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Angel Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squatina subserrata
Angel Shark Tooth
Snaggletooth Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
parasymphyseal tooth...
A worthless hunt, the Lowcountry Fossil Club Meeting, and a haul of little Shark Teeth from my yard   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

I haven't been ignoring this site the past few weeks. I've been hunting, as you may have suspected. I've just not been finding anything. The land spots aren't good, and my attempts at diving have been thwarted twice. Last week I couldn't get tanks and this week I had a cold. I'm about to hook up with a semi dry suit, though, so I should be able to dive for a little longer. Just because I was jonesin for a good hunt, I went digging at this ditch I haven't visited in years. Even as overgrown an...

October 29 Dive Trip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
The weather has been pretty dry lately so I decided to hit the Edisto again. This time the water was a bit chilly, and a full wetsuit was needed. I waited until about noon to dive so that it was a little warmer outside. Fortunately, the cooler water provided better visibility. I spent the first dive poking in the Chandler Bridge for an elusive angy or whale tooth. Another heartbreaker as the whale tooth root fell into a million pieces and drifting down river (along with my possible keeper of the...
A Trip Back to the New Hot Spot   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
I was finally able to get out again today and with the way I finished my last outing at this location(10/3), I couldn’t wait to get back. The two Carcharocles blades that I found on that last trip really gave me high hopes for the day. I headed straight towards my latest hot spot and proceeded to screen. The water had gotten considerably colder since my last trip in early October and with some recent rainfall the level was probably another 10 inches higher than normal - which made the stream ab...
2 3/4" Fossil Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 3/4" Fossil Auriculatus Shark Tooth
2 5/8" Fossil Carcharocles auriculatus shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
Its a little worn, but these are so tough to come by in any decent state of preservation that I feel extremely fortunate to have found this tooth. Especially considering the awful collecting area. These have got to be my favorite teeth. The roots fascinate me - they only seem to look like this from the various quarries. There are some NC river rics around, but to me they look more like angustidens....
Welcome to the Jungle   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Da f0ssZ and I met up at Lafarge today for the quarterly hunt. Again, we were only allowed to hunt on the overgrown, old, picked over hill. The weeds were easily 6 feet tall, but the weather was nice and cool and there was a breeze so the bugs weren't too bad. There are few teeth to be found in the weeded area, but still we managed. I found my best auriculatus to date, and df scored like usual. I saw a few other nice rics come out, too, as well as a cool archaeocete molar. If they ever let us ov...
Welcome to the Jungle   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
October is a great month here in South Carolina. Nice weather, the state fair, and of course hunting for fossils in cement quarries. Friday morning was a washout, and that was my scandal for Saturday. I met up with DW for a BRFC pre-hunt brief. It was a short meeting as we quickly headed into the mine. Unfortunately, hunting was again limited to the older piles. After snaking through the 6 foot tall weeds, finally I found some exposed overburden. The rains helped out, and after about an hour and...
Camel Incisor   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Hemiauchenia macrocephala
When I first saw this, I had a little water in my mask so I thought it was a broken shark tooth or a whale tooth or something like that, but it was tough to tell. I put it in my bag and kept hunting. Later, when I got home I looked at it a lot closer, and I eliminated my first two guesses as to the identity of this item. There's no way its a shark tooth, and its too thin to be a whale tooth. From the photo, you can see its very thin. I looked though all my fossil books and I couldn't find anythi...
2 13/16" Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is the second megalodon tooth I found scuba diving today. Its a nice posterior tooth with serrations, tip, and great root. It was completely exposed when I found it....
3 1/2" Fossil Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Here is the first complete megalodon tooth I found today while diving. Its surprising that it has the serrations and tip - Cooper river megalodon teeth are usually quite worn. This one actually looks more like a land found tooth with the marbling on the back of the tooth....
