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Edisto Arrowhead   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
One of my nicest points from this particular spot in the Edisto. We think there must have been some kind of camp nearby because we've found so many artifacts in this one area....
Sanford and Son Fossil Diving   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

I finally made it to the river last week - three times! This post is a combination of them all.

Last Tuesday, our washing machine leaked all over the floor for the last time and we bought a new one. It served 12 years and was ready for the next part of its life's journey in the landfill. I got the awful thing hefted into the back of my truck along with an old air conditioner that looked like it used to be attached to a government trailer in the 1950s. Seriously, lik...

1-3/4" C. Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

Another whole angy from the Edisto. This one has a blue hue to the enamel.

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Haul photo #2   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

Rest of the teeth and frags.

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2" C. Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

A decent river tooth with nice color and sharp cusps.

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3-1/2" C. Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

This is one robust shark tooth. A tip away from superhero status.

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Sifting Sands   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

The recent dry and down right hot weather resulted in a favorable river collecting in the Edisto. It had been a while since I scoured the fossil beds, and even longer since DW and myself collected. No better time than the present (please understand that “why put off today what you can do tomorrow” does not apply to fossilin’!!) I loaded up on the finest java central SC and made my way to DWs crib. As usual, I gazed upon hi...

6/8/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

A hot day down by the banks in James City County.

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Living a Charmed Life   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

The post festival fossil hunt is always fun, but the weather can sometimes be brutal.  The temps this time were very reasonable for being nearly June.  The 'competition' for the hunt spots is getting more extreme every year but luckily for me I made the list again this year.  Nobody had hunted the area for a few weeks and there was lots of rain so it was pretty promising.  I realized on the way to the parking lot that I left my camera in th...

Davey Jones Tooth Locker   Onslow County, North Carolina, USA

I am a bit behind on this - a month late or so.  So I am finally catching up here.

About a year and a half ago I tried to take an offshore dive trip. It seemed like a nice change from the usual 3 inches of visibility - instead they promise 50 foot of vis.  What they don't tell you at the travel agent is that unlike river diving when you get about about 99% of the time, the offshore trips seem to have a rate closer to 50-50. The...

At least its a meg   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

 

 

SUNDAY    A friend and I wen't down to beach 2 of yesterday. Hot as ever this time no fog to shade us. It was high tide in the morning and very little on the beach so I occupied myself by .............. Without finding much that way except a AWESOME COW I was forced to walk around. Up and Down Up and Down. Eventully the tide went out and man it really did go out. I ended up ...

Toothing in the 98th DEGREE   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

SATURDAY     morning was foggy and muggy. They were calling for temps in the mid 90s and 100% humidity. I think that equels out to feeling something like 136 degrees. The fog blocked the sun until around 2pm. I decided to go kayaking. The beach was crawling with people but I did get to meet bmore for the first time. The best thing there ended up being a squalodon tooth + a few ok makos.....nothing great. And by that...

Hot weekend in Summerville.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This weekend my wife and myself came down to Summerville from Aiken SC to have dinner at one of my favorite steak houses with my sister and her family who lives in Summerville. My wife does not mind coming down this allows her to relax at our river house on the Edisto in Colleton County. I had planned to fossil hunt some this weekend but the weather was just so hot I choose to relax around the river instead. This seemed to suit my wife this allowed us to work on baby names were are expecting ar...
Two Bay Hunts   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I headed to the beach Saturday, figuring that the weatherman was just kidding when he said something about severe weather.  The beach had already been worked pretty hard by the time I got there, so I didn't find much in the way of big teeth, but I did get some sweet Cowshark teeth, including my largest lower symphyseal to date at 11/16ths wide, and my smallest complete lateral at only 7/16ths wide.  Unfortunately, I was concentrating so mu...

