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Long Time, No Dig   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
After yesterday's dive, I knew today would be a digging day. I don't know any new spots to dig, so I hit about the only spot I could think of to find a megalodon tooth. My heart wasn't in it until about an hour in when I finally started finding teeth. I was giddy with fossil glee when I unearthed a half a megalodon tooth. The best find of the day was a pretty Isurus desori. I'm always happy with the hunt when I have at least one nice one to take home....
The Last Frigid Dive of the Year   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I went on a business trip last week, and because I came home on the weekend, I got to take Thursday and Friday off. I've had to be an adult lately and work instead of hunt, so these days off were going to be spent at least in part in the pursuit of fossils! I hit the river today, and even though visibility was awesome, I was only in an hour before I called it quits. It was a chilly 63 degrees, and since I only brought a wetsuit, I was frigid cold. Imagine getting into the water, being all warm, ...
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth
Long Time, No Bay   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Well, it had been months since my last visit to the Miocene beaches of Calvert County. In fact, it was all the back in July with Fossilguy and Paleoscan that I was last able to sample some of the fossil treasures of my favorite beach. I visited my favorite site at first light and again at the end of the day but not much to speak of. I did find my nicest crocodile tooth from that particular site today. I only have three complete ones from that beach. Seems that the closer you get to the youn...
Eocene Hemipristis tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis curvatus
A beautiful, flawless, extremely sharp hemipristis tooth from the santee limestone. I found this in a little chunk of limestone and the preservation is awesome!...
Matrix Pieces   Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California, USA - Isurus planus
Some of the matrx pieces that I found over the weekend. The one has 2 teeth back to back. When I found that one, i only saw the tip of the one tooth, but as I worked it out to make it more displayable, the other tooth appeared....
Desmostylus tooth   Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California, USA - Desmostylus
Partial Desmostylus tooth. When they in good shape, it looks like a 6-pack to me from the side or top. Not a big example of the tooth, but the only 1 I saw over the weekend come out. ...
1 1/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus praecursor
This was the heartbreaker of the day. It looked perfect from the labial side but my heart sank when I flipped it over. The gloomy feeling didn't last long as I realized that it was still an awesome tooth - cool cusps!...
1 1/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus praecursor
This was the heartbreaker of the day. It looked perfect from the lingual side but my heart sank when I flipped it over. The gloomy feeling didn't last long as I realized that it was still an awesome tooth - cool cusps!...
1 1/8" Striatolamia Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Striatolamia macrota
1 1/8" Striatolamia Shark Tooth
3/4" Eocene Sand Tiger Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Carcharias hopei
A nice Eocene sand tiger tooth....
After The Flood   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
The deluge we’ve been receiving for the past couple of weeks finally let up enough to make a trip without worrying about where the nearest fast water rescue team was stationed. The water was probably 12 inches high, but based on all the debris laden underbrush, it was obvious that the water had been 5 to 6 ft higher than normal before receding. While I wasn’t able to scan any gravel bars, the area I had been working during the past few trips had some new life due to the sand being washed out, e...
If fossilzation once is rare, this tooth is the lo   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
If fossilzation once is rare, this tooth is the lo
Excellent!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
Excellent!
Pair of Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Feeding damage prominent on these SC rics...
1-1/2 inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Smaller, but nice SC land ric...
PB   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
PB
1-1/2 inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Smaller, but still a nice find....
1-1/2 inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A smaller tooth, great preservation...
1-1/2 inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A smaller, but great preserved tooth....
2-3/4 Inch Auriculatus   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A fine example of an SC land auriculatus...
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Another killer dark tooth from the ditch. This spot is a prolific producer!...
3 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A killer big angustidens that the weEzling is still thrilled about finding!...
6 5/16" Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is hands-down the biggest megalodon that tha boY ever found. He was absolutely thrilled! I can just about guarantee that no one else has found a tooth this big in this spot in 5 years or more....
Ditched   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
With all the rain we had the last few weeks, I knew that there was a chance for something at Lafarge. We hunted on the old, overgrown hills, but the rainfall from the tropical storm was easily enough to uproot some weeds and cause some nice erosion. It was nice to finally meet rivrdigr, who had great timing on this trip. da f0ssZ also came down, and as normal, easily outracked me. Its all good - I've resigned myself to taking a backseat to the quarry king. He scored a superhero, and I was lucky ...
