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Two days of digging near Antwerp

Sunday 13th & Monday 14th of April, a location near Antwerp.

 

Ones or twice a year I have the opportunity to take of from work and drive from Norway al the way down to Belgium and the Netherlands.

My favorite place in the Netherlands was going threw a bad period of stones and boulders, and no teeth. So luckily we got permission to visit a location near Antwerp.

Here they spray up loads of sand (and fossils) but big pieces like Megalodons or whalebones often are broken due to a long hard travel through the pipes.

The first day I found quite some mako’s , but the second day started of perfect. The first tooth I picked up from my screen was a Parotodus benedeni! It is a shame one of the root lobes was missing a small piece, but hey who’s complaining? I kept on digging until I saw the outlines of a Meg. Would it be a complete one? No……, it wasn’t. But for this location a pretty good find. You guys probably trip over pieces like this one, but here in Europe that’s quite a different matter, hahaha.

A couple of hours later my good friend Paul came along, and we did very well the rest of the day, just look at the pics!

 

Take care everybody and good hunting!

 

Martijn

 

Location Antwerp Area, Belgium

ID2768
MemberMartijn
Date Added4/25/2008

A mako in the wall
A Notorynchus groundshot
That's me!
Please let it be in one piece
Grrr
Paul in action!
P. benedeni
P. benedeni
Some of the better finds.
  

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Noting to do, so some of my Antwerp finds from this year
Noting to do, so some of my Antwerp finds from this year
  

Comments
- 4/26/2008
Reviewer : brsr0131 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 9.333
Its always great to see fossils from other parts of the world. Congrats on the parotodus!!!! I still dont have one in my collection. Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Bravo!! - 4/27/2008
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 9.333
Wow a parotodus from Belgium!! That's incredible. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before. I have a tooth of almost the same position and size from the Oligocene here in SC and it is amazing to see the same tooth coming from somewhere so far away. I never knew they could be found in Europe also. Content Quality : 9 of 10
I really enjoyed reading this post.

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10
That parotodus is a super find!

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
Excellent photography! I feel like I was there on your trip with you.
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- 5/19/2008
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 9.667
Nice finds! Next time your in Va pints are one me. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
Great pics
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Very nice! - 7/18/2008
Reviewer : Jim from
Total Rating : 6.667
Very nice report martijn! I hope to see you there next time! jim Content Quality : 10 of 10
Its a pleasure to read this!

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
Nice finds martijn!The parotodus is feat!
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Very nice - 7/19/2008
Reviewer : Jim from
Total Rating : 10
sorry.i made a mistake in the quotation jim Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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