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Best Day Ever!!!

After all the rain that the area had recieved all week, I knew that the finds in the mine where going to be good, if we could get in. After a phone call from a friend on Saturday morning, that the Saturday hunt had been cancelled, I wasn't sure if I should make the trip or not.  I decided to go for it. It rained almost the whole 4 hour trip, but as I got closer to Aurora is started to clear up. When I pulledt to the parking lot I was glad to see a ton of people there. After a short wait, they gave us the thumbs up, and we where in. The path leading the the ramp was the muddiest part of the whole trip. We slowly decened into the mine and I started to find teeth immediately, the whole day I stayed in within the first 3 hills. My 1st good find was a 3 inch Meg. Completly exposed. I found a couple nice Makos, and a nice Cow. Around 12:30 I found a nice untouched hill of Yorktown litterd with whale bone. While picking out a piece of bone with my left hand I dug my right hand into the soft dirt and pulled out the prettiest Meg I have ever held.  After a Happy Dance, I wiped some the the mud off and started to see how perfect this beauty is. Every serration, no enamael peel on either side. A perfect 5 1/8 incher !!! This tooth made my 1st year of collecting complete. I was a little bummed about SkyBus cancelling my trip to Florida in May, but not no more. Venice Who?
Obessed1, and Chris from BRF both also did really well. I want to thank PCS for letting us hunt, and a quick thanks to B.J., Candace and Pat for the prep tips. I can't wait untill  fall.
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

ID2725
MemberFossilMick
Date Added4/7/2008

The good stuff.
My 1st Aurora Meg. 3 1/8
Ground shot of the small Meg
Nice Cow
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Comments
- 4/7/2008
Reviewer : Tom from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 9.333
Awesome Megs! Yeah, I'm a bit jealous... Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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- 4/7/2008
Reviewer : sharkdentist from
Total Rating : 9.667
awesome awesome did i say awesome Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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first year? - 4/7/2008
Reviewer : toothpuller from
Total Rating : 9.333
Well thats an awesome first year no matter what else you may or may not have found in it!!! i know people who have gone to Aurora for 20+ years and MAYBE have a couple 5+ inchers, let alone anything that perfect! congrats!!!! Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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- 4/7/2008
Reviewer : brsr0131 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 9.333
Holy crap!!!! Not one but two Megs!! I have been in the mine a few times now and haven't gotten a meg over 3 yet. Maybe in the fall. Congrats!!! Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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AWESOME - 4/10/2008
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 9.333
One of the nicest teeth I have ever seen in person...great job! Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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