Ditched   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
With winter soon approaching I decided to make a weekend dive trip to SC. The plan was to dive the Cooper & Edisto. But with all the rain the week before the plan changed. DW informed me about a chance to hunt some eocene fossils at Lafarge with him and da fOssZ, how could I pass that up. So I met up with da fOssZ Saturday morning at Lafarge. With this being my first time at Lafarge, da fOssZ gave me a quick run down of the layout and formations to look for. I was hoping for some beginners luck ...
Ditched   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This morning’s LaFarge hunt began at sunrise, and pleasant fall weather was the order of the day. I met up with Rivrdigr in the pit at about 7:30AM. This was his first trip to LaFarge, so I thought I would show him some fosspitality. We quickly gathered our backpacks and shovels and headed back into the mine. There was limited collecting on the older overburden spoils, but with recent rains I thought there may be some rics rinsed out. We both hunted between the tall grasses and spoil flats, but ...
Another MEGA day at the Ditch   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
We've had another rainy week, and the ditch never really got low after last week's deluge. My kids have been seeing the killers I've been scoring there lately, and they both wanted to go. We started up the small creek next to where I park, but we quickly muddied up the water and found it impossible to see the bottom. We exited the ditch and then went in at another point right next to the Chandler Bridge wonderland where my killers have been coming from. To avoid messing anything up, we splashed ...
Not the Haul I Expected   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I had 45 minutes this evening to kill so I found a ditch. I went to the spot where tha duDe scored a spear a few months ago. The later at this place is just tumbling into the ditch as it erodes, but the dry spell we had allowed weeds to spring up in the bottom of the ditch all over the place, killing the erosion. I found a few teeth, definitely not bad for 45 minutes, but visions of megalodons danced in my head. I should have relied upon my weezil sense and went with more realistic expectations....
Fossil Great White Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
Fossil Great White Shark Tooth
Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is the second killer angy I found today. This one was underwater, though, so I couldn't take a ground photo. It obviously came from the same spot as the first, though. The color is nearly identical....
Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A killer black tooth. I can't find a flaw! This is the first screamer of the day that I found lying on the edge of the water....
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus retroflexus
An absolutely killer retroflexus!...
Fossil Whale Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Fossil Whale Tooth
Fossil Thresher Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Alopias latidens
A nice little thresher shark tooth....
The Dynamic Duo   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The rain has all but stopped now, so its time to hunt the big ditch. Of all the ditches I know, this one is the best with a big rain. The soft chandler bridge is high up on the banks, but when the water gets deep, it easily erodes and the teeth come out to play. I was very excited to come to this spot when I arrived to find no footprints. Today is going to be a jackpot! Almost half of the stream was too deep for me to look in, so I concentrated on the shallow areas, and on the walls. I hit best ...
A Fossil Hunt 10 Years in the Making   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The rainy onslaught against South Carolina has continued. Today, my hunt was to a spot I have been fantasizing about for at least 10 years, probably longer. I noticed these big piles next to a ditch years ago, and I often wished that I had been more into collecting fossils and less into chicks when I was younger so I could have collected the ditch when they dug it. Oh well. Those piles contained remnants of glories past, and I wanted a shot. Well, they finally dozed the piles, and I was on them ...
March of the Punies   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Tropical Storm Tammy paid South Carolina a visit this week, and we got more rain that at any time in the past two months at least. I hadn't taken tha weEzlinG out tooth hunting for a while, so we went after I picked him up from school. Indiana told me about a new spot a few days ago, and I wanted to check it out, especially after a good rain. We drove right up to the spot and we found puny little teeth as soon as we opened up the door. The hunt continued for about 2 hours, and we picked up a ton...
3/8" Abdounia beaugei Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Abdounia beaugei
These are neat little teeth. They're easy to miss because of there generally small size but this one is on the larger side of the scale....
Cold Feet   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
It’s been almost a month since the last productive trip to my favorite Eocene/Miocene site and expectations were high for today’s return visit. The temperature was 42 deg F on the car themometer as I pulled in to park at 7:00 AM and being that I had left my waders at home, I was hoping the water would be a little warmer - it wasn't. I spent the first hour working to pry my shovel between the large chunks of impression filled rock that mark the fossil rich reworked layer, scoring a nice anterior ...
Squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
The second of the two nice whale teeth I found today while fossil diving....
Squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A really nice single rooted oligocene whale tooth....
Parotodus benedeni shark tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
My second oligocene bedeneni in 2 weeks. What luck! Nice cusps on this one, too....
Retroflexus Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus retroflexus
A nicely colored retroflexus from the Edisto river. I don't find many of these....
Shark Tooth Hill Fossil Shark Tooth Dig : October 1, 2005   Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California, USA
Just got back from STH with Scubapaul and of course it was awesome. The first day I was digging completely by myself in one of Diggerdaddy's quarries and I was in fossil heaven. This is were good little diggers go when they die! My best find was a 2 1/2 upper Hastalis side by side in matrix with a seal tooth canine. The perfect predator and prey combo. Matrix pieces are easily my most favorite. The next two days Scubapaul and I dug in another one of Diggerdaddy's quarries with a group of a...
Last Edisto Fossil Dive of the Year?   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Another week went by with no real rain, and my favorite dive spot beckoned me to sample its goods. I scoured the bottom up river from our normal haunts. The oligocene Chandler Bridge formation was just under the sand in this spot, so I fanned all day in hopes of finding a killer lurking just out of sight. In some spots, I could fill a sifter and bring it up to tha weEzlinG so he, too, could partake in the glory of the hunt. There was even one area so perfect that he could ride on my back while I...
The Lee Creek Shuffle   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
After reading the reports from the previous weeks finds at PCS I couldn't wait for my turn. It seemed to take forever for the week to pass. The daily ritual of checking the weather channel and hoping for torrential rains during the week before my trip never came about. The morning of the trip I ended running late. Luckily there wasn't a trooper in sight. I made it just in time for the reading of rules,and on the bus we went. The collecting area was alot larger than last seasons, but with no rain...
Shark Tooth Hill Fossil Shark Tooth Dig : October 1, 2005   Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California, USA
Caldigger clued me in on this trip. I quickly donned the tooth hunting gear and headed out to my private jet (which i keep at northwest airlines and let them use it, with their name on it too). I was soon out in lovely LA fighting the 2:30pm traffic jam. Just a four short hours later I had completed my 1.5 hour drive. No matter, the promise of virgin fossil bed awated me bright and early in the morning. I got up with my fossil bud Ira and we met caldigger at his place to carpool. Caldigger...
1.5 Inch Scraper   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
A high quality Edgefield scraper. From comparing to other specimens, this scraper appears to have been made by a lefty....
Partial Mastodon Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Mammuthus columbi
This is the first Mastodon tooth I have found....
1.75 Inch Megalodon   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Are relatively rare Meg tooth from this part of the Edisto....
Ray Crusher Plate   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Myliobatis sp.
This is a huge ray plate from the Ashley formation. ...
2.25 Inch Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Only the tip of this nice river tooth was protruding from the sand. Check out the tip; it is stained much more than the rest of the tooth....
1 1/4 inch benedeni shark tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
My first complete parotodus from the Edisto. Its a really nice one with cusps. The pictures don't really do it justice - its a dark gray with an orange bourlette. I don't see a bourlette much....
1.75 Inch Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice copper colored angy stained from the tannic water....
2 1/16 inch angustidens shark tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
a complete angustidens from the Edisto. not huge, but sharp....
4 for m4!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
The opening of the Aurora Fall season - it's like the start of football season, the only reasons to look forward to the fall when you live in Michigan. You get to see the usual gang again, everyone eager with anticipation for the hunt. Before we start you have to quickly scan the intended area and choose your spot. I picked out my hill, looked to be entirely yorktown and was two hills over with water in the way. I said 'hey' to M4 as i zipped out into the mine when the starting gun sounded. ...
4 for m4!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Well, the long wait for a trip into Lee Creek was worth the wait for M4. Although no 4"+ megs made their way into my goodie bag, the pungo crawl that I implemented yielded the bounty I desired - Squalodon teeth – and nice ones!!! I’m confident that at least one of the incisors is in fact a "tusk" tooth – the very last tooth that sticks straight out of their jaw. The molar is missing both of its roots but the crown is complete and in great shape. The crawl also yielded my best pungo mako ever....
Get it while you can!   Hardee County, Florida, USA
It's does seem like it's getting harder to get some free time to go out and get some hunting in. Trying to schedule between work and some of the stuff mother nature has been throwing at us hasn't been easy. Today was the first time in months my son and I have been able to get out to the river. I decided to do a little more exploring in some new areas instead of going to the same old spots. We did manage to score a few megs and some other goodies. Nothing to noteworthy but we did have a great tim...
