many broken).
  11. Doggeek

    Is this coral?

    I found this while I was out running the other day - it was near the top of a mountain in Southwest Virginia. Is this a coral fossil? Could the thing on the end be a brachipod fossil? Sorry my measuring tape only had inches, but I figured it was better than nothing!
  12. Deborah Cosgrove

    Is this a petrified fruit?

    I found this petrified persimmon looking thing with arrow heads and other things at an auction. It is very hard like stone. Any ideas?
  13. Cabin fever made me stupidly ignore the weatherman (another institution I no longer trust) and head out into the 100% chance of rain and cold. Tried to avoid getting wet, as it WAS cold. Tried a very old spot, and was surprised at the results (the beach where I normally hunt has lost all its sand (?) and I've found no teeth their my last three trips). No rain, Birds were uproariously singing, Spring on the way! The creek was high and icy, saw no aquatic life. Anyway, found a bunch, showing the most interesting. Although big makos are nice (and I like the piebald one better though the 2" b
  14. Fossil_teenager

    Stratford hall mini megalodon

    For the past few days I’ve had very little sleep. I thought that I had messed up sleeping way past the low tide time, but in hindsight that Meg was gonna be mines anyways so it really didn’t matter. It’s been a while since I’ve collected some good material, It’s been a bit of a hit and miss so far but I think my luck is finally starting to turn over. I’ve been going to this Paleocene spot a lot lately so I figure it would be nice to change thing up a bit. Anyways, from the title you guys can probably infer that I’ve found my first Meg of 2021 which I’m pretty happy about because I found none l
  15. Although I haven't been beach hunting much this winter (fishing was great until a few weeks ago), I rooted around for my shrimp coprolite burrows. Lately I have been finding less of the cylindrical 1-3" long burrows and more broken pieces. @Carl @GeschWhat are the experts on these things, and lately I've found more of them on the beachs than shark teeth (Covid-19 opened the interest in beach combing so more competition for teeth.) Difficult to get much resolution, even enhancing the contrast, but this is a scan of most of my collection:
  16. Jules Poirier

    Is this a Fossil?

    I found this walking up my creek after the water settled from several days of heavy rain.
  17. smorg

    fish or mammal jaw segment

    Hello, I am curious about this piece of what i think may be a jaw fragment. Found on James River in Virginia within Yorktown Formation. There appears to be one intact tooth and a portion of an adjacent tooth that has broken, leaving a cavity. Measures approx 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm. (The background grid is in centimeters) Appreciate any/all feedback. Thanks!!
  18. historianmichael

    Virginia Miocene/Pliocene Shells

    Last month I collected fossil shells at several exposures in Virginia of the Late Miocene Eastover Formation (Cobham Bay Member) and Early Pliocene Yorktown Formation (Sunken Meadow Member). While my intention was to focus on the larger fossils, when I got home and started to clean my finds, I thought it would be cool to screen the excess debris and see what else I had found. Although I ended up finding a lot of tiny shells and shell fragments, they require a microscope to see and the fine details have made identification challenging. I have consulted several publications on these formations a
  19. Trout McTupelo

    Camelops Rib?

    Hi All, I am new to this forum. I am over my head in what is, in my novice opinion, a preponderance of quartz stone tools that go back to the Pleistocene. Among the unverified relics, I have found a variety of bones which appear to have been altered for use as tools. Additionally, they have what appear to be teeth marks at the edges, as if a person was holding them in hand and biting. I wanted to post a pic of a rib that I think belongs to a Camelid. I have spent a lot of time looking over pictures of all sorts of mammal ribs, and Camelids come the closest. Additionally, I vi
  20. Braved the cold, icy water for some digging in gravel and the hopes of something special. Miserable, cold and rainy, and I'm sore today from squatting. Not much quality wise in shark teeth, but good variety and quantity. And no evidence of recent competition from the local kids (and adults). All playing computer games? Was happy to find some pieces of cowshark teeth (always wonder if I break them digging through the gravel?), several sand tiger symphyseal/ parasymphyseal teeth, a few angel shark, and apparently some small mako. As usual lots of broken/split teeth. I stuck my
  21. I have been fishing more than beach combing and the collecting has been poor (or maybe I'm going blind!) Lots more people this year hunting stuff with metal detecters, screens and better eyes. This would have been great for one trip, but accumulated over 8(?) trips. Hopefully with better winter storms more will turn up, and the cold will keep most people away.
  22. Hey y’all! I’m going to be in the VA beach/Norfolk area for a few days in mid Feb. Anyone have tips for hunting in the area? And/or does anyone know of any fossil hunting tours/guides that I could get in touch with? I’m clueless about the area, but I am willing to drive up to 2hrs for a fossil hunting day trip! I know it’ll be chilly, but I’ve got my waders and wool socks ready Thank you!
  23. Jules Poirier

    Tooth ?

  24. WagnerFossilFinds

    Chippokes State Park in Surry VA

    Hello ! just wondering if anyone has ever been to Chippokes State Park Plantation in Surry Va. I have been there about 6-8 times haven’t had much luck there. I’ve found probably only 10 teeth at that location. Can anyone share their finds from there? @HoppeHuntinghave you ever been to Chippokes? If so have you had much luck there?
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