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frozen hands and feet

On Saturday my Father and I decided to dig for Eocene/Miocene fossils.We went to the spot where I found an otodus and many auriculatus blades.I had a good feeling about today and was hoping I would find something nice.When we got to the stream I started to dig.within the first 15 minutes I found a beautiful 3 inch point.My day was already made.Later in the trip I found a small otodus and some auriculatus blades, not to mention some nice makos. I also found some kind of mammal tooth which I'm thinking might be a rhino but any other opinions would be greatly appreciated.I also found a pathological sand tiger tooth and a sawfish spine.On Saturday I had a choice to go to either this Miocene/Eocene stream or a Cretacous one and it seems like I made the right choice.Although we were freezing we went home happy. 
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

ID3138
Memberfossilboy
Date Added12/2/2008

the haul
my best new jersey point
possible rhino tooth
other side of mammal tooth
top view of mammal tooth
Sawfish(Pristis sp)
Pathological tooth
  

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a great day in NJ
a great day in NJ
Happy Squali-days
Happy Squali-days
Good times, Great finds
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Comments
- 12/2/2008
Reviewer : brachiomyback from
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Awesome finds.... and a sweet looking projectile !!!
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Nice Report - 12/3/2008
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I enjoyed your report. That point is awesome! I'm always on the lookout for them but have only found three in all of the years that I've been fossil hunting. I don't know if I'm overlooking them because my eyes aren't trained for them or if they just aren't that frequent where I hunt. I think my eyes just aren't trained for them. I have a fishing buddy that on two occasions was fishing at a local lake and just looked down at his feet and picked up a nice point. I had my eyes focused on the ground looking for them all day up to that point...nada. I did however find one on my next trip not far from there. Thanks for sharing! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 12/7/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
It's interesting that you can dig in a stream and find both Miocene and Eocene material. I know of one stream in MD that produces the same type of results. In one screen you might see an Otodus or cretolamna, and the next or same screen you see a hemi and tiger shark tooth. Intersting also how some of your finds have a great state of preservation and others look worn or reworked. Nice point! I have yet to find one in 12 yrs of collecting. I just don't think my eyes are trained to spot them, yet every stinking piece of pointy leaf that lays on the beach catches my eye - go figure. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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