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a run to the run.....

Friday afternoon….. 1:00 p.m. and finished for work that day.   With my job bringing me 1½  hours away from GMR, I had to decide.    Do I drive 1½ hours back home and call it an early work day or make the 1½ haul to GMR knowing I have another 3 hours on the road before I make it back home?  


The smell of the creek and sound of crunchy gravel were calling me so I opted for that latter.  Then again, who was I kidding, I had my “gear” packed the night before…. just in case the timing “would” work out.


I screened at my favorite spot with the usual finds being exhumed.  Found my second / largest mosasaur tooth with the bottom half broken off.  Wished it was a perfect tooth, but then realized I could have found the bottom half wishing I had the tip.  Also found my biggest meg to date, a little over 2” with about 20% of the tooth missing (don’t laugh…. I know most would have probably thrown that back in the drink, my time is coming).  Also found my biggest belemnite to date, almost ½ inch thick and over 3 inches long (a fatty, by GMR standards).


Also found some unique bone material.  Don’t know what it could be but it almost looks like vertebrae.  Any help on identification would be appreciated.


After fighting the traffic through Raleigh, I finally made it home around 9 p.m.  I had a bag fossils in one hand and a bag with Chipotle® burritos in the other… the perfect way to end a Friday.


happy hunting



Location Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

Date Added9/13/2008

mosasaur tooth
my biggest Meg and belemnite to date (don't laugh)
unidentified bone material (vertebrae?). Any help on identification would be appreciated.

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nice post - 9/14/2008
Reviewer : sharkdentist from
Total Rating : 9.333
always look forward to your post. At least you were dry and out the mud this Friday. keep the post coming Content Quality : 9 of 10

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Nice Monasaur! - 9/15/2008
Reviewer : makoboy from
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We will be heading out there with the club on the 11th of Oct! Hope you come on out! Should be a large group shovelling out that river! P.s. Loved that Homer Simpson on the post!
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- 9/17/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
You sure find some neat stuff! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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