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Passing the torch   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The long 4th of July weekend started off Thursday with a failed trip to the big ditch. I thought it rained wednesday night, but when I got there, the high scum quotient told otherwise. I only hung out for an hour, because there was nothing to be found. I went home, and salvaged the day by doing chores and hangin with the fam. Friday morning, I hit that giant pit my dad told me about a few weeks ago - the one that's the size of a football field and has killer Chandler Bridge e...
Passing the torch   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Saturday afternoon, I got a call from Indiana letting me know he couldn't go, and t$ has been strangely absent lately as well, so it was just tha duDe and me for Top Secret. Man, it was HOT when we got there. By the time we finished our walk down into the pit, we were drenched with sweat. We welcomed the breeze that a distant thunderstorm brought. 20 minutes later, though, as we were just getting into the hunt, the thunderstorm wasn't so distant anymore. Lightning danced acro...
Passing the torch   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Passing the torch
1 5/16" Great White Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
Here's a nice great white from the same layer as the 6" meg I found a few weeks ago....
4 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
They spread out a hill that was chocked full of layer and I stumbled upon this beauty while walking the flattened mound. What a great tooth! Its serrated, has the bourlette, a nice root, and good enamel. Man, I love this spot!...
4 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
4 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth
4 3/4" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
4 3/4" Megalodon Shark Tooth
2 1/4"Scraper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is a sweet find - its an indian Scraper. At first I thought it was a blade, and then Hank Hill at work told me it was a hide scraper. And to think I almost didn't even pick it up. The vis in the river was pretty bad - like 3 inches because it was slack tide and every move stirred up the bottom. I thought this thing looked peculiar so I picked it up. It turned out to be the best thing I found on that set of dives. ...
My first dive of 2003   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Well, we finally got in our first dive of the year. I was thinking to myself, "Why haven't we gone before now?" That's easy, because the land sites are really churning out the goodies lately. Still though, diving is awesome so we hit the river. When we went out there, we really didn't know exactly where we were gonna go, so we looked for a new place up in the creeks. The spot has potential, but we didn't find anything there to make us want to stay for a second dive. The secon...
Mako Fest   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Well today was a day for the Super Pit because of the past rain, we had been getting. I really killed on the makos today and I found all my teeth walking. Overall just a great day. ...
2 3/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This would have to be the best mako I've found to date sense the Forbidden Pond dried up, where I had found a 2 15/16" mako that I haven't added to the site yet. The color on this mako is spectacular, it has a unique feature to making it look sord of tiger striped on one side. Just a perfect mako....
2 5/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This mako has a great blade and nice orange color to it. Just a little root erosion keeps this one from being perfect....
1 7/8" Mako Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Its not one of the biggest makos, but it makes the site because its from the lower jaw postion in the shark and for the nice color. The lowers are a bit more uncommmon to find than the upper postions....
2 7/8" Squalodon Molar   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A fantastic double rooted specimen! Check out the serrations on the enamel cap. unfortunately, the shovel hit the fragile root lobes when this tooth was extracted. You just never know when they're gonna be there! Luckily, most of the material was recovered.
Check out the whole set of teeth associated with this one here...
3/4" Giant Thresher Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Alopias hermani
3/4" Giant Thresher Shark Tooth
1 1/8" Benedeni Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
Here's a decent benedeni with cusps from the reformulated Hawthorne formation....
Quantity is good, too   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Yesterday at work my dad called me to tell me about this giant hole in the ground that he saw. It was hard to make it through the day, but I finally did. Last night I went out there and found a HUGE hole - 15 feet deep and as big around as a football field. The entire non-submerged bottom is Chandler Bridge or Wando. Its a total fossil dream spot but its so new that the Chandler Hasn't weathered enough yet. So I really didn't find the killer angustidens I was expecting. I did, however, find plen...
Quantity is good, too   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
We still had some daylight, though, so we decided to burn it at Top Secret. Indiana and company had already walked it, but we were there to do some digging. I thought I had a nice meg once, but it turned out to have feeding damage and a dinged up root. tha duDe also had a close call, and his also had a messed up root. We've had days like this before and we'll have them again. But as fossil dorks, we live for the thrill that the occasional big find brings....
Another day at Top Secret   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
I don't know what's up, but I'm sick again. It really didn't matter, though, because I was GOING 2thin. tha duDe came over, and we stopped and picked up Indiana, and we hit top secret. It was a really hot, humid, stagnant, buggy evening. Still, we were determined to find something. tha duDe was the first to hit paydirt with his 2 3/4" mako. We split up soon after that, and I decided to peel the wall back along this ditch in the back. It took me about two hours to go the whole length, but I didn'...
Another day at Top Secret   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Another day at Top Secret
2 3/4" Broad Toothed Mako Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2 3/4" Broad Toothed Mako Shark Tooth
1 15/16" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is a cool one - the guy who made it found a flat rock and worked the other side. Thus, one side is flaked and the other side is FLAT!...
An evening at the big ditch   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I've been sick for a few days, and I needed to get out of the house. And since it rained really hard about 5 days ago, I figured I would pick up the scraps left over from the weekend out at the ditch. I was pretty surprised at how much I found this late in the game - and, on top of all the teeth, I found an arrowhead....