The River Delivers   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

While the trip to Aurora two weeks ago was nice, my land collecting sortie last weekend amongst the eagle-sized South Carolina mosquitos and deer flies wasn't nearly as productive. Add the heat, humidity, and paucity of fossils, and the hunt was downright unenjoyable. I found about seven broken teeth, and instead of making a post like normal, I made plans to dive this weekend.

It was a cool, overcast Saturday morning when we met at the boat landing. Its near the end of the diving seas...

A trip with the kids to St. Clair PA   Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
My wife works overnight Friday into Saturday so I'm always looking for things to do with my kids on Saturday mornings while my wife sleeps. I had heard about St. Clair and it is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live in NJ, so I figured what the heck. I packed up the kids and off we went. After the long trip, we finally arrived at the obscure 1/4 telephone pole landmark. I knew that my son, who is only 2, wouldn't last long, so I figured an hour of collecting would all we would have. As it turned...
Now this spot has potential!   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Today I decided to head back to the Eocene/Miocene stream I had hunted during the summer. My last couple of trips there hadn’t produced very much, and other than “The Spot” I really hadn’t found much elsewhere in the stream. But the one word that kept flashing in my head was “Potential”. Since I didn’t have any time constraints today, I could take my time and explore. I had found some very rare teeth there for NJ (or elsewhere for that matter) and I couldn’t have found the only spot on the strea...
1 3/8" Tiger Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Galeocerdo cuvier
1 3/8" Tiger Shark Tooth
2 1/2" Squalodon Incisor   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
2 1/2" Squalodon Incisor
2" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2" Mako Shark Tooth
1 5/8" Chubutensis Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
The most perfect chub I've found to date....
1 1/2" Squalodon Molar   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
1 1/2" Squalodon Molar
1 7/16" Snaggletooth Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
A beauty of a hemipristis tooth. Big, too! Not the 2 incher I'm lusting after, but bigger than what I normally find....
The Phos-foot   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
da f0ssZ and I made our bi-annual pilgrimage to Aurora, NC. We had high expectations since we were going into the pit. df had the pedal to the metal the whole way up. I had never been before, and my only comparison were the piles. We had a spoil pile primer on Saturday evening as well as some inside info from Scubapaul, and we found it difficult to sleep. The moment finally arrived as we stepped foot into the pit. It was a huge area, and it was very easy to become disoriented. There were great P...
The Phos-foot   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
I had not been collecting since DW and I braved the murky waters of the Edisto last July. What a trip to end a dry spell....PCS. The news was this would be an opportunity to collect in the pit itself. Thanks to PCS for allowing us to collect, and thanks the Aurora Fossil Museum for all they do.
Anyone who frequents BRFC knows that a trip to PCS means Road trip. I picked up DW on Saturday and we began our journey to the famous collecting grounds. So that we could collect some on the piles, I...
2 5/16" Great White Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
A killer light tan - white carcharias tooth. We don't come across many in this good of shape!...
The Washout   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This weekend I pretty much worked all weekend long. There was not time for fossil hunting :-( :-( :-( So I cleaned out behind my seats again and put together some teeth I found at some ponds that never panned out to be very good. They were all near each other, so I'm guessing the layer is just cruddy in this area. Anyway, bummed though I am that I couldn't hunt this weekend, I am REALLY looking forward to next Sunday, when I will be hunting the PCS Mine at Aurora, NC. We're going into the pit, a...
2 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A worn but complete Carcharocles megalodon tooth from the Cooper River....
2" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
A wickedly curved arrowhead from the Cooper River....
1 7/8" Great White Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
An awesome carcharias tooth from the Cooper river....
Yes sweetie, that is a REAL Dinosa....Uhh Marine Reptile tooth!   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Today I only had only about 2 1/2 hours to collect, so I decided to go to Ramanessin where the collecting is fairly steady. Good decision. I found some nice items but the nicest was a 3/8" mosasaur tooth that is in perfect condition! This was the second mosasaur tooth I've ever found and it was about 5' from where I found the first one. And my daughter was excited because she thinks its neat when I find dinosaur teeth - I have to wait until she's old enough to explain the finer points of reptili...