6/5/08   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA

I have been really busy as of late and have not had much time to go hunting. The few times I have been able to get out I was looking for new spots along the James. While kayaking down the river on the James City County side I did find a couple of new (to me) beaches that I am looking forward to checking out when I get the chance. The one thing I found while exploring a marsh was a shock that I was not prepared for. Slipping quietly down the creek enjoying the ...

Chandler Bridge Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This little sweetheart came directly from the oligocene Chandler Bridge formation that is the base of Dutch creek. The preservation is nearly immaculate. Teeth like this are what makes all the hard work worthwhile. Just a wicked tooth!...
Pathologic Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A worn, but very pathologic megalodon tooth I found sifting for shark teeth in Dutch creek....
Paleo Sprints   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

I have been hunting a lot lately, but not posting very much because there just isn't much to post. I've been going to Dutch creek 3 or 4 times per week for about 2 or 3 hours per outing. I push myself and sift as hard as I can. Call it Paleo-Sprinting if you will. Its just long enough for me to get all stank and find a few teeth. Most days I don't find but a handful of punies, but sometimes a few nice ones shine above the rest.

This particular post is the su...

Memorial Day at Purse   Potomac River, Maryland, USA
Leaving later than planned, I arrived along the Potomac around 11, which unfortunately was only an hour or so before high tide. Frustrated that I would have so little beach to search and would have to sieve most of the time, I begin hunting and soon found a menagerie of small, unimpressive teeth. Some other people began showing up, some looking for fossils which made the day even less perfect. However, I did happen to find what I believe is a small, beat up Paleocarcharodon, a fairly rare fin...
Lee Creek look a likes   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Make no mistake the bay is not Lee Creek, but sometimes you can find teeth that have just "melted" out of the matrix.   These gems can be just as pristine and in some cases have a very similar color to the famous teeth from the south.

This mornings trip was very typical of what can be had on a semi product...

Nice little tooth from the reject piles   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharoides catticus

I found this sweet tooth while searching in the reject piles in Aurora.

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Bottlenose dolphin tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Porpoise - Dolphin

My first Bottlenose dolphin tooth!

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Sweet 2 3/4" Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

Teeth like this one is what keeps me going back to PCS.

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Fossil Festival Trip   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I first want to thank PCS and all the other people who help make hunts like this possible!

The weekend started out great when I found my first White Tip Reef Shark tooth on one of the spoil piles in town! But the best was yet to come. On Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to hunt in the mine. With all the rain and less than normal pressure this year I had hight hopes. I started out with intentions of hunting the area I had found my Parotodus ...

Aurora Fossil Fest Hunt   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

It’s been a long time since we have made a post, all due to working up at the museum getting it ready for the fossils festival.  Now we will have a lot more time to get all our trips in.  So I guess we will start with the special festival hunt.&...

Finally got "The Big One"   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Saturday was the world famous fossil festival down in aurora, North Carolina. I spent most of the day talking to people and preventing children from throwing the Calvert Cliffs displays off the table. I also found a 500 little teeth in the pungo reject material.(The largest being a pretty 1 5/8 mako. Skinny with a bent tip. Ill try to get the picture up later). Anyway there was a little scare in the morning when we weren't sure in CMMFC was on the list to go in. All was well and we bo...
new spot turns up awesome colors.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
A new spot turns up awesome colors and some cool finds. Today's hunt was a treat for me a local fossil hunter took me out and showed me that there is other ways to collect teeth other than getting wet. ha ha ha. Check out the colors on these teeth. Today turned up some pretty cool finds and a first for me. As you can see from the pics 3 hammerheads, a couple of tigers and one meg that measured in at a little over 2 inches along with one whale vert. The find of the day for me was the Eagle Ray p...
A six inch meg in summerville?   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The time I have been waiting for finely came the time off from work and some fossil hunting in summerville. As you can see from the pics a meg that messured in at a little over six inches. Two other megs 2 1/2 inches and another at 3 inches. I was very surprised to find a angy in the sifter that messured in at 2 3/4 inches. and just when I thought the day could not get any better I was able to score not one but two benedeni's. Please enjoy the pics as you can see There was alot of other stuff t...
High Expectations   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I have not been to the bay in a couple of months, and while I am happy with a good hunt (actually this post represents two trips to the bay), I have been hoping to break my own mini "meg drought".  Its been a while since I have found one...let alone a nice one.

