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Another late trip report, who would have guessed!?!?

Friday, 12 June 2009.

I know I know another late report.  And I think its a little late at night because I dont recall too much of the days events but here goes....

After baking and sweating in the hot sun and walking around drenched during the weeks ever changing weather and being out in it all on the rifle range the long expected day was here.  Friday!  I was off the range at an early hour and had my car all packed the night before so I drove up to Greenville in my sweat soaked uniform and it was not a very nice smelling drive let me tell you.  But its not like I wasnt going to jump into a perfume smelling creek anyways.  I finally got there and changed in the car, got a hotel room and quickly made my way to the creek.  The plan was to meet Govinn there but I had gotten there first and knew he was going to arrive a little later. 

I got started in the spot we left off at the previous Sunday and let me tell you after that day expectations were pretty high.  And wouldnt you know it, SLOW, the finds came really slow.  I began to wonder if my little spot was completely screened through.  I started paying more attention to the area around me and it had looked dug through recenly in spots that we hadnt even touched the week before.  Shoot.  Oh well, such is life in the creek. 

Finally after awhile the finds started coming.  Someone turned on the Crow Shark light because I started finding them left and right.  Then finally a little great white appeared in my screen and a little while later a nice little mako.  I dont find too many makos in decent condition and especially lower makos so I was pretty happy with it. 

About that time Govinn arrived shovel and screen in hand and ready to find some fossils. 

We kept screening along and the finds came slowly.  Finally after a stretch of beat up teeth I scored with a flawless crow shark.  Its an awesome feeling when you pick one out of your screen and the root is flawless with the "V" shape root.  That one quickly made its way into my tooth case!

I also found a strange piece of bone that I had no idea and was hoping you guys could help me with it.  I will post the pictures on here first and probably refer to the post on the forum so hopefully you guys can help me out.  Thanks in advance.

Anyways we kept screening until dark and fortunately Govinn brought some bug spray with him because those blood sucking, pesky, pesty creatures were out in full force.  After a little off they werent so bad and made finishing at dark a little more survivable.  Thanks again Govinn! 

Until next time, good hunting!


Location Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

Date Added7/5/2009

The Haul, not too much to note. But a couple nice teeth out of the bunch!
The two nicest Crow Shark teeth!
What is it #1
What is it #2
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Bacteria Mill Run
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nice - 7/5/2009
Reviewer : toothpuller from
Total Rating : 8.667
the mystery item is an enchodus (salmonoid fish) palatine jaw segment with tooth from the cretaceous. the squalis look real nice! looks like a great day. Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 8 of 10
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Wow - 7/5/2009
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : No Rating
I didnt know that, I have found enchodus teeth on there own, I didnt think they were from the same creature. How many teeth do enchodus have? I am going to have to look that one up! Thanks!
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What happened to the snake story? - 7/5/2009
Reviewer : sggdlg from
Total Rating : 10
nice crows Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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