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Finding Carcharocles Auriculatus Shark Teeth in Harleyville South Carolina

We got another crack at the quarry and had some really good luck. Everybody came away with something nice which doesn't always happen. We got to do a little bit of everything on this trip. We got to dig in the contact zone between the santee limestone and a unit of the Harleyville formation. Its the wierdest stuff! Its almost as hard as limestone, but there is a lag deposit at the base that has fossils all through it. We also got to walk around and pick fossils from the limestone and overburden. That's my favorite type of collecting because you can find something really good if you know what you're looking for. Both the weezling and my best finds came this way. Finally, we got to dig in a different unit of Harleyville formation, a sandy green formation just littered with reformulated limestone, lag, and fossils like shark teeth, whale teeth, urchin spines, ray plates, assorted bones, fish fossils, you name it. Everything we collected from the quarry is eocene, but there is a chance to find ice age fossils there too. We found a bird bone, but it ended up being an old chicken bone. Turns out that area of the quarry used to be an old farm.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID4104
Memberdw
Date Added3/19/2012

megamouth on the prowl
t$, the weezling, and megamouth
  

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Big Auriculatus
Big Auriculatus
Eocene Sand Shark Teeth
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Comments
Celebrity Appearance? - 3/20/2012
Reviewer : scubapaul from
Total Rating : 10
Dude, was that Aunt Jemima i hear off camera at the 3:17 mark? I hope she brought along some tasty waffles for the pre-hunt meal. Sweeeet ric - i take it thats the one you mentioned to me last week. You and DF both scored some large ones fo sho. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Stellar! - 3/20/2012
Reviewer : da fossz from
Total Rating : 10
Great Ric...good video of all the formations and those fine Southron folk...Weezlings ric is killer too.. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Lights, camera, action!! - 3/21/2012
Reviewer : obsessed1 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Awesome haul and a great video! Sure makes me wish I lived closer. I've only hunted those formations a few times but I never found teeth like you guys did. You sure make it look easy! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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AWESOME - 4/5/2012
Reviewer : weezling from
Total Rating : 10
Only problem is that it says that the video is private so i cant watch it Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nice
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