That will have to wait...no meg again.  This trip did have some cool finds though highlighted by a couple of very nice mako...

A Hot trip to Summerville   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well I had a day off finally so I decided to head to Summerville and dig at one of my spots before the rain hit. After about 30 minutes in the 95 degree heat and 100 percent humidity I had had enough. I guess I'm not 25 anymore.. The good news is in that 30 minutes of digging I did find a 1-11/16ths inch mako and it is ORANGE with a black tip. The first Orange one I have found ! I also noticed a little seagull design on the display side which makes it even cooler....
Cretoxyrhina Mantelli   Dallas County, Texas, USA - Cretoxyrhina mantelli
Nice C. Mantelli tooth.  Found it on top of a mound of dirt fully exposed.  It does have tip damage from feeding....
I love Rain!   Dallas County, Texas, USA
The past month or so we have been pounded with heavy rain storms and we all know what that means....  I have 2 spots I check for teeth after every rain storm.  The first spot I stopped at just after one of those heavy rains and I didnt have my boots, but im greedy so I went for a walk in the mud with my good shoes on.  It was worth it, because I found a couple nice Ptychodus teeth, and a Mossasaur tooth, but the tip was broke off
World Record Tiger Shark tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

We've had tons of rain up here in Maryland over the last week or more.  Usually the amount of rain is the result of a Hurricane like Isabel a few years ago.  I don't know the final total, but I think it's at least over 7".  Normally when I go collecting at my favorite beach(s) along the Chesapeake Bay (Calvert Cliffs), at most the water level is a little above the knee at high tide.  If we get some rain, the high tide may even reach th...

5/19/08   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA

This weekend I went out to my girlfriend’s grandparent’s house.  They live in the Northern Neck of VA on the Potomac which works out great for me because on the way home I pass Westmoreland Co.  I went out to the state park and found about twenty teeth, nothing with any size to it.

A little bit of everyting from the bay!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

This post is two trips combined. All the rain and rough water has washed away large parts of the slump piles along the cliffs exposing many new fossils that until recently were covered by tons of material from the cliffs.

Day one brought a sweet Hemi, a patho Hemi, one of my favorites a upper cow shark teeth and a nearly complete dolphin axix vert.

Day two started out great with my most complete ...

My Best Day Ever (or Why Is That Guy Dancing on the Beach?)   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  With all of the storms that we've had lately, I had a good feeling about going hunting today.  It turned out to be my best day ever!  The beach has been completely rearranged, with some old falls gone and some new falls present, and the teeth are abundant.

  I had never before found a 3 inch Meg here, but today I scored 2!&...

Only a trace   Maryland, USA
After the rains here in Maryland, I thought I would go check out a creek I scoped out a few days before in the hopes that if there was anything there, there would be some fresh stuff to go through. There wasn't too much to speak of, but as I was leaving I thought I would pick out one more thing, and I think I just stood there stareing at it for about 5 minutes saying the "no way....no way..." mantra much akin to the "please be whole..." mantr...
5/14/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
2 .5'' Meg chunk stuck to shell in matrix....
Gem Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Its not huge but is sure is pretty. This little pink angustidens really made my day!...
Return to Dutch Creek   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Taking my Dutch friends hunting last week reminded me how good  fossil hunting in South Carolina really is. I can hunt whenever I want in an awesome location and its only a few minutes from my house. Yesterday I took my sifter and shovel down to Dutch creek for some exercise on a cool, beautiful, spring morning. The first spot I tried was next to where the weEzlinG scored his superhero angustidens last week, but apparently he worked the gravel there so I didn't find much. I moved about ...
High waters   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Tides were running above normal on sat so we watched the forcast and left to hit the afternoon tide.The dirty water made things hard so we scanned the beach blocks. I marked two blocks with verts then found an angelshark tooth in a third block. While taking the blocks back to the boat ,I picked two good hemis and a complete cow.We tried raking some teeth in but only managed some small makos and sand tigers.The one bright spot was a nice baracutta jaw and a fish spine....
microMEGATRON   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
We took our boat out to check out a few beaches last week.Pulling up on our first stop we had the beach to ourselves at least for a hour or so.The beach had a nice covering of gravel and shell but teeth were far and few between.We did find two 1 1/2 makos and a dozen small makos .Down the other end of the beach I picked up a small 1 1/2 meg , then two micro megs.The smaller one was under 1/2 inch wide,the smallest one we have.We rounded it out with a few dozen hemis and a dozen sand tigers.Abou...
5/13/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

