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Archaeocete Be Thy Name

I got an opportunity to fossil collect in Giant Cement Quarry in January. The area was the “green cap” above the Santee Limestone known for its C. Auriculatus and fossilized whale material. It was a cool windy morning; perfect to dig! Myself, minifossz and microfossz were digging in the green cap finding mostly smaller teeth when I flipped over some overburden only to see the enamel of a whale tooth! It looked relatively large; and I dug with caution. We hummed some choice classic metal and slowly extracted the tooth…pretty sweet canine! Microfossz struck next with a small portion of an archaeocete molar; not bad for his first whale tooth. We dug around some more and mostly found small teeth and a nice vertebrae then minifossz bagged a decent rick. We dug a little more after lunch but succumbed to hunger and the cool north wind. Thanks to Giant for the fun day collecting!

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Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID4091
Memberda fossz
Date Added2/5/2012

Total haul for a few hours in Giant!
Large whale canine!
  

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awesome - 2/6/2012
Reviewer : ninjaplease from Connecticut United States
Total Rating : 9.333
I remember watching Dw's video thinking "crap that guy with the whale canine is really lucky!" Really nice hunt. P.S. any further classification on the tooth yet? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Thanks - 2/6/2012
Reviewer : da fossz from
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Thanks for the props! Im fairly certain it is Zygorhiza kochii based upon the in situ formation. If you get a chance, check out my image gallery for some more whale teeth.
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Can I Play With Mattocks - 2/7/2012
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
That is a sweet archaeocete tooth. I feel honored to have video chronicled its extraction. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Saweeeet!!! - 2/10/2012
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
I was hoping I'd see you post a pic of that beauty!! I'm glad that you guys had a great time out there. Still jealous!!! I think I'm going to head back to SC to do some more hunting soon!! I'm back in GA working, so maybe we can meet up again. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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