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Fossil Festival Trip

I first want to thank PCS and all the other people who help make hunts like this possible!

The weekend started out great when I found my first White Tip Reef Shark tooth on one of the spoil piles in town! But the best was yet to come. On Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to hunt in the mine. With all the rain and less than normal pressure this year I had hight hopes. I started out with intentions of hunting the area I had found my Parotodus this spring but as I climbed the last hill I saw the area had been covered by the reclaimation. The hill I was on had an area of nice Yorktown so I started to hunt it nice and slow and with in 15 minutes I had found my tooth of the day. A sweet Meg that later measured         2 3/4". I seached for more and found nothing so headed toward the front just inside the OB stakes. About midway I heard someone talking to himself ...as I got closer I saw it was Tony another BFR member from good old Maryland. He had just found a really nice Meg. I snapped some photos and continued on my way I ran into a couple other fellows I knew. As I walked away from saying hello I looked down and saw a little enamel showing. Thinking ti was another small tooth I flicked it out with my rake. It turned out to be a Bottlenose dolphin tooth and a nice on at that..One day I'm going to break something nice by just knocking it out with my rake....note to self STOP doing that!!!   Til next time good hunting to all!!

Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

ID2828
Memberobsessed1
Date Added5/29/2008

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Nice little tooth from the reject piles
Nice little tooth from the reject piles
Bottlenose dolphin tooth
Bottlenose dolphin tooth
Sweet 2 3/4" Meg
Sweet 2 3/4" Meg
  

Comments
Sweet! - 5/30/2008
Reviewer : Cetacean from
Total Rating : 10
That bottlenose tooth is really really nice! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
like the bottlenose tooth

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
great pics as always
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Trifecteeth - 5/30/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Kevin, Nice Meg, reefer, and bottlenose teeth! I've been 15 times and still have yet to find a reefer or a bottlenose. Just goes to show you that anyone can can anything at anytime. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Porpoise or Pilot Whale - 5/30/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Kevin, check out image "D" from week 2 this season at Lee Creek. That tooth looks similar to yours but was called a Pilot Whale tooth. I know next to nothing about these Lee Creek porpoise/whale teeth so I don't have a guess on the ID. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 5/30/2008
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 9.667
Man you have good luck down there!! Good job. That tooth looks exactly like my Pilot whale tooth (according to Pat Young)...very nice!!! Another meg for the collection! Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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