It’s been storming all weekend and finally I got a brake. I drove out to Surry County after work with only an hour of light hoping to catch the tide. ...

Tiny Treasures   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  When I headed out on Saturday morning, I knew that the conditions would be far from ideal.  High tide was about 9 AM, the surf would be high and rough because of all the rain, and more rain was in the forecast.  I knew that surface hunting wouldn't work today, so I broke out my old sifter and shovel, and went in search of the smaller, rarer teeth that can be found here.

Finally got the pictures added from my September 27th dig   California, USA
Here are the photos from my lucky dig in September 07

The first pic is the whole batch about 80 teeth

the second pic is the Marine Mammal teeth perhaps seal canine and molar

the 3rd pic is of 2 basking shark teeth

and the last pic is of a 2.25 angle measured Hastalis isturis...
After the rains...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
When it rained today I went into toothn mode and headed out the door. I arrived at one of my favorite spots in Summerville and the teeth were just waiting to be picked up. I found a total of three perfect Angys which made my day. I spotted the 2-1/4 inch laying out almost fully exposed in the sun within 5 feet of two other fully serrated ones. When it rains it pours !...
Heavy rains makes easy pickings   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
After heavy rains in summerville the teeth were easy to come by just laying in the bottom of the ditch fuly exposed. As you can see from the pics it was a decent day. The daily finds were a 2 inch whale tooth, a perfect angustiden a little under 2 inches, and a mako that messured in at 2 inches. Check out the other stuff in the pics whale bones broke megs and a milk bottle from the early 1900's The best part is I did not have alot of time to hunt and I did not have to sift not one basket the ra...
5/10/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Today I got off work at six and headed straight for the York river. I had my kayak and was going to look for a new spot. I found this beach that looked promising and stoped to check it out. I hadn't been out the boat five minutes and I found an arrow head! I haven't found many teeth on the York but I keep trying because I know thay are out there, but I was not expecting to find arrow head. That made my day... after that I just paddled around until dark happy with my find.

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Best Angy Ever   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is the best angy I found so far. I found it sifting with the Dutch guys and my dad. They were all surprised how nice it was....
Fossilized Modern Great White Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
I was very excited to find this fossilized modern great white shark tooth. Seldom do I find one with the root intact, and this one has almost all of it. The colors on the blade are fantastic. Make sure to look at the closeup photos - this is what Summerville teeth are supposed to look like!...
Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Another little gem angustidens tooth I found during the Dutchmen's visit....
Angustidens shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
What a marvelous tooth! Probably the best I've found in South Carolina for the past 6 months. This tooth was surely exposed by the digging of my Dutch friends. I found it walking up the creek, completely exposed on the last day of the Dutchmen's visit as I was taking the weezling to meet them all....
The Luck of the Dutch   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

This past week, I've been hunting with the Dutch guys on their vacation. I couldn't stay with them all day long, but I tried to hunt with them some everyday. During that time, I saw many awesome finds and enjoyed watching my new friends dance with joy over some of the spectactular fossils they found. On their last day fossil hunting, I snagged the weezling out of school so he could meet my guests who had come from so far away. I hoped he would gain learn something from the school of lif...

