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thanks for all the little ones guys   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

This Wednesday reminded me of the good old days when you went to the beach and picked up anything that even looked like a tooth. I ended up getting 354 teeth nothing major. But a very relaxing day.

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Blowout   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
With low tide at daybreak two people still got there just in front of us. Winds had blown the tide out overnight.The few teeth that could be spotted had to be pried from the frozen mud.Verts were everywhere sticking up from shallow puddles on the flats. I searched for that big tooth ,I knew was waiting for me ,all the while filling my backpack with verts.By the far end of the beach I had found several shark verts ,one croc vert and 32 whale/porp including one in a small matrix block.With the ti...
Calm Seas   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
With low tide near noon we decided to check the beach out for a hour or so .We got to the beach 2 hours before low tide hoping to be lucky instead of first ,bu the bay was dead calm . The beach was scattered with tiny teeth ,matrix chips and shells ,but the larger teeth sank beneath sand.We did manage to find 2 good ,1chipped mako all 1 1/2 ". Found a few meg chunks but nothing whole .We did find 1 more complete cow shark and a few hemi before leaving for lunch.We seem to be on a mako cow...
Muddy water   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Low tide 7:30 1st on the beach . Was looking good ,but the wind was already driving the rough muddy water back in.Some teeth would appear for an instant ,then be swept away.We managed to find a 1 1/2 " meg and a 1 1/2 "mako walking down the beach.On the way back there wasn't much beach left ,but we did find a cow shark,a path hemi and two partial megs.It was time to go before water overran are hip boots....
A new year   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
I haven't posted in a while but the cold weather has put a damper on our boat travel and easy access sites tend to get picked over even in winter.None the less here's a few posts from the last several weeks. We got to the beach a bit late with four people already near the far end,so we took it slow . When picking up a vert half buried in the sand ,something shiney was left in the hole . I reached in an pulled out a strange curved 1 1/2 " meg . It has has some tip damage but once you have at...
Aurora Spring 2008   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

This past Sunday was a great trip. I think I may have finally been able to rub off some of my "Fossil Mainia" onto my wife. This was our 1st real get away since having a child, and it was about time.  The weekend started off on Saturday night with a nice dinner in Raleigh and we decided to stay in Greenville. So up and early on Sunday.. a little chilly but it turned out to be a great day.  One of the best things for me about these trips are talking t...

3/5/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Finally got a storm last night. 

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3/3/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Stuck at work Monday morning on a 70 degree day, I couldn't stop thinking about all the teeth just sitting on the beach with no one to pick them up. As soon as I could get out, I headed to the beach looking forward to the hour or so of light I had to play with. I wasn't finding much, I walked for thirty minutes before I found the first one. The only interesting tooth I found was a small one with two little holes in the root. I have another tooth with a similar hole in ...

Testing the muck and mire at GMR   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

The day before my Lee Creek trips I usually try to make a stop by Green Mill Run (http://www.ecphora.net/mgs/gmr.htm) to give it another whirl in the nasty stream.&...

Nice Yorktown Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice Yorktown Mako
Strange Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This is one of the wierdest makos I've ever seen. It looks normal until you get to the tip. Cool looking to say the least. I found this one in a footprint....
Yorktown Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

A monster of a tooth that's really sharp. No ground shot because I found this on a steep edge and I couldn't get a good shot. I picked this up with my new rake to avoid tumbling down the edge of the pile in to the water.

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Cow Shark Teeth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
Two beauties both the same size in almost pristine condition....
Aurora Sanchez   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Welcome to good times, good exercise, and the best surface collecting for fossil shark teeth anywhere. Yes, its that time of the year again when hunters world wide converge on Aurora NC in hopes of finding megalodon teeth of the highest order.

How I have anticipated the Spring 2008 PCS hunt! With no productive land sites in SC and water too cold to dive, its been a long fossil-less winter. Not exac...

