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First to hunt teeth after the deluge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I'm really trying to catch up with my old posts. I have a pile of them, and my hunting isn't slowing down. This one is from way back in May, and there has been some amazing finds since them that I really need to get on the site! Anyway, the night before this hunt we had a thunderstorm unlike few other. Several inches of rain fell within an hour. There were power outages everywhere, downed trees, etc. It was a real mess unless you're a fossil hunter with a place to hunt. There had been digging, p...
there G(oes) M(y) R(ide)   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
My daughter Juli went on her first official fossil hunting trip as a North Carolina resident this morning. I decided to strengthen her immune system a little bit by bringing her out to GMR for a couple hours of collecting. We picked up a couple of decent great whites including an 1.5" shamer that landed in Juli’s screen, along with a couple of other nice smaller great whites and some nice crow shark teeth. I had also planned on stopping at another stream in southern Pitt County, but half way the...
ACE Basin Blahs   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Another old post - I haven't been diving much this year, so I was really excited to have to opportunity to visit one of my favorite dive spots. Viso was great as I combed the bottom of the river. Two dives and 5 hours later I had a bunch of shark teeth, but nothing great. A bad day fossil hunting is better than any day at work. I was thankful for the chance to hunt....
Song of the Serrated Siren   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
There has been a recent onslaught of storms in the Lowcountry and the fossil bearing creeks beckoned me like the song of the serrated siren…..no carcharocles man can resist. I carried MiniFossZ and MicroFossz for some training as well. We were to meet up with DW and WeezLing after lunch so me and my group hit Orange creek and home creek first. I FossZ-sifted and bagged a decent angy, two horse teeth and some smaller teeth from these creeks. The yung-uns bagged a few teeth, then decided playing i...
Give me 30 more minutes...   Hertford County, North Carolina, USA
After being out of town for an extended period I had the itch to go fossil diving. Made the necessary last minute call to a "fossil friend" and off we went. Hit one spot for a half hour with no luck and decided to move down stream a little bit. Dived for an hour and had some decent luck, found mostly worn auriculatus teeth in a traditional Yorktown bed. At the end of the dive I started to find better pockets of bed so I eased to the side and told my buddy we needed to give it anoth...
The Weezling Scores Big!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This is another post from a while back - Tha weEzlinG and I went out to the pond again today. We missed a big rain the other day because I had to work, so today was an effort to pick up the scraps. We were armed with shovels because there was a small section of layer that we could dig. We walked around but there were footprints everywhere so we went over to the wall section to apply our spading technology. I went to work right away while my son decided to look around for a better spot. About 20 ...
A Weekend of OUCH!!   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Well, Paleoscan and I had this weekend on our calendars for months now - a fossil trip to the James River. With any luck we would visit numerous formation locality type sites and find some nice fossils. Friday started with a trip along the shores of the Potomac River in Westmoreland, VA. Paleoscan traveled in style with the Sqaulicorax while I had to huff it around the rock wrap shores to get to the promising fossil beaches. Paleoscan was a righteous host and rowed all of the way up to the...
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
When I got this puppy home, the first thing I did was measure it. I tracked sand and mud all over the house in my impatience. It turned out to be 2 7/8 inches! Almost!!! How could I be disappointed with this tooth, though? Its massive, its complete, its got great color. Most of the makos we find in Summerville had severe root rot or no root at all. This is a centerpiece of the Isurus hastalis collection!...
Fossil Giant White Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Great color on this mildly worn but complete angustidens tooth from Summerville....
The trophy unearthed   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Another post from a few months ago: The kids and I have been hunting this pond almost daily now. It is close to being done and we don’t want to miss out on anything. So many great shark teeth have been turning up for lots of people! Today when we arrived, we immediately realized that the digging had switched areas. Instead of the area with the black teeth, digging had continued in an area with red, orange, yellow, and white teeth. It wasn’t long until our shovels revealed their first fruits. We ...
