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an old run....

I finally had some time to post this old trip....

 

I was once again fortunate to have a project in Pitt County (some months back).  Once completed, I had some time to sling some gravel in the Green Mill Run in Greenville, NC.  I was hoping to hunt with a fellow fossil hunter; however, service to our country called him away from the creek. 

 

So, once again, as a creature of habit, I made my way to the 10th Street tunnel area unaccompanied.  I decided to first check further upstream to see what Cretaceous finds eroded from the area Pee Dee formation.  I ended up finding my largest Exogyra costata that had some snail predation holes and a wicked green patina to it (which it still had today).

 

I later spied a whopper that was comparable in size on the bottom of the creek.  The shell was still “in situ” with the formation.  After a few minutes I finally released it and was shocked to find it was complete with the “lid” intact.  This was my second complete specimen and it weighed a good three pounds.

 

I then dug around the bridge area with a usual broken and worn teeth found.  Included in the mix was a nice little Carcharodon carcharias and my first echondus fang.  I then found a good omen lying in my screen.  Sure enough, a few gravel scoops later I saw serrations in the mix.

 

I ended up pulling out my third largest Carcharodon carcharias, just at 2.25 inches.  I just love the coloration of it.  Even though the serration base was dinged, it is still a grade “A” tooth in my collection.

 

I continued finding the usual variety including Cretaceous coffee beans (pycnodonts), small crows, cretolamnas, belemnites and a nice little reptilian vertebrate which I believe is a mosasaur.

 

Enjoy….

Location Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

ID3766
Memberbrachiomyback
Date Added7/29/2010

  

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Comments
- 7/30/2010
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Nice finds, Brad. Those 2 GW's are sweet! My wife found one of those shells when we were there during the Aurora Fossil Festival weekend that also had all the internal 'rings' inside, but we hadn't a clue what it really was. Glad, now, that she kept it! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Great photos!
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Thou art blessed + - 8/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Hey, not fair, looks like you had some extra "+" help on that trip with the good Lord above popping in your screen. Nice GW's Brad. What do you do with all those belemnites? Should make a craft project with your daughter. Betcha they look cool when varnished. I like those big shells too and usually pick up one keeper. Nice encodus fang too. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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