Nice Chubutensis From Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
Nice Chubutensis From Aurora
Upper Cow Shark From Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
Upper Cow Shark From Aurora
Nice Aurora Cow Shark   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
Nice Aurora Cow Shark
A Huge Aurora Hemi   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
A Huge Aurora Hemi
Nice Meg from Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Nice Meg from Aurora
Aurora Seal Canine   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Seal
Aurora Seal Canine
Open Season In Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

This was the first time that the wife and I have been in on the first day.  I had high hopes of finding my first big Meg or Paratodus.  Well it didn’t happen this time, bu...

Lee Creek Spring 2008   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I was fortunate to collect on day1 of the season this year.  I was super excited knowing day1 can hold great potential.  It was especially great because I finally got to meet a few folks in person such as DW, Riverdigger, and a couple others that until this past weekend I had only known via the keyboard & monitor. 

As for the collecting, once we arrived at the ramp and got our quick do's and don'ts, the starte...

1/26/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I'ts nice to find teeth and not footprints.

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2/4/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Chiped Tooth

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10/24/07   Surry County, Virginia, USA
SWEET!...
11/21/07   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I love those days when the waters are clear and the weather is calm. I found this tooth under a dock in about a foot and a half of water.

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12/4/07   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Two keepers.

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10/6/07   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I spent the weekend camping near Calvert county MD, I didn't find any big ones but with as dry as it has been this summer I'm happy to have found what I did. This is also the first time I saw someone sifting for teeth, I've never done that before but look forward to giving it a try.

See you next summer (or sooner if I can get away for a day or two)

 

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1/23/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Root damage

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1/13/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I found these two teeth about ten yards from each other.

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1/10/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I found this Meg chunk across the river on the Williamsburg side.

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1/1/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Good start to '08...
2/27/08 trip   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Not a bad day....
pile o' teeth   Surry County, Virginia, USA
This is from the last few years,  I will be posting my trips weekly so keep checking in....
slim pickins and a snaggle tooth   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Didn't find much today but the hemi was in great shape; one of the nicest I've found.

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1/30/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA
This is the first meg I ever found. Up until this I had been looking for years. But finaly victory is mine!! When I saw it I thought is was fake or I was dreaming. Best day ever!...
Down in a Hole with the Weezil's   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

This is a trip from a few weeks ago. I met up with Weez and his boys who were already digging away at the spot. It was a great day with awesome cool weather, but I can’t say the same for the teeth. Every shark tooth seemed to be thrashed at this spot and incomplete, but it was nice to be finding a good bit of quantity for digging.

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All Broken Up   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  I headed to my favorite beach yesterday, getting there about 3 hours before low tide.  I was expecting a blowout tide, but the strong winds that had been forecast never showed up.  It looked as though I was going to be the first one to hunt the beach today, though. 

  In one sense, it was an awesome hunt.  I found two small Megs (plus about a third of another), 6 Makos including a tiny juv...

doh! here's photos for trip report   Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Hope this gets the photos....
Two days, three trips, two sites, same river   Prince George County, Virginia, USA

This post is from trips last friday and saturday.  On friday morning i combined a meeting for work with a visit to my spot on the james river.  Conditions were pretty bad; a steady light rain and temperature of 33 degrees, typical feb. day in virginia and I was loving it.  Did not find much except the large ray dermal scute and a decent sea snake vert.  The ray scute is my biggest to date, 2 inch X 1.75 and .75 thick where it rises to a point in the m...

The Best Laid Plans   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  The plan for this past Sunday was to get to Purse State Park at about 10 am, about 2 hours after high tide, spend the first hour or so walking as far south as I could go, and then spend the day hunting for that perfect Otodus that I know is out there waiting for me.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get on the road until about 11 am, so the 1 1/2 hour drive one-way killed that plan.  I decided to head to Brownie Beach instead.

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Super lucky day at the cliffs.   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

A month and a half ago.....

Early morning in Calvert County the usual access was blocked by an incredibly high tide. The recent freezing temperatures had brought down a slew of material. We fooled around with some beach collecting then decided to spend some time digging. I found a good si...

1 & 5/8ths inch Alopias Grandis from Calvert Cliffs   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Alopias grandis

The first giant thresher I've ever found, and I couldn't ask for a better specimen than this one.  Sharp edges and tip, large sized, and nice colors!

