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A Carolina Gamecock Goes Orange (for fossils)   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Today, DW and myself had our first dive trip planned of this season. Even though the rains had been heavy, we were eager to get out and score some teeth. The day started out rough with some hitch issues on the new and improved POS. After some work, we loaded up and were on our way. The river was quite high and the current ripping. When we arrived at the dive spot, DW and I looked at each other, shook our heads and decided we did not want to be a permanent part of the river’s history. So we pull...
Back to a old spot   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I decided to go back to the same ditch from where I found my 5 1/2 inch meg a few months ago. Most of the layer was under water in the ditch, but I managed to score a descent 4 inch meg from the small area of layer that was still above the water. I’m going to try to get in a few more toothing trips this week before college starts. Hopefully I'll find some more goodies. ...
Eocene Fossil Mako   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
1" Mako Razor Sharp...
1 1/2" Angustiden   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
1 1/2" Angustiden...
Fossil Squalodon Tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Squalodon calvertensis
Fossil Squalodon Tooth
Pathologic Hemipristis tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Hemipristis serra
This hemmipristis has a root lobe that’s done a 90-degree turn back toward the root. Pretty cool!!!...
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Isurus hastalis
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Here’s the big find of the trip - a 3&7/16 inch black meg. Its water worn, has a dinged tip and one of the root lobes has some damage but it’s the second largest Meg from the bay that I’ve ever found so I’m quite thrilled with it....
Fossil Squalodon Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Fossil Squalodon Tooth
Fossil Reef Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharoides catticus
As flawless as can be...
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A really nice purple-ish colored megalodon tooth....
July 2005 Chesapeake Bay Excursion - Day 3   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Day 3:

Site 7. This was a day spent on land. After 7 hours sleep (woo woo!!) we went to my favorite spot on the bay and found some teeth. Same spot that ditchweezil found his C-bay tooth at when he visited us yankees a few years ago. We were beat to the beach by a kayaker by just under 10 minutes and he found a nice small Chub not 20 feet from his pull in spot. I ended up with 2 small chubbies and fossilguy was down an agitated 0-3 in the Meg department. That didn’t last long...

7/8" Mosasaur Tooth   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Mosasaurus conodon
This tooth was the fruit of the "just one more - the lightning isn't that close" method of screening. After finding it, I had to cut my time short due to a severe lightning storm that was approaching. It hit immediately after getting into my car - whew....
The Saturday Song and Dance   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The massive rainfall on Thursday was good for fossil hunting everyhwere, and even though I wasn't foolish enough to think I was the first to walk the big ditch, I figured the volume of water that flowed through the ditch was bound to rinse out something nice. I didn't expect a big killer, but I did have my sights set high. I wanted another reef shark tooth, and unbelievably, I found one. Its a really nice one, to boot. Frosting on the cake was a decent little sqlualodon towards the end of my hun...
The Best Laid Plans...Part II   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
I woke up to an overcast morning and was at the GMR parking lot by 5:45 AM. I put my waders on and proceeded to walk across the ballfield. By the time I was half way across, I began to recognize the sound of gushing water. As I approached the foot bridge I could see that the trickle of a stream I had collected in the night before, had transformed into a fast moving river - rejected!!!. There was no question that the 4-5 ft rise in water level would put the kibosh on any GMR fossiling today. I hu...
July 2005 Chesapeake Bay Excursion - Day 2   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
I was on much of the mega trip with m4 and fossilguy in July to the Chesapeake region. I am happy to anounce that despite their best efforts on the PAX, they did not tip over m4's boat. The collecting spanned about 50 million years of geologic time which is why it is great to be in this area. I live on the Chesapeake and can pratically pee on cliffs of the Calvert Fm from my deck. As the fossil gods smile upon me, I will post pics and descriptions of the enamel which comes my way. ...
July 2005 Chesapeake Bay Excursion - Day 2   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Day 2:

After getting 6 hours sleep (double the amount from the previous day!!) we headed out with a fellow (from here on know as Paleoscan) who is a long-time visitor to the ditchweezil site. Maybe we should get him an on-line name DW - what do you think? Anyway, we went out to some sweet spots on the Potomac River. Paleoscan has a few intermediary teeth, a crossover between otodus and ariculatis and we were hoping to add one of those to someone’s collection.