Preemptive Taco Bell   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I've been in somewhat of a slump lately, so I decided to work a little mojo to improve my Saturday dive. Last night I had Taco Bell for dinner, and I bought an extra Big Bean burrito for breakfast. If that didn't break my streak, nothing would! I met Ted at the boat ramp and we headed off to the spot we decided to dive last week. There were two fishermen right there, and not wanting to get hooked, we decided to dive at a spot down the river a little. After a little exploratory diving, I headed o...
Pseudocorax granti shark tooth   Fannin County, Texas, USA - Pseudocorax granti
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Pseudocorax granti shark tooth   Fannin County, Texas, USA - Pseudocorax granti
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Sclerorhynchus shark tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Sclerorhynchus sp.
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Crow Shark Tooth   Dallas County, Texas, USA - Squalicorax falcatus
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Ptychodus anonymous shark tooth   Dallas County, Texas, USA - Ptychodus anonymous
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Serratolamna serrata shark tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Serratolamna serrata
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Serratolamna serrata shark tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Serratolamna serrata
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Finally back under water   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I was able to go diving today after almost a month of hunting on dry land. I had high expectations, and as far as quantity goes, I met it. Its always easier to find a bunch of teeth underwater than on land. But I really didn't find any quality of quality either dive. The find that saved the day was the bottle - always a cool thing to come up with. On the downside, though, some of my gear bit the dust. On my second dive, I got my dive bag stuck on a branch and it ripped a giant hole in it. Since ...
Crow Shark Tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Squalicorax kaupi
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Archaeolamna kopingensis shark tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Archaeolamna kopingensis
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Nurse Shark Tooth   Cherokee County, Texas, USA - Nebrius thielensis
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Cretodus crassidens shark tooth   Ellis County, Texas, USA - Cretodus crassidens
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Crow Shark Tooth   Denton County, Texas, USA - Squalicorax curvatus
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Rhombodus binkhorsti ray tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Rhombodus binkhorsti
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Stephanodus aff. minimus shark tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Stephanodus aff. minimus
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Stephanodus aff. minimus shark tooth   Hunt County, Texas, USA - Stephanodus aff. minimus
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Pararhincodon groessenssi shark tooth   Fannin County, Texas, USA - Pararhincodon groessenssi
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Ptychodus whipplei shark tooth   Dallas County, Texas, USA - Ptychodus whipplei
Part of a set of fossils I got in a trade from a Texas collector....
Working hard doesn't spell success   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Two weeks in a row, I have gone digging instead of diving and I'm really missing the water. I went to the same spot twice in a row and I found very little for as long as I have worked. Last week we had the hurricane to moisten the ground, but this week, the sun kindly baked the dirt to a rock like texture. And today was the first time the Colonel ever went digging. Good thing I told him beforehand that digging could be pretty fruitless. He is gonna keep trying, as am I. Next weekend, I'm diving ...
1 7/8" Panther canine   Manatee County, Florida, USA - Panthera onca
One of the great things about this web site are the incredible opportunities I get to trade. I got this awesome tooth last week for a nice auriculatus and angustidens tooth. I'll miss the shark's teeth, but I couldn't miss out on the chance to add another type of predator fossil to the collection. Thanks -GH-....
Dissed!   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I got an email from da f0ssZ first thing this morning telling me that he wanted to call off the Friday dive because of the tropical storms churning our way, due to arrive then. I emailed him back lauding his wisdom, even if I wasn't happy about having to ditch a dive. It was cool, though, because I was going to the Cooper today. I was all ready to leave when I found out that I had lost my cell phone. When I finally found it, I saw that Ted (the dude I was supposed to dive with) had called 3 time...