Nolan's 1st GMR Trip   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
I took Friday off from work so I could drop my wife and daughter at the airport for a 6:30 AM flight to NJ and spend the rest of the day with my son. Nolan will be four in September and doesn’t really have the attention span for a prolonged fossil outing, so I figured we could spend an hour at Greensmill Run and use the rest of the day to do some reconnaissance around the eastern part of the state for future collecting trips. We arrived at GMR at 6:30 and upon climbing down into the stream were ...
Where are the whole megs???   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I went out to the pond before sun down to do some digging. Today, I was having no trouble finding teeth, but none of them were super heros.. just a bunch of shamers! I’m going out of town again for a few days. Hopefully, there will still be some areas left to dig because I noticed most of the diggable areas in the pond were quickly depleting. ...
Down the street for some teeth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It rained pretty hard yesterday for a few minutes so tha weEzlinG and I decided to take a few hours out of our busy schedules to walk down to the ditch near my house. Its a 10 minute walk for some great colored fossils. I had these ultrasonic mosquito repellant keychain things that we took with us to keep the bugs off of us. By the time we got to the ditch, we recognized that he had lost his somewhere in transit. We decided he should keep close, but we could still hunt. Someone had beaten us to ...
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This tooth looks like it came from the Cooper river, but its actually from a land site in Summerville. Not all sites produce the wild colors that Summerville is famous for....
First on a new spot in an old site   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The kids and I were the first to arrive at new digging on the pond tonite. Within 45 seconds of arrival, I found the big shamer 5 inch megalodon nearly completely exposed. The area was large, but we could tell by the rough angle of the edge that this was the end of the digging. Sad, but this hunt was to be in a really good spot. Heavy black lag suspended in white sand on top of a thin layer of deep green chandler bridge. So many bones! We only had 3 hours and I dug almost the entire time. Tha we...
A pile of mediocrity   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
We had some decent rainfall and the kids and I walked the piles that almost completely surround the ever-expanding Brandyne pond. Of course, we were like third in line so the big stuff was already gone. Such is life for those who don't eat, sleep, breathe, and live fossil hunting. I guess if I put it that way, we should have found more....
A Morning at GMR   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
Two weeks ago I was able to carve out enough time to make a morning fossil outing. I needed to be home by twelve for a family function in the afternoon, which would have been no problem back in NJ, but now that I’m a little further away from the collecting areas I needed to go somewhere I was somewhat familiar with. I arrived at GMR at 6:00AM and proceeded across the ballfield towards the stream. The first hour was very slow, picking up (and eventually throwing back) the usual belemnites but not...
Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This angy has it all. perfect root, perfect blade, perfect bourlette, and one of a kind, wicked color and great contrast....
Getting schooled by the kidz   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Today I decided to head out to the pond for a good dig. Some other guy was already there getting down and dirty digging with his boy. I start digging away and dig hard I did. Then DW and his boys arrive to hunt some teeth. I’m still not finding much and that little kid pulls out what looked to be a whole 4 inch plus meg, what luck. Then the weEzlinG pulls out a whole meg also. I’ll be back to try again. I really want to find a meg....
Fossil Hunting the Way I Like It   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I just had to put up a post with a nice tooth today. A tiny little development with two tiny little ponds went in about 4 miles from my house. There was hardly any hawthorne formation to speak of, but the Chandler Bridge was very nice. I got an angustidens with crazy good color, and it is an absolute gem. There were a whole bunch of nice little ones, and a retroflexus, but they never stood a chance. Today I brought home one for the top shelf....
In debt to (fossil) society   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I've been fossil hunting so much lately that I don't have time to post everything immediately like I used to. I've ALWAYS believed hunt shark teeth when conditions are ideal. I've been doing it! The Springfield Triumvirate of Ponds has been legendary recently. Lately, I only have time to wash everything, place it in its own pile in my fossil room, and then leave my little slice paradise and then work until 2 or 3 in the morning. Then I get up and go to work and try to fit it all in again the nex...
