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Shark Teeth and a Civil War Clay Pipe

da fossz, my kids, and I went fossil hunting in the Edisto river in South Carolina a couple of weeks ago. I found the usual assortment of angustidens, megalodon, mako, tiger, sand tiger, hemipristis shark teeth, ray plates, all of which I was glad to get. I also got a sailfish rostrum - an uncommon find. I also got two whale teeth. My best find came when I found a sand area a few inches deep and fanned to the gravel. To my surprise when I reached the bottom of the sand I saw a clay pipe! My first ever! my buddy da fossz, who has many pipes from SC rivers, estimated its age at about Civil War. Jedi Master has an identical pipe to mine found in another SC river, and he said the date was between 1840 and 1860. Finally, new member wedigdixie, much more an authority on this sort of thing than me, dated the piece between 1848 and 1864. A very sweet find!

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3732
Memberdw
Date Added7/3/2010

  

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Awsome find DW - 7/3/2010
Reviewer : thefossiltrader from
Total Rating : 10
Awsome find there I love it when Im in a hut site and clay pipes come up, just another priceless piece of history saved. Congratulations!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Very cool stuff dw - 7/6/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
...and another entertaining video! It's so cool watching you pick up those fossils. Your vids help me get my fossil fix until I can get out to hunt again. That ray plate's pretty friggin' shaweet too. Hey dw, what's the fossil next to your pipe? That pipe is also pretty incredible too by the way. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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The fossil next to the pipe... - 7/6/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
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its a sailfish rostrum. its not the long one from the top of the mouth - its the short one from the bottom jaw.
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