I hate my new mask   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Today I took fellow web fossilers fossilguy and fossilgirl to one my favorite spot in the Edisto River. I had never dived the river as high as it was today, so I wasn't sure about the current, but it didn't look bad so we suited up and jumped in. After my success last week fanning away the sand, I decided to employ the same technique today. I drifted down river a good way, then worked my way back as I fanned away the sand. I hardly found any...
2 9/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
One of the finest teeth I've found so far in the Edisto, this one has barely seen any wear at all....
Slow and Steady Wins the Race   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I had a few free hours this morning, so of course, I went diving. The water was really clear again, and I could have surface collected again, but I've hunted the snot out of this bend in the past few weeks, so I decided to move some sand to see if I could find anything that just washed out of the Chandler Bridge. After all, that's where the best stuff is, even if there isn't that much there. Today was no exception, as you can see from the quantity I came back with. I was after quality today, and...
Barracuda Jaw   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Sphyraena sp.
A nice jaw fragment with 6 teeth....
4" Megalodon shark tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
My best megalodon tooth so far from the Edisto....
The Megalodon Tooth Fairy   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
The scores kept on coming as I hitched up the dive gear for a solo dive in the Edisto again today. I literally filled up my catch bag with shark teeth as I scoured the big bend where da f0ssZ and I dove last week. My search patterns were tighter this time, and the rewards were great. I actually pulled my best megalodon tooth to date from this river today. I found it completely exposed on the marl bottom. In one gravel bed, I found a pile of big teeth. It was amazing - 4 big angustidens all lying...
1 7/16" Squalodon Molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This is the last of three squalodon molars I found in the same dive, and its by far the best of the three. I found it barely hanging onto the Chandler Bridge formation where it fossilized. The serrations are awesome to behold, and the detail in the enamel is unbelievably detailed. Even the fragile tips of the root lobes are intact, a feature rarely seen in teeth disarticulated from the skull....
1 5/16" Squalodon Molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This is the second of three squalodon molars I found in one dive. I couldn't believe my luck at the point I found this one. These teeth are so rare to find, that its been almost a year since I've found a complete one. This one, unlike the first, is serrated....
1 1/2" Squalodon Molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This was the first of three awesome double rooted squalodon molars I found in one dive. Before I found this one, I was getting worried that my dive would end in failure, and I would have to hang my regulator in shame on the long dive home....
Another trip to "The Spot"   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
I had about a four hour window to collect today, so there was no hesitation in deciding where to go. I figured the spot that yielded the Xiphodolamia ensis and the C. Catticus on my last outing surely must have more surprises if I searched hard enough. I arrived at the stream at about 5:30 AM (being a converted fisherman, I consider a 5:00 summertime Saturday wake-up as sleeping in) and headed straight to the hot spot. On about my third screen I came up with a small Hemipristis that had some wea...
Shark Tooth ... Uhhh, I mean, Whale Tooth Diving at its best   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I called up DW for a trip to the Edisto to get my fossil fix. I had an OK day at the pit, but we all know what the river can produce. We hit a familar section of river, and recent rains had scoured the bottom. We both headed for a section with Chandler Bridge all over the bottom. We both steadily picked up teeth, and in the middle of dive, DW had scored a nice little double root whale tooth. I had some shark teeth, and one decent angy. We met up near the end of the day, and DW had hit a gold min...
Shark Tooth ... Uhhh, I mean, Whale Tooth Diving at its best   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I've been jonesin to get back out into the water since my great day last week where I loaded up on the shark teeth, plus came home with 2 nice ones, a parotodus and a megalodon. I wasn't foolish enough to think it would happen again today, but I was willing to give it a shot. da f0ssZ came down to dive with me, and we wasted no time getting to the dive spot. We were in the water within minutes. I was hungry for a big score as I swam the vast expanses of gravel covered Chandler Bridge hoping to s...
Dozer Daze   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I decided to hunt at the cement pit, since I missed last trip. Collecting was limited to the older area, but the old piles had been dozed. It was supringsly cool and cloudy for July in South Carolina. I was a little late, and when I drove into the pit I saw other collectors walking in an area. I hunted the older area pretty hard, and ended up with two small ricks, and one decent whale tooth. Not to bad for a few hours of walking....