3 1/4" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
It's a little worn, but complete....
finally a whole meg over 3 inches   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is actually a trip from about a week ago. I decided to take my nephew out to hunt some teeth at the ditch down the street from where I live. This time I brought a shifter and I put a window screen on the bottom to catch the smaller stuff falling through the holes. I was hoping to find some small rare teeth today, but I ended up digging out a meg instead. I was pretty satisfied for the day because the last time I found a whole meg over 3 inches was about a 11 months ago. ...
There must be bad days to make the good days sweeter   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It was a tough day digging down through a foot and a half of overburden to reach the barely 1 inch thick layer at the bottom of the new pond. Seldom do I dig so hard for so little, but it is days like this that make me appreciate the days where I bring home a really nice tooth. On a related note, it was nice to see t$ found a megalodon finally. da f0ssZ and I were getting sick of bearing the onus of supplying this site with SC megalodons. t's luck is usually better when I deliver e-jabs at his d...
A day in the river beats... well, most anything!   Hertford County, North Carolina, USA
Went back to the river yesterday. After the huge volume of water dumped my mother nature recently I had high hopes. I could only dredge 1 "fossil friend" who was able to dive so we headed off first thing Sunday morning. After stopping for the ritualistic Bojangles breakfast we made our first dive just before 10:30am. We worked several spots with little luck even though more bed had been exposed. Our last spot was one that held HUGE potential (namely a 5" heart shaped intermed...
Edisto point   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
2-1/2" quartz point...
Edisto point   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
2-1/2" quartz point...
2 -1/2" pathological auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 -1/2" pathological auriculatus
Eocene Bramble Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Echinorhinus priscus

I found this tooth laying on top of the limestone. The Jedi Master idenitified this tooth as a bramble. This is the only one I've seen and found from the South Carolina area. I'm still unsure of the correct species name though.

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Eocene Cow Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Notorynchus kempii
This is the cow shark I talked about in the post that my little brother found. The blade on this thing is perfect. The only flaw I can find is a small peice of root is missing on one corner....
Pathologic Eocene Hammerhead Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Sphryna sp.
Has some slight pathology near the tip of the tooth....
1/2" Eocene Thresher   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Alopias hermani
A perfect eocene thresher from the green cap....
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
A nice complete mako. We don't find a bunch of these on land that are complete. For some reason, the roots are almost always destroyed much like with great whites. I liked the shape of this tooth....
A mighty artifact has been lost   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Remember last week when I said that I got the phone number of the guy who could get me permission to hunt out at the new place? Well I called him and he said it was all good for me to go. I met up with him at the pond at quitting time and he pointed out where they had dug that day. I offered a paleo-gratuity for his kindness (the teeth missing from the last big pond post where i found the nice grey-blue megalodon), and then the kids and I were on our way. It was another area laden with rocks and...
3/4 Inch Squalodon tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A nice light-colored squally tooth....
Fossil Croc tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Gavailosuchus carolinensis
3/4 Inch Fossil Croc tooth...
Pair of C.Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A nice posterior and juvenile....
2 Inch C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A lightly colored 2" Ric....
2-1/2 Inch C. Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A high-quality SC quarry Ric...
July 2006 Bay Trip   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
This was fossilguy and my annual post-education event weekend at the bay. We had visions of multi megalodons but ended up with none between the two of us. We searched over 20 miles of beach area over the 3 days covering 40+ million years of marine history. My finds of the trip were both firsts for me, a small nurse shark tooth and an intermediary tooth (minus the root) from the early Miocene (?). Not much in the way of large sized finds but we had a blast. The finds above the ruler are fr...
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
a really cool looking posterior tooth with enormous cusps....
Call Him Butter   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The day started off with car problems and my overdrive light kept coming on, but finally it went away and it was a smooth ride on to the quarry. I took my little brother with me and he tore it up. He likes to come and find the teeth, but doesn’t care about keeping them, so he doesn’t mind giving his nice finds to me. We were walking along one side with a bunch of green cap and he picks once at a pile and out comes an almost perfect cow shark tooth. The area hasn’t changed much since the last tim...
