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Fossil Stop in NJ

It was my Niece's 1st Birthday last weekend so early Friday afternoon   I packed the kids into the car so we could complete the 9 hour trek to NJ before it got too late. We stayed at my Mother's in Lakewood which is just a stone's throw from the fertile fossil grounds of NJ and with a four hour window Saturday morning I couldn't pass up the opportunity to expand my NJ collection.

My daughter Juli and I arrived at the stream at 6:30 AM and collected for about three hours. We picked up a bunch of smaller teeth including a really nice cow shark tooth and a killer sand tiger - certainly enough to justify the trip - It was great to be back in the waters of NJ!

Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

Date Added8/14/2007

A little fossil Bling Bling. I normally don't get excited over Carcharhinid teeth but this has to be one of the coolest I've ever found. The root is heavily pyritized.
An Aurora-esque NJ sand tiger. Sand tigers are probably the most common Eocene/Miocene teeth found in NJ but rarely come out in this condition.
A killer NJ Cow shark tooth. Finding a complete cow shark tooth in NJ is an event - this is one of my nicest.

Is It Springtime Yet?
Is It Springtime Yet?
Springtime comes to the Cretaceous
Springtime comes to the Cretaceous
The NJ Miocene Season Opener
The NJ Miocene Season Opener





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