4" Megalodon shark tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
After close to 50 dives in the Cooper River, this is the first Carcharocles megalodon tooth I've found without some type noticable damage. Amazing that its taken this long - I just collecting fossils on land has spoiled me. Man, is that backwards or what!!...
2 1/2" Parotodus benedeni Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
I don't find many of these, and this is a nice one. Its one of the rarest fossil shark teeth found in SC....
Cooper River Keeper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
It was again time to hit the Cooper with my new diving buds. I gave them the option of going somewhere new or trying the same spot again. It took Ted about half a second to decide he wanted to go the same place as last week. For one, he remembered the haul I brought back and for two, we lost an anchor last and he wanted to try and find it. So it was decided - we would dive for fossils in the same place as last week. No matter, I just like to dive and the gravel beds at this spot are unimaginably...
Fossil Shark Tooth Digging, July 10 2004   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
My wife took tha weezling out hunting for stuff for his birthday party this afternoon, and I had the house all to myself. I took the spare time to go digging for shark teeth at a spot I haven't visited in a while. I walked a big hill first, and it was covered with Chandler Bridge but strangely absent of footprints. There were nice hemipristis teeth all over the place, so I thought for sure I would come away with a nice angustidens tooth, but it was not to be. To my surprise, I found an arrowhead...
The Fossil Divemaster   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I've been saving this post for the new site, and now that its up I can finally put it out there. A few weeks ago when I hooked up with my new dive belt, I met this dude in the dive shop. We shot the breeze for a little bit and I found out he was a fossil diver. I gave him my card and told him a few places to check out in the river. He called me the other day and told me he went where I said to go, but that he got blown out of the water by the current and didn't really find a thing, so he was inv...
My first NJ Eocene/Miocene hunt - The luck of the 1/4 Irish   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
I decided take my first venture into the Eocene/Miocene streams of NJ, needing a change from the Cretaceous formations I've been hunting up until now. Having never collected at the area I was going, I decided to try and cover as much of the stream as possible, moving frequently if I didn't find anything. The first 75 yards were fairly unimpressive - a couple of Carcharhinus teeth and one Carcharias blade. After not finding much for about an hour I finally came to the spot that would yield two of...
Megalodon in the mist   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
It crossed my mind that I haven't been to Superpit in a while, so my son and I scooted out there before lunch to see what had washed out since our last visit. It was a good move, because the place was loaded! We were only there for an hour because it was so hot and humid, but look at the haul. I actually found a megalodon tooth completely exposed in a hole I was digging in the last time da f0ssZ came down. Too bad I didn't bring my camera, because it was a great pedestal. We got home and cleaned...
4 9/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
I found this tooth completely exposed with the front side down in a hole I was digging a few months ago. I really wish I had brought my camera, because this tooth was almost posing for a ground shot. You just never know when a nice fossil is going to be in a chunk of dirt that is just thrown aside in a digging frenzy. Its got a great root, serrations, and color. The bourlette is about 70% intact, and the tip is pretty sharp for a land found megalodon tooth. ...
Indiana's Pit   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I was going to go fossil diving today, but all the rain this week has destroyed visibility like you wouldn't believe. Instead of wasting time not seeing anything and getting blown down the river by the vicious current, I decided to take Indiana up on his offer to go to his new pit. A couple weeks ago, he and a friend found 14 pounds of shark's teeth there walking. Those kinds of days are always fun, so I was primed. We walked all over the place, but never really found anything awesome other than...
Back on dry land   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
thA weeZlinG has been asking me to take him fossil hunting lately, and its been killing me not to take him because I've been diving so much lately. We had a huge rainfall two days ago, though, so the Big Ditch was prime for picking. When we arrived, we saw that it had just been dug out recently. That usually spells s-c-o-r-e, so we were hyped. We walked nearly the whole mile and a half of ditch but not in vain. I scored two nice angustidens, one nearly perfect. My son found about 10 teeth, inclu...