Racking up at the River   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
After the disgrace of having to forego our Aurora slots because of work obligations, da f0ssZ and I made alternate plans to salvage a part of a day in the name of fossils. The river was beautiful and I was glad to sink beneath her murky depths to find my little prehistoric de-stressers. As we approached our parking spot, I realized that I forgot to include diving booties in my fossilin' instruments. I brainstormed and mangled two inflatable cushions for inner tubes to cover my feet. df's socks s...
Words of Wisdom   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
This weekend was supposed to be the bi-annual pilgrimage to Aurora NC to collect at the PCS mine. As it turned out, both myself and DW were pinched for time and a weekend trip was not on the slate. We both had part of Saturday to hunt, so we decided to hit the Edisto. I met up early at DWs house around 9AM and we decided to give my new truck its first fossilin' trip. After we loaded up and got 31/32 of the way to the dive spot, DW began to mutter unpleasantries about his knack for forgetting som...
Taking a breather whether I deserve it or not!   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I'm getting pinched by the man in the worst way. 70 hours a week doesn't leave time to do much, so my fossil hunting has been put on ice lately. Last night at 2 in the morning, my eyes glazed over and I decided I had spent too much time in front of a computer. It was time to go diving. I hit the river and didn't look back. I didn't rack like I dreamed, but I picked up enough to make it really fun. I only have a couple more weeks of drudgery left before my deadlines are all met and I can hunt lik...
Pair of Edisto Angys   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Two quality river angustidens....
California Shark Tooth Hill Fossil Hunting   Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California, USA
Sept. 10 & 11th The day had finally arrived. I was actually going to dig on very primo and very private land adjacent to the famous Shark Tooth Hill. I have dug the "public" area a couple of years ago but that had been dug out for over 30 years so the work was massive and the reward quite limited. This was a diggers dream trip!! The land owner has been carefully developing numerous quarries over the past 20 years. We'll call him Digger Daddy because he enjoys his privacy. Digger Daddy is...
3/8" Mosasaur tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Mosasaurus conodon
This turned out to be the find of the day. Small teeth like this can be hard to positively ID when they're really stream worn. Fortunately there's enough enamel remaining to show the striations typical to mosasaur teeth....
Another Day Out With The Kids   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Today was another opportunity to be out with my kids while my better half was at work - fossiling in the morning and Sesame Place in the afternoon! We went to our familiar spot at Ramanessin and while we didn’t come up with any real killer shark teeth, we did manage a tiny, somewhat dinged, but complete mosasaur tooth and a good variety of Enchodus (fish) material. Upon arrival back at the car, I noticed some trace evidence of a visit by the famed Gerry Case. Two fliers on the car, one for his “...
Edisto Odie - BRFC Bench Player   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Last weekend was FossZette’s and my anniversary day. We like to exchange thoughtful presents to each other; I gave her a nice spa treatment and she gave me a fossil pass good for one full day of collecting. I decided to give the Edisto a try since the rains have let up some over the past week or so. I called up DW, and he informed that he had been placed on the BRFC injured list from a non-paleo related eye ailment. I asked my work buddy Odie to join me and the river rat that he is obliged. We m...
Makos, Makos, Makos   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Signs of the impending Fall season were evident today, as I was greeted by a couple of Great Horned owls exchanging calls as I arrived at the stream parking lot at 6:00 AM - it was still dark. The temperature was a cool 63 deg F and as I waited for ToothMonkey to arrive, I decided to shovel a few screens in the stream right adjacent to the parking lot. Sporting my headlamp, I sifted about 5 screens and after picking up a decent Hemi, TM arrived and we headed out to where he scored the nice Ric t...
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice little yellow angustidens from a ditch just down the street from my house....
If you play with snakes...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
After two weeks solid of working 10 hours minumum a day and I was ready for a few hours to myself without so much as a thought of work. I drove up the road to one of the ditches close to my house. da f0ssZ and I went there a couple months ago and I found a nice angustidens and a deer tooth. I hoped for a repeat performance today. With shovel, sifter, and The Haunted screaming in my mp3 player, I attacked the layer laden ditch. It was nearly dry, so I could dig in the very bottom in a few areas, ...