4 5/8" Megalodon shark tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is somewhat of a fluke meg. The day had nearly come to an end, and I hadn't found anything worthwhile yet. I stuck my shovel in the layer and just started working it. I ended up digging a trench 15 feet long, 18 inches wide, and 6 inches deep before I ran across this tooth, but it was just in time. I nearly quit digging just minutes before, but in my despiration, I kept going until the bitter end. But the end turned out to be not that bitter! This tooth has great color, root, and serrations...
Down to the wire   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
I was supposed to go digging in the morning with tha duDe, but my wife didn't get any sleep last night, so I stayed home to take care of the kidz. I wasn't denied for the day, though, and I got to go out in the evening for a few hours. I took a friend that just moved back in to town out to top secret with me, and we hunted the hills like madmen. It was cloudy, so we only had a little time to hunt. I went one way, and he went another, and we didn't see each other again until dark. I don't know wh...
Quick stop at Top Secret   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Today I decided to make a quick stop to Top Secret. I didn't have time to dig so I walked and ended up finding one descent angy. I love this place....
3 15/16" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This tooth, dug directly from the Chandler Bridge at the Big Ditch is just about the best large angustidens I've ever seen. First off, its huge. Its only 1/16" short of 4 inches, so this is about as big as these teeth get. The root is awesome. It has no chips or dings - just some stress cracks which are common on large teeth. There is a tiny bit of pitting, but still, its not enough to make a big deal out of. Next, it has fantastic serrations. Not a single one is missing. The cusps are awesome,...
A day I can't wait to forget   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Today was an early day - I woke up before 7, and I was at the road into Superpit by 7:30. I got on my bike and started riding in when I noticed how dry the road was since we had gone a whole week with no rain. Against my better judgement, I put my bike back in the truck and started driving down the road. I skillfully avoided the first few spots of mud, and when I hit the major one, I was confident. I steered over to the right side of the road, hugging the ditch on the left and the muddy rut on ...
A bad day Looking for teeth is better than a good day at work   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Today I had an extra opportunity to do a little collecting since it was Memorial day and all. I got up extra early and went down to the ditch so I could hit it and have enough time left over to go do some digging somewhere else. I walked the main part first, and to my surprise there was an overturned Ford Bronco upside down in the ditch. No kidding! I checked for bodies, but there were none, so I continued on my hunt for teeth. I had a little more success in the branch, but still, I didn't find ...
A bad day Looking for teeth is better than a good day at work   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
My next stop was Superpit. Since da f0ssZ's find there last week, I've been excited about going. By the time I got out there, though, the heat and humidity were in full effect. The mud caking my boots didn't make walking very easy, either, so my stay was short. I got in about an hour and a half before I was completely sapped. I wished I had picked a spot with some shade, that way I could have lasted a little longer. Oh well, there's always next week....
Meg-spiration   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
With all the rain this week, again our hopes were high at our new favorite spot. We arrived at 3:30 on a beautiful, sunny, breezy, SC spring day. It couldn't have been better conditions to collect. We combed the fields and rock laden hills with the scrutiny of the CSI detectives, but there was no killer tooth to be found. I did find one shamer of a 3 3/4" angustidens, but I won't show a close-up because I wouldn't want to give anyone that same sick feeling I had when I saw the mangled root. We f...
Dugong Molar   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Metaxytherium sp.
This is a worn dugong molar. Thanks to Mark H. for the ID....
3 7/16" Horse Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Equus sp.
This is one of the best preserved horse teeth I've ever seen. Its tough to believe it came from a layer where it had been tossed around in the currents before coming to its final resting place. ...
Dermal Scute   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Gavailosuchus carolinensis
Dermal Scute
2 1/2" Crocodile Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Gavailosuchus carolinensis
2 1/2" Crocodile Tooth
4" Crocodile Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Gavailosuchus carolinensis
One of the most massive Crocodile teeth I've ever seen. Extremely well preserved with most of the root intact. It was slightly broken by the machinery, unfortunately....
5 1/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
5 1/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth
The Winds of Change   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
The Winds of Change
The Winds of Change   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Everyone was hyped because today was the first dive of the year. However, we awoke to rainy, cloudy, windy, and cold weather. That translates to miserable conditions for diving. We were all in agreement with the choice not to go, but that left us with the decision of where to go instead. Since we had so much rain last night, I made the call to Candyland and we were in. Since they are actively working that area, the hunting area is getting smaller each time we go, but still, its one of the best s...
The Winds of Change   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
After a brief but satisfying run to the border, we went back to Superpit so da f0ssZ could see the happy hunting grounds. We only had an hour to dig, so we went at it like men on a mission. We each picked out spots, and in df's first (literally!) shovel-full, was a meg. You could sense his excitement as he excavated it. First, we just saw a root lobe - then another, then the blade. We kept waiting for the defect that makes you go "Awwww!!!", but gladly, it never came. It was df's day to make the...
The Winds of Change   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
We started out the day in dissapointment since we had planned to dive. The sky was angry, my friends, and diving was out for the day. With a stroke of genuis, Ditch developed a fossil collecting plan on-the-fly. We headed off to Candyland with mixed emotions. After a few hours of collecting, Ditch and I crossed paths and tore into some primo Chandler layer. I scored 4 nice Angys, and DW had a sweet one. We decided that the Bell was beckoning, so we found tHa Dude and began to drool at the ...
The Winds of Change   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

