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Tri-state, Tri-fauna's, and Father's day !!!

Been super busy over the last several weeks or more, so not too much time for trip reports etc. Spent a few days in NC (GMR & Fossil Fair) with my older son Joshua who just graduated from High School, then spent some days on the Potomac fishing with both of my sons. Managed to get in some fossil collecting on the Potomac as well. Also hit my favorite Calvert beaches and managed a few nice specimens, although on one trip everything found came from sifting due to poor conditions. The spoil piles in Aurora were fun. We found a few nice specimens including a nice upper cowshark para-symphyseal, some decent makos, and some nice micro stuff. I can add the micro's to my bottle I won at the auction with over 53,000 micro's in it :). lastly, one of those Calvert trips was from this past Sunday, father's day! Found some nice stuff with one of my sons. My other son was sorta glad he had to work because it was 93 degrees outside when I said "who wants to go to the beach with me"...and everyone looked the other way, including my wife who said, are you nuts, do you know how hot it is out there? But hey, on father's day, who could deny me! Several hours later we had some nice teeth, and capped it off with a double-scoop chocolate ice cream cone on our way out of town.

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Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3706
MemberDaryl
Date Added6/23/2010

Calvert trip. Everything found this trip was from sifting for several hours.
Father's Day. My younger son Jordan came along with me on this trip to our favorite Calvert beach! We found some nice stuff inlcluding the shiny mako and upper cowshark.
Aurora Spoils. Joshua and I hit the spoil piles near the museum for a few hours. These are the "scraps"...
Aurora Spoils part 2. These are the "keepers" from the spoil piles. Josh was a good sport in helping to collect the spoil piles, but the heat did him in one day, so he spent the last 30 minutes in the van with the AC running.
Paleocene on the Potomac. Collecting conditions on the Potomac actually stink right now. Almost everything you'll see in these Potomac pics is the result of sifting for over 6 hours each trip. It was so back-breaking that my lower back started to go numb after a while from bending over so much. I put in the work because it's a long ways from my house, gas is $$$, and it's a long way to the river from the car, so I refuse to leave empty handed :).
Paleocene on the Potomac part 2. Here's another trip from the river in which I spent from 6am until 4pm sifting all stinking day. Went through 4 bottles of water and 2 32oz bottles of gatorade, a banana, a snickers bar, and two old pieces of gum I found in one of the pockets of my back pack. I lived on Ibuprofen for the next 2 days.
  

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AWESOME! - 6/23/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Hey Daryl. Great trip report. The two old pieces of gum part... now that's flippin hilarious!! I know you said the conditions aren't right for the Potomac, but I can't wait to get up there and do some hunting. It's the one place I haven't been yet from this area... anyway, thanks for posting a report. See ya soon! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Quite a nice and varied haul ! - 6/23/2010
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Thanks for sharing the Report. You guys really found some nice teeth in the spoil piles ! (Just the Makos, alone, are enough to impress, and way better than we were able to do) I think you must be a cowshark tooth magnet, lol. It is cool how well you do with locating nice examples of these pretty much where ever you seem to be hunting ! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Hot! - 6/23/2010
Reviewer : DCC from
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Daryl, you did great on fathers day! It was very hot and very high and you definately did better than anybody else! Hopefully the heat will cause some severe thunder storms! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 6/23/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
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Thanks folks. What's funny about the spoil pile teeth is that the very first tooth I picked up whilst surveying where to plunk my butt down and search, was that upper cowshark parasymphyseal. As soon as I found it I was put at ease because everything else was gravy. It doesn't take too much to make me happy.
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- 6/24/2010
Reviewer : WIEMT from
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Here I sit in Wisconsin drooling over all of these wonder posts. I can only hope that I can make a trip out east and have the opportunity to find even 1/10 of what you have in your post. Thanks for all of the wonderful posts. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Wow great report! - 6/24/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
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I loved your report! You really killed it in aurora on the spoil piles. I never found that many big teeth there! Great pix too! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Ditto - 6/28/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
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Nice Stuff Daryl, and a lot of nice stuff!!!!! On your 2nd Calvert pic, I like the angel shark and all those porpoise teeth too! Another thing that has me cracking up is that your pics of your teeth...the plates with vast numbers of teeth are stacked on top of a table full of teeth. I was wondering if there are layers of plates of teeth that we'd have to label the Daryl Formation some day. Or, would those be considered "re-worked"??? LOL I enjoyed your report! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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