9/16" Goblin Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
I hadn't really looked at this tooth closely when I found it, but it didn't take much of a look at home for me to realize how awesome it was! This tooth has both triple cusplets intact, awesome root, awesome blade and enamel that looks like its been in a polisher for the last 70 million years. Size doesn't always matter!...
9/16" Goblin Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
I hadn't really looked at this tooth closely when I found it, but it didn't take much of a look at home for me to realize how awesome it was! This tooth has both triple cusplets intact, awesome root, awesome blade and enamel that looks like its been in a polisher for the last 70 milloin years. Size doesn't always matter!...
1 1/16" Goblin Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
This upper lateral tooth is barely over an inch, but having the triple cusplets intact on both sides makes it a killer!...
13/16" Cretolamna Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Cretolamna appendiculata
13/16" Cretolamna Shark Tooth
1 3/8" Goblin Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
A nice tan colored Goblin anterior....
A Nice Day of Fossil Hunting and Sandal Cleaning   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
My wife ended up working today, so being that I took my kids to Sesame Place the last time she worked, I decided today was going to be a fossiling day!! My daughter really enjoys being on the stream but my son, who’s almost 3, can be a little particular in his needs. It took us many screaming episodes to get him to wear sandals this past spring and now he won’t wear anything but. At the same time if he gets so much as a grain of sand in them, he screams like a banshee. Put all that together whi...
1/2" Crow Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Squalicorax kaupi
Squalicorax Kaupi teeth are abundant at Ramanessin and each trip usually yields 1 or 2 pristine teeth. The color on this tooth sets it apart from the others....
1/2" Crow Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Squalicorax kaupi
Squalicorax Kaupi teeth are abundant at Ramanessin and each trip usually yields 1 or 2 pristine teeth. This color on this tooth sets it apart from the others....
Ray Plate   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Myliobatis sp.
Nice ray plate specimen...
1-3/8 inch Angustiden   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A case-worthy Angustiden. ...
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A worn, but nicely colored land megalodon tooth....
A Day Out With Friends   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
NJ Hunt - 8/20/2005 After weeks of planning, a number of like-minded fossil enthusiasts meet in Monmouth County, NJ to look for some of our favorite shark teeth. Paleoscan and his wife, Xiphodan, Wrong way Rob and another fellow descended into the NJ muck. The tooth du jour today was suppose to be squalicorax - crow sharks - the favorite and name sake tooth of paleoscan’s sweet boat. We spent several hours at different spots along the creek but as fate sometimes has it, he struck out wi...
A Day Out With Friends   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Fossiling can sometimes be a very solitary hobby but it is definitely at its best when shared with others. Exchanging stories and experiences, along with being able to see finds other than your own can really turn an “OK” day into an unforgettable one. M4 and myself had planned on meeting up today for the past two months. He and Mr. and Mrs. Paleoscan were going to meet at Ramanessin at 12:00. I was going to meet them there along with “KL” and Rob from Times Scientific after a brief Eocene/Mioce...
A Day Out With Friends   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Mrs Paleoscan reporting. Given the glowing description of my finds (yes, when hunting as a couple, all of the finds are mine), I decided I had to upload a couple of pics of the gorgeous goblins. Unbeknownst to our hunting buddies, when we returned to the Ramanessin on Sunday the 21st, we added a Mososaur tooth to our bounty (it too is pictured). We were also blessed with three small worn squalicorax that had eluded us the day before. It seemed poetic justice after the boys cruelly shot...
The Sweet Tintinabulation of the Victory Bell   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The fossil hunting plans for today were set for two weeks, though we didn't know if we were diving or digging. I got ahold of tha duDe and he was in for some time away from work, too. The river was undivable, but we had a land spot to hunt so teeth would be found. It was so hot and humid out that none of us thought we would would last longer than 3 or 4 hours. We hit the first ditch and mere moments after we arrived, I spied a complete megalodon tooth lying on the bottom of the ditch in full vie...
The Sweet Tintinabulation of the Victory Bell   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The Sweet Tintinabulation of the Victory Bell
The Sweet Tintinabulation of the Victory Bell   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
With the summer waning, I got to thinking last week that I should plan a dive trip. I called up DW for a trip and he gladly obliged. More rains hit around my house and a few miles away in the Low Country, so we decided another land hunt was in order. DW knew that an old hunting ditch had been cleaned out. With recent rains, this spot had potential. I arrived at DW’s house around 9AM and saw a newer improved weez truck. However, the profile in the driver’s seat was less portly than the DWs. It lo...