After a Bell pillage, we headed off to SuperPit. After spending a few minutes walking and picking up fragladons, I decided to dig a little. I located a spot near some whale bones, removed 1" of layer and a beautiful Meg shone it face. I swear the bourlette smiled at me.

We departed shortly thereafter and the euphoria of the collecting day has not waned.

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Unknown mollusk   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Epitonium charlestonensis
I find these little shells sometimes in the Ashley Formation....
2 " Mako Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2 " Mako Shark Tooth
2 5/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Great color on tooth - the preservation is amazing considering it came from a section of layer where the teeth are poorly preserved and normally crumble when touched. ...
Perfect conditions, but that's about it   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Anticipation was high today as we had lots of rain this past week. Collecting would surely be top notch. The roads would be muddy, though, so we would have to bike everywhere. Unfortunately, we had to tell t$ he couldn't go because we couldn't fit 3 bikes in my truck. I feel I should publically apologize for the fossil dis. I'll make it up to him sometime. Anyway, we head off to Superpit first. It had definitely received plenty of rain, but there really wasn't much laying out for the grab. We en...
Perfect conditions, but that's about it   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Top Secret had also received plenty of rain, but we were greeted by fresh footprints on most of the good spots. Their search patterns were random, though, and they left teeth in their footprints, so we weren't really worried. We pretty much walked the whole area without much luck. tha duDe and I both found a nice mako but that's about it. Its about what I expected, though, because the luck I've had lately couldn't have continued indefinitely! Monday is the first dive trip of the year, though, an...
Perfect conditions, but that's about it   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Perfect conditions, but that's about it
Perfect conditions, but that's about it   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Perfect conditions, but that's about it
The Heat is On   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
We had an immense amount of rain on Tuesday of this past week, so today we definitely were going someplace where we could just walk to pick up teeth. We decided to give Top Secret a rest and went to Super Pit instead. And for a change, we went in the early afternoon. All the gates were open as an added bonus, so we didn't have to bike in. Good thing, too, because it was a scorcher! The heat index was over 100 today, so we probably shouldn't have been outside to begin with, but we couldn't stay a...
The Heat is On   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
All my teeth laid out on dw's bbq grill....
4 1/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This tooth was laying at the bottom of a hill at superpit after a nice rainfall. I wish I had my camera with me because the tip was sticking out of the dirt pointing right at the sky - it was really cool looking. It’s the nicest meg I've found there so far. It has a great root, serrations, the tip, and the bourlette....
2 1/4" Great White Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
2 1/4" Great White Shark Tooth
2 1/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
found this tooth just poking out of the layer at the bottom of superpit after a nice rain, and its in fantastic condition. Its nicely serrated, it has the tip, the root is perfect, and the bourlette is all there. It’s a rare occurrence to find a tooth this nicely preserved in a reformulated layer. The coolest thing about this tooth, though is the feeding marks on the back of the tooth....
Good luck in no time flat   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
You wont believe how great the angy is I found at the ditch today. The pictures speak for themselves and I found the tooth in plain open view at the starting of the ditch from the school side and I didnt even go past that area I only collected for about 20 to 30 mins than left I didnt have time to hunt the whole area. The angy is 2 3/16 inches and almost perfect just small patches of the bourlette are missing....
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
4 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
4 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth
4 3/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
When I first found this tooth I was thrilled with the coloration - its one of the prettiest I've ever found. It has orange, white, red, yellow, and purple - yes purple! The only unfortunate thing was that the root was broken in numerous places. In fact, when I cleaned it, parts of it crumbled. I spent a week gluing it back together, and my painstaking efforts paid off. There are only a few visable cracks left. I think it was worth the effort....
3 11/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
3 11/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth
My Brother the Oracle   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
My Brother the Oracle
My Brother the Oracle   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
We had high hopes today out at Top Secret. After our good luck last week, why wouldn't we? Unlike last week, though, the gate was locked and we had to walk. It didn't matter, though, because we would have walked much further for the quality of teeth that this place is churning out lately. t$, tha duDe, tha boy, and I excitedly crossed the barren hills en route to the productive hunting sites. The area was just like we left it last week. No new footprints, no new dig marks, and sadly, no rain eit...
My Brother the Oracle   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
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My Brother the Oracle   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
My Brother the Oracle
2 3/4" Squalodon Incisor   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
2 3/4" Squalodon Incisor
The Magic Chalupa   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I think today actually started when my wife got home around noon. She had taken my son to play golf, and on the way home, they stopped at Taco Bell. She had an extra chalupa, and she brought it to me. I drenched it in fire sauce and happily devoured it, not knowing of its magical properties. 2pm arrived and tha dUDe arrived ready to extend his lucky streak from last week. I already had the bikes loaded in my truck, so we were on our way. Since we had great rainfall yesterday, we were planning a ...
The Magic Chalupa   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

