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fun times with friends in summerville   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
What a way to spend a day. I meet up with mudkicker around 5:30 am and we were on the way to summerville to meet up with Aeromike at 8 am. Well two creeks and a land site later the finds were great. A 1 1/2 inch squalodon tooth, 2 3/4 Angy, 3 3/4 inch Angy, A 2 inch arrow head, and a indian scraper. Aeromike was also lucky with a very nice Great White and a 4 1/2 inch Meg. ------- Hope to see alot of you guys at Lafarge in two weeks.
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Discovering a new spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
A Saturday off...what to do ? Well explore and look for a new dig spot..not that my others were at all bad, but I decided I needed a change. Off I went, walking, looking, probing...you name it. Then I came upon an area that was calling my name. I saw layer coming out of the side so in with the shovel I went. Rock and bone were abundant...teeth were not. I was almost ready to move on when I saw a root. I pulled on it and what do ya know...an Angy ! A Nice size 2-3/4 inch Colorful Summerville Angu...
New Spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
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New Spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
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New Spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
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New Spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
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12/29 12/31   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Happy new year everybody.

Good luck in 09

 

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what a great way to start the year   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

After partying like it was 1999 I woke up and drove strait down to the beach. The wind has been blowing all night with up to 50 mph gusts. As soon as we get to the beach my friend and I walk north. surched an area thoroughly. I found the whale skull fragment at that time. Then we walked 2 miles of beach and only found a contortus....Hahaa All the way at the end between some boulders where no one looked was a tiny meg. Nice, broken but it was all I had. I picked up the occasional vert fr...

A Summerville Sunday...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It was cloudy Sunday with a chance of scattered showers, but I had already made plans to head up to Summerville and meet up with a fellow digger. We arrived at the site and I started to probe several spots. I decided to dig in an area where there was already some layer partially exposed. Within three minutes of digging a Megalodon fell in the hole. It was small at 2-1/8th inches long, but the teeth in this spot have nice colors so I knew it was going to be a nice one and it was in pretty good sh...
A Summerville Sunday...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
A Summerville Sunday...
A Summerville Sunday...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
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A Summerville Sunday...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Weather was cloudy and there was a chance of rain, but I headed to Summerville anyway because I had made plans to meet up with a fellow digger. I went directly one of my spots and started to probe several areas. I then started to dig in some layer that was already exposed. After three minutes a Meg ...
A Summerville Sunday...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Weather was cloudy and there was a chance of rain, but I headed to Summerville anyway because I had made plans to meet up with a fellow digger. I went directly one of my spots and started to probe several areas. I then started to dig in some layer that was already exposed. After three minutes a Meg ...
10/18 Red Hill PA   Pennsylvania, USA
Took a trip w/ the DVPS to the Academy of Natural Sciences Red Hill research site near Hyner, PA back on 10/18. My goal this trip was to find the small Devonian shark teeth that can be found at the site with some persistence. I got lucky and did score some Ageleodus pectinatus teeth. Here’s a cool link if you want to check out some info on them: http://www.devoniantimes.org/who/pages/ageleodus.html Even found two that are right next to each other on a piece from the contact layer that makes a ...
12/7 Not much..   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Took a walk on my favorite beach on Sunday, 12/7 during the afternoon low tide.. Sand was everywhere and it would be no stretch to say that this was my least productive trip here in recent memory. I did find a very small porpoise tooth and a shame’r of a large porpoise tooth. If the large one was whole that would have saved the trip but no luck. It was cold and windy, barely into the 30’s if that but still there were several people on the beach. At least six others if I remember correctly. ...
10/26/2008 - The One that got Away   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted to BRF and now this will be my third in rather quick succession. Having a working home computer and fossils to post about are a key ingredient to creating a post so that’s really the tale of why. This year has been the least amount of collecting that I’ve done in the last five years; hopefully next year will be different…

On Sunday, October 26 I had plans to meet up with Paleobum for an outing along the Chesapeake Bay. I had h...
2008 Fall Season - PCS Aurora “Lee Creek” Bounty – Making a living off of other peoples trash   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Fall 2008 PCS Aurora “Lee Creek” Bounty – Making a living off of other peoples trash


This is a composite of just the best of the Fall’s season haul. I’ve been very lucky lately with finds at the mine and this season was no exception. The weather over these days ranged from cool and a breeze to near ungodly heat and humidity. That’s the way it goes in early Fall in the south.

