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After The Flood

The deluge we’ve been receiving for the past couple of weeks finally let up enough to make a trip without worrying about where the nearest fast water rescue team was stationed. The water was probably 12 inches high, but based on all the debris laden underbrush, it was obvious that the water had been 5 to 6 ft higher than normal before receding. While I wasn’t able to scan any gravel bars, the area I had been working during the past few trips had some new life due to the sand being washed out, exposing more of the dark sand/gravel that seems most productive. I didn’t find any total killers, but there were plenty of nice teeth, and the three partial chubbys indicated I was in the productive layer. The heartbreaker of the day was a really nice Eocene Mako tooth that had a large chunk missing on the lingual face of the root - even dinged, it’s still a great tooth. While I’m generally not big on scanning gravel bars, it isn’t often that the streams get to the level they were at and I can’t wait for my return trip to do some serious scouring of the gravel bars!!
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

ID527
Memberxiphodan
Date Added10/23/2005

The tease of the day - the lingual side of this Eocene mako was perfect, but only after flipping it over could I see the chunk missing out of the root. It's still an awesome tooth!
Always a welcomed sight on the shovel!
While not perfect, a really nice Palaeohypotodus lower.
  

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1 1/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
1 1/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
1 1/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
1 1/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
1 1/8" Striatolamia Shark Tooth
1 1/8" Striatolamia Shark Tooth
3/4" Eocene Sand Tiger Shark Tooth
3/4" Eocene Sand Tiger Shark Tooth
  

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