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One Great Weekend!!!!!!

This is my first post and only my 4th time huntinig for fossil shark teeth so bare with me. Even though I have only been shark tooth hunting a few times it has developed into both an addiciton and a deep passion that will stay within me as long as i am still breathing and able to make it down to the beach to soak in the unique experience of discovering fossils in earths present geological exsistence.

Location: ummm, somewhere Surry, V.A. Weather/Water: 75 and cpartly sunny, low tide clear/calm

It was around 8:30 A.M. when I first stepped out into the Salisbury/Albemarle Embayment of the Nanjemoy Formation A.K.A - The tidal river systems of the Susquehana ..LOL ( i gotta make this fun). The first tooth came slow, but the first discovery was a decent sand tiger. I noticed a gentlemen walking towards me searching in the wash section. We crossed paths and exchanged a few cordial words. I was hoping he did not pick up everything. Well,,,he did not!!! (dude, you missed 1.ha ha) i then looked down to see a nice little cow shark tooth. That was the confidence boost i needed that helped me stay focused enough to find a few more nice teeth before i had to depart the area to spend the night on the Piankatank river with my smokin girlfriend. The piankatank river does not display much in the means of shark teeth or shells but the fossil oysters (brachiapods) are pretty cool to check out though.

I woke up the next morning at the riverhouse and said my breif goodbyes before heading out on a another solo exbedition farther north near the northern neck to continue my search for marine fossils. When i arrived at the location it was windy, cold, and rainy. I thought, what the hell, lets give it a shot anyway you drove this far and the beach will more than likley be bare. It was a good decsion, i spent about an hour there and discovered my first hemipristis teeth. I was stoked!!! i then found a few more smaller teeth then i cam across a nice 1.5 inch mako to end my trip. the rain wasstarting to come down hard so i found the nearest egress and made the rewarding trip back to Richmond, VA. It was an awesome weekend!!!!

I would just like to think all ov you on blackriverfossils for your peritent information and all of your posts. Down by the banks you are the man, the myth and the legend!!!! your one day training excursion has really helped me on what to look for and how to maintain focus.. thanks.

Until next time hunters,



Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

Date Added5/4/2009



- 5/4/2009
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Great post! Congrats on the mako and cow. Hit me up next time your down this way. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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hmmmm - 5/5/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
I think that guy you passed might have been me... were you driving a red SUV? I have a beard and was wearing a ball cap... If it was you... I was the one who yelled back that I found one you missed and that we are even... LOL And by the way... I was in a hurry to get back to the house. I left that one for you. ;) If it was you then I'm glad you posted this cause I was wondering what that guy found... email me and we can make it a trip with DBTB... I'm thinking about heading to MD soon... Going to GMR on the 15th... It's worth the trip. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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yep!!! - 5/6/2009
Reviewer : sawblade from
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I remember...we both picked one up as soon as we passed each other, you picked one up first though...ha ha,,yeah a little further down i found the cow shark tooth!!! yeah man, lets get together and do that
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