Last season I found a hunk of gomptherium tusk that someone ...
From Nov 2008 - A day with Toothpuller   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
This past Sunday Toothpuller, a guest and I were finally able to synch up schedules and spend a few hours in a Cretaceous aged Monmouth County, NJ creek. It was a little cold and breezy but the walk, some overburden labor and a chest waders kept us warm. The site has potential for some pristine teeth and although some were found, there was not an over abundance so we enjoyed what bounty our shovels were able to uncover. Toothpuller found some really nice stuff, including a nice sawfish tooth....
Fresh air and nice porpoise/dolphin tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Felt good to get out last Saturday after a long work week.  The fresh air, sunrise on the water, and a few nice teeth made for a nice outing.  No big showy Megs or anything real rare, however, I found an odd shaped porpoise/dolphin tooth with a really long narrow pointy crown.  Not sure if I've ever found one like this before, but if I have, I certainly don't remember it so perhaps this species is a bit more uncommon.  Also found two nice s...

12/17/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Quick trip to the James. I found a few teeth, dog found a dead catfish to roll in. Good times.

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Only time of year I wake up this early   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

This is what you call a damn good blowout tide. One meg in the cobble stone, only root exposed. Another in sand being washed out only very tip exposed. A 3.25 inch meg cracked right down the center. That would of been beautiful! Then a tiny worn meg to top the day off...But wait! On the way off the beach another pathological upper hemi was on top the sand. Weird looking. It seems to me that H.serra has more pathologies then any other shark.

 

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Meeting Brachiomyback   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Last week roving fossil extractor Brachiomyback was in my neighborhood so we got together for a little shark tooth hunting. This time of year is so great to hunt fossils weather-wise in South Carolina because its cool and the mosquitos are thinned from their summer swarms.

I only had a couple of hours to hunt but it was enough for us both to find some nice teeth.

Thanx B for the great hunt and sharing the goodies from some of your previou...

WHAT IS THIS?   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I found this yesterday and am not sure what it is. Any ideas?

Thanks for the help, Jake.

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Parrotfish jaw & a huge Cowrie!   Oahu, Hawaii, USA
We had some serious rain the past few days, so I thought I"d head back to the outcrop. No teeth this time. :( However, I found a huge (3") Cowrie, a lg limpet and a Parrotfish jaw! There was also the usual handfull of strombids, crab claws and neritas. I was psyched about the Parrotfish jaw. I've never heard of a fossil specimen, although I"m sure they're out there. Anyways, pics below....
12/9/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

When bad dog and I got to the beach today, the tide was low and the weather was mild and breezy.  I wasn't finding much, but at least I brought a camera and was able to get a few good pictures:  Two ground shots of some sand tigers and a picture of the scallop shells that cover the beaches around here.  No wonder it's our state fossil. 

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hemi penni.....   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

My work recently brought me to Charleston, South Carolina and I thought to myself, “Isn’t there another ‘famous’ city down there…. Hmmmm…. Summerville…lol”.  So I got in touch with Ditchweezil to see if he was up for a dig.  Luckily our schedules worked out so I arrived Friday, late-morning at a gas station he designated to meet at. 

After being “patted down” for any GPS devices, I put on the blindfold he brought, spun around ten times and...

A few more scraps   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Hit the beach early today and caught a nice sunrise.  Not many teeth since there was a lot of sand piled up.  Had to resort to sifting again - man that water is cold on your hands.  Did manage to catch a decent mako before a wave covered it back up with sand.  Also found a nice small posterior thresher and the usual small stuff.

Daryl.&l...

Odds & Ends ** UPDATED WITH GROUND SHOTS **   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Went collecting last week down at Calvert Cliffs hoping for some new material, but nada.  So spent a lot of time sifting with a couple different size screens to at least not go home empty handed.  Found a decent assortment of the tiny not so common teeth, a couple porpoise teeth, and a decent Meg with a couple dings, but overall pretty nice.  Still nice to get out and get some fresh air.

I added the ground shots I took...

Wet Willy - Aquia 11/30/08 Follow Up   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

My camera is temporarily working...jeez. 

