Last few trips to the Potomac
I've been spending lots of time down at the Potomac lately, with pretty good results. The first photo below shows the combined haul from two trips over the past month. Some sweet Otodus teeth, the largest of which measures 1 - 3/8ths inches, and a small Phyllodus mouthplate, but nothing too spectacular. I headed back down there on Friday, expecting to find more of the same, but I wound up having a great day. I found two large Otodus teeth, the larger measuring just a hair under two inches, plus a bunch of smaller ones. Even better is the near-perfect Paleocarcharodon tooth. Not the biggest in the world, at only 5/8ths inch, but the condition of this tooth is outstanding for a Potomac find.
My favorite tooth from this trip is something truly unique, and I didn't even realize what it was until I got home and was examining my finds. Apparently, during a slow period of the hunt, I picked up what I thought was a broken Striatolamia tooth. When checking out the finds at home, though, I saw that the tooth isn't broken - this pathological tooth actually has three points!
All together it's been a good month for me at the river!
|Potomac River, Maryland, USA
|Two trips worth