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Stumbling onto a Gold Mine

It rained all day here and I was itching to get back out to the spot where I found the nice shark teeth last week to do some more hunting. Soon after I arrived, I ran into the worst posibble thing - footprints. I had been scooped. I made my way back to my truck, only to find the person in charge of the site I was collecting. He was really nice, but he told me I couldn't collect there anymore. I hated to hear that, but I have to respect the landowner's wishes. I left, never to return. On the way home, my weEzil sense tingled and I pulled over by a spot I gave up on over 5 years ago. J of the Golden Shovel put me onto this ditch after he dug it all out and I was in awe of the beautiful colors on the teeth there. I just never found anything really good. I remember some of the megalodon teeth he had from there - WOW! Anyway, I found that the ditch had been widened at least a year or so ago, so the fossil layer was now accessible again. Score 1. But, a few miles down the road after my nostalgic stop, I saw a new development with an unfinished pond. I quickly found the fossil layer and started finding tooth after tooth. Most were beaten and broken, like normal. I finally hit a spot with a lot of bone and then I scraped away the sand from a beast of a tooth. Only the back was exposed, but it looked awesome and I snapped a photo with my camera phone. If I ever figure out how to get the photo off, I'll post it. I carefully removed the 5 5/8 inch monster megalodon from the sand and inspected it. My eyes were immediately drawn to the small strip of peel on the front of the tooth. I don't care. Its only a little bit of peel, and I had a suspicion that this tooth was going to dry out to be an awesome color. Plus its serrated and has the tip. The root is gigantic! I was so excited I could barely dig anymore. Go figure, I found the strength to dig on. Darkness stopped my hunt, but after 3 hours I had a huge bag full of teeth. I will return to this spot before I go on vacation. Oh, yes. I'll be back. I'll be back Arnold style.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added6/25/2005

This is a huge number of shark teeth to find in 3 hours. My new spot is L-O-A-D-E-D!

2 1/8 inch Angustidens Shark Tooth
2 1/8 inch Angustidens Shark Tooth
5 5/8 inch Megalodon Shark Tooth
5 5/8 inch Megalodon Shark Tooth





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