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Got another fossilized shark tooth from the same beach I found one last year. Looks like maybe some sort of extinct snaggletooth shark. I have never found any fossils at countless other locations along the river nor have I ever heard of anyone else finding any. Looks like Ive found a great spot to hunt for many years to come. I. also found what looks like another small fossil as well. Shark tooth is a little over 1”. Any ideas?
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Got another fossilized shark tooth from the same beach I found one last year. Looks like maybe some sort of extinct snaggletooth shark. I have never found any at countless other locations along the river nor have I ever heard of anyone else finding any. Looks like Ive found a great spot to hunt for many years to come. I. also found what looks like another small fossil as well. Shark tooth is a little over 1”. Any ideas? View attachment 2037054 View attachment 2037055
No ideas,but it,s really cool!
 
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Cool find !
Seems like there's a lot of them in your area - the "Hoover Boy's" have found a bunch.
That was Calvert Cliffs which is a long way down the bay from where Im hunting.
 
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Its also possible that these teeth arrived here via Native American activity as there is much evidence they were highly prized commodities
 

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Neat finds. Yes, I believe it's a snaggletooth... Hemipristis species, and likely Hemipristis serra.

The smaller fossil appears to be part of the tooth plate from a ray... likely an Eagle Ray of the Aetomylaeus species or possibly Aetobatis.
 
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Neat finds. Yes, I believe it's a snaggletooth... Hemipristis species, and likely Hemipristis serra.

The smaller fossil appears to be part of the tooth plate from a ray... likely an Eagle Ray of the Aetomylaeus species or possibly Aetobatis.
Thanks that was what I was thinking. The presence of a fossilized tooth plate from a ray probably means this site is a natural deposit and not of Native American origin
 

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Got another fossilized shark tooth from the same beach I found one last year. Looks like maybe some sort of extinct snaggletooth shark. I have never found any fossils at countless other locations along the river nor have I ever heard of anyone else finding any. Looks like Ive found a great spot to hunt for many years to come. I. also found what looks like another small fossil as well. Shark tooth is a little over 1”. Any ideas? View attachment 2037054 View attachment 2037055
Very Nice!!! Cool Shark tooth!!! Congrats!!!
 
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I can't identify it, but boy would I sure like to find some ! Hard to do that in Illinois.
I just got back from a return trip and found a few smaller ones but this time I had to dig for them. Shovel and sifter for next trip
 

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