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Opening weekend at Lee Creek

It was time again to make the journey to North Carolina for the Fall Aurora hunt. I could hardly sleep the night before , I was up at 3:30 and ready to go . On the way to the mine I had a feeling that I was forgetting something, then my cell phone rang, it was DW , he was suppose to ride with me from the hotel (DOH!). Luckily he had his truck with him and we  all made it to the parking lot on time.
The collecting area this season is huge! You would have a hard time trying to walk evry hill in a day . I chose to hit some of the new area first, its not as weathered as the old area but it has alot of nice yorktown. To start the day I did what I said I wasn't going to do, that is to pick up big whale verts, but I couldn't help myself and ended up carrying 3 large verts (about 40lbs) in my back pack all day. The new area wasn't very productive so I headed over to the old. I ran into scubapaul on my way over . Scubapaul has brought me some good luck with big megs in the past and today would continue the streak. Within a hour of running into scubapaul I had my big meg. That certainly made my trip back to the bus a little easier.

Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Date Added10/10/2007

A nice variety of teeth and a huge echpora
5- 3/8" Meg. The root looked a little different on this one. It wasn't complete but it didn't look as if it had been broken. It turned out to be an unerupted tooth. Since the root is the last thing to fully form on a tooth.
nice rippled edges
The ground shot

The perils of fossil hunting
The perils of fossil hunting
Lee Creek Fall Season 2007 - the Rack in the Back
Lee Creek Fall Season 2007 - the Rack in the Back





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