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Perfect day off

I haven't had anything particularly good to report recently, but that all changed on Friday.  A friend and I were able to take the day off from work and it turned out to be a great one.  It looked like good collecting conditions when we arrived and it wasn't long before my friend yelled over to me and showed me what turned out to be a beautiful meg just a bit under 3" sitting in the water.  It has damage to the tip, but otherwise is a great lateral tooth.  I congratulated him and we relaxed for a minute or two to look at the tooth.  We had not found a nice meg in awhile so we were both quite happy.

Knowing that the good conditions had not gone to waste, I set about finding any other megs that may be laying out.  I didn’t have much time to think however, because not 10 feet from where he found his tooth, something caught my eye next to a fallen tree.  I’m very used to finding tooth shaped clay and rocks so my hopes didn’t soar until I saw a bit of bourlette sticking out of the sand.  I got my camera out and snapped a couple quick photos while hoping that it was a complete tooth.  As I slide my hand underneath the tooth, I could feel that it was mostly whole.  After a few moments I pulled out of the sand an absolutely flawless 3 7/16 meg!  It's from Zone 10 (some matrix is still attached that I've yet to remove) and it's my largest yet.  I was stunned.  Every serration is intact, the bourlette is perfect and it has beautiful coloration.  I always wondered what my exact reaction would be if I found a tooth like this one and to be honest I don’t even remember what it was besides smiling ear to ear, which I did for the rest of the day. 

After that my day was made, but we did find some other nice teeth.  My friend found a couple nice makos and another meg (though it was much smaller and damaged).  My good luck also continued as I found my smallest meg to date at only .5 ″, a nice sized 1.5 ″ lower hemi, a nice upper cowshark, two ray scutes (I'm actually not sure what the larger one is, any help or confirmation would be appreciated) and a near perfect mammal tooth that I believe is peccary.  In the end we returned after a long day with 4 megs total plus some other very nice teeth.  I was really glad we both ended up doing well.  A trip to remember for sure.


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Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3788
MemberGreg S
Date Added9/12/2010

  

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Comments
Beautiful Meg!! - 9/12/2010
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Nice Find!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
Thanks for the sand shot... I'm at work and you got me day dreaming.
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Beautiful tooth! - 9/13/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Wow that Meg is sweet. Thanks for taking the time to snap a ground shot! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Awesome!! - 9/13/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Greg, "Mega" congrats on that beautiful tooth. Seemed like you were due for a nice one. Awesome ground shots. You'll be looking at that tooth for weeks before it gets put away. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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What a beautiful tooth! - 9/13/2010
Reviewer : PaleoJunkie from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
I bet you were smiling all day. Congrats! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Congratulations! - 9/13/2010
Reviewer : DCC from
Total Rating : 10
Sweeet! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Congrats - 9/13/2010
Reviewer : sg9 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Is it a sin to covet Meg teeth? Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
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Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 9/14/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Thanks for all the comments guys. Daryl, you're right it won't get put away for some time.
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Exact measurement! - 9/16/2010
Reviewer : DCC from
Total Rating : 10
After reviewing your fossil I'm pretty sure it is actually three and half inches, not 3 7/16! Content Quality : 10 of 10
I love the photo with the tooth barely covered!

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
Better than anything I have been finding

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
3 and 7/16 speaks for itself!
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- 9/17/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Thanks David! Now that I look at it again, it must be the full half. Hope to see you out there
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Attention to detail is VERY important! - 9/19/2010
Reviewer : DCC from
Total Rating : No Rating
Of course it's three and a half inches! I am back to going at least three days a week, so I will see you down there! Good luck searching!
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