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First time at Brownies   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

In our little adventure up to MD we hit Brownies for a day but the tides and sand didnt work to well with us and we didnt find that much.  One of the spots that Obsessed1 took us to ended up being just about the same but my wife did find a nice posterior and a decent croc tooth.  Those were the finds of the day.  I hope we can get back up there when the conditions are better. 

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3 Days on the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

Well I finally made it up to MD for the first time since I got into fossil hunting.  I hooked up with Obsessed1 so he could show me a few spots to hunt or else I would have been lost.  We thank you very much and hope we can do it again.

Well the first day we ended up hitting the Aquia formation on the Potomac in the hopes to find our first Otodus or my favorite Palaeocarcharodon .  We didn't end up finding and Paleo's but we did the Otodus....

Short trip to Belgrade   Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Decided to make a short trip to Belgrade the other day after a few days rest from hunting up in MD last week. Ill be posting them a little later. We didn't do all that bad, well at least my wife didn't do that bad. She ended up getting real nice Nurse Shark. I'm still not a 100% sure of the exact kind but i will figure that out this week. She also found a couple Chubitensis or Angy's. Hard to tell because at Belgrade it has reworked Oligocene. The biggest one measures 2 3/4" and the smaller...
Wet Willy - Aquia 11/30/08   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

I hit the Aquia formation on Sunday during a miserable cold rain, but had it all to myself.  There was a lot of grass making hiking tough and the hunting tougher.  I did find a lot of teeth but only a few Otodus teeth.  I did get some real nice Striatolamna teeth though, and my first Odontaspis winkleri!  I'll post pics of them later.  My camera is on it's last legs, so hopefully I'll be able to get some shots in of the nicer teeth...

Slip Slide and Away on Black Friday   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

Instead of standing outside of BestBuy from 10pm the night before until 6 am the next morning hoping to get a bargain on some electronics, I headed to the Potomac for some other bargain deals on fossils!  I drove past the BestBuy on my way and saw a billion cars - and they say the economy is bad - not here in Bowie, MD.  Anyhow, I had a free kitchen pass since my wife's parents were visiting - this meant I could stay most of the day!  Unfortuantely, the collect...

frozen hands and feet   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
On Saturday my Father and I decided to dig for Eocene/Miocene fossils.We went to the spot where I found an otodus and many auriculatus blades.I had a good feeling about today and was hoping I would find something nice.When we got to the stream I started to dig.within the first 15 minutes I found a beautiful 3 inch point.My day was already made.Later in the trip I found a small otodus and some auriculatus blades, not to mention some nice makos. I also found some kind of...
11/30/08   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA

Today I went out to my girlfriend's grandparent’s house in Reedville. This works out great for me because it's not far from Westmoreland County and I usually make ...

Good Day on the River   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

Conditions down at the Potomac are starting to improve.  A lot of the sand has washed out, exposing more gravel than usual.  Unfortunately, the same wind-driven waves that cleared the sand out pushed a lot of aquatic grass up onto the beach.  So, although the huntable areas have decreased in size, they have increased in productivity.

I had a pretty good day today.  I found lots of small Otodus teeth, the large...

Cat shark tooth & a Pufferfish jaw!   Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Ya just have to laugh--I don't have enough pufferfish/porcupine fish jaws from Lee Creek, I have to get one here? LOL We had a gale last weekend, which I figured might free up some fossils, and I was right. My two best finds were a small cat shark (????) tooth, maybe 5 mm high, and a puffer/porcupine fish jaw! Other finds include a nice limpet, another of the unknown bumpy gastropods (lower right), and a bunch of Strombids and cowries....
Hawaii-- 2nd trip, a mako tooth! And a Sea Urchin!   Oahu, Hawaii, USA
I made a return trip to my secret spot, an hit a wealth of goodies this go around. For starters, my second tooth! This one, a small mako (Isurus oxyrynchus) upper anterior is approx. 5/8" long, smooth, black & flawless. I saw it sticking out of the formation but thought it was just another jagged piece of lava rock. Alas, I was wrong! Sweet! I also picked up a complete sea urchin (species TBD) about 1.25" in longest dimension, and a fish vertebra (species TBD)! The urc...
Back on land...   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Well since my dive equipment was in the shop getting the free flow situation fixed I decided to go out and hunt on land today by surface collecting. I went to one of my spots where you can walk around and pick up teeth...there is rarely anything huge at this spot, but there are usually plenty of smaller teeth. I arrived with the hopes of finding something good since I haven't looked at this spot for some time. I picked up several teeth as soon as I got there, but most were in bad shape. Well as ...
Back on dry land....   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Back on dry land....
Back on dry land....   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Back on dry land....
Halloween at Lee Creek   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
I was amazed at all the fossils in the mine, there are fossils everywhere you look. I had a pretty good day of collecting, a lot of broken teeth but i did manage to find a few nice Hemi's, a broken Chub as well as a nice bottom half of a Meg. All in all a very good trip. I'm gonna hit Green Mill Run pretty soon if anybody would like to go with me just let me know. And as always happy hunting!!...
Follow up to earlier report: 18 Mile Creek, NY   Pennsylvania, USA