It just so happens that there is a Taco Bell between Superpit and Top Secret (our next destination), so we stopped for dinner. This was the second time I had Bell food today. In retrospect, I think that was the key. It was only a few miles later, and we were at Top Secret. We stopped at the end of the paving and examined the road ahead. It looked wet, but solid. The inner redneck in me said I could plow through it with my non- 4 wheel drive truck. Tha duDe warned against it, but I went ahead....

The Magic Chalupa   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
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The Magic Chalupa   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The Magic Chalupa
6" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
I thought I was seeing things when I saw this tooth just laying there on the side of the hill. Its one of the sweetest large megs I've seen in a while. The root is killer - it even has a little character on the left root lobe where a clam attached itself and left a ring. The bourlette is fabulous - 95% complete. Plus it has great serrations. The only flaw (if you can call it that) is some feeding damage on the right edge near the tip. You can't even see it from the front, and I didn't notice it ...
3 1/4" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A fantastic looking tooth! One of the best roots ever. Plus the bourlette is 100% complete. The serrations are worn, but still visible....
3" Squalodon Incisor   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
3" Squalodon Incisor
2 3/16" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
A ric in superb condition dug right from the green cap....
1" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
1" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/2" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
2 1/2" Auriculatus Shark Tooth
1 13/16" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
I found this tooth on the way back to the truck at the end of an already great day at Lafarge. I was carrying a 25 pound vertebra over my back, but still I was scanning the ground for any last scraps. Its amazing that a tooth this awesome and exposed wasn't found earlier....
7/16" Eocene Tiger Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Galeocerdo clarkensis
7/16" Eocene Tiger Shark Tooth
1" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
1" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/16" Auriculatus Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles auriculatus
I found this tooth toward the end of the day on the far edge of the Lafarge pit. 3 1/2 hours into the hunt and I came across a place where no one had been yet. Like always, the tooth is gorgeous except for the tip, which always seems to be missing....
1 3/16" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
1 3/16" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
1 3/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
1 3/8" Eocene Mako Shark Tooth
Archaeocete Whale Vertebra   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Pontogeneus brachyspondylus
When da f0ssZ saw the gigantic whale vertebra I pulled out, he started digging right next to me and found this. Undoubtedly these are from the same whale since they were separated by only a few feet. DF was kind enough to give me the one he found so the two could always be together. Both this and the other big whale vert came from right next to where tha duDe found his sweet auriculatis tooth as well as the tooth pictured in the ground shot on his post from today....
Archaeocete Whale Vertebra   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Pontogeneus brachyspondylus
This is the giant whale vert that I found digging. its absolutely huge, too - 7 inches in diameter and 6 1/2" tall. m4 took this to the SC Museum for positive identification because its way too big to be Zygorhiza kochii, the species of archaeocete whale normally found at Lafarge. The two species have identical teeth, but can be differentiated by the vertebra. From what he said, this species had not been positively identified from the mine - that is, until now ;-)...
1 3/8" Eocene Eagle Ray Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Myliobatis toliapicus
This is the first ray fossil I found at Lafarge. Its in a great state of preservation....
1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth
Triumph at Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Going to the quarry always brings with it a bag of mixed expectations. All week long I've been looking forward to going because of the possibility of finding something awesome. At the same time, though, I've wondered if I should skip it because I haven't done so well there the past few times. Ultimately, I knew I would go because m4 (Miocene Marine Mammal Man) was coming down, and I'd promising him for months to show him around the place. Plus, da f0ssZ was making the trek. Add tha...

