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Bead.   Kentucky, USA

This is an Indian bead, but I think it is from post-contact times. It may be "new" compared to most artifacts, but it's still a neat find.

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Pencil Drill.   Kentucky, USA

This is a pencil drill. It's obvious how it got the name. Probably used for drilling through bone, shell, or wood.

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Hafted Scraper.   Kentucky, USA

These tools are often called stunners but they are actually scrapers that were mounted on a handle. Many of these seem to have started out as broken points that were salvaged.

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Flint Graver.   Kentucky, USA

This is an often overlooked artifact that was used to score and remove long pieces of bone for the manufacture of pins, needles, etc. The complete bone was deeply scored along two parallel lines and the center piece was popped out and shaped into the desired tool. It may have also been used as a perforator.

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Sharpening Stone.   Kentucky, USA

This sharpening stone was found in south eastern Kentucky. It is made from a local sandstone. It was probably used to sharpen bone and wooden objects.

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Petrified Wood Point.   Washington, USA

Here is a decent arrowhead I found years ago in the Yakima area of Washington. It's hard to believe there's a desert that far north, but there are even scorpions there.

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Ray "Poison Sack"   North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Ray

Here's another jumbo ray fossil. I'd love to know how big these rays were.

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Ray "Poison Sack"   North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Ray

This is a huge example of what people call a "poison sack" from a jumbo ray. I found this in N. Carolina.

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Points From Virginia.   Virginia, USA

Here's a frame of typical Virginia points. Most of these are from streams.

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Arrowhead From Washington State   Washington, USA

This is my favorite true arrowhead. I found it near Yakima, Washington while hiking around the desert with a M-60 machine gun and a short-range missile on my back. I also had around 50 pounds of petrified wood in my ruck sack. I was really looking forward to getting in that Blackhawk helicopter.

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Maryland Sharpening Stone.   Maryland, USA

This was probably used to sharpen bone points or wooden pins.

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Kentucky Tool Core.   Kentucky, USA

This is probably the nicest tool core that I have found. Check out that color.

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Big Virginia Scraper/Knife.   Virginia, USA

I found this in an urban stream in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Kentucky Ckipped Flint/Chert Axe.   Kentucky, USA

I found this one in Kentucky while looking for Paleozoic corals and geodes. It was getting late and I decided to turn around at a certain gravel bar. When I did a U-turn at the gravel bar I looked down and there it was!

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Virginia Flaked Axe   Virginia, USA

I was kicking at flakes in a plowed field on my way fossil hunting when I almost tripped after this "flake" didn't budge!

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Huge Full Grooved Virginia Axe   Virginia, USA

I found this years ago in the Potomac River. It's a beast!

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Crude Virginia Axe.   Virginia, USA

Found earlier this year. A typical late axe.

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Crude Virginia Axe   North Carolina, USA

I found this earlier this year while looking for teeth. This is a typical late axe. Most people miss these.

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Crude Virginia Axe   North Carolina, USA

I found this earlier this year while looking for teeth. This is a typical late axe. Most people miss these.

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Crude Virginia Axe.   North Carolina, USA

I found this along a local river while tooth hunting earlier this year. This is a good example of a typical late axe. Many people would never realize this was an axe. There were two other people collecting and neither one of them noticed it.

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Crude Virginia Axe.   North Carolina, USA

I found this along a local river while tooth hunting earlier this year. This is a good example of a typical late axe. Many people would never realize this was an axe. There were two other people collecting and neither one of them noticed it.

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Crude Virginia Axe.   Virginia, USA

I found this along a local river while tooth hunting earlier this year. This is a good example of a typical late axe. Many people would never realize this was an axe. There were two other people collecting and neither one of them noticed it.

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Kentucky Bell Pestle   Kentucky, USA

This was found in eastern Kentucky. The material is quartzite and was is not native to the area. This could have been used as a grain/nut grinder, hammer, or both.

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Two Large Knives.   North Carolina, USA

Two big blades from two different states. I found the white quartz knife in North Carolina and the grey quartzite Came from Maryland. 

