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My Largest Angustiden Yet and a Bunch of Pieces.

I figured it was about time someone posted again in the Charleston County trip reports.  Hours and hours of searching netted a bunch of tantalizing pieces of large teeth.  The chunks that look like rocks in the picture are indeed only a small portion of some huge teeth.  Then I spotted what looked like a rock which was shaped a little like a huge tooth root.  I carefully began digging and soon exposed some enamel.  I kept waiting to expose a big broken edge but the tooth ended up being just about complete with a few small nicks and the enamel in decent shape.  It is over 4" on the diagonal.  I know that bigger teeth are found in better shape, but this isn't to shabby.  I originally thought it was a meg, but the votes are in that it is an Angustiden.  I looked up some more pictures of both on the web and now tend to agree.  The big size threw me!  Thanks for the identification help guys.  I would rather find a huge Angustiden than a huge meg anyday!  I want to make sure it stays in one piece.  Does anyone know the best way to stabilize it? 



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Location Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

ID3664
MemberDeloiVarden
Date Added5/23/2010

  

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Comments
- 5/23/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Hey DV. I think that is an Angy. I've only found one since I've started collecting and it was only about 1". They don't exist where I normally collect. Anyway, if that is an Angy it's HUGE!!! Awesome finds!! Thanks for posting a trip report. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Angus? - 5/23/2010
Reviewer : DeloiVarden from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : No Rating
I assumed Meg due to size, but would be ecstatic if it turned out to be an Angus.
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Hey - 5/23/2010
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
DeloiVarden, yeah it definitely is an Angustiden. Its a pretty good sized one too. Megs definitely do not have such pronounced cusps that your tooth has. Anyways, awesome finds though! That Angustiden is definitely awesome! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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