This is a follow up to my earlier PA report, but although this was on the same fishing trip where most time was spent in PA, these fossils were from a NY Lake Erie tributary called 18 Mile Creek.  I don't think that I did all that bad considering that I didn't have a rock hammer or any packing material.

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11/24/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Better than workin....
11/5/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

The black mako was in perfect shape. Sorry I don't have a better picture of it, I lost the tooth before I could make this post. Luckily I snapped a shot on my phone when I found it.  

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Lake Erie, Niagara Region, Report   Pennsylvania, USA

This was actually a fishing trip where I wound up stuffing some fossils in with my fishing stuff.  The pics below are actually those of some trace fossils that I found in a large Lake Erie tributary in PA, and in particular on was very interesting and kind of funny IMHO.  And also, what good is a fishing trip without a few pics of the many fish that we caught.  I have a pic for just about every fish, so without boring everyone, I'll post a few of my...

Diving is a different experience   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Well yesterday I went on a fossil diving trip. I am new to this but I'm sure all the divers that are out there know every time you go diving its a new adventure with new experiences. The water is getting colder now that its almost December, but there are teeth to be found so I was going in. Once on the bottom I began to search around in the darkness with my hands and small light. About 10 minutes later I saw the biggest crab I'd ever seen with claws half as big as my hand right in front of me so...
Diving is a different experience   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
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Diving is a different experience   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Diving is a different experience
last few trips   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
we got a few nice finds, no huge megs, i guess paleo is finding them all but we have been finding land mammal teeth we are 2 for 2 now. Found one last week and then again yesterday. Yesterday we also found a nice serrated giant thrasher. Its getting cold out and usually i find at least one nice big tooth when it does so wish us luck.

I also put the hex tooth in from a few trips ago.

good luck everyone...
I'm Lovin It   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

The sand is finally starting to go away a little bit. Winds are great. Im lovin it about now.

The megs are (2 3/4)---(2 13/16)*---(1 7/8)---(1 9/16)---(1 1/4)

The makos are all around the 1.5 inch range.

Great big Hemis and theres alot of them right now.

Nothing to out of the ordinary.

Beaches (3)-(5)

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Meeting Scubadoc   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Last weekend I had a chance to meet Scubadoc who was in Atlanta for some training. Normally, there are thousands of miles between him and me since he lives in Germany, but while he was in the US he drove to sunny South Carolina to meet me for a few hours hunting for shark teeth.

 He didn't get the angustidens or the six inch megalodon he was looking for, but he did get a nice Isurus desori. It wasn't the best day either of us ever had hunting fossil...

Good....Better....Best....   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

It’s always good news when the boss gives you another project in Greensville, NC.  I had a couple hours of late afternoon screening at GMR this past Monday.  The fall scenery was beautiful, but all I can say is that I should have brought a rake.  The leaves were dropping and the Run definitely will need a good flushing before spring.

Found a unique looking fossil that looked similar to my only porpoise ear bone which I found previously at G...

Watch your step!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

       As far back as I can remember my family has had a dog. And with a dog there comes the do-do. One of the earlist things I remember my mother telling me was to "Watch your step" in an effort to prevent me from walking on one of the land mines. Sometimes it didn't help and I was handed a bucket of water and a brush to clean moms kitchen floor. Do-do happens! Which brings me to my report. Every living thing...