Site 4....

July 2005 Chesapeake Bay Excursion - Day 1   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Background:

FossilGuy and I made plans months ago for a weekend at the cliffs. This was to be our reward for assisting at a daylong fossil event for a local council of cub scouts. No wives, just the Bay Mistress (my little 14 foot boat) and lots of time to scour the shores of the bay and surrounding areas for fossil treasure. The trip did not start off well. Fossilguy’s car died not soon after he arrived at my place. It limped to a garage and was repaired while we were away, ne...

The Best Laid Plans...   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
I drove down to Greensboro Thursday night for a business meeting on Friday at 10:00 AM and meeting with a realtor in Fuquay on Saturday at 2:00 PM - driving back to NJ Saturday night. So of course I had to figure out how to squeeze in as much fossiling as possible between my meetings. I figured if I arrived in Greenville early enough on Friday after driving out from Greensboro, I could squeeze a couple of hours in at GMR before dark and then be back on the stream at first light until about ten w...
The Weezling's time in the sun   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
A rain so ferocious fell today that my inner toother was awakened to a late evening romp in the fields of mud. Tha weEzlinG, always down to pick up some teeth, was excited as soon as the first drops fell. We headed out about an hour before dark and were greeted to new digging at our latest spot of choice. For the first time in a long time, we were the first ones at a freshly dug site right after a heavy rain, and the rewards were great. Both of us found megalodon teeth exposed - a rarity with th...
My first 6"   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
It may not be perfect buut it's a keeper....
Tapir Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Tapir Tooth
Horse Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Equus sp.
Horse Tooth
Dolphin Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Porpoise - Dolphin
Dolphin Tooth
Tapir   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Tapir
Whale tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Whale tooth
How to turn a business trip into a Fossil Trip   Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Mrs Paleoscan reporting. In July, I went to Tampa, FL, for three days on business. I was traveling with a co-worker, my boss, and my boss's boss, AND meeting with contractors and other company members there, AND staying in downtown Tampa, so it's not like I could really sneak off for a couple of hours (besides, the big boss had the car keys). In advance of the trip, I suggested to my boss that we go fossil hunting while in FL. He was a real good sport about it -- as were the five others who even...
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
What a killer! Its hard to find a flaw in this gem....
Fossil Deer Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Odocoileus virginianus
Fossil Deer Tooth
Some fossils to feed the need   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I have been jonesin' like nothing else to go fossil hunting. I had big deadlines at work, then vacation, then catch up at work. By the weekend, I was so ready for da f0ssZ to mach 10 it down to my new crib for some down and dirty shark tooth hunting. We couldn't dive, so the new boat is still not broken in. I took df down to the pond I racked so hard at last time I went, but it was completed and full of water so we settled for a nearby ditch. At 95 degrees F and 95% humidity we were sapped withi...
Some fossils to feed the need   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
After more abuse from the man, I finally had a break to hunt some teeth. Of course, no hunt would be complete without his Weezilness. It was the Lafarge hunt today, so I decided to give that a shot first. There had been some heavy rain the night before, so I thought my ric drought would end. To quote Mini-f0ssZ, “SIKE”. I did hunt the piles pretty hard, but there was not much pickins’. I ended up with a nice mako. After that, I headed down to DWs new crib. His fossil wares were proudly displayed...
Back to Reality   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
I ventured back onto the stream this morning well prepared with a full bottle of bug repellent and plenty of water to quench what I hoped would be a good thirst from opening and closing my tooth container all morning. There was certainly a decent quantity of teeth to be had in the three hours I was out, but the really nice teeth must have sensed the bug repellent on my hands as none were to be found. There were a few in the “Killer if it was whole” category, two beat up Carcharocles blades and a...
The Super Cooper Trip   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
After months of planning the long awaited road trip to the Cooper river finally arrived. The drive up from Florida was pretty rough, non-stop rain the whole way up. But thoughts of the giant megs that awaited us kept me going. Actually, with this being our first trip to the Cooper I really wasn't expecting a whole lot. A couple of megs and maybe some old bottles and I would have been happy. We had 4 days on the river I expected the first couple of days would just be recon, then maybe the last c...
