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A trip to make t$ drool

I've been ravenous to get back out to Superpit since I found out about the digging. Now that I have returned, my shovel has tasted the spoils of victory. Conditions were ideal! It had just finished pouring down rain. When I say pouring, I mean pouring. We're talking several inches in less than an hour. Its the kind of rain that washes away clay. The road in was covered by up to a foot and a half of rushing water. I pushed my bike through it and by the time I passed the flooded road, I could see the water cascading down the road down several rivulets. Remember my last post where I said they had just dug out a new section of the pit? The fresh layer in the pit just got pounded and I was the first to walk it. The coolest part of the hunt was just as I got there. When you first walk down into the pit, there is this area where water from the road pours down. It creates a mini-waterfall that has eaten away the ground and it erodes out a little layer every time it rains. Well, this time, water was pouring down the fall, and I went over to it and redirected it with my shovel right into the layer. Then, I just picked the teeth out. It was way cool! Next, I walked the entire area. As you can see from the photo, there were teeth everywhere. The megs had eluded me, though. I started digging in the slop. I had to have something big from that fresh layer! First I unearthed a killer posterior meg, then... Jackpot. My shovel scraped across a huge triangle. It had to be a meg! I carefully pulled it out of the layer and nervously wiped away the big chunks of muck. Immediately, I knew it was whole. A few more wipes and I could tell that this was no Megalodon. It was much more rare. It was an angustidens. And it was about maximum size, too! Thick, both cusps, serrated, the best root you'll ever see. It wasn't without its scars, though. It was missing a small strip of enamel on the back, the very tip serration (of course!), and about 60% of the bourlette. Still, though, its my second biggest to date! I found a few more teeth, but for me, the day was fantastic!

Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added9/16/2003


2 1/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth
2 1/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth
4 5/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
4 5/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth





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