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Calvert Cliffs Rarity   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  I almost stayed home today.  I didn't get to sleep last night until after 2 am (joys of having a three week old baby in the house!), and was up at 6:45 am to get the older kids up for school.  Plus, I seem to be catching my wife's cold.  I was literally sick and tired!  I decided to go to my favorite beach, though, because my stepdaughter stayed  home from school and was able to help with the baby, and opportuni...

Tooth-a-palooza 2008   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Simply unbelieveable.

This morning I got to the beach with a low tide not a soul in sight and no wind.

Found some hemis...

Yes, it was worth it!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  I went to my favorite beach today, not expecting to find much.  I got there about 2 1/2 hours before high tide, with a southerly wind blowing the water back up the bay.  The water was deep, dirty, and very rough.  I knew that surface hunting wasn't going to work today, so I brought along my sifter and shovel, hoping to find something decent rolling in the surf.  Unfortunately for me, the water was so deep that in most places, the...

Had to scratch that itch   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Well its been a while since I have made a trip to the bay.  This past weekend I just had to get down.  I have been busy with work, and semi-side tracked with looking for shed antlers of deer.  Needless to say my wife "loves" my other new hobby of  finding more calcified parts of animals to jam into my already creepy office.

This post actually represents two fossils trips.  One is to the bay ...

long day without much to show   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

7:30 am to 11:30----1pm to 4:45pm-----and finally 5pm to dark.  I spent my time on two different beaches and man without much to show for it. The tide was out but the wind was pushing the water on the beach all morning…..so not to much luck there. After coffee and lunch the wind had died down but still not much luck at (1).

1 Inch Contortus Tooth from the Cliffs   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Galeocerdo contortus

This is the largest specimen I have of this species, plus it is in outstanding condition.  Found embedded in the clay, this tooth never made it into the water to get worn.

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Down in a Hole   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Fossil hunting has been slow lately in Summerville. All the sites that were productive over the past few years have been completed. The new sites are moved away from areas where the fossil layers are close enough to the surface for us to reach them so they are a bust, too. When it rains we have ditch sites, but they just can't compare to digging for giant megalodon teeth!

When I found a few spot I got excited. Then when I actually got permission from the land owner t...

more cretaceous fun   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Not too much to say except this is from the past 2 weekends of collecting. Some nice Cretaceous teeth, the best things were 2 small worn mosasaur teeth and what I believe is a worn plesiosaur tooth....
It's good to get back out there   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

   I haven't been able to get out much over the last few weeks, but on Tuesday I found time to hit my favorite spot along the cliffs.  It was very cold, there was intermittent freezing rain falling, there were a half dozen other hunters on the beach, and teeth were scarce.  I had a great time out there, though.  If I don't go tooth hunting at least once a week, I start having withdrawal sickness, so this trip was definately needed!...

3-3/4 inch Bone Valley Meg   Peace River, Florida, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A very nice, complete specimen from the Bone Valley. Nice green hue too.

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S = ∫(tj, tj+1) dt L(x(t), ∂x(t)/∂t)   Peace River, Florida, USA

I had an opportunity for a Florida fossilin’ trip and gave RivrDigr the call. Well, he was bountiful with fosspitality, and he dialed up another river trip on the Peace. We hit two spots on this day, and a sifting marathon was in order. We suited up for a cool dip in the river and quickly hit the fossil beds. The first spot had some other collectors and we both found quite a few punies along with a fraglodon. After a short...

Teeth from yesterday and today   Prince George County, Virginia, USA
These are the keepers from the last two days.  Finally ended the meg drought with a 2.75 incher.  Check out that Striatoloma macrota.  It is the biggest I've ever seen or even heard of.  Truly gigantic at 2 and 10 sixteenths inches.  ...
Perfect Echinoid (Cassidulus cf. sabistonensis)   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Other
Cassidulus cf. sabistonensis...
Nice Cow shark   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
Nice Cow shark
Catching up on some trips.   Craven County, North Carolina, USA

Haven't posted much lately due to the lack of being able to hunt with it raining almost every weekend.  But we did manage to get a couple days in last month that weren't to bad.  The best find of both days I would have to say is the just about perfect cow shark tooth that the wife found but she picked it up and ran over to me with it so I couldnt get the ground shot.  This is a first complete one from this location and only the second ever fo...

