what I've been waiting for a day in lee Creek. (4/11/09)- I'm now working in Northern VA so I thought I was going to get a jump start on the trip.....NOT EVEN. It took me two hours to get from (95/495) to Fredericksburg. The GPS gave me an average speed of 10.6 mph. The picture is the horrific traffic on 95 S. I think it really shows my boredom level.
Anyway Sat morning I was looking through the pungo spoils in the mine parking lot and actually found a 1 3/4 inch mako. Freshly uncovered from the thunderstorms and continuing rainstorm.
When we got to the pit it was of course a massive collecting area again this season. Lots of yorktown based pungo mix. I tried so hard to find a meg. I kept going until 2. No serious megs for me, to be honest I didn't see or hear of a decent meg all day. I just checked elasmo and it looks like there were 3 megs found. This was my 5th trip into the mine. And I feel it is my 2nd best trip. I was very pleased with the amount of teeth I found. Let alone the number of makos. The largest 2 5/16, I would of never seen but I was bent over at the waist.
. a small beat up pungo meg
. 3 sweet modern tigers
. the usual small teeth
. bird bone fragment
. I saw a good number of whale vertevrate.
. Fish fossils, vertebrate, mouth plates, gill plates.
Thanks everyone for coming out to make the trip possible. Thanks to the Calvert marine Museum for having an extra slot. Thanks to PCS for allowing us to go in another season.
Until next time, see you at the cliffs. -tony
|Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA