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3/21/21 Potomac finds


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Northern Neck

Ventured out on Virginia side of the Potomac in Westmoreland county Sunday and had a decent day.  No wave action so after about an hour the beach was picked over. Did find bunch of teeth but a couple fossils we have never found before.  2 look like shells? Then it's some sort of jaw bone? Like to see what exactly those are if anyone can help.  Attaching the 2 shells first and then the jawbone style fossil.  Weather is getting warmer but harder to find anything now since more families are coming out and hitting the beaches.  Which is a good thing(better than playing video games at home or setting on a couch). Wasn't sure is it's a mammal jaw or maybe drum fish since found a few of those teeth also I think.  Found one nice croc tooth also. 

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Top Trilo

The first two fossils look like coprolites. The jaw looks like fish, nice finds

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Fossildude19
9 minutes ago, Top Trilo said:

The first two fossils are coprolites. The jaw looks like fish, nice finds

 

I respectfully disagree.   These look like internal molds of gastropods. 

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Maybe the OP will post end and other views?

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Top Trilo
1 minute ago, Fossildude19 said:

I respectfully disagree.   These look like internal molds of gastropods. 

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Thank you Tim after looking at more images of coprolites and gastropod molds, specifically olive gastropods, I can now see it looks more similar to these

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As opposed to this

Megalodon coprolite? - Fossil ID - The Fossil Forum

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Fossildude19
4 minutes ago, Top Trilo said:

Thank you Tim after looking at more images of coprolites and gastropod molds, specifically olive gastropods, I can now see it looks more similar to these

 image.jpeg.9d20e1ff3adfecb013e1541d7bc65e85.jpeg As opposed to this  Megalodon coprolite? - Fossil ID - The Fossil Forum

 

No worries. ;) 

I had to crop and brighten to be sure, myself.  :) 

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HemiHunter

#2 is, I believe, a piece of fish jaw:  sciaenops_c6_1_2009.jpg

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Northern Neck

Thanks everyone for the help. 

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