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A Carolina Gamecock Goes Orange (for fossils)

Today, DW and myself had our first dive trip planned of this season. Even though the rains had been heavy, we were eager to get out and score some teeth. The day started out rough with some hitch issues on the new and improved POS. After some work, we loaded up and were on our way. The river was quite high and the current ripping. When we arrived at the dive spot, DW and I looked at each other, shook our heads and decided we did not want to be a permanent part of the river’s history. So we pulled anchor and decided to scout for new spots. We dropped down and found a lifetime supply of sand, but no fossil beds; that is until our last stop. Just about that time, a nasty thunderstorm came up. We decided it was time to hunt on land. The new and improved POS’ maiden voyage was followed by my maiden fossil hunt with Mini-f0ssZ. DW decided to call it a day, but MfZ wanted to find some teeth. He is a natural. Off to Orange Creek, where DW had found his deer tooth a few weeks ago. I am of course raising the lad in Carolina Gamecock home, so orange is not our fancy. I explained to him that it was OK to go orange to score some fossils. He nodded, and into the creek we went. MfZ helped me work the shovel; I dug, and he picked out teeth. On the second shovel full, I spotted some enamel on the shovel. The most complete squladon double rooter to date! Check out the close ups; there is only slight feeding damage on the enamel. We ended up scoring two partial horse teeth, an inner bone of a whale, a dolphin tooth and a handful of shark teeth. Next, we headed to a ditch with some Chandler Bridge. When we got there, it looked like it had been hit pretty hard. We sifted there for about thirty minutes, and only scored a few teeth. Mini-f0ssZ picked a tooth out of the layer on the way out, so the day ended on a high note.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID493
Memberda fossz
Date Added8/6/2005

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