5/8/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
It is what it is...
5/7/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Down by the banks of the James....
1 3/4" Retroflexus Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus retroflexus

Very nice colors! It looks like someone spilled white paint on it.

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Scouring the Fields   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

This is a trip from a few weeks ago. At this site a small pond was recently dug and finished. I wasn’t the first one on the site and someone had already walked the edges of the pond, but they did not walk the fields. The fossil layers from the pond were spread out on to the fields for easy pickings. The best thing I found was a sweet retroflexus mako shark tooth!

I love those cows!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I had a feeling about this place. You know the kind of feeling that makes no sense but you just have to go with. This place gets hunted so hard that you almost never find much of anything at this time of year but I just had to try. The only one there when I arrived was a guy from NJ that had been scheduled to hunt PCS this weekend and had never been here before. As I passed by I gave him a few pointers and headed down the beach. I found an interesting little vert almost right...

Herd of cows seen along Calvert Cliffs!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I usually don't even go to this spot during the summer because it gets hunted so hard. But I thought I would give it a try.

         I arrived in the parking lot and only one other car from NJ was there. So I grabbed my tools and headed to the beach. I found the fellow sifting near the end of the path and said hello. He said he had been scheduled to hunt PCS this weekend th...

5/3/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Today I hit two beaches. The first about a hour before low tide and the second at low tide. I had a pretty good day, the weather was great and the teeth just kept on coming. I found a 1'' Hemi in realy good shape and two nice Mako. I found the blonde Mako when I was walking back from the second beach, I was climbing over a fallen tree and when I was jumping down I thought I saw a tooth under me. Sure enough I picked up my foot and there it was looking as suprised as me.

Pathologic Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

Many mako teeth are found at Lee Creek. Though very nice, I didn't notice anything special about this tooth until after I showed my finds to Pat Y. and I was on the bus, still in disbelief that I actually made it up the ramp after a hard day of collecting. I took this tooth out of my pouch and began scraping away the dirt from the blade with my thumbnail. I felt something hard, like limestone attached to the blade. On closer examination, it was actually what I can best describe as serra...

Bramble Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Echinorhinus blakei
My first ever bramble shark tooth! It made my day to find this, even though its missing one of the cusps....
Ramp is Dutch for Disaster   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Anyone who hunts at Lee Creek knows that fossil collecting there is completely at the mercy of the weather for a variety of reasons. Heavy rain is our best friend and worst enemy. It exposes fresh fossils, but at the same time, has the possibility to destroy the only entrance to the pit. Up until the day before last Satuday, everyone scheduled was sitting on the edge of their seats as we awaited word whether the ramp, destroyed two weeks ago by days of heavy rain, would be repaired in t...

LAUNDRY DAY   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Found in the wash by my girlfriend.

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sometimes "potential" is more exciting than anything   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
On Sunday, me and a buddy checked out a spot that I had been meaning to get to for at least 4 years. We didn't find too much but the spot has good potential. I ended up with a couple small sand tigers and a couple scraps of bone and 2 very interesting teeth. The first was a Squalicorax-like tooth that I immediately knew was something different than the plentiful Squalicorax teeth I regularly encounter. It turns out that it probably is Pseudocorax affinis, a species which seems to primaril...
4/30/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Today I picked up a friend and we headed out to Isle of Wight County in search of Indian artifacts.  I have never had much luck finding relics, but he knows a few spots and has quite a nice collection.  We had a little time to kill before low tide, so we went out to one of my spots to look for some teeth.  We weren't finding much, the tide was really high and the storm we had this weekend washed a lot of the sand out along the shore.  I found...

Lumber River hidden treasures   North Carolina, USA

Well this is my first post and I have wondered why no posts have covered the Lumber River to date ?I have searched the banks here ever since I moved here from California and found a wide variety of fossils here is a pic of a 5 15/16 inch meg that had me doing the please be whole chant and it was!!!!!!!

