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Onward Carcharocles Soldiers

I have been going to PCS now for several years. I never got to partake in the glory days that the old timers always reminisce about. But ask any of them and they will always say that a bad day collecting in Aurora is better than a good day almost anywhere else. I always wondered why they said that because my experience there, though always decent, has never topped my 'good days' collecting in good ole South Carolina. What can I say, I've been spoiled by great collecting. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I now feel like I have some inkling of what a good day at Aurora is really like. This season, unlike anytime I've hunted there before, has been granted an absolutely gigantic collecting area. 2 miles long, I could barely see the far end of the pit. Surely in such a massive area, there must be unimaginable fossil riches. As we were being briefed on the few boundaries present, I found a 2 inch mako lying on the ramp - a portent of what was to come. Mere minutes into the hunt, most collectors were out of site, not to be seen again until the end of the day. My perennial hunting buddy da f0ssZ was equally optimistic that our chances were good for a successful hunting day. We combed the hills near the front early because our theory was that most collectors only summarily collected them in favor the ubiquitous mounds of Yorktown rumored to be at the back of the hunting area. Honestly, there is good material everywhere. The James City garbage that covered the collecting area last year seemed to have dispersed somewhat to reveal patches of good Pungo and Yorktown all over the place. And the hills that were good last season were great this season. The result was that we just about never stopped picking up teeth the whole time. My pockets were bursting at the end of the day with top notch specimens. I took so many ground shots that I lost count. My pack was stuffed with tp wrapped killers at the end of the day. We collected so hard that we barely made it up the ramp back to the bus at the end of the day. This post could have been a book. Make SURE you click the thumbnails below to see the ground photos and read tons more about one of the most successful fossil hunts of my entire collecting life!
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

ID562
Memberdw
Date Added3/12/2006

If you want a shot at a haul like this, join the Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum!
A massive whale vertebra in great shape that I carted out of the mine by hand. Maybe that's why I was so beat at the end of the day!
  

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