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Good things in small packages

Ok, so no Megs in quite a while, but honestly, I'm hoping to find something rare and spectacular, and hopefully soon!  I've been hitting my favorite beach off and on for the last couple months since the $9 fee ended on Labor Day.  I always bring my 2'x2' box screen because this beach is so picked over.  There have literally been times where I would go home empty handed if it weren't for doing some sifting.  I did manage to sift some material from a pile of dirt that had fallen many many months ago, and although it was some serious back breaking work, I did manage to find two decent upper cowsharks, on different days of course.  Other than the two cowshark teeth, there's nothing in the pics too special, but those are the nicer specimens.  I love it when the sandtigers still have the delicate needle-like cusps intact too.

The last pic is of some more of my "blue-site" Paleocene material.  The colors can be really awesome, but the material the teeth were in doesn't always preserve the teeth well, so you get a lot of really nice broken teeth.  For every blue tooth you see in the picture, I find probably two or three more broken/poorly preserved teeth.

I still love the fresh air no matter what I find, so anytime I get out is a great time!



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Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3548
MemberDaryl
Date Added11/6/2009

  

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I just love cows - 11/6/2009
Reviewer : obsessed1 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Not the ones in the fields, I have bad memories of my first job on a dariy farm. But nothing beats a really nice Cow Shark tooth! Nice finds congrats!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Nice Teeth - 11/7/2009
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
The blue tinted teeth are awesome. I have some that color from up your way as well. Since the weather is getting colder, do you still get out much? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 11/7/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : No Rating
I try to collect all year round, regardless of temperature. The two extreme times of year slow me down a bit due to either the beaches freezing over with ice in the winter, or 100+ degree temps at the beach during the summer. I still try to go in the summer, but hold off on too much digging/sifting due to heat exhaustion. Last winter I remember sliding large sheets of ice off the beach into the water so I could expose some beach for collecting.
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