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Just Getting Started - April

I have always been interested in finding shark teeth ever since I was a kid and my dad would take me to some of the Cooper River Dredge deposits. A few years ago, I started kayaking and would often end up coming back with at least a few small shark teeth as trip souvenirs. During a trip a few weeks back, I found a 3.5” meg that sparked a renewed interest in searching more frequently for teeth and in more spots. That is when I learned that the fossil teeth can even be found inland in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties. I came across this website and the many pictures and those inspiring videos where teeth appeared to be pulled out of the creeks left and right. Well, I must admit it wasn’t as easy as the videos made it appear, but after miles and miles of walking, bending, and more walking, I have amassed a decent Chandler Ridge Formation collection over the past two weeks and am sharing a few pictures. I love the Angustidens, but must admit the Himiprisits are my favoite. I also found a really cool, but small reef tooth, a nice sized narrow extinct mako, lots of tiger, sand, a few bull, some Great White, some beat up megs, vertebrae, ray, horse teeth, etc. It is worth noting that the teeth and other fossils here represent two weeks and several trips to several spots. Summary 1 and 2 sum up all of April's worth, with some close-up pictures included. Sorry, no creek camera or videos shots. I have a hard enough time staying dry myself let alone keeping any electronics dry.

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Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3649
MemberDeloiVarden
Date Added4/28/2010

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Himi
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Comments
- 4/29/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Deloi, that sure is a great variety of Chandler Bridge fossils, amassed in just a couple of weeks! I like the color variety as well. Hemipristis teeth are awesome because they have the most jagged serrations of all shark teeth. Looks like you're a quick learner, and have put in the time to scope out and find some good spots to collect. Congrats. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Wow - 4/29/2010
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
That smaller angustiden there is awesome. I have yet to find one, that is a great find. The only time I went to Charleston to try my luck we got a blizzard and I arrived in a snowstorm and woke up to a few inches of snow covering everything. Seeing teeth like that make me want to try again. It cant snow in the middle of the summer right? Great job, great start to the collection! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Nice finds! - 4/30/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Wow you did really well. Congratulations! I'm glad all your hard work scouting locations paid off so well. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 5/1/2010
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
I agree with the other guys comments: that is quite a nice variety to have amassed in only 2 weeks, and some really nice teeth included in your finds! Well done! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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awesome! - 5/1/2010
Reviewer : addicted2fossils from Georgia United States
Total Rating : 10
congrats! those are great finds. I wish I lived in SC. unfortunately I live in GA I've been there once fossil hunting in summerville. but it was cold and the creek was pretty high. found a few broken up mako's and a large broken up meg. but I did find one full angustiden rear tooth which was great! but these are really great finds. good job! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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