1 9/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Not big, but beautiful and perfect....
Interesting New Fossil Diving Possibilities   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Today I was finally able to get into the water again. The first thrill of the day came while I was launching my boat. Two dolphins were swimming side by side down the middle of the river. I couldn't believe it because the boat landing is at least 25 miles from the ocean and the water is entirely fresh. The river is narrow as well at this landing, so the two dolphins created a big wake as they swam back to the ocean. I so wish I hadn't forgotten my camera! Anyway, I bought a new dive light last w...
June 22 2004 Fossil Diving Trip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Today, I went to the spot where I found the bones of a whale stuck in the ashley marl in the river a few years ago. It wasn't there anymore, but its tough to tell exactly where it was since the spot is entirely different now. It was an absolute log jam down there, and I spent much of my time getting unstuck from the logs. Its kindof spooky down there when you're just swimming along and BAM! You run your head right into a giant, slime covered tree. Or a big fish. That's really freaky because they...
3" ray plate   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Ray
A complete plate, but something wierd was going on there with the erosion. Could have been a bunch of clams, or maybe a cavity??...
June 12 2004 Fossil Diving Trip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
My wife encouraged me to get out of the house again today, so I hitched up the boat and headed to the river to get a little morning dive in. The water was awesome, and I did a drift dive scooping up the teeth that littered the ashley marl at the bottom of the river. As I was swimming along the bottom toward the boat, I found one of the baddest angustidens I've ever found. Its 3 1/2 inches long and its got every single serration. The root is killer, the tip is killer, the blade is killer, and the...
3 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth Fossil   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
One of the best Carcharocles angustidens teeth I've ever found is this 3 1/2 inch beauty. We've found 5 teeth over 4 inches in this one stretch of the river, and angustidens teeth that large are rare. This is a lateral tooth, too, so the shark that used to own this tooth probably had giant 4 1/2 inch anterior teeth. Imagine if the animal died there? I'm drooling on my keyboard just thinking about the wicked angustidens that could still be there!...
2 1/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Not a single serration is missing from this gem of a shark tooth. The cusps are just massive!...
2 3/8" Mako Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
A jet black beauty of a shark tooth...
Nice Rack   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
DW and I had been watching the river level like a hawk. We decided a plunder was in order after a dry week. DW promoted fosspitality by picking me up some tanks at the dive shop near his house. I got to DWs about 8:30 after juicing up on the java bean. I had to check out his killer Angy from last dive, and the cleaned up mammoth teeth. WoW!! What awesome finds. I lost nearly 2 quarts of water from my drooling. We hit the river, launched the boat, and made our way to the dive site. The sun wa...
Nice Rack   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
da f0ssZ called me Tuesday and said that he was thinking about fossil diving on Thursday, and I was down. We took the boat to a different part of the river today - one that we had not hit yet, and the rewards were great. The marl bottom was littered with teeth. I couldn't stop picking them up. I stumbled onto a near 5 inch megalodon tooth within about 15 minutes of the start of the dive. I kept looking at it because I didn't believe it, and I wanted to make sure it didn't bust in my bag. I swam ...
Fossil Mammoth Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Mammut imperator
A front tooth from a juvenile animal in great condition. Found about 75 yards down river from where DW found his two mammoth teeth. Could be from the same elephant....
June 4 2004 Fossil Diving Trip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
June 4 2004 Fossil Diving Trip
June 4 2004 Fossil Diving Trip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Today, tha duDe and I went fossil diving. It was his first time in the water this year, but he was as ready as I was to get in and find some shark's teeth. My first dive was a winner - I didn't really find anything superb, but I picked up so many teeth that I really didn't even notice the time passing. Visibility was awesome, and by the time I was out of air I was even more excited than when I started. I re-tanked, emptied my dive bag, and immediately went back into the water. I didn't find as m...
