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The post from yesterday was the first of a two part series - we went to another location after that hunt. We call that spot the secret ditch because we've never seen another person there. Its been at least 2 months since the last time we went so there has been lots of opportunities for new fossils to erode from the fossil formation. The secret ditch didn't turn out to good. Neither of us had anything great to show for the long walk, so the weezling suggested we keep walking to another spot. I was pretty hot and dehydrated so I was ready to go. I tried to convince him it was pointless to go to that other spot because we never really found anything there. He was pretty insistent, and not wanting to stifle his enthusiasm, I relented and we walked on. There's a long, long fossil-less span of the journey so by the time we rounded the corner to where the layer shows up again we were pretty ready to start finding stuff again. The weezling was searching at the water level when I spied a big tooth laying completely exposed about 4 feet above the current water level, 20 feet down stream from our location. I walked over to it in disbelief! Its been so long since I found a megalodon tooth that I had almost forgotten the thrill associated with recovering one! Even better, this megalodon tooth had a nice blue root with white lightning streaks through the root and enamel on the display side of the tooth. My boy doubled his efforts to find one of his own. Its like his eyes became laser guided fossil finding machines because he was picking out the teeth left and right. He spotted two really nice angustidens in the bottom. The first was a nice, stout lateral tooth. It has both cusps and a really nice root. The tip is good too, it just has a slight amount of rounding from feeding. His second find was a total drooler! It has ever serration, including the tip. 95% of the bourlette is intact and the enamel has a really nice orange tint to it. These days are my favorite! I love when we both find something good. It made victory Moe's that much sweeter.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3670
Memberdw
Date Added5/26/2010

  

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Summerville Megalodon Tooth
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Comments
Thanks - 5/26/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Great reports, DW. Thanks for sharing. I laughed when your son corrected you on "Mega" hehehe Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Love it - 5/26/2010
Reviewer : 2bears from
Total Rating : 10
Beautiful teeth.I really get a kick out of your videos, keep them coming. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 5/26/2010
Reviewer : DeloiVarden from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Very nice dw! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 5/26/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Great stuff DW! My best days are always when my family/friends have a lot of success too, it's a great feeling. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Wow - 5/26/2010
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Congrats you two. Awesome finds! Hunting is always better when everyone is finding awesome stuff.... Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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