Dang it, here's the photos!   Prince George County, Virginia, USA
I need more practice at this.  Too long between posts.  My luck's gonna change soon!...
Been skunked lately   Prince George County, Virginia, USA
I'm still getting out but not finding squat.  Last decent find was the P. benedini from lee creek, and that was in november.  I've been to my favorite beach in Prince George county several times, purse state park on the potomac, and a couple other spots....nothing!  The attached squalodon photo is a find from a couple years ago.  I wanted to include at least one interesting photo.  That tooth is massive, too bad one of the r...
PEACE RIVER 02/03/08   Desoto County, Florida, USA

We went to the Brownville county park to launch our canoe and to check out where we will be for a few days camping during spring break.  I have been told that this area had been hunted heavy due to the fact that you dont even need a boat to get to the fossil bed.  They were right.  We found numerous small broken teeth, and tons of broken bone sections.  My older son had brought a friend who has collected up north and was having a ball with ...

Eocene pickin's   Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Not bad for 30 minutes collecting, eh? I sat down to look through a small patch of promising sand, and picked up a healthy number if teeth, including some nice, largish Isurus praecursor and even an Alopias hermani--my first! The big shark disc I believe is from a Rick, as it closely resembles the meg verts I've seen from Lee Creek....
teasers from the bay....And a miracle   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Sunday: February 3, 2008……..

  Mark and I walked up the beach a few times. I found 2 meg fragments out in the water. The largest would have been a beautiful 2 ¾ upper. The tip of another meg probably from a 3- 3 ¼ lower. Some makos and some hemis. The tide came in a lot during high but the water was very clear and extremely calm.  Made for good collecting…pre...

Please rain more   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Saturday: February 2, 2008……

 A dolphin tooth out in the water with a real pretty cow shark and a couple nice hemis.

The tide wasn’t very low for the low tide but good day none the less

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Big ol' Rick   Craven County, North Carolina, USA
An end of day find when I was busy looking for echinoids. Peristence pays off!...
waiting for the thaw   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
This past weekend we went back to the spot that we found the previous weekend collecting on the nastiest day of the winter so far. The weather was much better but the water is still cold and with my waders in a constant state of disrepair it was a little uncomfortable having soaked feet all day. The finds were fairly consistent with good teeth showing up here and there, but there weren't as many awesome condition ones as I thought there may be. The most interesting things I found were a worn Mo...
Beautiful Day at the Ditch   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

This is a trip from this past Sunday. The weather was warm and the sun was out and shining! I didn’t want to pass up this opportunity to hunt teeth and I’ve had the itch to go out and hunt for awhile. I went to the local ditch down the street in my neighborhood to dig up the spot where I found associated whale bones from a previous trip. I got down in the ditch and noticed how overgrown it is getting. There are trees growing out of t...

Toothing in a Winter Wonderland   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

  Today was a first for me - I arrived at my favorite beach, and there was nobody else there!  Not even any footprints in the sand!  I've never had the beach to myself like that before.

  Water conditions were very good today, with an extremely low tide, but the weather sucked.  It snowed on and off all day, and the stiff wind made it even colder.  Luckily, the teeth made up for the cold!<...

mega trifecta at calvert cliffs   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
    Wednesday at the Calvert cliff formations my brother Bob and i take another shot at locating some more megaladon teeth. Hoping for perfect conditions (which they were) thirty minutes into our endeavour I find my first megaladon tooth of the day, although far from perfect it was still a good find at 2 1/8 inches. Ten minutes later along the waters edge i find a much more well preserved tooth, and at 3 inches, I knew it was going to ...
Pathologic Archaeolamna tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Archaeolamna kopingensis
I almost missed this neat pathy tooth with reduced cusplet and twist, but luckily I decided to double check my spoil pile right before leaving and there it was. I don't have too many good condition Cretaceous pathys so I consider this a pretty neat find. ...
frozen waders   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Sunday was rough. Temps hovering around 20F and the wind was ripping a little as well. But toofsnob and I ventured out and did a little more exploring in a Cretaceous spot. The first couple of hours were very slow but we covered a lot of ground and then we found a nice little spot with some definite potential. We were getting a couple keepers in each screen, nothing really special but I did get a pretty good condition small mosasaur tooth. Our neoprene waders were freezing right on us,...
2" Otodus from NJ   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Otodus obliquus
These teeth didn't come easy but that only makes them sweeter. They come from the Farmingdale Member of the Manasquan Formation. ...
all or nothing   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Total Man Hours: 30+