Brass balls....   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

       As I've traveled around the country, collecting for the museum, I'm always saddened when I come upon a site where thieves have taken fossils illegaly. These thefts are increasing in numbers and as a result many state, and federal, laws have been proposed to prohibit collecting fossils. As usual, the few have made it bad for the rest of us. A good example is from a site near where I live. Someone had dug into the ...

Return to a favorite spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Return to a favorite spot...
Return to a favorite spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well it was Sunday and cooler so I decided I was going digging ! Upon getting no return calls from my fellow hunters...who apparantly were sleeping in and taking it easy... I was off to one of my favorite dig sites. I had a feeling as I was driving I was going to find something nice...you know the kind ! Upon arriving I noticed the past rains had caused an embankment to collapse so I grabbed my shovel and entered into dig mode. After about 30 minutes I hit a big stubborn whale bone and when I pu...
Return to a favorite spot...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well Sunday it was cooler and upon getting no takers from fellow diggers to hunt megs with me I was off on my own. I had a feeling on the drive to one of my favorite dig spots that I was going to find something. You know the kind ! Anyway upon arriving I noticed the rain had caused an embankment to collapse. I was thinking hmmm most of the hard work was already done and I dove in with my shovel. Thirty minutes later after hitting a whale bone and pulling it out of the layer a triangle shape drop...
Karma?   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

The day started when I got the urge...  I called a friend and asked how the tides were. He said they were fair, so I drove from Washington DC to Calvert cliffs after work.

When I finally arrived the beach looked good. Sand was still there but alot of gravel was showing up. I met a man on the beach who had some smaller teeth in his hand. I showed him the white Hemi I picked up as soon as I walked on the beach and then watched his eyes light up. After we part...

Unidentified Miocene, Calvert Formation, Sharks Tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Unidentified - Shark

I've been unable to identifiy this tooth.  I posted in the ID section.

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Potomac River Trip   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

I hit the Potomac River this morning, and found the conditions there to be exactly what I expected- lousy!  The river is suffering from the same problems as the Bay- too much sand, no significant storms in a long time, and severe over-hunting.  I didn't find any really sweet shark teeth today, but I did find one fossil that made the trip worthwhile- a large complete Phyllodus plate.  It's in great condition with only a little wear, and measures well...

Early bird gets the barb   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Man it felt good to get out this morning for some collecting at my favorite beach.  I knew there probably wouldn't be much beach to search since I was going close to high tide, but I didn't care.  I ended up doing some sifting as usual and found a nice little gem.  Below is the pic of a fairly small stingray barb.  It's  only 1.5" long, but it has nice translucent red color.  It's 99% ...

Aquia Formation Trip   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

I took off work to find some solitude, peace, and a Paleocarcharodon.  I found the first two, but not a Paleocarcharodon.  I did find plenty of teeth and a tooth that I haven't found before, I think...  Plus, there were plenty of fossils.  The weather called for showers all day, but that just didn't happen.  It was actually rather pleasant.  The winds were NNE at 10-20 mph, which was perfect pushing water out of the river ...

2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice colored angy and the serrations are still sharp!...
Bringing a old toothing spot back to life.   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

This past Saturday I went out to an old ditch that I haven’t hunted at in years. This part of the ditch is mostly all Ashley marl exposures. I was lucky enough to find a good area that wasn’t too overgrown by vegetation. After clearing off some over burden I hit a really good pocket of angys. I found many shamers and a few nice ones!

various finds from the bay   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
so, every year me my dad, and my brother make our annual trip to maryland to find what everyone wants to find THE MEGS.over the years  i had some luck.the pics i posted are of a 3.5 incher which is a beautiful tooth unfortunately the root is broken, however the serrations go completely aroung the tip and are not broken which leads me to believe it was an instant break, the other megs measure 2 1/8, 1 5/8, 1.5 , and 1 inch. When i found the 3.5 inch tooth there was  someone ther...
some weird stuff   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Wednesday-Thursday last week I was soaking up the teeth from the low tide.(2) I was able to get a nice mako 2 1/8 .

 

 A pathological lower mako. Its the one with the serious hook on it. A nice cow, a couple ear bones.

 

A really weird bone. circular in shape. Very thin...No bone marrow visible on the underbelly...Odd.