Call Him Butter   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It was time for my quarterly quarry trip to Lafarge. The coveted auriculatus has eluded me on my prior trips, but I knew it was a matter of time before one would cross my path. My son and I arrived on time for once and headed to some washouts at the bottom of the quarry. We hunted the area for a little while before heading up the quarry to some green cap. On our way up we ran into Da f0ssz,it seemed like every time I ran into DW or DF at Lafarge they would find something killer within minutes. T...
Call Him Butter   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Sweltering heat, no breeze, bugs….I’d say perfect weather to score some quarry fossils. The nice folks at LaFarge had a hunt today, and I met up with RivDigr to try our luck there. After searching some older spots, I met up with RD. If you recall some previous posts, this cat has brought me nothing but good luck. He hit pay-dirt first with his first whole ric. But Digr-luck was with me. About 5 minutes later I found a killer posterior and then an exposed ric. Digr took the snapshot (since as usu...
1 1/8 Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Juli's first ever Carcharocles tooth. This tooth came out of our first ever screen load of SC ditch gravel. Juli wasn't very impressed with it at first but we had a little talk - It's a killer!...
2-1/4"point   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
2-1/4"point
Davis vegetable painkiller   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
medicine bottle c.1880...
2-5/8" angustiden   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A near perfect angustiden from the river...
1-3/8 Inch Giant Thresher   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Alopias grandis
This beauty was lying on the bottom of the Cooper. I thought it was a small benedini....
4-1/2 Inch Megalodon   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A nice river tooth. Some feeding damage, but still a keeper.The broke tip was all I saw....
A BRF Kid's Day   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I caught wind that XiphoDan and his daughter where heading down to SC to celebrate the completion of the move. Evidently, after moving boxes X-Dan thought he would relax by performing backbreaking fossilin’. Sweeet. Well, I had promised the FossZ-Boyz a fossil hunting trip, so we packed up Saturday morning for the Lowcountry. DW and the WeeZeling were also there and the first unofficial BRFC kids day was on. We sifted some at an old ditch and dug some, with the best tooth being a nice rear from ...
m4's Inversand Trip   Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Well, after years of waiting for a trip to this spot, today was the day. I have heard about the Inversand Pit in Sewell, Gloucester County, New Jersey for years and have been looking forward to visiting this site. It has a reputation for Cretaceous Mosasaur and Crocodile remains, and often times the remains are associated. This spot also has a nice view of the KT boundary so a very cool spot to be at. I was hoping to find a Crocodile vertebra or two and maybe a few sharks teeth so with hopes...
A BRF Kid's Day   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The blur of the past 6 weeks, induced by picking up all my worldly possessions and moving them 500 miles, finally cleared enough for me to start thinking about fossiling again. Moving is such an all engrossing, stressful event that there’s little time to even think about collecting never mind actually getting out and doing it. I wanted to take Juli out with me on the first trip but I wanted to be sure she’d find teeth. I had joked with TM before coming down to NC that my kids wouldn’t have to og...
A BRF Kid's Day   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Xiphodan, having just moved into the regional neighborhood, felt as though he needed to do some hunting. We met up at my house, and after showing him and his daughter what we were looking for, we set out to a couple local ditches. First we went to the big ditch. Its a good spot, but it really needs to pour down rain for it to produce and with the level of scum in the ditch, it was quickly evident that there had not been any rain there in a while. We still managed a few teeth, including my best o...
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
When I first found this, I was impressed that it was large and complete, but it wasn't until it dried that I began to notice how cool it really looked. The jet black root has some nice marbling right on the front, and the enamel has light marbling running through both sides. Plus the bourlette is completely intact. A really nice megalodon tooth!...
Skull Report   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
After years of finding cool stuff along the cliffs and calling local museums to quarry skulls that I had spotted, it finally happened - I spotted a skull that was fair game for myself!! Only the very tip of the snout was sticking out of a huge block of zone 11 in the wash zone on the beach my friend calls “the batan death march”. With no plaster with me, I decided to just remove it in a block. Easier said then done… As with most skulls along the cliffs that are found in deep water environm...