1 1/4" Arrowhead   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
1 1/4" Arrowhead
Spring 2004 Fossil Hunt at Lee Creek, Aurora NC   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

The Aurora Fossil Festival was today, and it was great seeing so many people out and about. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello. Anyway, after the fossil auction, a few of us volunteers went to Golden Corral. They had tacos on buffet, so technically its not blasphemy. Anyway, m4 was with me, and while he was up filling his plate again, George Powell walks into the room. I waved at him and he started walking my way. "How are you", I said as he rounded the table to sit in ...

2 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
My first Megalodon from Aurora. Its a little beat up but it counts! I dug in the Yorktown Formation on the spoil pile for over 2 hours before I found it. I pulled out so much bone while I was digging that I thought I was going to find a giant shark's tooth. I'm just glad there was something there this time. I've dug the past three trips in a row and this is the first megalodon I've found....
Dolphin periotic bone   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Porpoise - Dolphin
This is the first time I've ever found one of these little dolphine periotic bones before. I dug it out of the same layer where I found my megalodon tooth on the same trip. Thanks to Pat Young for the ID....
Fossil Diving for Mammoth Teeth, part deux   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Ever since I found the mammoth teeth last week, I've been dying to get back out to the river to see if there was more there. Plus, lots of people have been telling me to go back, because if the fossils just washed out, there could be way more stuff there. I followed the sage wisdom, and went back this morning. I didn't want to be greedy, so I only took one scuba tank. Once in the water, I swam directly to where I found the elephant teeth. Then I searched the area. Nothing. I was a little disappo...
4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
a gorgeous, nearly perfect fossil angustidens shark tooth from the river. Everything is there - tip, cusps, root, serrations. Definitely in my top 5 fossil finds of the year so far. What a prize!!...
Raising the Mammoth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

The first fossil dive of the year is always a tough one. You have to figure out where all your gear is, make sure it works, remember how to put it all together, blah, blah, blah. I was just ready to get into the water and find some shark teeth! Of course the primary goal is to find a big megalodon tooth, but with diving, there is always the outside chance that you'll run across something amazing. We arrived at the dive spot on time itching to gear up. I managed not to clock df in the cranium ...

Raising the Mammoth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
DW decided it was time to dive. The weather has been getting hot, so the river called us. We arrived around 9:00 and suited up by 9:30. The bottom was littered with gravel and layer. I decided to move down river from DW and got caught in a nasty current. It was too much for me, so I swam to the edge and re grouped. Meanwhile DW was raking in the teeth. The next dive, I decided to fan a little. This turned up a few more teeth than last dive, but no real keepers. Since I ditched my wetsuit to be l...
Fossil Mammoth Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Mammut imperator
This was the first of two mammoth teeth I found in one day. I'd never found one before this one. What a beauty for my first! This is a rare occurrence - the outer bark of the tooth has been eaten away to reveal the enamel plates bonded together in the middle. Its a really cool kind of wear, because the incredible detail of the unerupted surface can be seen....
Fossil Mammoth Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Mammut imperator
The second of two mammoth teeth I found in one dive. This is a rare occurrence - the outer bark of the tooth has been eaten away to reveal the enamel plates bonded together in the middle. Its a really cool kind of wear, because the incredible detail of the unerupted surface can be seen....
Mucho Micros   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I went hunting yesterday at the spot where I scored the killer little white megalogon tooth last week, but it was pretty lousy. I checked out a few other spots and found some prospects for future digs, but nothing great showed up to post so I figured I would show you what I've been finding in the buckets of Chandler Bridge I got from the killer pond a few months ago. Its been a bonanza, lemme tell ya. Nothing huge, but you can't beat the quantity or quality. On top of that, I came away with some...
3/16" Angel Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squatina subserrata
3/16" Angel Shark Tooth
3/16" Whale Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Rhincodon typus
Flawless...
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