2 1/8 inch Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I didn't even realize this tooth was this nice until I got home and rinsed it off. Pretty much a flawless tooth with awesome color....
5 5/8 inch Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
5 5/8 inch Megalodon Shark Tooth
Stumbling onto a Gold Mine   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It rained all day here and I was itching to get back out to the spot where I found the nice shark teeth last week to do some more hunting. Soon after I arrived, I ran into the worst posibble thing - footprints. I had been scooped. I made my way back to my truck, only to find the person in charge of the site I was collecting. He was really nice, but he told me I couldn't collect there anymore. I hated to hear that, but I have to respect the landowner's wishes. I left, never to return. On the way ...
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A little gem with awesome color....
The Drenching   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I was sitting at home working on a fine saturday afternoon, much like every other saturday of recent when a storm rolled in that was so heavy that I snapped back into my senses, and at that moment my thoughts became lucid and I immediately turned off my laptop and changed into my pit gear. I was going out in the middle of the storm to brave the torrents in the name of teeth. When I arrived at the spot, I was the only one there so I began hunting with a vengence in hopes of finding a killer befor...
1 3/16" P. rutoti Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Palaeohypotodus rutoti
This tooth came to rest behind a partially buried log in 2 feet of water. I knew the tooth was not the usual Carcharias tooth when I found it, but I also thought the enamel was damaged - I didn’t pay it much attention. After returning home, I realized that what I assumed was a notch of broken enamel at the base of the blade, was actually the normal shape of the tooth, formed by a single serration-like bump. The tooth turned out to be a Palaeohypotodus rutoti and in near perfect condition! Not ...
1 3/16" P. rutoti Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Palaeohypotodus rutoti
This tooth came to rest behind a partially buried log in 2 feet of water. I knew the tooth was not the usual Carcharias tooth when I found it, but I also thought the enamel was damaged - I didn’t pay it much attention. After returning home, I realized that what I assumed was a notch of broken enamel at the base of the blade, was actually the normal shape of the tooth, formed by a single serration-like bump. The tooth turned out to be a Palaeohypotodus rutoti and in near perfect condition! Not ...
Screening With The Skeeters   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Today’s quest of expanding my collection of chubutensis teeth wasn’t quite as successful as my contribution at expanding the breakfast menu of the local insect population. I returned to the area where I found the nice chubbys on the last outing, but to no avail. I spent my first hour being patient, going through many screens without so much as a broken blade, but eventually I had to give in and make a move. I walked upstream a little bit and took a couple of scoops of gravel from behind a partia...
Diving Between Fronts   Sarasota County, Florida, USA
We had a strong SW wind along the Gulf Coast all last week and the visibility off the beach was terrible. I waited it out as long as could, but with a TS heading our way, I figured that the visibility was only going to get worse and be bad for a long time. I used two tanks and got a solid 3 hours of bottom time. The visibility was better as you got further off the beach, the best was maybe 2 - 3 feet (until I got to rooting around and then it went to zero). I mostly found bulls, sand tigers, ...
Mosasaur Toth   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Mosasaurus conodon
Mosasaur Toth
Crow Shark Tooth   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Squalicorax Pristodontus
Crow Shark Tooth
Fossil Great White Shark Tooth   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
Fossil Great White Shark Tooth
1 1/4" Striatolamia macrota Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Striatolamia macrota
I find at least 5 to 10 Striatolamia blades each time I visit this stream and so far this is only the second one I've found that has a complete root. With the root in such great condition I'll forgive the slight feeding damage to the tip. ...
1/2" Thresher Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Alopias latidens
So far this is the nicest of the few Threshers I've pulled out of this stream....
2 3/16" Chubutensis Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
2 3/16" Chubutensis Tooth
1/7/8" Chubutensis Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
1/7/8" Chubutensis Tooth
1 1/8" Mako Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus desori
One of my favorite stream searching methods is screening the few pieces of gravel behind any submerged bowling ball sized object (or larger). There’s rarely more than one shovel full of gravel behind any such object, but the results can be good as was the case with this mako. It’s not the biggest tooth ever but the state of preservation is unbelievable....
