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More rain means more fun !

Rain, rain, and more rain ! That has been the story as of late and it just means that the lowcountry has turned into a fossil hunters paradise ...that is if you know where to go. Well I know of a few great places to find teeth here in SC and I decided to go somewhere else this time away from Summerville and try an old spot. Of course the teeth are not as colorful, but you have a pretty good chance of finding nice ones. It turned out to be a great choice. As soon as I arrived I spotted a huge root lobe of a tooth sticking out of the layer . Without even hesitating I grabbed a hand shovel out of my pack(legal at this site) and started scraping layer from around the tooth and then toggled it out from the rocky packed layer. A 4-1/8 inch Meg...I was thinking ...oh my...this is going to be a good day. I continued on and the tooth finds got smaller. Oh well I already had a nice find...Then I saw a nice rare tooth. I knew right away...Giant Thresher and a good size. I took a ground shot this time with my cellphone(forgot my digital camera) as I forgot to take a pic before in my haste with the Meg. I then picked it up... it was whole ! Ok now I was really happy...I then started heading back and came across a nice small Angy I had walked by on the way in...we all miss them once in a while ! Not bad shape either. All in all a great day !
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

ID3443
MemberGreg
Date Added8/6/2009

4-1/8 inch Megalodon
1-15/16 inch Angustidens
1-9/16 inch Giant Thresher(notice the slice mark from another tooth from feeding)
1-9/16 inch Giant Thresher(ground shot )
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Nice - 8/6/2009
Reviewer : PaleoJunkie from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Nice ground shot of that thresher - definitely understand why you forgot to take a shot of that root lobe. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 8/6/2009
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Verrrry nice.Great ground shot. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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great finds - 8/6/2009
Reviewer : sggdlg from
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Nice stuff! - 8/13/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
All I can say is wow, you guys are blessed down there! And I thought I had it good up here!!! Impressive! I can't get over the variety of very cool fossils you guys find in your neck of the woods. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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