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Meh (I said m...e…h…)   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Today being Saturday, I of course went toothin. I checked out a new lead, and revisited an old haunt all for naught. Not wanting to end the day empty handed, my friend T Money and I went to the pond we found a couple weeks ago and did so well at. My finds for the day were modest - a 2 1/2" mako (lower left), and a decent ray plate were the best I found. T Money on the other hand, tore it up. He found 6 whole megs in his spot. Yes. I said 6. 5 were between 2 and 3 inches, but one was about 5 inch...
Better than last week   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I just couldn't stay away from the new pond I hit last week, and I did much better. What a shame that 6 1/4" half meg is! Its a lower tooth, and what's left is in fantastic condition. In the bottom photo are the best teeth I found. A great white, a mako, and a bottom row dusky. I earned these things, too. I have blisters on my hands and bug bites on my neck. But you know what? I still had a great time!...
I should have gone somewhere else…   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I got a hot lead on a new pond from a friend of mine (he found 3 megs there yesterday!) so I went to check it out. There was killer layer all over the place, but there were no teeth. In 3 hours of digging, this is all I found. The best tooth is the 2 1/2" angy and its not even that great. Maybe next week…...
Vive la Chandler Bridge!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It rained like crazy last night and this morning, so I went out to walk the dirt piles at the new development today. There wasn't too much lying around, because we were beaten by about 50 other collectors I hear. That didn't hurt my determination, though. I still climbed up the huge mud hills searching. When I was about to give up, I spotted a pond I had never seen before. Upon arriving, I beheld the most fantastic layers I had ever seen. Almost textbook and THICK. The Wando was on top an...
2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Here's one from Summerville that matches up to the quality I've been spoiled by at the big ditch. Its a beauty! Light tan and brown enamel, light grey root, killer cusps and tip, sharp serrations, and a really pronounced fanged tip. The color really gives this tooth character....
I am lousy gator bait   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I took the day off today to go diving with a friend of mine. We hit the Cooper of course, and I was the first in. I found all most all of the teeth in the photo below in this spot. Man, it was a gold mine. I really wish we could have dived more there. Why didn't we, you ask? Well, when I came up from my dive, my friend says "Dude, get in the boat... hurry up." I replied that I was swimming as fast as I could, and why? He was looking toward the bank and motioning for me to come around the boat. H...
Another killer day - 2 Megs!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I have just had super fortune lately. My son and I went walking at this construction site, and apparently it rained pretty heavily because the teeth were just lying everywhere. The finds of the day were the two megs in the first photo. The first one is a nice 4 1/4" lower tooth. The root is really thick, the bourlette is nearly complete, and there are even some serrations. The root is killer. The next tooth is a truly bizarre specimen - a pathologic meg. It grew all messed up in the shark...
Nice pleistocene stuff from the Cooper River   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
My buddy John asked me if I wanted to go diving with him today, and I have never been one to pass up on a dive, so of course, I went. The day started up kinda tough because it took us an hour to get the boat started. With a little oral siphoning of the gas, John got it all started and we were on our way. Man, check out the haul! Upper left is a petrified beaver jaw, next to that is some coprilite (fossilized poop), and next to that is a nice petrified antler. The second row had some really nice ...
1 1/4" Tiger Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Galeocerdo cuvier
1 1/4" Tiger Shark Tooth
1 7/8" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
sharp serrations, nice root, great coloration...
1 3/4" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
Flawless in every way....
Coprolite   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Other
This could be the wierdest thing in my collection - fossilized poop (called coprilite). I don't know what kind of animal its from, but it could be from a meg. Wouldn't that be cool?...
Fossil Beaver Jaw - Berkeley County, SC   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Castor Canadensis
This is arguably the best pleistocene fossil I have ever found. Its a perfect lower jaw from a beaver. The incisor and molars are complete....
2" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
2" Arrowhead
1 5/8" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
1 5/8" Arrowhead
1 5/8" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
1 5/8" Arrowhead
2 3/4" Spear Tip   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
fantastic chert fluted Dalton type spear point....
Killer Spear Head   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
A couple weeks back a friend of mine told me about a new ditch they were digging, so I decided to go looking for it. Well, I never did find that one, but I did come across another in North Charleston that had been there for a while that I had never seen before. I didn't really find anything the first time, but it had potential because the fossil layer was right at the water level - i.e. naturally eroding. We had a serious drenching on the 3rd so I thought this would be a good place to go back. N...
A Megalodon!! Finally!!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I ran across a new pond being dug in Summerville, so I decided to check it out. I hadn't found a meg in months before today, but boy did I do well today! Two in the same day. Ok, so only one is a killer - I'm not complaining! All in all this pond turned out to be pretty productive. It was really hot though, so I didn't dig as long as I probably could have. No big deal, I probably couldn't have topped the 4 incher anyway....
3 13/16" Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
sharply serrated, full root. Orange enamel with yellow and white marbling. Small strip of enamel missing on the display side....
4 1/4" Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Tooth is worn, but that's where the down side ends. Unbelievable colors! The most incredible looking tooth in my entire collection!...
The dry streak continues   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Another disappointing day today. Still no rain, so the ground was mega hard. I dug at another pond in the development today. Great layer, but no really nice teeth. I did find a large, chewed angy....
An arrowhead but not much else.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Not too much to be found today. First, I went to the ditch, and boy are they messing it up. They are filling in the sides, so I think that whenever it rains, a lot of silt will rinse into the bottom totally messing up the visibility. I really wish they would leave it alone....