Pay-Gravel!!   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
The seeming eternity of the past two and a half weeks ended today as I was able to get out and continue working the area that produced the relatively high number of partial chubutensis teeth on the last outing. The long wait turned out to be well worth it as the stream yielded not only one, but two really nice chubbys, either one of which would have made the day and then some. Other nice finds included a couple of makos and a thresher tooth. The head scratcher of the day was an approx. 1/3 compl...
Fossil Great White Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
This tooth is in awesome shape. Its probably the best carcharias I've found in a couple years in the Cooper....
Return to Hepatitis Creek   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
After Sunday's success in the mine I traveled to GMR hoping to find a modern Great white tooth. What I found first was an absolute monster of a crow shark tooth - almost twice as big an any that I've ever found in NJ!! I was stoked!! That was immediately replaced by panic with the sight of a fast moving water moccasin making it's way down the creek towards us!!! It pulled into the stream bank where my companion for today's hunt was tossing his spoils and "leav'erights". Good thing he didn't go...
Aurora Fossil Festival trip   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Well, it's been a long time since I was able to get out and collect and no place better to break a slump than at Lee Creek!!! Now, I did not score huge Megs like many who were in town assisting for the Aurora Fossil Festival but I did find some neat things. A few nearly complete chubbies, a squalodon incisor - love those marine mammals!!! - a scute, two 2" makos and two cool little pathological dusky teeth. Lots of little stuff too and tons of porpoise verts. Not a bad day..... ...
Time to Dive Again!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The weEziLf0n clucked Thursday night and as soon as I looked at the number, I smiled. It was Ted, and he wanted to dive Saturday. I was totally in. I scored some new gear this week and I was excited to try it out in the river. Saturday was a beautiful, crystal clear sunny day. We hit an old faithful spot just as the tide started to fall. I was in first, and I got blasted for the first 30 minutes, but I hunted with vengence. The viso was so great that we actually had light from the sun at 17 feet...
A Day At The Beach   Sarasota County, Florida, USA
I was able to get out this weekend and get two nice tooth dives in. I went to my favorite candy spot and racked. I found the ususal suspects: bulls; tigers; duskys; sand tigers; lemons; makos; and a 1.5 inch meg. The meg has a little feeding damage, but it will be a nice addition to my collection. I placed a few of the teeth out for a pic, but got lazy and left the rest in a pile. You'll get the idea of what I found. It was a beautiful day and the water was in the high 80's. I had 20 feet...
1/2" Xiphodolamia Ensis Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Xiphodolamia ensis
This Xiphodolamia ensis lateral has a couple dings, but being such a rare tooth, I’ll take it. ...
Indian Beads   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
The Two beads on the left were found on today's trip, the others on previous trips. The bead at left seems to be made out of a clay/pottery type material. Beads similar to the ones at right were typically made out of turkey bones....
1 1/2" Chubutensis Teeth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
This was a record for me, to find three chubutensis teeth more than 50% complete on one trip (in NJ)....
Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A massive megalodon tooth with a huge bourlette. Strong serrations and great color. My best megalodon so far this year!...
Getting Closer to the Carcharocles   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Today I met up with fellow NJ collector "KL" and headed to an Eocene / Miocene stream we had both collected at previously. We started at an area where I had scored some decent teeth on past trips. Within the first hour, I was able to come up with a small, partial chubutensis and an auriculatus blade. Not a bad start, but other than those finds and KL’s nice little Hemi, the area seemed to quickly dry up, so we decided to move on to another location. We walked a ways along the stream to our secon...
Serrated Giant Thresher Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Trigonotodus sp.
This is the fruit of my latest trade, one of the rarest shark teeth anywhere - a serrated giant thresher tooth. Very little is known about the species, and few of their teeth are ever recovered. In a lifetime of collecting, this is only the second specimen I've ever seen in person. I've waited a really long time to get this tooth!...
Dumb Luck   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
It was a beautiful morning to wake up and smell the fresh dirt piles and squalid pools of rainwater at the new pit. The best part of it all was that there were no footprints in site. All the rain lately has washed the heck out of the piles and I had another one of those great days hunting. I just couldn't stop picking up teeth. The best find of the day obviously was the big megalodon tooth, but how I found it is the cool part. I was bending down to pick up a fragment of a shark tooth and for som...