Sand/Gravel Moved: ???? easily measured in tons

The Spoils: 3 nice Otodus, a 1.75" S. macrota, 3 Pristis, and a worn native american point


This summer we needed something for those lazy/short/tired/hungover days of collecting. I had a plan for a team dig at a not very productive spot, but where I knew there are SOME teeth, namely Otodus. Toofsnob agreed to give it a shot and the first day ...
Frozen Day at the Beach   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I went to my favorite stretch of beach on the cliffs this morning, with temperatures in the mid teens.  Ice was everywhere, to the point that the previous high tide never made it to the beach.  Teeth were very scarce, but I managed to find a sweet Mako and a small Meg with feeding damage, both of which measured just a hair under 1.5 inches.  Even without finding a whole lot of teeth, I still had a great time out there today.  I ran into Ton...

Calvert Cliffs Alopias Grandis-Giant Thresher   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Alopias grandis
Sweet find for the cliffs...
Nothing else to do on a saturday morning.   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Woke up late and met obsessed down at the beach. The tide was coming in pretty strong by the time we started walking. The good kind of incoming tide. The kind that as its coming in lifts all the lighter sediment off the shell lines on the beach first. Leaving behind all the heavier things. This only lasts for a little while and then the conditions just plain suck. Obsessed and I saw a nice mako at the same t...

Lignite   Virginia, USA - Unidentified - Other

    This is a cool piece of lignite I found the other day.  It's a piece of lignite (a low grade of coal which retains its woody structure) embedded in a some clay-like matrix which also has lots of mica and some cool pyrite crystals.

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Jr   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

So it was the second day of digging. Bob met me down there at sunrise and to catch the worm.  We walked the beach with not much luck. I got a couple smaller makos and a severely beaten up meg about 1.25’’. We worked for a solid 30 minutes uncovering our ten we found on Sunday. I was working the matrix out and doing a lot of sifting to get ...

mid january swim   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Saturday toofsnob made the call, we were gonna try site X. The conditions weren't going to be optimal due to recent rains, but the weather was too nice to pass up, a sweltering 50F and sunny. We were basically swimming but at least we weren't freezing to death. My day started off pretty good, got a decent small chub in my first screen, but I knew it was just a lucky start. I switched to another area and later with the help of Snag-A-Tooth moved a large obstacle that helped me get into where I wa...
1 7/8 I. hastalis   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Isurus hastalis

   This lower mako tooth is complete but is a little water-worn.

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Brachiopod known as Mucrospirifer mucronatus   New York, USA - Mucrospirifer mucronatus
Brachiopod known as Mucrospirifer mucronatus
Trilobite known as Dipleura dekayi   New York, USA - Dipleura dekayi
This picture is of one of the Trilobites that we have collected over the years....
New York Collecting Trip   New York, USA

The area around the small settlement of Earlton New York (Greene County) is underlain by Middle Devonain Strata belonging to the Hamilton Group. The specific beds exposed in this area belong to the Mount Marion Shale and Sandstone. We will be posting pics of fossils we have collected from these beds.

The first picture is of the Trilobite known as Dipleura dekayi. It is missing the head but still measures 6 inches long. Big guy. This speciman was collected at the Rt 8...

2-3/4" Savannah spear   Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA

I guess relics get feeding damage too!! I wonder how this one broke?? Still, a nice spear.

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"Feeding damage" - But not shark teeth   Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA

Another relic hunting trip. These points were collected from a land site near Lake Marion SC. Check out the two larger spears; the trip title makes sense now!!

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pile   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

January 13, 2008

 10am. The wind was kicking from the east so beach collecting was pretty rough.  Beach collecting wasn’t the goal for today anyway. I met Bob and Chuck to dig an old pile.