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Pretty Little Celt.   North Carolina, USA

Here is one of the nicest axes I have found to date. I found this axe about three years ago and almost missed it.

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N.C. Grooved Axe.   North Carolina, USA

I found this nice grooved axe in N. Carolina. a couple of years ago. It has a nice polish and even though very little was showing, the shine gave it away.

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Virginia Eocene Otodus   Muddy Creek, Virginia, USA - Otodus obliquus

This is a tooth from the Eocene Muddy Creek site near Fredericksburg, VA. Unlike the Otodus teeth from Liverpool point, the Muddy Creek specimens are pretty rare to find. I saw many more Echinorhynus, Isistius, and Hexanchus found than Otodus. This is the only complete Otodus I recovered from the site. It's not huge, but a decent size at 1 3/4 inches. It's from Bed B of the Potapaco member of the Nanjemoy formation. Notice the cusps have tiny second...

Tiny Galeocerdo contortus   USA

I didn't really go anywhere to do this post except my fossil room, but a recent forum post inspired me to go hunting for juvenile Galeocerdo contortus teeth.

Most shark tooth hunters eventually come across these extinct tiger shark teeth. They are very common in Oligocene and Miocene sediments and are found in many locations worldwide. It is thought that a tiger sha...

Trigonotodus   Virginia, USA - Trigonotodus sp.

Yes, another sweet Trig that I found and traded away. This tooth was almost fully serrated. It was not long after taking this pic that I broke down and bought a good ($$$) digital camera.

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Trigonotodus   Virginia, USA - Trigonotodus sp.

Another nice tooth. Pic was taken with a different crappy camera. Both tooth and camera are gone. This tooth was very thick and not fully serrated.

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Trigonotodus   Virginia, USA - Trigonotodus sp.

A nice tooth, but a crappy photo with an old digital camera. I no longer have either of the two.

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Green Mill Run First Trip For 2007   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
I arrived in Greenville N.C. early Saturday morning to meet up with some fellow fossil enthusiasts from Virginia and North Carolina. When I got in GMR I found evidence of recent fossil collecting activity. It might have been fossil screening debris from DW and crew. I screened for a few hours, and although I didn't make a huge haul of teeth, I did find some decent examples o...
Little megs need homes too.   Virginia, USA
In preparation for the soon to arrive dive season I have been doing a little screening to sharpen my ability to find teeth in the rivers. I'm working on the theory that if I can find a 1/4 inch tooth in a screen I should be able to see a 2 inch tooth in a gravel bed. Last week it was sifting for great whites in GMR in Greenville, N. Carolina. I got there the day after DW and crew cleaned out the creek so I only managed to bag 11 great whites. This week it was a tiny gully in Virginia....
Casting off with "USS Fossil"   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
This was going to be only my second adventure for my new kayak which a friend dubbed "USS Fossil".  I was to hit the beachhead at daybreak, again at a new spot (most of these places are well know areas on the bay, but for me they are "new spots").  The day actually started off a little disappointing.  The tide was right, and the conditions looked good, but the teeth were not cooperating.  Eventually I started getting some finds for my new c...
1-1/8" Croc tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Crocodile

1-1/8" Croc tooth

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Bramble shark tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Echinorhinus blakei

1/2 Inch bramble shark tooth

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Killer posterior Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A pristine posterior Pungo meg from LC Mine. This posterior was the only pedal tooth I found today.

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3" LC Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A beautiful LC MEg tooth. T$ snapped the ground shot for me. There is some feeding damage on the blade, but still a keeper.

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Getting down at Lee Creek - Dafossz   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

The Aurora Fossil Museum Friends weekend hunt #2 was set for March 10th.  DW, T$ and myself were able to secure the same day, and a trip to PCS was set. Thanks to PCS and the AFM for the opportunity to collect fossils in such a rich locale.

We headed to hotel and relaxed with a Discovery Channel show on sharks and some refreshing beverages. We all agreed that most can achieve better life through chemistry!!  After a restful n...

