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The Phos-foot

da f0ssZ and I made our bi-annual pilgrimage to Aurora, NC. We had high expectations since we were going into the pit. df had the pedal to the metal the whole way up. I had never been before, and my only comparison were the piles. We had a spoil pile primer on Saturday evening as well as some inside info from Scubapaul, and we found it difficult to sleep. The moment finally arrived as we stepped foot into the pit. It was a huge area, and it was very easy to become disoriented. There were great Pungo and Yorktown exposures all over the place, and I concentrated my search in the Pungo. I figured my chances of finding a Megalodon tooth were slim, even in the pit. But I thought that a nice Chubutensis was within my grasp. And even if it wasn't, I could pile up the smaller teeth. And pile up I did. Sure, there was the occasional mako tooth, but for the most part, it was little teeth everywhere. Not wanting to waste the trip, I picked up everything I saw. My first thrill was a 2 1/4" Chub sticking out of the ground. I was bummed when I saw the chip in one serration and on the tip, but I just picked it and moved on. About two hours before time to split, I found my prize - a little chub in the Pungo at the top of one of the highest hills in the pit. Everything else was just gravy. I picked up teeth the whole way out of the pit, and by the time I was out I had at least 1000 teeth. Not a bad day at all! da f0ssz kept up his speedy ways on the trip home, but this time, got pinched by the man. I got a big laugh when he asked the cop if he could take a credit card right there so he could move on with his life. That dude is nuts.
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Date Added9/26/2004

A nice little Mako on a pedestal.
The dinged Chubutensis
Another nice Mako on a pedestal. Even on day 2, there were teeth out in the open, fully exposed.

1 5/8" Chubutensis Shark Tooth
1 5/8" Chubutensis Shark Tooth
1 1/2" Squalodon Molar
1 1/2" Squalodon Molar
1 7/16" Snaggletooth Shark Tooth
1 7/16" Snaggletooth Shark Tooth





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