1/5-6/2008 What a difference a day makes - or – its pays to have your lucky charm!!!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
What a difference a day makes - or – its pays to have your lucky charm!!!

Went to the Bay this weekend to accomplish a bunch of non-fossil things and then try to squeeze in a trip or two to the beach. Saturday the tides were too early so I slept in and made it to my favorite spot a few hours after low tide. Surprisingly, I had the beach to myself for the whole time and the winds kept the water far away from the cliff base. Found a bunch of smaller stuff and a few bones ...
average meg+mako from the bay   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

 Sunrise today. It was high  tide in the morning but the tide never really went out at all toady. I stayed for 6 hours and did pretty well considering I only found teeth in the surf, no digging today.  I got 5 makos the largest 1 3/4. A sweet 2 1/8 meg! And a to...

Bay Graveyard   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

The bay is a big graveyard of sorts.  On a very low tide the other day I found an assortment of bones from whales and porpoises.  Unfortunately not many teeth were around on this day but it was still good to be out. 

I did manage to find a horse tooth (a first for me), a nice cow shark tooth, a small meg, some nice snaggletooth, and another dermal plate (I have found a lot of these lately??). 

a good start   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Cleaning up some small piles of Cretaceous teeth from some short lazy outings recently... But to top things off I made my first trip of the year to a popular stream on Sunday with low expectations but came back with my biggest mosasaur tooth so far at almost 2.25". It isn't in great shape, its missing almost all of the enamel as is typical of Mosasaur teeth from this stream, but its complete so I am very pleased with it. As I started washing that fateful sifter full of gravel I immediatel...
relaxing day   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

 The tide was higher then expected due to some nasty winds. We walked the length of the beach picking up basic teeth. All the way at the end was a slump pile. I climbed up the top of it to get a look around and poked through some matrix and after 5 seconds of poking pulled out a 1 7/8 meg….Pretty sweet!

Oligocene Parotodus benedeni shark tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
This river found benedeni has some wear, but its got one of the thickest roots I've ever seen....
Cyber - Restoration   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

A few weeks ago, I uploaded a new version of this site to fix a lot of bugs and add some new features. Well, apparently I broke a few new things - thanks for the emails letting me know what went wrong and for having the patience for me to fix stuff! I just uploaded the corrections, so hopefully the site will be restored to a functional status.

No one really cares about my geekish babbling, so of course I have some fossils to talk about too! This post was from my last...

Whale teeth from Calvert Cliffs (Large)   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Unidentified - Whale

These are two large associated whale teeth from Calvert CLiffs, MD.  No positive ID yet though.

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waking up lates a B!T(H   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Sunday- January 6, 2008

I woke up at 6 to be down to the beach a little before sunrise…Then went back to bed, woke up at 645 and said, “well lets go”. I got down on the beach and saw 4!!!! People in front of me….This is not a good sign.. What makes matters worse is it was a special kind of low tid...

Potomac River Almosts and Not Quites   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

Today I headed down to the Potomac shore in Charles County Maryland, in hopes of finding the perfect Otodus tooth, since the only ones I had in my collection were all heavily damaged.  I got there right at low tide, but the conditions were far from ideal.  There was a lot of aquatic grass washed up on the shore, and a lot of shoreline ice.  Plus, the duck hunters were out in force.  It can be hard to concentrate on finding teeth with gunfir...

2 5/16" Great White   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias

Not to much wrong with this one.  Just a couple nicked serrations and that’s it.

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2 27/32" Great White   Craven County, North Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias

A little damage but still a real nice tooth.

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Happy New Year!!!   Craven County, North Carolina, USA

Finally got a day off to go out and hunt on New Year's since I had the day off.  Not one of the better day but we ended up finding a couple if decent great whites.  I found the first one about 30 min into the hunt, after that it was gravy mode.  The wife found the biggest after a few hours and turned the day into gravy mode for her.  The rest of the time we didn’t find too much. Maybe if we ge...

Parotodus Benedeni from Calvert Cliffs?   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Friday- January, 4th 2008

 

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