02/19/2019 - Technical Site Upgrade


  With plans to leave New Jersey for a warmer climate in the foreseeable future I’ve turned my attention to northern New Jersey.  High on my list of places to visit was the Franklin-Sterling Hill zinc mines known worldwide for their fluorescent minerals.  I certainly wasn't disappointed and have been collecting at both locations whenever the opportunity presents itself.

New Jersey Fluorescent Minerals


Phylum mollusca is now by class and has been completely redone.

Favorite Finds Photo Gallery
All new pictures
12/18/16 - Teleost section has been divided by time period.
The following have been added:
 Scomberomorus sp.
Thunnus sp.
Pogonias sp.
Tautoga sp.
sp. 01/08/17

Microfossil photo gallery has been completely redone.
Updated 01/02/17
New sections added to microfossils


Description Cat. Link Date
Sea Urchin page updated Inverts 10/22/17

Three-toothed Puffer fish Triodon antiquus page added

Fish 07/30/17
Favorite Finds Photo Gallery   05/13/17
Ghost Shrimp name change - Mesostylus mortoni   05/13/17
Northern New Jersey Coelacanth Fish 05/06/17
Whale Jaw With Bite Marks Trips 04/21/17
Abdounia recticona page added Sharks 04/16/17
Heterodontus page added Sharks 04/16/17
Favorite Finds Photo Gallery   03/14.17
Anomotodon novus page updated Sharks 02/25/17
Second dolphin vert Trips 01/08/17
chimaera page updated Fish 01/08/17
Ptychotrygon page updated Rays 01/02/17
Squatina page updated Sharks 12/18/16
Common Thresher -Alopias latidens updated Sharks 12/18/16
Tope shark - Galeorhinus ypresiensis page added Sharks 11/15.16
Extinct Houndshark - Pachygaleus lefevrei page added Sharks 11/15.16
New Cretaceous Scleractina  corals page   07/01/16
Favosites coral moved to new page   07/01/16
Whiptail stingray - Dasyatis sp. page added   06/11/16
Enchodus - New combined page   06/11/16
St Clair Ferns Photo Gallery added   06/11/16
Cretaceous trip   05/15/16
Cretaceous Sawfish Ischyrhiza mira updated   05/04/16
Physogaleus secundus page updated   04/22/16
Tertiary catshark Scyliorhinus sp. added   04/22/16
Sand Tiger Hypotodus verticalis added   04/22/16
Chiloscyllium greeni  page added   02/19/16
Isurus retroflexus page added   02/19/16
Indian axe - artifact - trips and finds   02/15/16
St. Clair Trip 2015   08/20/15
Rhinobatos casieri page updated   05/14/15
Ptychotrygon page updated   05/14/15
Catshark Scyliorhinus sp. page added   04/04/15
Archaeolamna kopingensis page updated   04/04/15
Cretolamna appendiculata page updated   04/04/15
Protolamna borodini page updated   04/04/15
Meristodonoides page updated   02/05/15
Hybodus now Meristodonoides   02/04/15
Carcharias samhammeri page updated   02/01/15
Scapanorhynchus texanus page updated   01/31/15
Squalicorax Bassanii page added   01/27/15
Squalicorax sp. page updated   01/25/15
Squalicorax kaupi now Squalicorax Lindstromi   01/25/15
Sea Urchin page added   01/15/15
Choristothyris sp. updated   01/15/15
NJ Dolphin Vert.   04/18/14
Foraminifera page added   04/12/14
Carcharias holmdelensis now Eostriatolamia holmdelensis   04/12/14
Pachyrhizodus sp. (fish) page added   04/01/14
Xiphactinus page added   03/13/14
Paralbula casei page updated   03/13/14
Some of My Best Cretaceous Teeth   03/01/14
Cylindracanthus page added   01/05/14
Paralbula casei plate   08/15/13
Alopias superciliosus page added   07/28/13
Paranomotodon angustidens page updated   07/28/13
Sphyrna laevissima page updated   07/28/13
Jaeckelotodus trigonalis page added   03/14/13
Some pics from 2012   02/21/13