Random Finds by Random folks

FINE PRINT: Remember, you're seeing some of the best finds over a period of several months.
While we always find fossils, we don't always stumble onto the biggest and bestus.



Most of the following finds were in the Peace River between Arcadia and Wauchula. There is no magic to finding the good stuff, unless you see persistence and luck as magic. While we hope you will do well on our trip, we are geared mostly for beginners and do not go out every trip, searching for a spot no one has ever hunted. In fact, we tend to go to places that have produced for us in the past and take over where we left off the last trip. In the "old" days, we did seek out new locations. However, we quickly discovered that people were going back to our "newly discovered" locations on their own and picking the site clean. In other words, they were taking our trip just to find a new site. "Bad fossil hunter. Bad, bad fossil hunter!"




But remember, there's always something guarding the treasure! (blue crab)




Giant land tortoise shell





Mammoth tooth





Mammoth tooth fragment





Mammoth tooth





Big hunkin' mammoth tooth!









Horse tooth





Taz showing she approves of the find









Glyptodont scute and dugong ribs





Mako sharks tooth





Mako upper (larger tooth) and lower





Gator jaw





Shark vertebra





Lemon sharks tooth stuck in matrix





Ray dermal plate





Gator tooth





River hopper





Gray sharks tooth





Tommy's Mom & Dad





Proud young man, proud and beautiful Mom!





Proud young man's finds





Another proud young man and envious parents!





Liquid time machine





Giant swallowtail





Two serious but fun-loving collectors





...Their booty for the day...mako, great white, whale tooth, etc.





Primo makos...team effort!









Darwin, dreaming about supper...or lunch...or breakfast.





Taz during a time out





Jack & Caroline Simermeyer (front), proud Mom (Beth) in back





Jack Simermeyer's nearly 4 inch Meg tooth





jack and his meg tooth





Caroline and her perfect turtle shell section





There's always something guarding the treasure! (Black racer - non venomous - and leopard frog)