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Sand sand everywhere   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
On sat we made a high tide trip to the beach ,trying to avoid afternoon storms.We packed the boat with shovel ,rake and sifter to cover all possiblites.Stiill we wern't ready for the sandbox the beach had become ,after two waveless weeks.I did find find two small threshers and two porpoise teeth before coming across sereral smaller makos.Coming back down the beach I found my first larger teeth a nice 1 7/8 mako with serated cusps and a 1 3/4 black dorsi.By this time the falling tide had uncover...
2 29/32" Auriculatus   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 29/32" Auriculatus
Beautiful Ray Plate   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Ray
This is the best ray plate I found.  ...
Redemption   Craven County, North Carolina, USA

This is a couple of trips combined from last week and this week.  With all the butt whoopin that my wife has been putting on me I had to try and redeem myself after Lafarge.  I finally did that this week with another big Meg and a complete ray plate.  They may not be as rare or as nice but they work for me.  Until next time.....Happy Hunting!!!!!!

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5 5/8" megalodon   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

This was my redemption against my wife good fortune at Lafarge.

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Hollow Mako tooth.   Surry County, Virginia, USA
This is cool!! I found this Mako tooth and i'ts completly hollow. I read that this happens when the root dosesn't get a chance to form; or maby it just fell out. Either way... sweet....
internal mold   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I found these the other day and couldn't figure out what thay where. I had found similar ones before but just thought thay where rocks and tossed them back in the river. Thanks to some help from another BRF member these have been ID as internal molds from a bivalve. Thanks guys

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Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice little surprise angustidens from one of my exercise / fossil digging trips earlier this year....
Pre-Creek   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

As I sit in my hotel room, I can hardly wait to hunt Lee Creek tomorrow morning with Bullshark and a few more friends all the way from The Netherlands! Anyway, I was just looking at photos and I realized that I have a post from February that I never made. So now I have something fossil related to do while I wait to do more fossil related things tomorrow.

This trip was from an old location. Its not very productive, but a...

4/25/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
High tide on the James. Didn't find much but I still had fun....
A little help?   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I still haven't figured out what type of tooth this is I found on 4/1. If anyone can help me identify it  I would appreciate it.Thanks

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4/24/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Quick trip after work to James City County....
2 11/32" Ariculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found this just sitting out in the open.  You can see what was showing on the front of the tooth....
2 1/4" Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I cant believe my wife found this one about 4 hours into the hunt sitting right in the open....
2 5/16" Pathological Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I was surprised with the second tooth that my wife found....after closer inspection of this tooth when we got back to the hotel, I realized that it has two cusps on one side.  ...
3"+ Auriculatus from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus

My wife found this tooth within the first 10 minutes of hunting.  Man its a killer!!!!!  Not a single nicked serration.

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Lafarge in April   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

The day started off crappy for me but not for my wife.  As we were about the 3rd or 4th people in I headed to the hills since they have had some good weathering and she stayed towards the bottom of them.  It only took about 10 minutes into the hunt before I here her screaming that she found a huge tooth.  It took me a couple of minutes to get down to her to see that she found a 3+ inch beautiful Auriculatus.&am...

4/23/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Found a broken spear head....
Lafarge....always a lot of fun !   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well I woke up early on Saturday looking forward to another trip to Lafarge. I have seen a lot of nice stuff come out of there in the past and was hoping for a good size Ric this time. Well I arrived there before 7am and parked my car in the usual caravan of vehicles. I noticed many out of state license plates and am always amazed at the distances people travel to hunt there. Glad I'm a local !! Anyway the hunt was on moments later and a few minutes into the hunt I spotted a nice size left root ...
Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This past Saturday was the Lafarge hunt. I was lucky enough to meet some very nice people and see a couple of big RIC'S come out the mine that were about 3 inches. As you can see from the pics I was able to score a couple of RIC'S one which was broken and one that messured in at 2 3/4 inches. Also was able to score a whale disk that was broken but still a nice find that is in the top of the picture. In the picture is also a whale bone that has some nice bite marks on it more than likely from a ...
Dugong Ribs   Peace River, Florida, USA - Metaxytherium sp.
Dugong Ribs
Horse finds   Peace River, Florida, USA - Equus sp.
Horse finds
Spring Break Peace River Trip   Peace River, Florida, USA