Busted... Almost!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This is another post that happened a while ago, but it was an awesome day that I won't forget. We arrived at the pond (RIP) to see a huge area of new excavation. Even better, the heavy machinery had left the bulk of the layer in place while removing all the overburden. Literally, all we had to do was poke a screwdriver in to flip out the rocks and separate them from the soft white sand. But of course, we were armed with shovels. And the best part was we were in the middle of the pond! We could d...
Cleaning up the Fossil Table   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Aren't holidays great? I get time to collect when collecting is good, and in cases like today, I get to clean teeth that have been piling up for a while waiting for my digital photo attention. This was not an exceptionally productive day out at the pond, though the big chunk of megalodon did raise the excitement of everyone out hunting that day....
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Not a killer, but decent color on this little complete but worn Summerville megalodon....
RIP Old New Pond   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well, the pond I've been scoring so hard at lately is finished. Luckily I hunted it almost every day it was huntable so I have a whole bunch of pictures to put up. I'm going to try to get them all up over the next couple of weeks so be prepared for a blur of fossil madness! This was a post from months ago - one Saturday afternoon, da f0ssZ and mini f0ssZ came down to hunt with tha weEzlinG and myself. It was a dry, hot afternoon and we were basically hunting a vertical wall that had just been du...
BRFC Day at the Cooper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
A great opportunity arose this fossilin’ trip. Rivdigr called me and the great serrated Weezil up for a diving trip. The Digr was up in SC on vacation, and like all BRFC gents, took time to help remove fossils from their earthy domiciles. We met up at the boat ramp about 9AM, loaded up and took a nice boat ride in the Cooper. After gearing up, I flipped into the river and swam to the bottom. The first dive was, well, like my first time ever diving. My headlight kept coming loose from my head, an...
BRFC Day at the Cooper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
RivrDigr came up from Florida on his family vacation and me and da f0ssZ joined him for a day diving the cooper. It was a pretty nice day to dive, but the current was about slack for the whole time we dove. We all had two tanks under and we dove at the same time, so we ran into each other underwater a few times. It was a pretty uneventful dive except for da f0ssZ almost having to ditch some equipment. He had a gear malfunction and we had to go pick him up. We took every opportunity to tease him ...
BRFC Day at the Cooper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
It was time to plan a family vacation, I convinced my wife that S.C. would be a perfect place to go. After all, there was warm weather, sandy beaches and better yet--fossils! You can't have a family vacation without fossils. I gave D.W. & Da f0ssZ a call to see if they could break free to do some diving in the Cooper. They were able to get a day off during the week which was perfect because the weekends get pretty crowded on the river, especially a holiday weekend. We met up with dw and df t...
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus desori
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth
6/24/2006 Fossil Hunting trip to Dorchester County, SC   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This is another old post, but I found a pretty nice mako. Anytime I find a nice one to go into the collection, I count the day as a success....
I could have had a V8   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Not much to report today. The digging was ok, but my boys and I just ran out of light before we ran out of layer. Too bad all the teeth were broken. The big megalodon was a shame. I dug it out carefully only to find it broken. Its all part of the game....
Fossil Hemipristis Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
Not as big as the other hemi from today's trip, but its really pretty. Its red with a bright white stripe. Very nice!...
Fossil Hemipristis Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
This is a perfect monster of a hemi. It matches the previous record holder in my collection for size. da f0ssZ was making fun of my hemi collection the last time he was down. Maybe this one will earn me some respect....
A walk through the neighborhood   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Not far from my house, about a 10 minute walk, is a decent little ditch. Sometimes after a rain, I go there when I just want some exercise or some teeth. It rained a lot, so I walked and I scored. Not a huge quantity of teeth by any means, but you can't beat the quality....