Fossil Snaggletooth Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
Fossil Snaggletooth Shark Tooth
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Fossil Mako Shark Tooth
Fossil Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A beautiful angustidens tooth in nearly perfect condition....
Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A pretty land found megalodon tooth with extensive enamel crumpling on one site....
5 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
The tooth ended up cracking all the way in half. Well this is how it looks after putting it back together. Still has great colors....
Back to some serious fossil hunting   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Everything is winding down from the big move, so it was time for some real fossil hunting today. t$ gave me the heads up on his new spot and even though I waited to see if he could go, the call never came so I gave myself the green light to go hunt. It was only a mile and a half from my new crib - man I'm loving the proximity to the keen fossil hunting grounds. Anyway, the layer was ripe for the picking and I had all afternoon to pick. It was nice to be hunting for megalodon teeth again. For a w...
Horse tooth   Hardee County, Florida, USA - Equus sp.
This is a heavily worn lower tooth of the one-toed horse Equus. I had lost this in my front yard for three days. I searched countless hours for this little gem. I think my neighbors thought I was crazy. I even took the front seats of my truck to see if it had fallen between them. I was about to give up when my buddy said he would come over and look fo it. Sure enough within 3 minutes of him looking he found it. He's just got that abillity to pull something out of thin air , especially while fo...
t$ is back!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Yes, I’am still alive and back into fossil action. I’ve been busy hanging out with friends and family lately, so I haven’t been out toothing much. Well, today I happen to stumble upon a great spot with some killer layer, one of the best I’ve seen in awhile. Found a shamer 5 ½ inch meg, its cracked along the back side pretty bad not sure if I want to keep it yet. I don’t have a picture of the back side. I’m still prepping the tooth and cleaning it up. I’ll post one when I finish it. ...
Fossil Coral   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Other
I'm not sure what species this is, nor do I know how old it is, but it sure is cool looking! I always wanted a whole piece of coral, seeing how beautiful they look on reefs, but I didn't want to kill one just to put it on my shelf. Plus I think its illegal to pick them anyway. But now I have a nice piece of fossil coral, and I'm happy. I would appreciate any identification information that anyone has....
Even My Daughter Finds Bigger Teeth Than Me   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Today’s miserable morning turned into a great afternoon which allowed my 7 year old daughter Juli and I to get out for an impromptu fossil outing. I was worried that with all the rain we’ve had in the last 24 hours the water would be too high for Juli, so I brought a blanket along to set her up on the bank, away from the water, where we both could scan the screens just in case. Upon arrival I could see that the water was high and we would have to stick with scanning on the blanket as planned. Th...
This weekends expedition   Peace River, Florida, USA
We had some fair weather and some low water, so we decided to brake out the screens and shovels and head up river. The water still isn't clear enough for diving, vis is less than 8". But with the low water we are bound to get something good. Two days screening on the river can sure ware you out. We found some good stuff, Iv'e got a awesome 3 toed horse ,but I dropped it somewhere on my front lawn. ( I will find it !)I'm happy with the divesity and if the rain holds off , I'm going try to go ...
Exploring the Hood   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well, the move is over and it was time to get out and explore the new neighborhood fossil style. At the back of my new digs I saw a big creek, and it was first on my list of spots to explore. It was complete backfilled and the bottom was mucked up so I didn't find anything in the big creek, but I did end up coming across a small feeder creek that was loaded with layer. I dug a little, but the ground was so hard that I quickly gave up and began shoveling up rocks from the bottom to see if there w...
3/4" Eocene Tiger Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Galeocerdo latidens
When I found this tooth I thought I had a nice little (possibly pathological) Hemi and quickly placed it into my container. Upon examining it closer at home, I realized it didn’t really look like a Hemi and quickly proceeded to search through ELASMO. After about 5 minutes I realized that what I actually found was an Eocene Tiger Shark tooth! Its my first for the species and in awesome condition!!...
1 1/8" Mako Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus desori
On a great day of collecting, this was probably my best tooth overall....
3/8" Cow Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
This is my best Cow shark tooth from NJ to date....
