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Honolulu fossils

It would appear that someone (or someones) have discovered my initial fossil spot. My last two trips have been empty, curiously so; not even the common finds. I probably have myself to blame by posting photos of the spot here at BRF. Ah well. The upside however, is that I've spent time traveling this beautiful island and doing other things, including spotting out new locations. I was out dirt-biking and happened upon a stretch of coastline along the harbor and low-and-behold, fossil shells. So I can add it to my list of localities. Below I have two photos (sorry 'bout the quality) of my better finds. What we have are a singular gray shark tooth, a few larger mushroom corals, 4 drupes (incl. two of the larger Mulberry Drupes), two augers, and four of the uncommon (supposedly rare, but I"m finding more and more of 'em) ornamented ornamented cowries Cypraea granulata (next to the corals). Life is good.

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Location Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Date Added2/19/2011


Recent finds, new locality
Recent finds, new locality
The Exposure, part II (sorry, computer glitch)
The Exposure, part II (sorry, computer glitch)

Hanauma Bay Fossils - 3/1/2011
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Great post! I love that even in Hawaii you are finding fossils. Honolulu, no less! Last time I went to Hanauma Bay I noticed what looked like sedimentary layers in the wall on the way down to the beach from the theatre / admission center. Have you ever seen that? I wonder if there would be any fossils there? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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re: Hanauma Bay fossils? - 3/5/2011
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : No Rating
hey dw, when were you last at Hanauma? I live 10 minutes away! (you know of course, that if you visit, you have a free place to crash, right? I might even share my sweet spots....) I doubt that there'd be any fossils in the sedimentary strata that you're talking about since Hanauma is actually an old cone that has blown its top. Any sed rx there are almost guaranteed to be layers of ash. However, fossiliferous limestones are not but a mile away....
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