 

The coolest...

Pathologic Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Worn, but the root is really strange. Almost like the root was made of putty and someone smashed the middle of the root with their thumb. A great find! Its tough to find megalodon teeth in any state of preservation in the ditch where the weezling found this megalodon....
Great White Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
What fantastic luck I've been having with these Great White Shark Teeth lately! This is my second nice one in two trips to my favorite creek. I found it laying in the middle of the creek after a really big rainfall....
Hunting the Teeth of Extinct Monsters   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

I can't think of a better thing to do on Halloween than cozying up to the teeth of long dead monsters. I'm lucky enough to call Summerville, SC my home and there are fossil shark teeth to be found all over the place. One of my favorite spots just happened to get an opportune drenching last week and I was there with my son to pick up the goodies that washed out of my favorite creek. It was a successful day for both of us - I managed to get a really nice great white tooth, my second in tw...

Findings from 10/26....   Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Ok here is 10/26 findings.......
the beautiful sight of serrations   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

Here are some of my best New Jersey Miocene/Eocene finds from the beginning of the summer onward. I've found some rics and chubs but what really got me excited was when  I found an aksuaticus. I also found a nice squalodon tooth and a 2 inch croc tooth!.

keep on collecting!

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will brake again for brachipods.....   Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

My job recently brought me back to Nashville so I ended up checking my luggage which included my mini pick mattock.   I came prepared this time with the correct gear…. steel-toes boots, fingerless gloves, Carhartt jacket and the most important, my pick mattock.  That piece of equipment made my second trip all the difference in “extracting” my finds.

I had around three hours of picking away at the Leipers Formation.  It was great be...

Lafarge Mud Pit   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Sorry it took so long for me to get this post up but it’s better late then never. 

The day started off with us getting to the mine about 45 min before going in saying to ourselves that it was going to be a mud pit in there with all the rain that ...

1" Inch Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
The only decent Ric from the whole trip....
1 3/8" Lafarge Archaeocete canine   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

I couldn't believe I was able to find this one after being there for 3 hours.  Foot prints all around it, butit was safe on its little hill.  Still not to sure what kind it is.  If you have any suggestions feel free to send me an email.

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A Tour of PG County...   Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA

I've been quite busy these last few months and I'm just now catching up on my trip reports; this one is from July.

    It was the 4th of July and I had just come back from my sisters soccer tournament (I'm a junior in high school) and received permission to go out fossil hunting by myself for the first time as I just got my license a few months prior.  I thought the cliffs and the river would be crowded being that...

Had nothing better to do!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Bored...its raining.  Here are some of my best from this year from the bay and Lee Creek.

shark tooth photos

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The Westerles   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Its that time of the year again. Or what I like to call the westerles...

 

The pictures represent 2 trips to the same beach. (3)

 

The first meg is a beautiful cream color, sharp, and relatively undamaged (1 7/8).  The trip also came with a couple nice makos. A sweet cow and a few hemi's.

 

The second trip yielded an awesom...

10/22/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Three trips, two Surry one JCC. The mako in the 11/22 trip is beautiful one of my nicest. ...
Octoberfest 2008--Found and almost lost   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
October 8th finally came and we arrived back in the lowcountry for 10 days of digging and some good old R&R. I hunted alone for a few days until the weekend and was joined by sharkdentist and mudkicker. I  rained from Friday until Sunday and the creeks were high and not fossil digging friendly. We did manage a few teeth but switched to land sites to change our luck. The rest of the week brought a few nice makos, angys and small megs. With great ...
After Lafarge hunt   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
After Lafarge hunt came with a hunt in summerville with ozzyrules, svillej,and mudkicker. The hunt was awesome with a 1 3/4 inch nice color giant thresher one huge piece of whale bone. Also was able to score some nice hemi's and one shamer Angy. Can not wait to get back up with the guys and hunt agian get your post up guys..............
Lafarge hunt has come and gone   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The Lafarge trip has come and gone and hopefully taken with it the cold and rain with it. As always myself, mudkicker,svillej,ozzyrules,meet up at toothhoover house to get the plans as to what time we were gonna meet etc. Well right on time everyone meet at my place on the river to head to the hunt the next morning and boy it was raining and raining hard I found myself thinking should I go ahead and call and order my tray at the hospital because I am sure I would be there with pneumonia ha ha. W...
unknown tooth 'please help'   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Can anyone help me identify this tooth this tooth was found in the edisto river and appears to be a Angy, but the tooth has four side cusp instead of two. There is ywo cusp on each side the tooth measure in at 3 1/2 inches. I tried to post this in the forum area and could not get image to upload. Thanks for any help. I am thinking this tooth might be in the time frame in between the Ric and Angy....
meg challenged   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
I'm a little late on my Aurora trip report here now that the season has been cancelled, but here goes. I remain meg challenged in the mine, but I managed to make a few interesting finds including a great pungo croc tooth and a seal jaw segment with molar. Unfortunately the seal tooth has some damage including a stress fracture right down the middle but it is mostly intact so I am very happy with that since it is the first seal tooth in my collection. Thanks to PCS and the friends group for ...
Aurora Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice colors on this mako. I dug it straight out of the yorktown....
Aurora Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is my first complete meg from the Yorktown. It has a little feeding damage but still a nice tooth....
Aurora Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius

