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A Green Mill Run Chaser

I've been reading about other fossil hunters scoring the awesome modern great white teeth at Green Mill Run, so this year da f0ssZ and I decided to try our luck at the place. He had been there before, but not me. We didn't bring the best sifters in the world, but they were good enough. When I first looked into the giant ditch, I wondered how we would manage to hunt without waders. We found a shallow spot and began to sift the gravel. Within about 30 minutes we had both scored some belemnoids and some busted teeth. Then I pulled my best find of the day - a near perfect squalocorax pristodontis. My first one ever. We then decided to move down the creek a little and do some more hunting. da f0ssz soon pulled out his own nice crow shark tooth. We decided that this was a good spot and this was where we would return after lunch. For the second time in two days, we broke Bell. Full of fossil fuel, we returned to the creek to find another hunter about 15 feet from where we left off before lunch. He said he hadn't found anything good, but was still going to keep looking. We started back up again and df got on a roll and started to pull out the great whites right and left. I had a little fossil envy, but who wouldn't when hunting next to such a paleo-veteran such as df?? I never did score a nice Great White, but I found another species of crow shark, Squalocorax kaupi, and another decent S. pristodontis. I always like looking at the fossil formations just to see new stuff, so I took a close look at this shelly layer which I later learned to be pleistocene in age. I found a couple broken teeth hanging out of the wall as well as two more shells. I used to just walk right past them, but lately I've started to notice them. I don't know if I'll ever want as many epitoniums as I do megalodon teeth, but hey, one can't hurt! I must say I count myself fortunate for my first visit to this famous creek. Believe it or not, I came for a Squalocorax tooth, and since I left with three, I was thrilled. I'll definitely go back someday, and next time, I'll bring the right gear.
Location Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

ID445
Memberdw
Date Added3/13/2005

  

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