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Frozen treasures

Found two nice stingray mouthplates almost two years ago along the Potomac.  I went collecting by rental-boat on both the MD and VA side of the river.  Found a few teeth here and there, and then stumbled upon two ray plates still in clumps of matrix.  I didn't have anything to wrap them in so I stripped down to my t-shirt, took it off, wrapped each mouthplate, then got dressed.  It was freezing cold and my skin was numb from the wind and winter drizzle. 

I forgot about these ray plates and had them stored until recently when I re-discovered them while looking for something else.  One came out nice and clean, while the other I prepped to stay on the matrix since it is fragile.  I might stabilize it with a 50-50 mixture of elmers-water, then try to remove it from the matrix to see the root structure.

It's really great to find them still complete like this!



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Location Potomac River, Maryland, USA

ID3549
MemberDaryl
Date Added11/8/2009

  

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Comments
Nice Plates! - 11/8/2009
Reviewer : obsessed1 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
It's not often you find one really nice Ray Plate,,You found two!!! Awesome finds. BTW where can you rent a boat on the Potomac? I wouldn't mind trying that myself. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Love the post! - 11/9/2009
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
I pictured a "Man vs. Wild" moment as you ensured the survival of these two awesome mouthplates. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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We like Bear... - 11/9/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
It's funny you mention that DW. My sons and I love that show and they laugh their butts off when he strips down - completely-right in front of the cameraman. Ever see the Seinfeld epsidoe with George and "Shrinkage" after he comes out of the cold water in the pool? I've only had to strip down completely once after falling in some icy cold water in a NJ crick a couple years ago. I'm sure TP from NJ remembers that. It was my first time collecting with him in this crick and I had forgotten about a rather deep part of the crick...I turned and stepped into a blackhole and was instantly submerged in nice freezing cold water. After a very long trip to the car and back, in nice dry clothes, I was ready for more action! I'm no sissy! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 5/13/2010
Reviewer : DCC from
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