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Winter Fossil Hunting - Monmouth Co., NJ - Dec to Feb


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1 hour ago, Masonk said:

And of all the things I never thought I'd find, Theropod tooth would be #1, especially in NJ.

Same for me in MO... I'm sure there is one out there

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That therapod tooth is awesome!! Truly a bucket-lister for my brook hunting adventures too

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On 2/16/2024 at 5:13 PM, Jaybot said:

Same for me in MO... I'm sure there is one out there

That's the great thing about this "hobby", each trip, you never know what you're going to find. 
 

 

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16 hours ago, Vae70 said:

That therapod tooth is awesome!! Truly a bucket-lister for my brook hunting adventures too


Thanks!  Crazy what washes out in these NJ brooks.  
 

 

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LOVE your photos! These are what fossil photos should look like.

 

And I agree that that one piece is wood. Specifically, probably angiosperm wood, but not palm stem. Nice find. Pretty rare.

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On 2/20/2024 at 9:07 AM, Carl said:

LOVE your photos! These are what fossil photos should look like.

 

And I agree that that one piece is wood. Specifically, probably angiosperm wood, but not palm stem. Nice find. Pretty rare.

 

Thanks! Appreciate that!

 

And thanks for confirming an ID. 

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Winter hasn't gone anywhere just yet, however we did have some warm weather over the past few days. 

 

Wound up hunting an Eocene/Miocene spot in Monmouth Co., NJ.

 

Usually a pretty tough hunt, although I immediately walked up on half a Chub lying on a pebble beach when I first got to the site.

 

Couple heartbreakers, but some good finds overall. The bone is modern, but looked interesting. The Gastropod was found by a buddy I was hunting with, but he focuses mainly on teeth, so he sent it my way. 

 

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O. Chubutensis

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O. Chubutensis

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Carcharias sp. 

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Carcharias sp.

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Carcharias cuspidata?

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Gastropod Steinkern

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V. perantiqua

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Managed to squeeze in one more hunt in Monmouth Co., NJ before winter technically ended. 

 

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Crustacean Claw Piece (propodus w/portion of dactyl)

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Crustacean Claw Piece (dactyl)

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Shark Vertabra

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Fish Vertabra

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Ischyodus bifurcatus (Ratfish) - Jaw Fragment

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Archaeolamna kopingensis (Mackerel Shark)

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Scapanorhynchus texanus (Goblin Shark)

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Scapanorhynchus texanus (Goblin Shark)

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Squailcorax kaupi (Crow Shark)

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Squailcorax kaupi (Crow Shark)

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Nice thread, Mason!:)

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