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New Sifter Luck...

Tuesday was the day destined for me to make a new sifter. I had been using one of my buddies until I got one. Tuesday seemed as good a day as any. So I got my scrap wood together, got some 1/2’’ wire and zip tied the thing together, put me on a handle, tested it’s floatability and I was ready to get into some muddy water. Problem…I live in central NC. So Wednesday ended up being the day to go jump in GMR. I brought a newcomer with me to introduce him to my hobby. He started out with nothing for the first hour then his first find was 1½ “ mako. My first finds came in short succession after jumping in, however none were impressive so we headed upstream. Boy am I glad we did. I found my first ever complete Meg coming in at 1.5”. This would not be my only Meg of the day. Shortly after this find I found some fossilized man-made stuff. First up was what I’m assuming to be an ancient marble of some sort? (pic). The other item was a sign, maybe a license plate cover, with Greenville, NC on it. Both of these were nice finds but nothing that excited me as much as McCallisters sweet tea and sandwiches. Lunch was great, but the finds that came after lunch were even better. I had one memorable screen which produced 4 teeth. Two of then were chunks of Meg and the other two were the smaller usual stuff. In this same area I found another whole Meg of the same size. Instead of this one having serrations and light colored it had the usual wear of the run and looked its age. All in all I had the best day since I have started sifting coming out with approximately 45 whole keepers, good pieces of whale bone, A good pile of broken stuff, and my first meg. I’m assuming my buddy I brought along with me will return as he found out what to look for and ended up with several nice mako’s and about 20 teeth.
Location Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

ID3415
MemberECUDIscGolf
Date Added7/23/2009

my nicest find
shark vert.
closeup of the nice stuff.
  

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Comments
oh well... - 7/23/2009
Reviewer : ECUDIscGolf from
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So I have yet to figure out what size is appropriate for this site. Obviuosly these are to small. I will try working up from here in future posts to increase quality and clarity.
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Huh? - 7/23/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I'm not sure what you mean by your last comment. From my perspective you gave me a great report, you posted pics of some great finds, and I appreciate the update. Keep it up. What is appropriate for this site in my limited view is what you wish to share with others and stories about your experiences. For me, this is my escape into fossil collecting Utopia when I'm stuck doing other things that keep me out of the field. Keep up the good work! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 7/23/2009
Reviewer : ECUDIscGolf from
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I guess I was a little vague. I was talking about the size of the pictures, not the actual report. I have a very nice camera that I am taking these photos with and I have to reduce the pixels and all to get the pics to upload on the report. If you zoom in on the vert you'll see that it is all fuzzy. Thanks for the comment on the report, Its always great to get some feedback from people who appreciate the hobby.
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That's funny - 7/24/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
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OK, I see. DUH! LOL
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beautiful meg.. - 7/27/2009
Reviewer : brachiomyback from
Total Rating : 10
I have yet to find one with serrations like that. NICE!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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waterlogged... - 7/28/2009
Reviewer : ECUDIscGolf from
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yeah as mentioned that is my first whole one. My other pieces were all worn down by the river/millions of years. I was in about 3.5 ft of water when I found it and was about to leave since I only had on knee boots. Now I may be travelin' back to that area...
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