Beekleman's first BRFC post   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Here are several photos of my findings from a location in Summerville. Every bucket of gravel contained at least one Angustidens tooth. Man are they a common site in Summerville. You can see the largest of Snaggletooth sharks tooth was .75". Found many Mako teeth too. The Isurus Desori (Mako) in the close up shot has great colors, it is my favorite but the Angustidens tooth next to the quarter was the best tooth, only one serration missing but otherwise perfect. Also found man...
Pathologic Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I really love pathologic teeth, but I find so few of them that its a real treat when I bring one home. Especially a big one like this....
Rain... Fossil Hunting... You know the drill   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Here's another old post. I'm like 3 rains behind now. So much good fossil hunting, so little time to write about fossil hunting. Given the option, I'm sure everyone as die hard as myself would make the same decision. Anyway, sometime in April, a good rain out at the pond washed out quite a few teeth on the fields of flattened layer. I was the first to hit it so I pulled out a bunch of teeth. By far the coolest fossil was the pathologic angustidens tooth. Man, its killer. Twisted, mangled, deform...
North Carolina River Diving   Hertford County, North Carolina, USA
A good friend of mine from the beach wanted to take a customer of hers fossil diving to return a favor. They drove up from Beaufort and we hit the river. The first spot didn't pan out as no fossil bed was exposed. The second spot was much better. Dive 1 produced a 6" tooth (a little enamel peel on the lingual side) and a few smaller teeth. Unfortunately it was all beginners luck as I only found a whale tooth. Dive 2 was more successful for me (I wanted the other two to follow the foss...
Died Blonde   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Badly bleached and worn meg...
Split Tip dusky   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharhinus obscurus
This beauty was just waiting for me - big fan of the patho's that i am....
2-3/4" Angustidens   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice copper river tooth....
Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
A nice large mako. The only major flaws is a little root erosion....
My little brother finds a meg...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
These two trips are actually from a few weeks ago. I go out to the newly dug trenches DW had told me about. I get down and start digging, but that nasty muck made it no fun digging for teeth, so I spent the rest of the day digging in the piles. I took my little brother with me and he found a nice 4+inch meg. I was almost sure I was going to get one too with all the meg fragments I was finding, but none turned up. When we were leaving a t-storm was starting to cover the area and I ended up d...
The fish are biting in the Edisto   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Our recent dry spell in South Carolina has dropped the river levels to a good diving depth. I called up DW wand we agreed it was our civic duty to show the world the fossil goodies lying on the river bed. We arrived at Edisto to find it shallow enough for a safe dive, but at the same time the current was unusually strong. DW took the deep bend, and I took the shallower sections downriver. I did not bring my mega-super dive light, and I am glad I stuck in the shallower portions as the day turned ...
2-3/18 chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
This was the first tooth of the day...
Squalodon tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Squalodon tooth
Seal canine 1-7/18"   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Seal
Seal canine 1-7/18"
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is a beast of a tooth! Its over 1 1/4 inches thick and has a wicked curve to it. There are these wrinkles on the back of the tooth because the shark's mouth was so crowded with teeth that this one didn't have time to grow. The root has this cool blue line across it, and the serrations are even mostly intact. If the stupid machine hadn't nicked it on the front of the root, it would be perfect. Still an awesome tooth....
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Here's a little gem posterior with awesome color....
My Pre-Florida fossil hunting bounty   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Remember a few weeks ago when I went to Florida? Well, just before I left, hunting was incredible here. At the pond where I've been killing lately, the layer has been spread into fields. We had an incredible thunderstorm that dumped inches of rain in less than an hour, so of course I was on the pond with tha boy asap. t$ was also on the prowl, but he tired of picking up teeth long before we even got there. Since he already made his post, I know what he scored now so I feel even luckier that his ...
Aurora Fossil Festival   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
This was my first trip to the Fossil Fesival in Aurora. I was impressed with the turnout for the festival considering that Aurora is such a small town. I was also impressed by the turnout for the volunteer trip into the mine on Sunday. I didn't remember seeing that many volunteers on Saturday. The trip to the mine on Sunday was exceptional. We were in a new area very close the where they are mining. I can see why they don't alllow hunting in the summer, it was pretty hot in there. I'm somewhat ...
