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11/24/09

I Lucked out and got a day off work. When I got to the beach this morning the tide was high and the weather overcast with steady drizzle. I found the large Mako first. It was just under a thin layer of sand and I could make out the outline of the blade. I held the mako in my hand until I found my next tooth, the medium black and white Mako. I put the teeth in my pocket and continued down the beach, looking high and low eyes peeled and mind focused. The best find of the day was the large Mako in matrix. I found it tucked away up under the ledge of what I can only describe as fossil sea floor boulders. The massive chunks of matrix line the edges in some spots and have lots of nooks and crannies that may hide little surprises. I find myself doing sand push ups looking around and under, trying to find teeth wedged in the cracks. What a sweet tooth. The piece of fossil shell the tooth is adhered to was a little bigger but it broke in my pocket. When I reached in my pocket to pull it out I felt two pieces and my heart started to pound...please don't be messed up please. I pulled it out and was relieved to find that it was only a bit of shell that broke off. Whew I lucked out there. I like finding teeth wedged in mix it's like the tooth is on a little pedestal intended for display. The coolest thing I saw today was a big piece of whale skull that is fused into one of those large boulders I was talking about. I didn't have my camera with me but I will try to get a picture next time I'm out there. That skull will be there to admire for a long time because it is attached to a 2 ton chunk of mud rock. Well enjoy the pics. Now this time I mean it, I probably wont get out again for a while. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, thanks for checking in. Jake.
Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

ID3562
MemberDown by the banks
Date Added11/24/2009

Awesome Mako in matrix!
  

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NICE MATRIX MAKO DBTB - 11/24/2009
Reviewer : Bing Bengtson from
Total Rating : 10
I collect in Md.Have a Rod & Gun Club in Tappahannook I go to alot. I went to Surry to check the beaches out. I started at Chippokes Park and ended up in Claremont. No teeth, bones, or verts. The fella at the Park showed me some huge teeth pics.I know this is a dumb thing to ask but, was I even close to good areas ? All the boys up here keep the beaches at the cliffs picked clean.( Daryl, Johnny and Fat Boy) So how about a hint. I'm 63 and won't do much to depleat the supply. Promise. bingster666@gmail.com Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Awesome - 11/25/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I love that mako in matrix! The colors of those teeth down there are spectacular IMHO and I hope to get down there some day again. Aw come on Bing, we don't clean 'em off that much! Nice meeting you out there last week. I have to take pics of what I found and post them...got a new camera so I have to play with my new toy and get a pic. Nothing fantastic, but some nice small stuff! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 11/25/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Dude, those mako's are huge, especially the one in matrix - looks like it could be a 3-incher? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Surry sites - 11/25/2009
Reviewer : Bing Bengtson from
Total Rating : No Rating
Hey Fat Boy, Will trade you guys some good bass fishjng at my club for some hints about the toothing in Surry Co.
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