1-3/4 inch Meg   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A re-worked, but complete Hubble shaped tooth from GMR.

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1-3/4 inch Meg   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A re-worked but complete Hubble shaped meg from GMR. My first.

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Green Mill Run Primer   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

The Aurora Fossil Museum Friends weekend hunt #2 was set for March 10th.  DW, T$ and myself were able to secure the same day, and a trip to PCS was set. Thanks to PCS and the AFM for the opportunity to collect fossils in such a rich locale.

 

The Creek Geek   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The last time it rained in Summerville I stood at the window like a dog waiting for dinner. I didn't have a new land site to hunt, but my favorite ditch always produces after quick, heavy rains. The water level doesn't stay up long, either, so its usually ready to hunt just a few hours after the rain ends. My eyes were primed because of my recent training at Lee Creek so I was easily able to pick the teeth out against the surrounding gravel. I kept waiting for a superhero to be barely e...
Whale of a Cow...oops... Whale AND a Cow.   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I recently broke down and bought a kayak for the sole purpose of harvesting 6" Megs from various regions of the bay and Potomac river.  This was going to be my first trip to a completely new area along the bay for me, and any time you get to hunt a new place its exciting.  Knowing that a 6" Meg was probably not in the forcast, I was just hoping to have a good morning and not encounter as many people as I do at my normal haunt.  A good d...

You can't beat Brownies for breakfast.   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I have had a tough work schedule lately.  Only one fossil adventure over the past two weeks. This morning I thought if I played my cards right with work I could get a quick hunt in at my favorite beach.  I got up extra early and made my way all the way down to the hunting grounds only to find that a guy from Syracuse, New York left at 10 pm last night to hunt this beach!! (tru...

Fossil Pearl   Tarrant County, Texas, USA - Fossil Pearl
At only a 1/4 inch, it is one of the coolest fossils I have ever found.  Found it while crawling around in the britton shale formation (eagle ford group)looking for sharks teeth.  ...
Aurora Time!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

March 10th was my day into the mine at Aurora and expectations were running high. I was at the parking lot by 6:45 AM and caught up with the other BRF’rs along with the many other faces that seem to get more familiar as each year goes by. The collecting area is huge and TM, JP and myself went about 2 hills in before we spread out and really started to search. Realizing that the many mud puddles were full of water the previous week, I focused my efforts along their edge and was quickly r...

Super Bowl Sunday Finds   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
On Super Bowl Sunday I went to a new area for me along the Potomac river in Virginia. The day started off slow until I found a 1 6/8" Snaggletooth. I went through a second mini dry spell then I came across the best 50 yard stretch of beach that I have ever encountered. Three whole Megs, the largest was 3 5/8" but river worn, and a nice white/peach Meg that was a 2" beauty. The story of this trip was all the big Mako teeth. 2 5/8" was the largest and four more over the 2"...
llama tooth   Peace River, Florida, USA - Hemiauchenia macrocephala
llama tooth
sloth medial phalanx   Peace River, Florida, USA - Megalonyx jeffersonii
A nice sloth toe bone
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shiver me timbers   Peace River, Florida, USA
The day of this trip was Super Bowl Sunday. I figured it would be a good day to head up river. The weather was on the cool side, mostly cloudy and very windy. I thought I would be alright with just my skin suit and a flannel. Well I was wrong, I was shivering from the time I got in the river untill I got back in my truck.   I toughed it out for about 3 hrs before I quit, the wind was just relentless.I think this was one of my shortest trips on the river.
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Catching Up On PCS Posts   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Here are some of my best finds for the past few trips into the mine.  Each day has someone finding a nice tooth, but not me.  The odds are against you right now with 50 collectors and 1 or 2 big megs finding their way to the bus.  I have had good luck with "odd" fossils and my first land parotodus.  I am slowly putting together my prey display with a whale "hand".

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Reworked Yorktown Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

This is my first whole meg from Aurora. I found it in a area almost fully exposed with foot prints near by everywhere and some how it was missed.