Having a need for a fossil fix and the need for some camping time we were able as a family get both in for 4 days of fun at the Brownville county park, on the Peace River.  We set up camp and hit the river.  A path leads from the camp ground to the river and a huge fossil bed.  We started that day with my older son picking up a nice horse tooth right off a pile someone had just left.  Numerous small teeth were also picked up.  The ...

4/20/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Today I got up and headed out to Surry.  Low tide was at seven and hopefully the storm last night it had kicked a few teeth up.  The hunt started off great, as soon as I got there I found a 1.5'' Sand Tiger tooth.  It wound up being the best one of the day.  The snaggle tooth with the root damage came in a close second - it is solid black with well intact serrations.  I was picking up little teeth ...

Potomac River Trip 4/18/08   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

  After leaving the Bay, I headed down to the Potomac River to continue my all-day hunt.  I didn't expect to see many other hunters, but there were about 6 other people already hunting the north shore.  Unfortunately, I didn't see any of them until I had already gone past the point, and it was too late to turn around.  I still did pretty good out there, though.  I found a few decent Otodus teeth and lots of shame...

Big rock   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Mid april in Maryland marks the great annual migration.Hordes of men with large boats pour into the state cloging every boat ramp marina and water way.For a short time fossil hunting becomes a contact sport between trucks,trailers and trolling boats. We hit the marina early and after a little hold up got to the beach two hours before low tide.With calm winds and waves under a foot for the last week, pickings were slim.After walking the beach high and low twice ,the only large tooth I had was a ...
Chesapeake Bay Trip 4/18/08   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  On Friday I found myself with the unexpected opportunity to go tooth hunting all day.  I got to the beach at about 6:30 AM, about 3 1/2 hours before low tide, and there was nobody else there yet!  Unfortunately, the conditions were pretty lousy.  The water was absolutely still, with no wave motion at all, so anything under the sand was going to stay there today.  I did manage to find a few decent Makos, the lar...

4/19/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Today I got off work at five with full intentions of going straight home.  Twenty minutes later I found myself wandering the banks of the James River in James City County.  I only found two teeth but it was worth it.  I'm off all day tomorrow and will be heading out to Surry to see what I can find.  ...
4/16/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
WEAPONS OF MASS DIGESTION... and a deer jaw....
decent day   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
On Saturday I went back out to one spot I have been collecting. There was a chance of t-storms, but I decided to stick it out when at around noon one blew through. Luckily, it didn't last long and never really hit where I was dead on, but I did end up getting soaked which isn't really unusual for me. The weather cleared up after that and turned out to be a great day. The teeth were consistently showing up even though I had to move a lot of material. I didn't find anything too spectacular...
My best day at PCS   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I know I'm late, but I  finally have had a chance to get back home to make this post.  I was at PCS on the weekend of April 6th. After receiving nearly 3" of rain, I knew that this was finally my chance to find something really great!  After about 5 minutes in the mine, I found a 2" Chubby.  In total I found 7 megs -  all broken except two.  I also met several other BRF members after the day was over - Chris, Obses...

Hemi's from the bay   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
High tides and the threat of storms kept us off the beach on sat ,but on sunday morning things looked a little better.We got to the beach a little late and were happy to have it all to ourselves ,even through it looked like the high tide had left sand behind instead of teeth.We did manage to find a nce color meg a shade under two inches and a few good makos but the real surprize was the hemi's.We found almost 80 of all sizes tossed out by the surf.We also found three partial ray plates incuding...
4/13/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
SUNDAYOFF....
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