Aurora Fossil Festival   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Unfortunately I did not get a chance to meet any other BRF'ers (except ScubaPaul, whom I already know) at the festival. If you were at the auction I was one of the helpers for the marathon-long auction. Sunday's trip to the mine proved to be very exciting. A "new" area had been opened a few weeks earlier and we would be between the reclaimation and the drag lines. The morning started off nicely with a 4" meg (beaten up a little, but still a 4" tooth) and my better half finding a 3" (majo...
Aurora Fossil Festival   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Aurora fossil festival 2006. It was great to see many friends again, and really nice to meet many new people as well. Among the fellow BRF members, I got to chat with blackwaterdiver and meet his ‘babe-age’, talk with M4, and got to hunt GMR and work with rivrdigr this weekend as well. Anyway, the festival went well and there were a bunch of volunteers. PCS was very good to us once again and allowed those that gave time to help with the festival access to hunt. With the rain that has come...
Posting an old trip - to test the new server   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well, the site is up on the new server and things seem to be running pretty normally. This is the first post I tried to make since the switch - its a test run, really. If it doesn't work out, no harm done. If it does, I'll make a post with some GOOD stuff. These teeth were from a day out at the new pond when I arrived to some fresh digging. Not much good layer was exposed but I made the best of it. The most interesting find was the big megalodon - twice! I found the big, darker chunk first. Then...
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A really nice little megalodon tooth....
Another makeup post - from a good day at the pond   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I rolled on the new pond after a day of very active digging. The heavy equipment just scratched the surface of the layer in a very large area. Far to much for me to dig in a measly two hours. So I went into earth moving mode and started peeling back the layer. 45 minutes and only a few broken teeth later, I stood up to take a breather. I couldn't believe that I hadn't found anything good in an area as big as I had already dug. I walked about 5 feet from where I was so I could scope the layer the...
Website inspiration   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I went out 2th hunting today with my boys to the new pond. We arrived to find new digging and two people already digging on it. I knew who they were, and I figured they would be there, being dedicated hunters like myself. There was decent layer everywhere, but it was bereft of layer. Except in one place. Lets just say its one of the best teeth I've ever seen someone find. Hopefully, they'll send me a picture so I can share it with the community. Anyway, it inspired me to make a post. This one is...
Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
fantastic colors and needle point tip...
I’m a digging maniac..   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
For the past week I’ve been digging at the pond just about everyday for a few hours at a time. I still haven’t found a whole large complete meg from the pond and I’m hoping to get at least one before the pond is finished. I did dig out one nice angy I considered collection worthy that is posted below. I’ll be back soon to pillage the walls of the pond for that nice big meg. ...
Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Angustidens Shark Tooth
Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
The most complete megalodon tooth I found at the new Brandyne pond....
The Angustidens Hole   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
About 6 weeks ago, My kids and I went out to the new pond after I got home from work. Da f0ssZ and I had just hunted the whole weekend without finding any superheroes. But still, tha boy and i went out to try our hand. First order of business, devastate the 8 foot vertical wall above where DF extracted the shamer megalodons during our weekend hunt. I started it out, but unexpectedly, he took the mighty tool and started wailing when my strength started to wane. I had a proud moment as he brought ...
Partial Rhino Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Diceratherium matutinus
Surly one of the rarest fossils I will ever find. This fragment of a tooth was identified as Rhino by a Paleontologist with the State Museum who also indicated it was from a lower tooth....
7/8" Mako Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus desori
A nice little tooth with great color....
The Omega-Rack   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I went out to the new pond expecting little. t$ told me that digging would resume Friday, but that he was going that evening and would be sure to excavate everything. So I didn't think anything would be left for me to find, at least easily. I looked down into the Cletus pond and saw nothing that looked new. My information was faulty! No new digging. So I walked across the field on the off chance that digging had occured there. To my glee, I ran into a trench that had been dug around the entire c...
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