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Aurora Fossil Festival 2013

Hey everyone! This is my first post on this forum, so I hope you enjoy it! I left the house around 8 and arrived at the festival around 11:30. It was a great day with a nice temperature. I met my friend Zachj there and we surface collected the parking lot all day long. There were teeth everywhere! I used knee pads and just crawled all over the material picking up one tooth after the other.  There were so many I couldn't film picking them all up. After a while, Zach went to go get a hotdog, but I stayed in the parking lot picking up teeth. A guy approached me and asked me how the collecting was I replied "I found a nice lower mako and a couple other decent ones" He said something like that's nice and then he asked me if I wanted to pick a couple teeth out of his goodie bag. I was so shocked for a second I thought it was a joke. I turned my head to the side to find out if he was pulling my leg or not. I asked him if he was serious. He said yeah, so I took the bag from him and looked inside. Looking inside, I saw a bunch of frags of teeth and a couple of nice ones. I picked out a nice Isurus Hastalis and a Isurus Retroflexis. I also saw a desori in the bag, but for some reason I didn't pick the desori. I don't even have a desori and looking back on it I wish I would have picked out the desori. O well. It dosen't really matter, I got 2 free teeth! The teeth weren't perfect, in-fact they were shamer teeth, but they are still quite nice for getting them for free. After a couple more hours of surface collecting, I moved to the piles. I brought a 20 gallon tub with about 5 gallons of water. I sifted the piles using the water so that I could separate the dirt from the teeth more easily. The finds from the piles weren't that great, so I decided that next year I would just surface collect the whole time. During the festival I caught up with Bill Eberlin (Megateeth) and Meg Hunter Al. Both of them are really cool guys. I even got their autographs! Next year I will take some more video of other peoples finds! Hope to see some of you there.

Here's the video!

Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

ID4167
MemberMakoMeCrazy
Date Added6/16/2013

  

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Comments
Sweet makos! - 6/30/2013
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : 5
Very nice makos---jealous! You picked up a few real beauties Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 6 of 10
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Sweet makos! - 6/30/2013
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : 5
Very nice makos---jealous! You picked up a few real beauties Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 6 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Sweet makos! - 6/30/2013
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : 5
Very nice makos---jealous! You picked up a few real beauties Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 6 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 


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