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Teeth of many colors

Everything was all set and we were ready to leave for North Carolina Wednesday morning. A very nice member of this forum was going to share some of his local knowledge....and then came the rain. A quick call on Tuesday night confirmed my thoughts that too much rain was falling to be able to hunt.
Plan 2.. I hoped that all the rain might help the collecting in some of the NC mines. This was partialy right but mostly wrong. Thursday came and only one mine was allowing collecting. As we checked in the nice gentleman at the office told us they had recieved over 6" of rain in the last two days! As we entered the mine it was easy to see that it was going to be muddy. I had just started into the collecting area when what looked like solid ground turned out be be deep mud..the over your knee high boots kind of mud that tries to pull your boot off as you attempt to escape to harder ground. Finally free I headed to what I hoped would be a better area. As I started walking across a flat toward the ther area I saw something black..It was a horse tooth! My first ever. I continued on... as I entered a different area I started finding teeth right away. From then one things become blurry....It seemed I couldn't take a step without seeing another tooth. Knowing that other collecters wouldn't be far behind me I covered as much ground as I could all the while stuffing my back pack with teeth and other fossils. Unfortunatly most of this material was a re-worked layer..lots of worn and broken fossil with a few nice ones mixed in.
When it was all over I had found several Auriculatis, a decent Meg, 2 horse teeth, a partial sloth tooth, a nice whale bulla and many, many shamers.



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Location Onslow County, North Carolina, USA

ID3561
Memberobsessed1
Date Added11/22/2009

  

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Comments
- 11/22/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Nice finds! It's always great to add teeth from a different area, as well as a few new species/specimens. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 11/24/2009
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 10
Very nice K. I have not been out in a while...nice to see some one getting some keepers! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 2/25/2010
Reviewer : jessie_rh from Yorkshire United Kingdom
Total Rating : 10
Nice finds. Congratulations. Days like that make the hobby rewarding. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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