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Another triumphant return from the hunt

I have done nothing fossil oriented lately that was unrelated to the new Gold Mine chandler bridge spot. When I'm not hunting it, I'm shoveling dirt into buckets and going through them with a hose and strainer at home. Yesterday after work I went out and splashed for a little while and scored a few decent teeth. I brought home 3 small buckets of prime earth, though, and went through one of them this morning. In that I scored like a madman, including my first whale shark tooth ever as well as a killer little angustidens tooth. This afternoon, Indiana and I went out there and I took a different approach. I was shaving the cb with my walking shovel looking for angustidens. Man, I racked on them, too! My first was the prettiest, I think. I could see it was flawless and about the color of a pearl right off the bat. I got a ground photo of it before I dug it out, and I was extremely careful when I did take it out. I continued to dig along and came across another angy a few feet away. It had a snapped tip, though. Then I found another big shamer. Then another! This place is absolutely loaded with teeth! I rounded the curve getting close to Indiana when I flipped out another perfect 2 inch plus angustidens. My final find of the day, a perfectly preserved little whale tooth, came at dusk. We started loading dirt into buckets, but it was really late and I was on a deadline to be home. I will go back to this spot this week - the little bit of rain we had Friday took another couple inches of huntable layer from us. It won't be long before this spot is gone, so we've got to hunt it while we can.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added1/10/2004

This picture is loaded with stuff - it took me almost 45 minutes to lay everything out like this. Those are barracuda teeth under the shark vertebrae on the right. Just under those are some fish teeth. The layer is loaded with them! I could literally pick out 200 fish teeth from every 1qt strainer that I sift. Amazing!!

3/16" Whale Shark Tooth
3/16" Whale Shark Tooth
1 7/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 7/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 3/16" Squalodon Tooth
1 3/16" Squalodon Tooth





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