Triumph at Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

After a short, cramped ride in the Weezil ride, ThA Dude, M4, DW, and myself arrived at LaFarge admist a plethera of other collectors. A quick view of primo exposed layer instantly activated our marine fossil salivation glands. The past few weeks rains eroded the fossil overburden fairly extensively. The best finds are two nice 1" I. Praecursor, and a 2.5" C. Auriculatus from the Santee Limestone. I also scored half an archaeocete molar tooth, which was found about 20 feet from DWs. The t...

Triumph at Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
My best day at Lafarge so far!...
Triumph at Lafarge   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

We hit the Big Ditch, but the pickins were slim. I managed a decent 1.75" Tan C. Angustidens.

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A Last Minute Fossil Hunting Trip   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Today was my wife's day. I had originally planned on staying home all day to watch kids, but it was such a nice day that she mentioned that I should go out after she got home. That thought stewed all day in my fossil soaked brain, and when she got home, I was READY to go! I'm still hunting spots that are productive after rain, and I've been itchin to get back out to Top Secret for weeks. We've had serious rain lately, and the spot would surely produce if no one had been there yet. I would have t...
1 1/2" Great White Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
1 1/2" Great White Shark Tooth
1 7/16" Broad Toothed Mako Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
What a massive root on this little tooth! I think it’s a posterior tooth, but I'm not 100% certain. ...
2 5/16" Narrow Toothed Mako Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus desori
2 5/16" Narrow Toothed Mako Shark Tooth
Unknown teeth in jaw   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Other
I think this is from a barracuda, but I'm not sure....
1 5/16" Snaggletooth Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Hemipristis serra
Besides being a beautiful tooth, this one has the added bonus of a pathology. It has serrations running parallel to the root on the back of the tooth. You can see it quite easily in the second photo. It also has another errant serration on the other edge, but I couldn't get a good photo of it. ...
6 associated, fused shark vertebrae   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Shark
This is quite a find! From time to time, I find complete shark vertebrae, but finding a whole column of them is rare indeed! Undoubtedly, the shark that owned these was buried at death. That's about the only way the disks survive this way....
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Wicked deep blue color, and the back has some white mottling mixed in. Every serration is intact. A Superb find!...
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 5/8" Sand Tiger Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharias taurus
1 5/8" Sand Tiger Shark Tooth
1 3/4" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is the undoubtedly the find of the day for me. I rarely find artifacts, but when I do, I'm thrilled! I found this in a section of the ditch very close to where I've found every other indian item from the ditch. I'll bet there was a camp somewhere near there. My friend Roy said that they symmetry on this arrowhead makes it special. He said that there were lots of indians who didn't really care to make them even on both sides like this one. I wonder if they knew we'd be so wild about collecti...
Surprise Guests and a Trip to Remember   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Last night I got a call from Roy from Times Scientific telling me he and Ed were thinking about coming down and doing some hunting. It didn't take much to convince me to take the day off, so plans were set in motion for a full day of 2thin. They met me at my house, and I was instantly in awe of their waders. Long have I wanted waders of that sort, but I've never seen them anywhere. They would be handy out at the ditch today, because the water is still pretty deep. I just bought new boots, though...
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