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A lunchtime dig to be proud of

I took a little extra time today at lunch and did something healthier than sit around and eat fast food. Yep, you guessed it, digging. The weather was beautiful outside - No clouds in the sky, nice breeze, about 75 degrees. Nice. Really nice. I didn't waste a minute of time, either. As soon as I got down into the pit, I continued digging on my last hole. For the longest time, I didn't even see any fossils besides whale bone. Then I ran across the big horse tooth and I started digging a little more carefully. 5 minutes later I flipped out the big mako. Then I came up empty for a while. It was time to go, and I was pushing the limit. You know how it is - I really had been digging hard but it was time to go. I just wanted to find one more tooth and then I could go. It didn't matter what it was, but I had to find one more. I poked around in the mud as I casually made my way to the exit. Then I hit a nice rock bed just under the surface. After less than a minute of digging, I had my meg. They've been scarce out here lately. We thought that with the new part (now almost completely dug out), we would find lots of megs, but we really haven't recently. I think Fossilguy was the last one to find a decent sized meg out there, and that has been a while. I slipped my newest treasure into my vest as I hurriedly made my way out of the pit and back to my truck. I didn't even take the time to measure it then, I was just glad that my 5 extra minutes of digging were worth it!
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added10/16/2003

Not too many teeth today, but the quality is what counts. The meg is killer, the mako is sweet, and the horse tooth is in nice shape, too. At least I think its a horse tooth. Its pretty big. I thought that it might be a camel tooth, but when I cleaned it up, it just didn't look big enough so I called it a horse tooth. What do you think?

4 1/4" Megalodon Shark Tooth
4 1/4" Megalodon Shark Tooth
2 5/8" Mako Shark Tooth
2 5/8" Mako Shark Tooth





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