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How to Find Nice Shark Teeth in Summerville

Today Weezil & Son welcomed Govinn for an afternoon of fossil hunting in Summerville. We decided to sift the Yellow creek for a shot at some nice Oligocene stuff. This creek also sports Miocene, Pliocene, & Pleistocene fossils so you never know what you're going to find. Govinn forgot to lock his car and had to go back, but the weezling and I started sifting without him. When he got back, Govinn had recovered a really nice great white tooth. A really nice one for this spot! My boy started off his day with a shamer megalodon tooth, soon followed by the largest Hemipristis tooth I've ever seen from this spot. I think he measured it at 1 9/16 inches long. The colors are amazing! Next, he pulled out a nice mako, and then his first reef shark tooth. Then it was my turn. I got a horse incisor, a parotodus, a serrated reef shark tooth, and a nice large angustidens tooth. Later I got another piece of reef shark tooth. By that time, the weezling and I were ready to split so Govinn took us home. Then he went back and proceeded to rack an angustidens and a reef shark tooth of his own. That got me thinking, reef shark teeth are rare - far rarer than our recent success with them would indicate. I wonder if one of these sharks died close to where we were sifting? That might explain why we're finding so many specimens of this rare species.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3904
Memberdw
Date Added4/4/2011

A closeup of all the little perfect sharks teeth.
  

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Angustidens Shark Tooth
Angustidens Shark Tooth
Serrated Reef Shark Tooth
Serrated Reef Shark Tooth
Oligocene Paratodus Shark Tooth
Oligocene Paratodus Shark Tooth
Modern Tiger Shark Tooth
Modern Tiger Shark Tooth
Horse Tooth
Horse Tooth
  

Comments
Sweet! - 4/5/2011
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Great finds! That Paratodus is sweet! Govinns a great guy to dig with, hope he posts his finds soon! Do I see a couple little threshers in the small tooth mix as well? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Awesome! - 4/5/2011
Reviewer : Toofless from
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That tiger shark tooth is freakin huge! Nice stuff. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Wow! - 4/5/2011
Reviewer : ncjack99 from North Carolina United States
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Great Job Guys! What was the size on the Hemi? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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there are a couple of threshers - 4/6/2011
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
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and the hemi is 1 9/16 inches
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Thank you - 4/7/2011
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
DW, thank you for letting me hunt with you guys. I had such a great time!! Your son is hilarious!! He kept me laughing the whole time. I found some really cool teeth too. I'll try to make a trip report soon. Even though I was there I didn't see all that you found. It's cool looking back on this and seeing the horse tooth for the first time. It was awesome watching you pull out that Angy!! I'm all ready looking forward to the next chance I get to hunt those great locations in SC!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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SERIOUSLY jealous... - 4/8/2011
Reviewer : hemipristis from
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- 4/8/2011
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
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Some really sweet teeth, I really love that Paratodus! Congrats on a great day! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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