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Saturday on the Potomac

I hadn't been down to the Potomac for a while, so I headed out early Saturday Morning for Purse.  I didn't find anything truly spectacular, but I did get a nice variety of teeth, including 2 near-perfect but small Otodus teeth, a pristine Striatolamia, and a tiny Croc tooth that has the sharpest point of any croc tooth that I've found.  The largest teeth in the photo below measure just over 1-1/2 inch.

Location Potomac River, Maryland, USA

Date Added7/2/2008

Best finds of the day
Everything else
Otodus hiding in the gravel

Couple of nice trips to the river
Couple of nice trips to the river
Potomac River Tiny Treasures
Potomac River Tiny Treasures
Wildlife yes, Fossils not so much
Wildlife yes, Fossils not so much

- 7/3/2008
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 9.667
looks like you had a good day, nice ground shot Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Sandy Beaches - 7/5/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I was down there recently myself and can't believe how little beach gravels there are these days. Ever since we had all that rain, there are a ton of downed trees and a lot more sand/dirt covering up the colelcting areas. THe additional sand/dirt has come from all of those huge piles of non-fossil bearing falls after the heavy rains. THis happened a few years ago or more after we had the remnants of a hurricane go through. THe sands stayed for years, shifting only slightly. I hate all of the extra snakes too. I guess the conditions with more rocks and debris are better nesting grounds for the snakes. I just hope none of them are water moccasins. On my last trip, I got a tick too! Good thing I pulled him off before he sunk his teeth in! Given all of that, you found a nice assortment of stuff. I love the ground shot too! Daryl. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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