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Big Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This is the biggest quality auriculatus I've found up until now....
3" C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A pristine C. Auriculatus from the Santee Limestone. The enamel shine is as-found....
2-1/4" C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A crisp "Ric" found in the Santee Limestone....
2.5 inch New Jersey Ric   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Here is a nice Auriculatus that I found in March. It is my nicest Ric from New Jersey....
1" Inch Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
The only decent Ric from the whole trip....
1 15/16" Auriculatis   Onslow County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
1 15/16" Auriculatis
1" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A nice little ric from the quarry.
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2.5" C. auriculatus Pair   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

Not screamers, but two decent rics. The ground shot is the tooth on the left.

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2 29/32" Auriculatus   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 29/32" Auriculatus
2 11/32" Ariculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found this just sitting out in the open.  You can see what was showing on the front of the tooth....
2 1/4" Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I cant believe my wife found this one about 4 hours into the hunt sitting right in the open....
2 5/16" Pathological Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I was surprised with the second tooth that my wife found....after closer inspection of this tooth when we got back to the hotel, I realized that it has two cusps on one side.  ...
3"+ Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

My wife found this tooth within the first 10 minutes of hunting.  Man its a killer!!!!!  Not a single nicked serration.

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7/8" Perfect Little Ric   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This was the smallest that I found.  Its has no flaws what so ever....
2 1/16" Ric   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This is the second ric that my wife found....
2 3/4" Ric   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This is the first whole ric that my wife has ever found.  ...
2 3/4" Ric   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

This was the first ric that I found and it sure is a beauty.

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2 13/16" "Dagger" Ric   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This was the last tooth I found.  I wish I had the camera on me for the ground shot.  It was on a sweet little pedistal all by its self....
2 11/16" Dagger Ric   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 11/16" Dagger Ric
Shiny Black Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

I hear ricks from this location are very rare and this one is almost three inches! I dug this tooth straight out of the layer. This tooth has a really cool natural black shine to it with a mix of beautiful white colored marbling on the center display side of the tooth. The best ric I have found to date!

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Shiny Black Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

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1 15/16 auriculatus   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

I am putting this under Angy's until I can figure out the age of the material we are finding the teeth in.

update:  12/09 found out the material we are finding the teeth in is late eocene.  so now this tooth will be listed under auriculatus.

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Almost 4" auriculatus   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

I found this one comming back up the hill and it was in a little pocket that made it impossible to see on the way down.  If it wasn't for the tip it would make it over 4" with out a doubt.

update: 12/09 find out today from one of the aurora guides that this tooth is actually a late Eocene Auriculatus.

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Baby Ric   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Found this one in a small washout.  ...
2 7/8" Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

Missing a cusp and small piece of root but im not complaining.

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Auriculatus Tooth   Williamsburg county, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found a few other Eocene teeth at this spot, but this auriculatus was a complete surprise. It doesn't look at all like the rics we find in Harleyville. Instead, it reminds me of some early rics I saw one time from Maryland....
2-1/4" C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

A nice, whole ric found in a washout gully. The neat aspect of this tooth is the opalized enamel.

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3"+ Fossil Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
The last minute tooth of the day. I love ending hunts like this. This is actually the largest ric I've found to date and the colors are awesome....
Fossil Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found this one early in the day sticking out of a block of limestone. I didn't get a ground shot because it started raining....
1-1/2" C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

A nice specimen from the Santee Limestone. Minor wear on the tip.