An arrowhead but not much else.   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The ground is really hard since we haven't really had any rain. I hit the new pond again, but there wasn't really anything there. Next, I went to check out a lead in Crowfield. It seems there is a really big pond back there somewhere, but even after some walking, I couldn't find it. I saw where they dumped all the dirt and it was loaded with nice rock, but I didn't really find any teeth worth a darn. I did find an arrowhead on the road though. I don't find many of these, so even though its chipp...
Huge Angustidens   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I went digging again and had a pretty good day. Check out the massive angy! Even though its tipped (what a bummer!!) it is still 3 1/4" inches long and gorgeous! I found a few other smaller angys, too. Not a bad day all in all....
The dry streak ends   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Its been quite a while since I've had a fosslin' trip worth posting, but today it seems the dry streak has ended. I had the day off and started off the day not knowing where I would hunt - only that I wanted to find some teeth. I drove all around and just happened upon a guy digging a pond in a new development, and he was kind enough to let me dig where he wasn't working. I dug in the hot sun for 4 hours, but it was worth it! Along with the decent angys, I found a gorgeous Thresher, and you can ...
1 1/4" Giant Thresher Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Alopias hermani
Beautiful white enamel, razor sharp edges, a needle sharp tip, and a perfect root. They don't get much better than this....
Giant Meg - shamer!!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Fossilin was not all that good today. We went to five different spots and couldn't really find enough stuff to justify staying in the same spot. Most of the stuff came from behind the ponds around where we went last week, but we also found some decent stuff at that ditch where I found the two megs in one day. My best find was the massive half meg - 6 1/4" long....
Giant Meg - shamer!!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Giant Meg - shamer!!
Giant Meg - shamer!!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Giant Meg - shamer!!
Giant Meg - shamer!!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Giant Meg - shamer!!
Massive Angustidens   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Fossilin was pretty good today. I left at like 6:30 in the morning to go out to the new spot, and the guys were working! I couldn't believe it. I thought I had arrived early anough to beat everyone, but NO! So we went back over to the other spot and dug for a while. I found a sweet 3 1/4" Angy. When I pulled it out I thought one of the cusps was missing and I was like what a shamer. When I cleaned it up, though, I looked at it a little closer and from the front it looks like the cusp is gone bec...
A cool day.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Last week was awesome - not because of what I found, but because of what happened. This kid that lives in my neighborhood asked me if I would take him toothin, and I said sure. I took him along and we went to one of the new neighborhoods. We dug for a little while but really didn't find much. We ran into this guy out there who works for the company who is building the neighborhood, and I hung with him almost all day. He was totally cool, and he was spending his day off out there digging for foss...
An ok day at one of the new ponds.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
There wasn't any new action where I went last week, so I decided to hit the spot I went a couple weeks ago. Not too bad for half a day!...
Mastodon Tooth from a new hole.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I went back to the place where John and I went a few weeks ago where I found the big angustidens tooth. They were digging some new sewage lines in the back, so I did some digging back there today. There was a really great layer there, all reworked though. I digged for about 3 hours, but didn't find any large teeth. I did come away with a nice great white, though. I also found a nice sized chunk of mastodon tooth - the biggest piece so far. Great colors, too....
Gomphotherium Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Mammut americanum
not a complete tooth, but the largest I have found to date. Its only about half of the enamel section. The root is missing....
Pretty teeth from the new pond   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
We went back to that pond we went to last weekend and dug all around its edges. Look at the killer colors in the teeth I found! I wish I could come away with a sixer from that place. Unfortunately, we won't be able to dig there anymore. They graded the pond, and the developers get really ticked off if you dig after they are finished with a pond. I'm happy with my finds, though. The bottom row mako is pretty sweet. The meg is pretty, too, and even though it is a little worn, it still made ...
Great teeth from a new pond   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Today, I went digging with j of the golden shovel and mrs of the golden shovel. I took them to the Golf Course, and we dug the snot out of it and found SQUAT! So we went to another place and in 30 minutes of digging I came away with nearly every tooth in the picture. We should have gone there first. The colors on these teeth are just amazing.
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Another killer day at the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Two days ago, we had 3 1/2" rain, and if you have been following my site for long, you know that I always hit the creek after a good rain. I had to wait until after work, but when I finally arrived, there were some real sweeties laying out today! First and foremost, check out the 3" Angustidens. It is a real drooler. Perfect except for 3 serrations near the tip. The 3rd tooth from the left on the top row is another perfect 1 1/2" Angy. The 5th tooth from the left on the top row is a perfect lowe...
1 1/2" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
This is a lower tooth in fabulous shape. The root is killer, the serrations and tip are sharp, and there is awesome marbling on the enamel....
Killer day at the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
OH MAN! What a day at the creek! There was a terrential downpour two days ago, and I finally got out to the ditch today. I raked in the fossils - most interestingly, look at the vertebrae - they are massive for a land site - almost 4" in diameter each! The one on the left has a huge bite mark in it, too. You can easily see it in the photo (the long straight line in the middle of it). The gouge is almost a half inch deep! The meg who ate this whale for lunch must have been huge. I had a gr...
Killer day at the creek   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I also went digging because I just couldn't stop with my haul at the creek. I hoped for some more megs like last week, but it was not to be. One was close, but it was all dinged up on the root. The whale tooth wasn't bad. I can't be disappointed with the day overall, though!...
Two whole megs!!!!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

