Florida’s Fossils

  • 1 week, 2 days ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    Dugong rib bone found in Black Creek FL. #fossil

  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Hunter Fox joined the group Florida’s Fossils
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    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group Florida’s Fossils

    Anyone on here ever see this video?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_HqYfzIHVo&feature=youtu.be  The fellow is collecting fossil shells in Florida at night using UV flashlights.  He finds a lot of cone shells with color preservation that only shows with the UV light.  Anyone know the age of these fossils or where he might be collecting?

    Jack

    • I can’t open the link, but I believe it’s the video by PaleoCris? I saw it too, absolutely crazy. I believe Cris mostly hunts in the Nashua Formation (Pliocene) when it comes to shells, but I’m not too sure if this location is also from that formation.

    • Thanks for sharing this video Jack!

      • Sure! This is the first time I have seen color patterns show up with UV but these are fairly recent fossils – Pliocene I believe. I have gone somewhat nuts on fluorescent minerals and stumbled on this on one of the sites I check for that phenomena. Many of our fossils have some degree of fluorescence – usually the calcite which gives an orange glow under UV. A certain percentage of manganese and lead impurities within the calcite produce the fluorescence. Some fossils from the west can have a green fluorescence that is caused by a uranium oxide ion impurity. Also, some fluorescent fossils will phosphoresce after the UV is turned off. I have some Ordovician stromatoporoid fossils that do that.

  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    This is a Barraccuda tooth found in Black Creek FL. #fossil

  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Sadie Mills posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    Fossils in plain sight! These were found on the UF campus embedded in limestone. #fossil

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    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    “Rib segment” mammoth or mastadon. #fossil

  • 1 month ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    I’m not 100% positive but I’m pretty sure this is a segment of a rib bone from an elephant either mastadon or mammoth, I found Black Creek FL. #fossil

  • 1 month ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new specimen in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    MacKenzie Smith has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 1 month ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    This is an agatized coral arrowhead I found in Black Creek FL. The tip is broke off but by the age of the break it appears that it was broke and discarded by the owner/maker which to me is a whole piece. One of my favorite finds.

    • @daniel-murrhee, @cferrara I thought there were some overbearing rules about artifact collecting in Florida. As in you better not do it. Yes – No? Cool find though. I’d keep it.

    • Yeah it’s illegal but what am I supposed to do throw it back in the creek, I don’t think so. 😊 @jkallmeyer

      • I’m with you. It seems that some regulations have gotten out of hand. Up here you can pick any artifact up you can find except out of graves. It’s like fossils – a fossil not collected is lost forever –
        no one benefits. In your case you can always tell them you collected a fossil coral not an artifact 🙂

    • Throwing it back I feel would be the utmost disrepect to our history.

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    Look at the size of this enchinoderm! It’s broken in half but It’s about 5 inches wide, usually I find them dime or half dollar size. Found in Penny Farms FL. sticking out of the dirt road. #fossil

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    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    This is my happy place. It’s rough out there, very dense woods and let me tell ya… I’m feeling it today. I always come back home hurt but to me It’s well worth it! We didn’t find much of anything yesterday but we still had a great time.😊 “Black Creek” #collection_site

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    It is hard to take a picture to show the proper dimensions of a specimen sometimes, I had a hard time with these two. These are fragments of a Mastadon tooth I found in Black Creek FL. #fossil

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    Emma Coumbe joined the group Florida’s Fossils
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    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    This here is a wrist bone to a mastadon or mammoth elephant that I found in Black Creek FL. #fossil

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    This old Meg tooth was given to me, It was found in the early 60’s during the dredging of the Shands Bridge in Green Cove Springs, FL. #fossil #event

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Florida’s Fossils from the myFOSSIL app

    Hi everybody. 😊 I been finding fossils in Florida for 25 years and I’m still not well versed in all the Latin names or taxonomy lol, so please feel free to correct me anytime, some pieces I have still elude me.. I will definitely be posting some questionmarks. ??? This here though is a beautiful Stingray plate I found in Black Creek, Fl. #fossil

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