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Aurora Fossil Festival

Unfortunately I did not get a chance to meet any other BRF'ers (except ScubaPaul, whom I already know) at the festival. If you were at the auction I was one of the helpers for the marathon-long auction. Sunday's trip to the mine proved to be very exciting. A "new" area had been opened a few weeks earlier and we would be between the reclaimation and the drag lines. The morning started off nicely with a 4" meg (beaten up a little, but still a 4" tooth) and my better half finding a 3" (major slant height) mako in the first 15 minutes. The heat proved to be too much for her so she headed back to the bus to cool off and I searced for my own piece of Yorktown. My best tooth of the day was a 2.5" chub which has awesome marble coloring. It was just sitting on a pedestal waiting for someone to pick it up. Other notes of interest were a 4" whale tooth, a large section of stingray spine, a 2.5" broad mako for myself, a yorktown great white, and some nice cuvier. There were some beautiful teeth found that day. I believe the biggest was found by a member of the Smithsonian ( 6" +). Hopefully we will be back in the area again next season... keep your fingers crossed!
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

ID609
Memberblackwaterdiver
Date Added5/28/2006

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