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A Cold Hunt at Lafarge...

It was time to hunt Lafarge again...and it just happened to probably be one of the coldest days this winter. 21 degrees and I was fossil hunting... Well I wasn't alone...quite a few fossil hunters showed up. The Lafarge escorts split us up before departing into the mine."You can either go up or down" I decided since I went up last time that I was trying the other side down in the pit. Turns out that is where the majority of hunters went. The hunt was on moments later and we hit the hillside along the cliffs. The search area in the pit was freshly deposited and it hadn't had a chance to rain a lot which made the teeth hard to find(not good news). I then started scanning the clay(frozen of course) along the bottom of the cliff along with other hunters. Well as luck would have it.. about ten minutes into the hunt I spotted a huge 2-5/8ths inch Benedini laying out in the open almost fully exposed !!! This is a very rare tooth to find anywhere and especially in the Eocene material at Lafarge and at this size almost impossible. I shouted out "I got one" and started taking the ground shot. I looked up and saw sharkdentist next to me checking out the tooth..."Nice to meet ya !" The hunt continued and I found a few more teeth, but of course this ended up being my best find of the day. I had a good time as I always do and it was nice to finally meet everybody. Thanks again to Lafarge for making the hunts possible.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3185
MemberGreg
Date Added1/18/2009

2-5/8ths inch Benedini (the ground shot)
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Comments
- 1/18/2009
Reviewer : greel from
Total Rating : 10
I was there, but not near so lucky. That had to be the find of the hunt. Great get man! -greel Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Slim pickins for us too - 1/18/2009
Reviewer : jHack029 from
Total Rating : 10
We started out at the lower end and didn't seem to find much so we headed to the top side. We found more but they were alll small teeth. Da fossz was up there and had a ok angy. The April Lafarge hunt has been cancelled so we'll be back in July. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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I was waaaaaay up top at the bottom - 1/18/2009
Reviewer : AeroMike from
Total Rating : 10
Greg, I see you brought that lucky horseshoe of yours, lol. I went to the bottom of the pit also and climbed all the way up the big hill and was haveing a decent mornig with two decent rics, a 2.6 inch and a 2.2 inch tooth. Ozzyrules came and blew everyone away with his find but I will let him tell that one. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 1/18/2009
Reviewer : t$ from
Total Rating : 10
Amazing find Greg! I was out there hunting as well and did not find anything nearly as nice. There appears to be a very thin Pliocene layer that is present in certain areas of the quarry. I've found modern tigers and bull sharks in it before. I wouldn't be surprised if someone has found a megalodon from that same layer. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Greg that was awesome....... - 1/18/2009
Reviewer : sharkdentist from
Total Rating : 10
Greg it was nice to meet you at the hunt. I am not gonna lie and say you making that find that close to me hurt especially since I zeroed out with Rics this trip. Congratulations on such a great find check out ozzyrules Ric find when he makes his post. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 1/19/2009
Reviewer : Megalodon843 from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
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- 1/19/2009
Reviewer : svillej from Pennsylvania United States
Total Rating : 10
Greg, add my congradulations to the the long list. I was nice to meet you and put a face to your member name. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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What a Find!! - 1/22/2009
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Wow Greg what a fantastic find! I bet you didn't wake up thinking you were going to find that! Drool drool drool drool drool!!! That's got to be a pliocene tooth - I agree with t$. I've never heard of an Eocene parotodus that big - the biggest I've ever seen was about 1 1/2 inches. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Slobberific - 1/22/2009
Reviewer : da fossz from
Total Rating : 9.333
Congrats on a rare find and a great specimen. DF Content Quality : 9 of 10

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Congats on one Beautiful Bene !!!! - 1/22/2009
Reviewer : mudkicker from
Total Rating : 10
I like those ground shots Greg !! Awesome tooth !!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Awesome Ground Shot !!!
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