4 inch Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Tip has a little feeding damage and serrations are worn, but the colors are nice....
Big Red - The angustidens that was almost a shamer   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
When I found this tooth, I noticed a leaf or something on the back. I didn't look closely underwater, but once I examined it on the boat, I could see that the enamel was separating from the back of the tooth. The separation was caused by a small chip of feeding damage next to the tip. Over the years that this tooth was exposed to the river, water and sand seeped into the little nick, finally resulting in the enamel separation. Then, I came along. I carefully cleaned all the dirt from under the e...
Diving, Scuba, and more Diving   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

Last weekend, da f0ssZ came down and we tried to go diving in the new POS in the Edisto. It was not a good maiden voyage, and I know why. We did not christen it properly as we did with the progenitor of the POS series of boats. We got to the dive spot fine, but the current was so bad that we decided it would be a bad idea to dive. Better to live to dive another day. On the way back to the landing, the boat sputtered and died. Luckily, we were down river of the landing and we just had the humb...

Squalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A complete double root tooth...
1 3/4" Goblin Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
My daughter and I found this at the Times Scientific Kids Dig - what a brute of a Goblin tooth!...
1 3/16" Eocene Mako Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus praecursor
This tooth came out of one of the few places where the raw Eocene formation is exposed in this stream. I had to shovel in the equivalent of three or four screen fulls of black sand to get the screen bottom covered with gravel. I usually find beat up Striatolamia teeth and even a Ric blade or two, but this was the last thing I was expecting. The tooth was in absolutely pristine condition when I found it, though after a fall on my kitchen floor (Ahhhhh!), one of the root lobes chipped. It now live...
1 13/16" Striatolamia macrota Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Striatolamia macrota
This is by far the nicest Striatolamia tooth I’ve found to date. The Eocene formation it was sitting in consists mostly of black sand, so only by sifting through a large quantity of material can teeth like this be found....
3/8" Hammerhead Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Sphryna laevissima
My daughter Juli found this tooth on our father/daughter fossiling day. I’ve found only one other hammerhead tooth in NJ, and this one is in far better condition. ...
1 3/16" Eocene Mako Tooth   Manatee County, Florida, USA - Isurus praecursor
This tooth came out of one of the few places where the raw Eocene formation is exposed in this stream. I had to shovel in the equivalent of three or four screen fulls of black sand to get the screen bottom covered with gravel. I usually find beat up Striatolamna teeth and even a Ric blade or two, but this was the last thing I was expecting to pop up. The tooth was in absolutely pristine condition when I found it, though after a fall on my kitchen floor (Ahhhhh!), one of the root lobes chipped. I...
Fossil Chubutensis Shark Tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
The awesome miocene megalodon tooth from site 7....
California gold rush   Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California, USA
Here's some examples of what you can find at STH. Starting in Sept. I'll send you monthly updates. The one picture is a 5 inch Meg with awesome colors that make it look more like an antique than a fossil! The other photo is a nice variety of Colors and types of teeth typical of the STH bone bed. The top row has an Isurus, Planus, and another Isurus. The Middle row has a Cow Shark, Large Isurus, and another Cow Shark. The bottom row clearly shows what make Planus such cool teeth. It's eas...
A Day With My Daughter : Stop-1   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
I’ve had today marked on my calender as a fossiling date with my daughter Juli for the past 4 weeks. We were going to Join Roy and Rob from Times Scientific at Ramanessin at 12:00 for their “Kids Dig” event, and decided to make a short stop at an Eocene/Miocene stream for a little fossil appetizer. The weather was absolutely beautiful, which was a great departure from the 100 degree days we’ve been dealing with for the past week. Not having alot of time, and not wanting to be late for the “Kids ...
A Day With My Daughter : Kid's Dig   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
We made it to the Ramanessin parking lot by 11:50 and met up with the Times Scientific Crew for their "Kid's Dig". The event is open to all and screens and shovels are provided - its an excellent opportunity for kids to be introduced to the world of Paleontology and Times Scientific does a great job running it. Thanks Roy and Rob! Check out the trip on their Website: www.TimesScientific.net - (it may not be posted at the time of this posting but keep checking in). We made our way down to the str...
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