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Weekend in the Water

I have been fossil hunting like a madman lately. I thought the Edisto was done for the season last month due to a near flood stage surge, but now at the end of the diving season, unseasonably dry warm weather has given us a second chance to collect and I have been taking full advantage of the opportunity. Like my college days, I work at night to have my days free. Besides being a little chilly, collecting has seldom been better.

da fossz called me last week and we hooked up for a weekend fossil hunting fest. The weezling and Megamouth came, too, along with Makocauliffe for his first time collecting fossils in the Edisto river.

Over two days, we systematically worked a productive bend. The first day was decent, destined for greatness even, when it was prematurely spoiled because of a jet-ski-riding moron who did donuts in the water upriver from us. The viso was devastated even with bright overhead sun and we had to leave early. Unlike the Beaufort County rivers where you can successfully feel around in the dark and find teeth, you have to be able to see in the Edisto because the fossils aren’t as plentiful.

The second day was where all the finds were made. We made it around the bend where the river straightens up and piles upon piles of gravel are stacked up after having been whipped around the bend like a slingshot. We hunted the same location years ago when we first started hunting the river in this spot and we thought we killed it – how wrong we were! It was a free-swimming rack-o-rama, having been replenished with fossils over the past few years. I ended up with two megalodon teeth, a superhero angustidens tooth, a really nice Isurus retroflexus mako tooth, and a fantastic arrowhead. Da fossz called it a Kirk and when I looked in the Overstreet Guide, this one did indeed resemble a Kirk Corner Notched type. I also chanced upon a gold ring – always a good find!

Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

ID3809
Memberdw
Date Added9/26/2010

  

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Edisto River Kirk Corner Notched Point
Edisto River Kirk Corner Notched Point
Edisto River Megalodon Tooth
Edisto River Megalodon Tooth
Posterior Megalodon Shark Tooth
Posterior Megalodon Shark Tooth
Pristine Angustidens Shark Tooth
Pristine Angustidens Shark Tooth
Isurus Retroflexus Shark Tooth
Isurus Retroflexus Shark Tooth
  

Comments
Representin' - 9/26/2010
Reviewer : da fossz from
Total Rating : 10
DW - What a sick haul! The meg cleaned up nice. The point; speaks for itself! Congrats! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Wowwwwwwwwwwww - 9/27/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Awesome haul, and that point is wicked! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Wow, I gotta say it again - 9/28/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
That point is wicked, get's it's own drool rating above and beyond your teeth report drool rating!!!!!!! OMG I'd be carrying it around with me for weeks, sleeping with it under my pillow, cutting my steak with it... Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 9/28/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Wow that point is just awesome, great find! Not to mention the great teeth. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 9/28/2010
Reviewer : sg9 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
That has to be one of the coolest points I've ever seen! The color is awesome. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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