fossil footprint new jersey

This little reptile footprint is from an abandoned shale quarry in Norhtern New Jersey. I collected it a long time ago so the place it probably a housing development by now. Pity. I wish I drove around there more often to keep track of fresh building sites. Sometimes fossils are exposed for only short while. The track is just over one inch long. I would love to hear if anyone is still finding tracks in New Jersey.

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knightia

Ok, I cannot resist a pun even if it is a bad one. Continuing with this week's apparent theme of first fossil finds, this poor little Knightia with the bitten off head was my first Knightia find when I visited Warfield Springs quarry in Kemmerer, WY. Although I found bigger and better later, I kept this little two-inch fish. Green River Formation fossils are incredible fun and I encourage everyone to give it a try. I sure there are some very good ones out there. Send them in to share and show them off.

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fossil shark teeth collection

Like so many people both before me and after me, I found my first vertebrate fossils sifting the sands of Venice Beach, Florida. Shark teeth have been my favorite find ever since. Love that dentition.

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