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Auriculatus Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found this tooth 3/4 exposed but I didn't snap a picture because I didn't want to lose my balance and plummet to my death on the limestone below. It was a good compromise. I got the tooth and I'm not dead. Besides for a few missing serrations, this tooth is a gem. What a bourlette!...
2-1/2 Inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Another fantastic C. auriculatus specimen from SC. This one has it all, crisp blade, full bourlette, intact root and fully serrated cusps....
1-1/8 Inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A lightly colored gem ric. Found this one in between two large greencap boulders....
Auriculatis tooth   Andalusia, Alabama, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A decent very early Auriculatis tooth from Alabama...
2 -1/2" pathological auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 -1/2" pathological auriculatus
Pair of C.Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A nice posterior and juvenile....
2 Inch C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A lightly colored 2" Ric....
2-1/2 Inch C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A high-quality SC quarry Ric...
Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A big, awesome looking tooth. The root is massive!...
Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
In years of hunting lafarge, this is the best rick I have found to date. The pictures speak for themselves. This tooth is absolutely killer....
Pair of Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Feeding damage prominent on these SC rics...
1-1/2 inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Smaller, but nice SC land ric...
2-3/4 Inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A fine example of an SC land auriculatus...
1 7/8" Auriculatus Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Not huge, but really nice. ...
2 9/16" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A real beauty of a tooth with great color, sharp serrations and cusps, and a phenomenal root....
2 3/4" Fossil Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 3/4" Fossil Auriculatus Shark Tooth
2 5/8" Fossil Carcharocles auriculatus shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Its a little worn, but these are so tough to come by in any decent state of preservation that I feel extremely fortunate to have found this tooth. Especially considering the awful collecting area. These have got to be my favorite teeth. The roots fascinate me - they only seem to look like this from the various quarries. There are some NC river rics around, but to me they look more like angustidens....
3 1/4" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Just a beautiful tooth! Rics fascinate me because the nice ones are so elusive. I only wish I still had the ground photo for this one! It was awesome to see it lying in a clear stream just on top of the limestone....
1 1/2" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I shaved a little bit of the root off this one I'm just so glad I didn't destroy it with the shovel. The cusps on this thing are really big for a small ric and every serration is intact including the rare tip serration something you never see on most rics that is shown better in the close up picture....
2 3/8" auriculatus tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
The first great tooth I found of the day. Has a little root wear, but great colors....
2 3/16" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A ric in superb condition dug right from the green cap....
2 1/2" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 1/2" Auriculatus Shark Tooth
2 1/16" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found this tooth toward the end of the day on the far edge of the Lafarge pit. 3 1/2 hours into the hunt and I came across a place where no one had been yet. Like always, the tooth is gorgeous except for the tip, which always seems to be missing....
2 1/4" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I am still in shock that I found this tooth where I did. I was at a site only a few miles from the ocean, and there was an Eocene layer exposed! This tooth came right out of it, and is definitely the most unexpected find of the day. Even more stunning is its condition. I've hunted the quarries inland for these teeth, and to date, I still haven't found a perfect one. I'll take 'em how I can get 'em, though....
3 15/16" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I really don't think I've ever seen a bigger auriculatus tooth than this. Maybe my experience is too limited to know any different, but I think this is one of the best teeth I've ever seen come out of the mine....
2 3/4" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This one is 2 3/4" long. The shark did a number on the tip, but the root and cusps are king....
3 1/4" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This one is 3 1/4" long and is just about as pretty as the come. The designs on the back are amazing! The serrations are so sharp you could fell a tree with it....
1 1/2" carcharocles auriculatis shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This is a little gem, here. The root is unreal, its so awesome. It totally looks like rubber or something like that its so smooth! And thick, too. Notice the rounded root lobes. Also, look at the cusps and the way they point away from the bottom of the tooth. This is how I distinguish between the two species. This one has it all right up to the tip, which has been rounded down through use by the shark....
2 3/8" carcharocles auriculatus shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
From the moment I first laid eyes on this tooth, I knew it had tip dingage and then some. But is so pretty, and since I have so few of these teeth, this one sneaks in. It does have a fabulous bourlette, though. Notice again the round root lobes and cusps that point away from the tip of the tooth....
5/8" carcharocles auriculatus shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
This is a decent little either sympheseal or button tooth. The blade is rockin and the cusps are intact, too. There is a little ding in the root, but as of today, I still have not ever found a perfect rick....
  

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