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Spring in Aurora...it's what keeps me going!

Just like the rest of you I'm always trying to find some new "edge" to find more fossils! So I read all the posts and studied any info I could find. Hmmm seems like lots of guys eat Mexican on their fossil excursions. What could it hurt....well when we arived in Washington NC. we hit a nice little Mexican restaurant. The food was great! So off to the room we went. Well now I know why DW has so much trouble at his rooms. It's the food he eats!!!We have never had any problems up until now,  but the hotel was under major renovation when we checked in. The ice machine in the parking lot and I quit counting at 7 different types of construction tools making all sorts of noises.But who really cares we are hunting PCS in the morning! I started of hitting the hill I hunted last fall. 20 minutes into the hunt and I found a sweet Mako that was 1 3/4 inches. Then a few minutes later a small Chub with some dinds then nothing. Time to make the move to the back of the pit! I only had 1 hour to hunt when I reached the back. I found a nice hill of Yorktown and started to look real low and slow. I spotted just the bottom edge of a root. I slowly dug it out and had my best Mako to date. Only 2 1//8 inches but it's Perfect. I kept looking finding some more small teeth. I saw another hill of Yorktown and along the way spotted the biggest Mako of the day. Too bad it was chipped up. About 20 steps later There was a Great White just lying on top waiting to be picked up. That little vioce in my head ( the one that usually gets me in trouble) told me to make another pass through this area. So I started just a little higher when I spotted a dark root. As I leaned down to pick it up I noticed it had a deep u shape root. Could it be? Had I found my first ever Parotodus? I looked closer and saw a wicked cured blade and knew it was!! But was it whole? I called NSO (not so obsessed) and asked her to help with the please be whole chant. I slowly uncovered my prize. It was whole!!! I later measured it to be 2 1/4 inches. I tucked it safely away an looked at my watch it was time to head out. The walk out didn't seem to take as long with that tooth in my pocket.

Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

ID2664
Memberobsessed1
Date Added3/14/2008

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Sweet tooth - 3/14/2008
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 8
Kevin...congrats on your first Parotodus!!! My date is the April 6th...I cant wait! Chris Content Quality : 8 of 10

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Hope you left some for me . . . - 3/15/2008
Reviewer : Cetacean from
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Behind every successful man is a woman chanting: "let it be whole" Congrats Kevin and Leslie - Cetacean (aka Sharon) Content Quality : 8 of 10

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