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My second time out fossil hunting for crab fossils and struck pay dirt! Found 2 nice examples of what I think is Tumidocarcinus from some Googling. My first time finding a complete(ish) fossil so I am very excited! Found a smallish one and a medium one. Both seem to have the legs and claws.

 

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And here are some finds I am unsure of, anyone have any ideas?

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Location, age and stratigraphy would be helpful...and more pictures from the end and the side.

First impression is:

First pic: maybe coral (?)

Second pic: bone fragment

Third  pic: fossil wood

Btw.: nice crabs !

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On 1/3/2019 at 9:36 AM, Plax said:

solitary coral, worn bone and wood?????

Sorry about the redundant post. I didn't see Pemphix's reply while I was typing.

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Went out again today, from reading up, it looks like a Miocene area. Found my largest crab fossil yet! Here is a picture of it:

 

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And compared to the crabs from the previous trip (it's the far right one):

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This is the area I was concentrating on today, a recent landslide that is being eroded by the waves:

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Amazing finds - congrats!!! :dinothumb:

 

Are you planning on prepping the crab nodules to further reveal them?

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17 hours ago, Monica said:

Amazing finds - congrats!!! :dinothumb:

 

Are you planning on prepping the crab nodules to further reveal them?

Thanks :) I would love to prep them but need to save up for the tools. And I think I will practice on some less delicate fossils first.

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Nice finds, love to see them prepped out.

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The first mystery fossil after the crabs seems to be a Favosites coral that as weathered away.  I found these at the Tumidocarcinus site decades ago.  The other one looks like a big piece of bone... whale vert is my guess.  

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Nodules that suggestive of crab, even with so much shell showing must be a cheat.  I like that.

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