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Vive la Chandler Bridge!

It rained like crazy last night and this morning, so I went out to walk the dirt piles at the new development today. There wasn't too much lying around, because we were beaten by about 50 other collectors I hear. That didn't hurt my determination, though. I still climbed up the huge mud hills searching. When I was about to give up, I spotted a pond I had never seen before. Upon arriving, I beheld the most fantastic layers I had ever seen. Almost textbook and THICK. The Wando was on top and just bulging with massive boulders the size of my head. Then there was a layer of sand where there was nothing. Then below the sand was the best Chandler Bridge layer I had ever seen. It was massive - over a foot thick in some places, and the rocks were all lodged in clay that ran from orange to white to green. And the teeth were everywhere. If I had wanted to, I could have picked up smaller teeth by the thousands, but I was after bigger prey! Unfortunately, this pond was finished - that is, they graded the sides already, so they didn't want anyone digging there. In fact, they were arresting anyone they caught digging, so I decided it was best to not risk any jail time and just walked the pond. My boots were shot (the toe ripped off one) so I didn't care about mud, so I just waded around the inner edge. Teeth were sticking out everywhere, and I just picked them out as I went. All but about 3 teeth were found in 45 minutes.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added7/28/2001


2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth
2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth





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