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In my last post I mentioned a new spot I heard of in JCC and I was going to go Monday. Well I couldn't wait. I ditched work early today and headed there to check it out. This spot is further inland about a mile from the James river. There use to be a dam there but it broke years back cutting a decent gash through the woods. The edges of the gash are covered with fossil shells and rocks. I poked around for a while looking for teeth, then I found some whale bones. Sweet I thought, If there is prey there must be predator. Not five minutes later I found a tooth. It was a sand tiger tooth w/feeding damage. Then I found a small tiger like tooth (  maby a dusky shark  ) with very sharp edges and serrations all the way up both sides. I will check back there after we get a good rain and see if I can't find something a little bigger. Good times! I'm still off Monday and should get some river time so keep checking in. Jake

Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

MemberDown by the banks
Date Added1/10/2009

small but still a good sign


Big teeth? - 1/10/2009
Reviewer : sharkdentist from
Total Rating : 9
Jake, I have been hunting teeth for awhile now and I have learned one thing where there is whale bone is usually big........ teeth keep us posted look that area over real good need any help let me know ha ha ha........sharkdentist Content Quality : 9 of 10

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New Spot=New finds - 1/10/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I love the feeling of exploring a new spot, and finding some new finds. Hope you find some awesome stuff there. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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a mile south of JT Ferry - 1/11/2009
Reviewer : Tebo from
Total Rating : 9.333
My brother & I discovered a nice spot to check out fossils & larger scalloped shells. I would love to meet someone who knows more than us down there. We will be there on Monday 1/11/09 - doing some volunteer work at Chippoakes SP & then free for the day. We found petrified wood there today!! We are new at this... but hooked~ Content Quality : 9 of 10

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cool - 1/12/2009
Reviewer : sawblade from
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thats pretty sweet!! i have a sopt just south of the james river ferry on the chippokes side a private beach that goes a long way, do you think that could be a decent start? what tools do you need to start this hobby?
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