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Into the Wilds of South Alabama

On Saturday, July 18, we headed down to the Conecuh River to hunt for the wiley Auriculatus. We arrived at the river at approximately 12:00 and dug and sifted until 5:00. One (1) excelent Auriculatus tooth was found (not by me). I did find two (2) large Striatolamia macrota teeth (in the 2" range) and a number smaller teeth. All in all it was a great trip.
Location Andalusia, Alabama, USA

Memberrock freeq
Date Added7/24/2009

S. macrota Teeth

Back to LA (lower Alabama).
Back to LA (lower Alabama).
A promise finally made good...
A promise finally made good...

sweet!! - 7/24/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
My family owns 10 acres in Vancleave, MS with a creek that cuts deep into the property. Do you think that there's a good chance that Rics would be there? I haven't checked it out yet. I'm going back to visit them for Christmas, but believe me ... I will be digging in the creek in the freezing cold water in hopes of finding some good teeth... Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Re: Vancleave - 7/24/2009
Reviewer : rock freeq from
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The chances of finding auriculatus in the Vancleave area is not good. Vancleave appears to be located in the Miocene or Pliacene sediments. If these sediments are marine, then there is a chance that they include sharks teeth. Look for glauconitic sand. On a more hopeful note; Mississippi is almost all coastal plain and Eocene sediments cover a large portion of the state. It is my understanding that auriculatus teeth have been found in Yazoo County.
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Um, excuse my ignorance... - 7/29/2009
Reviewer : SharkDog from
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but what is glauconitic sand? Sounds like a disease. "Say, why didn't so-and-so go on the fossil trip?" "Oh, his glauconiticitis was acting up."
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You are excused. - 7/30/2009
Reviewer : rock freeq from
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Glauconitic sand is sand that contains glauconite, which is a green mineral in the clay family. Glauconitic sand has a green (or accasionally blue) tent. Glauconitic sands often represent storm deposits where fossils are concentrated.
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Wow, look at the quality of those teeth! - 8/26/2009
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : 8.333
Gorgeous condition! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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