I found this one in the Yorktown and it’s a gem.

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Aurora Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I found this one in the Yorktown and it’s a gem.

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Lee Creek Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
A nice specimen....
Lee Creek Hexanchus gigas Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Hexanchus gigas

I found this Hexanchus a few inches apart from the first one. This is a rare tooth from Aurora and my first mostly complete tooth of this species. I'm thrilled to be able to add one to my collection.

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My toothing bags are no longer empty.   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I haven’t been out toothing much because of college and studying all the time. I was excited about this upcoming trip and more than ready to take a break from school to hunt teeth! This trip turned out to be another fun road-trip to Aurora&...

First hunt for me ....   Prince George County, Virginia, USA
I just went scouting an area in Prince George County Virginia , yesterday I went to try a few spots in the morning and found some that weren't too big but I did ok. So I decided that I would try early evening and took my son with me and together we got 40 from 1 spot again nothing big but some nice ones. Thanks Steve...
Here a cow, there a cow, everywhere a moo cow...   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I hit calvert cliffs early sat morning, and first found 6 cars had beat me there.  No worries though.  We haven't had any new rain so I wasn't killing myself to get there early, instead got an extra hour sleep.  Anyhow, my best finds came just minutes after starting my hunt.  I found the two upper cowshark teeth within 10 feet of each other.  Then I found the symphyseal looking carcharhinus or tiger shark teeth.  ...

Fossil Great White Shark Tooth - Lower Jaw   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
This little fossil great white shark tooth is from the lower jaw. I really like its narrow, dagger like shape. The color and preservation are awesome!...
Fossil Squalodon Whale Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

The enamel of this little squalodon whale tooth has incredible detail. I have found a lot of whale teeth hunting in the oligocene Chandler Bridge formation in Summerville, SC, but I have never found this position before. The enamel cap is fully serrated at looks like a molar, but the tooth has only a single root. Very bizarre - looks a bit like a torch!

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Treasures Amidst the Bloodthirsty   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

The rain has been falling without end here in Summerville, South Carolina. I've been taking every opportunity to get out and hunt for shark teeth in my favorite dank holes. The yellow ditch is at the top of my list after a good drenching and the mosquitoes know it. As soon as I opened the door of my truck, I heard their buzzing descending on me like bombers. I was fully prepared for their onslaught with long sleeves and a dew rag under my hat to protect my neck. I began picking up handf...

Alone on the Beach   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I took a day off work yesterday with aspirations of hitting the Maryland Aquia Formation in hopes of finding some Otodus teeth, but something instead changed my plan in my feable brain to head for the Bay, so I did.  I had the beach all to myself all day long until I passed someone on my way back and by that time I was done.  I didn't find any megs, but I did find some pretty neat stuff for my collection, including a lower symphyseal cow shark tooth, a coupl...

Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore ...   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I had fun this past weekend on Sat (Day 3) collecting in the mine.  I was really excited when I heard that the area had received over 3 inches of rain earlier in the week.  That meant the old footprints from the first weekend would be washed away, and new fossils exposed!  Well, I'm not so sure that was the end result.  I covered an aweful lot of territory, stopping frequently at what looked like really awesome Pungo hills which normally have loads of smal...

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