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Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
A awesome cow shark tooth from the pungo....
Reworked Yorktown Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

My first whole megalodon shark tooth from Aurora. I found this tooth almost all the way exposed laying out on a pedestal in a area with foot prints near by everywhere, but it was some how missed.

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1" Pungo Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
A awesome cow shark tooth from the pungo....
Gettin down at Lee Creek   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

I was ready and determined to do a lot better than my first trip into the PCS mine. I walked and crawled over the pungo picking up small teeth non stop for the first half of the day. Then it was time to do some digging on the Yorktown. I was digging in an area with some good

Greensmill Run Warmup   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

I was really excited about this coming trip. I always look forward to taking road trips with da f0ssZ and DW because it’s always a GREAT time! We arrived at GMR right before sun down and quickly began sifting in the creek. I didn’t find anything post worthy this trip ...

2" mako   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Isurus desori
found this sitting on top of gravel that someone had pulled up onto the beach...
2 1/2" isurus desori   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Isurus desori
the biggest mako we have to date...
Thats not a tooth or is it?   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
We got a late start to the day not expecting to go but we couldn't pass on the low tide.  As we went by the cliffs to our fossiling spot it was obvious that we wern't alone.  A group of around 13 people from the Calvert Marine Museum we there for the same reason we were but luckily for us only about 4 of them choose to get to my father and I's favorite section.  Me and my father went are seperate ways each of us finding tons of bones and vertabraes around the same time...
Trip to the low country from Texas   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Took a trip to the Myrtle Beach area to escape from work a while, and had to do some toothing.  We hit the beach every morning finding several teeth waiting for us.  Between my wife and I, i bet we took about 500 teeth or so in about a week.  The best finds were some nice sand tigers, a nice tiger shark, and on the last day i was blessed by the fossil gods with 3 great whites, 1 inch to 1in 1/4.   We don't have teeth like these in texas.&...

Pathologic Hemipristis Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra

This was a bonus that I didn't find until I cleaned my finds. I always sort my teeth as I pick them up, broken teeth in one place and complete teeth in another. Since this tooth was dirty when I picked it up, I thought it was broken but later when I cleaned it I saw the pathology.

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Isurus retroflexus Oligocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus retroflexus

This is a little gem of a tooth that is a very good example of the species Isurus retroflexus. Its tough to see from the photo, but the blade is flattened, which is one of the keys to differentiating this species from Isurus desori, another Oligocene mako shark that has very similar looking teeth.

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Angustidens Shark Tooth Foosil   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

Another nice little angy

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Carcharocles angustidens - Oligocene Giant White Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

The thing I love most about this tooth is the shape. This is a lateral tooth so its very curved, almost like a serrated benedeni (wouldn't it be cool to find something like that!). Excellent overall condition.

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The First Post on the New Black River Fossils Site   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Hi Everybody! I've been talking about the new site for almost 2 years, and its finally finished. This is the first post I've tried to make so forgive me if something seems amiss. But enough of the boring Web Site banter, its time to talk about the fossils.

This trip was from about a month ago. My kids and I got the low down on some new fossil hunting turf and this is the third time we hit it. There was some rain on Monday or Tuesday and we hit i...

Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This tooth was completely buried until someone who walked the hill before me stepped on it and exposed it for me to find on my walk back to the bus at the end of the day....
Aurora Yorktown Mako Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
A gigantic thick lower mako from the Yorktown. The root is so massive it looks like a Parotodus....
Yorktown Mako Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
While digging for megalodon teeth I found this gem....
Lee Creek Mako Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
A gorgeous tooth that I kicked out of the Pungo as I dragged my aching feet over the towering mounds of material during my Spring 2007 visit to the Lee Creek mine....
Reworked Yorktown Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A the base of the Yorktown formation lies a thick lag deposit. There are megalodon teeth mixed in this layer, and thats where I found this massive, beat up tooth. With a tip it would be 6 inches....
Lee Creek Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is the biggest Lee Creek megalodon tooth I found so far. Unfortunately, it is missing some serrations and enamel but it is impressive nevertheless. The root is fantastic with awesome little ears that extend out over the enamel on both sides of the root. The tooth was barely exposed so I almost missed it....
Crocodile Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Crocodile
A nice enamel cap from a Croc tooth....
Seal Canine Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Seal
Spring 2007's Lee Creek trip was a trip of firsts for me. This is my first seal tooth. Luckily Pat Young was near me when I picked this up. I thought it was a squalodon tooth, but she showed me the two ridges on this enamel that run from the tip to the root....
Hemipristis Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
A flawless gem snaggletooth shark tooth from the Pungo. Lee Creek is great for awesome hemis....
Ecphora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Ecphora
My first complete ecphora. ...
Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
A smaller, nearly perfectly preserved upper cow shark tooth. I found it only a few feet a way from the larger cow shark tooth I found on this trip to Lee Creek....
Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
A superhero! I always look forward to finding a cow shark tooth when I hunt Aurora....
Goblin Shark Tooth   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
A nice Cretaceous goblin shark tooth from GMR. This is an upper tooth. The lower specimens are long and thin like Carcharias taurus sand tiger teeth, except that they have lines in the enamel called striations that run vertically on the curved side of the tooth like a striatolamnia tooth....
Pathologic Crow Shark Tooth   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Squalicorax Pristodontus
We don't find Squalicoraz where I hunt normally, so I always look forward to the chance of finding one when I hunt Greensmill Run. I pulled this little beauty from a sweet gravel layer, and even though I could tell it was complete, I didn't know until later when I cleaned it that it was pathologic. There are ridges growing all across the base of the enamel of the tooth. The largest grouping looks like a saw blade erupting out of the tooth. A very cool find!...
billfish rostrum   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - billfish sp. unknown
billfish rostrum...
Gettin down at Lee Creek   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
The 2007 spring collecting season at Lee Creek is upon us, and the active Lowcountry chapter of black river fossils made the road trip north for our slots as members of the Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum. My anticipation was high, but after a night with less than 2 hours of sleep, I was definitely in for an “up hill” climb. (I’m so sorry for that one!) The material was exactly what we expected - Mounds and mounds of premium Yorktown and Pungo formation. Everywhere we looked we found excelle...
Greensmill Run Warmup   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
We left at noon on Friday to give ourselves plenty of time to rest up for the trip into the Lee Creek mine. T$, da f0ssZ, and I arrived in Greenville about 5:30 and we made a pit stop at Greensmill run. We tried a different section of creek and even though we only had an hour before dark, we were in a productive area of the creek and we managed to find some decent stuff before the darkness forced us to discontinue our hunt. My best find was a pathologic squalicorax. It has serrations growing out...
2-1/8 mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
my nicest tooth of the day...
Spring at Lee Creek Day 2   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said. The area has potential it just needs some time. Although I am concerned that the reclamation is already creeping in. With that said, if your heading to the mine just take your time. If you see a good area spend a 1/2 hr going over it, maybe do a little scraping then move on. That's how my day was spent , although I did spend almost 2 hrs on one hill, with all the whale bone their had to be something, but nothing came out. I still managed to f...
GMR tooth du jour   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
It was time again to head up to N.C. for the spring PCS dig. As usual the plan was to go up a day or two early to hit the spoil piles and gmr. Scuba Paul and I both arrived at gmr at almost exactly the same time on Friday, pretty good timing since we are both live about 12 hrs away from gmr in opposite directions. We walked down to the creek to see that it was still high from the previous days rain, so we decided to hit a spoil pile and go to the museum. We got to the spoil pile or whats left of...
