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Some misc. finds from a secret family rock and fossil hunting spot. We've found some pretty interesting finds there over the years. Sharks teeth, vertebra, Wooly Mammoth tusk, and all kinds of misc fossils, its hard to identify them if you don't know what you've doing. Anyone else into wandering around in rock piles?










This appears to be some sort of fish perhaps? The dark patches on some of the rocks apear to be fossilized skin or scales.
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Here is one of the more intriging finds as of late. It appears to be pieces from the jawbone of some creature?? Anyone care to have at ID'ing these?







Next time I'm out there I'll have to post some pics of the Saabs, they make quite the off road vehicles going places and up ridges at angles that most SUV's would flip on.
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I'm not a Paleotologist, but that's interesting stuff you have.
I alway look out for stuff like that when I'm out hiking.
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Judging from the depressions in the superior and inferior surfaces of the vertebrae as well as the thin ribs I would say a fish of some sort. I don't see much in the way of a spinous process which also seems to point towards a fish.
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Iye, of that I think you're right about that, we've found lots of fish and shark remains in the area. The other two were found in a different area though and they are very heavy and appear to have come from something larger. The only thing I could think of was perhaps a pliosaurs. Any ideas?
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I'm not a paleontologist either, but those are some great finds. I still like looking for fossils (in very amateurish fashion) whenever I'm in an appropriate area. Rock Glen, Ontario is close by and a favorite haunt. I don't want to hijack this thread, but it occurs to me that someone looking at this might be able to answer a question for me: When searching eBay for a digital read-out for my lathe, using "DRO" as a search term yielded a bunch of hits of fossil materials. I have no idea what "DRO" might stand for in this context. Anyone know? Thanks in advance, and good luck figuring out what your fossils are.
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Come here to KC. A majority of the sedimentary rock is filled with old aquatic fossils. Nothing big, just like small shells and other small crusteaceans(sp?). The retaining wall on my parents house is just filled with those small shells, but that is one heck of a find!

I remember when I was in kindergarten, I swore that I found a very, very small neck+head (4" long total) of a apatosaurus type of creature. Who knows, I was young at the time, eager to learn and nuts about dinos, so it could have been something completely different.
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Matt, have you found Jimmy Hoffa yet?
I did, and thats all I have to say.
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