1 3/4" Mako Shark Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Isurus desori
The fact that this tooth is missing a root lobe doesn't eat me up as much as wondering if it was whole before it ended up in my shovel. Minus the lobe, its perfect and probably would have had a 2" slant hight with an intact root. The break on the root looks very fresh. ERRRG!...
The NJ Miocene Season Opener   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
I was finally able to get back out to my favorite Eocene/Miocene stream which I stayed away from for a while as not to annoy too many hunters and fishermen (one hunter had a tree stand overlooking my favorite spot throughout the winter). Also, with all the rain we’ve had, the deeper water in said stream has been pretty much unworkable. Well hunting season is over, the trout fisherman are moving on to bass and the water level has finally dropped - its time to find some big(ger) teeth!! That was m...
Ye Olde Faithful Fossil Ditch   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Before I moved, I took pix of all the teeth I had on my workbench so they wouldn't be lost in the shuffle. The stuff in the photo is the cumulative result of my trips to the big ditch from about a month ago to about a week before I started packing. It rained a lot in there, but its getting tougher to find anything there. First, a lot more people hunt it now than before and I'm not usually the first one there anymore. Second, over the past 10 years that I've been hunting this spot, the county has...
Goblin Shark   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Scapanorhynchus texanus
Goblin Shark
Squalicorax pristodontus   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Squalicorax Pristodontus
Crow Shark...
9/16" Parasymphysial Cow   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
my first...
Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
Eocene Snaggletooth Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis curvatus
Eocene Snaggletooth Shark Tooth
1/4" Grey Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Abdounia minutissima
1/4" Grey Shark Tooth
1/4" Grey Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Abdounia minutissima
1/4" Grey Shark Tooth
7/8" Sand Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharias koerti
7/8" Sand Shark Tooth
7/8" Bull Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharhinus leucas
A really nice tooth. Not many of these are found at lafarge....
1 13/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Its uncommon to find I. hastalis teeth at lafarge. its a worn, but really nicely colored tooth....
1 7/8" Auriculatus Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Not huge, but really nice. ...
1.5 Inch Mako   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice little Mako...
1/2 Inch Double root Whale tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
1/2 Inch Double root Whale tooth...
The Law of Averages   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Need I say anything? This was a case of “not my day” in the cement quarry. I saw a few nice ‘rics, but no droolers. ...
The Law of Averages   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Collecting today was truly going to test the law of averages. With enough collecting and in the correct locations, a nice find should turn up. I have collected at LaFarge on many occasions, and to balance out my numerous scores, I did not fill up a medicine bottle. No worry though, the second spot proved to be much better. I sifted this area pretty hard, and found a little meg first. Not bad. A few shovel fulls later, I was slowly rinsing out the gravel and this little whale tooth popped out. T...
The Law of Averages   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I thought I was going to miss the Lafarge hunt today because its getting so close to the big move date. Still, I broke away from my box packing duties to feed the compulsion. The hunting area was a little bigger this time, so my quantity was up from previous visits. Surprisingly, I never ran into anyone I knew on the hunt. Anyway, I don't have much time to type a great story, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves....
Pathologic Tiger Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Galeocerdo aduncus
An elongated root puts this one in a drawer with only a few other pathologic teeth in my collection. Its got a chip on the front, but its strangely in the shape of a megalodon tooth! a really cool little tooth....
the three dog day at Greenmill Run   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
After doing the PCS thing on Saturday my buddy (who will remain maneless at this point) and I decided to follow the tracks of our predecessors from the week before. After being verbaly abused by the 3 demon dogs we decided to try down stream. I left , well nameless sifting in what I thought was a good area and I went for a walk downstream to scope out any fossilbilities. The only good things I saw were 6 turkey, 4 deer and a fox, none were fossilized. By the time I got back nameless had s...
Cleaning up and moving out   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Life has been busy lately. We're moving in less than two weeks, so everything has been a blur. I've fallen way behind on my posts, so today I buckled down to take the pictures of some stuff I found a few weeks ago when I went hunting to this pit with Indiana. He didn't know what age the material was before I got there, so my task was to figure out what formation was there and settle the argument as to which of the carcharocles species they were finding out there - auriculatus or angustidens. I w...
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