Opening Day of Spring Season in Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Opening day of spring season in Aurora. Just the sound of it makes me smile. PCS was again kind enough to provide us with an area this spring and the first day hunters anxiously arrived in the parking lot with high hopes for the day. The temp was reasonable, but there was no sun and a bit of a stiff wind that made it 'crisp. There had been a lot of rain which was not what we hoped for this time ironically enough. My 'insiders' told me to hope for drought the week before the hunt, and it d...
1 1/4" Otodus Shark Tooth   South Carolina, South Carolina, USA - Otodus obliquus
This is one of the nicer Otodus teeth I've found and an extremely rare find from the Low Country....
Small Tooth Sand Tiger Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Odontaspis ferox
The chandler bridge is producing some really nice small tooth sand tigers. We don't find these in all locations. t$ found one out there a few weeks ago that was really nice. This one is purple just like the angustidens I found today....
Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is a really sweet purple angy. The formations around Summerville can produce some wild colors in our fossils....
Danke Haizahnjäger   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
My first time at a new spot scoping out the layer after a heavy rain ended well. I hunted for about 3 hours, walking in and out of ditches, ravines, mud holes, pits, and roads produced quite a haul of fossil shark teeth. More importantly, I was able to see where the live digging was going on. That way I could go out and explore with a shovel, shoulder permitting. No need to dig today, though. The teeth were laying all over the place, but were well disguised. Lets call it Aurora practice. That pl...
Low-Co Otodus   South Carolina, South Carolina, USA
I’ve been getting my fill of the North Carolina Cretaceous on the past couple of outings, so back in early February I decided it was again time to make a road trip to the Low Country of South Carolina. My daughter Juli was coming along so when the area received an inch of rain on Thursday I was teetering as to whether we should postpone the trip to another weekend. The outlook was bleak until I received a message from PaleoBum Friday afternoon indicating we would be able to collect at a quarry w...
Mr. Smith's Class Fossil Hunting Trip to Summerville, South Carolina   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Last Thursday, Mr. Smith and students from his middle school class came to the Summerville South Carolina to do some fossil hunting. I was planning on helping them out, but they had a last minute change and had to go on a different day than originally planned. Armed with maps from the ditchweezil archives, the students and their teacher braved the creek alone. I gave them a call to check on them, and it turns out they had just quit for lunch. We met up at Dorchester Creek (the location in the ma...
Saturday surprise   Dallas County, Texas, USA
After I got off work i had a few hours of day light left. I went to a new spot in dallas that a new friend gave me (rock splitter) after having a crappy find and only 3 teeth to show for it I all but gave up and headed for the car. In the bottom of the ditch i was walking in was a perfect ammonite, still has some rock on it, but under the rock it has its shell. First ammonite from Dallas i have ever found. ...
Fossil Hunting Doesn't Always Go My Way   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I must admit, I find some pretty cool fossils sometimes. The key there is sometimes. Other times, I come back with nothing really notable. This is a collection of those days......
Presidents Weekend Bay Trip   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Went out for a cold walk on the beach with paleo scan. Found these at my favorite beach. Neither of use found lots of teeth but we found tons of bone - over 25 vertebra between the two of us. The few teeth that I did find were nice. The cow shark was found in a footprint that had unfortunately broken the root, but it was lying right there so was easy to notice and reattach. The hemmie has classic color. The squalodon molar is the find of the trip and the first molar from the bay that I get t...
Eagle Creeking with m4 and xiphodan   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Late last year, m4 and Xiphodan came to Summerville to do a little fossil hunting. The three of us went down to Eagle creek to do a little collecting. My house is pretty close to Eagle creek and I haven't explored this area since I moved in almost 2 years ago. The layer was sparse, but it was present along the whole stretch we hunted. We barely had to move any earth to get to the fossils but we only dug a couple of inches deep. It really wasn't worth serious excavation and the subsequent back fi...
The Stakes are Set, MSHA Training Complete   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Saturday morning all the volunteer guides met at the AFM Education Center to complete the mandatory MSHA annual refresher training. Following the refresher portion it was decided to put the boundary stakes in the collecting area. We donned our steel-toed boots/hardhats and boarded the bus. Since the mining operation has moved a considerable distance the trip to the ramp was interesting. Clyde outlined the boundary and off we went. After the stakes were set we had a little time to acquaint o...
3- 5/8" megalodon   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
3- 5/8" megalodon...
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