BOY - was I right about the new place! Check out the haul! The highlight are the two complete megs. They are beautiful, to say the least. I can't wait to go back. It's rare to find one whole meg in one day of digging, much less two. With all the other stuff I found, I'll bet that the next couple of trips to this place will be winners, too.

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4 1/4" Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
beautiful pink, orange, and white marbling. Perfect root. Serrations worn....
3 1/2" Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Full serrations ,bourlette, and root. Tan and white enamel. Incredible tooth!...
I found a new place.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Today was my birthday, so I had the day off, and of course, I went digging. Went back to the same place as last week when I went with j of the golden shovel, but this week my luck stank. The first picture is all I found in 3 hours of digging there. j went, too, and true to form, found a gorgeous meg while we were there. He has a golden shovel, man. I'm gonna see if I can get a picture of this thing because it is one of the prettiest teeth I have ever seen.

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I found a new place.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

j had to leave the first spot early, so I decided to go look for a new place to hunt fossils with the remainder of my day. I found a new place and I walked all around it and found the stuff in the picture. The greatest thing about this new place is that noone else has been there before - no dig marks. Tomorrow I am going back to do some serious excavation. Based on the stuff I found walking, there has to be a stupid amount of stuff to be found digging.

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Another BIG Angustidens - What luck!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
My friend J of the Golden Shovel was kind enough to take me to a new spot up in Dorchester County today where they are in the process of digging a brand new pond. What a great guy he is! About 30 minutes into the dig, I pulled out this giant 3 3/4" angy. Ok - two weeks in a row now, I have found a really large Angustidens tooth. I have some kind of luck with these things, I guess. Its a beauty, too. All orange with serrations. Get this - I was digging right next to him, 3 feet away, and he pulls...
Best day so far this year   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
We had some serious rain on Thursday, and it was not so good for the cesspool, which the first place I went. It is now almost entirely under water. Only a few spots remained accessable. Once it is completely under, that spot is done for good. Too bad. It really produces. You can see the 3 15/16" Angustidens I found today in the picture. It is so beautifully colored, and basically complete. For this spot, it is in amazing condition. Most everything is worn or broken there. Until now, this is the...
Best day so far this year   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The rain I mentioned before was great for the ditch which was the second spot I went to. The rain cleaned it out and so did I. Check out the haul of awesome teeth in the first photo. 3 perfect Angustidens, 2 complete Great Whites, and 2 complete Makos. I didn't have time to get pictures up of all the smaller teeth I found but there were a bunch! Today was a good day!
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1 7/8" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
Although this tooth is somewhat worn, this is a fantastic upper anterior specimen with a great root. The serrations are still intact, and the enamel is jet black marbled with white streaks....
Heartbreaker at the cesspool   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
I went back to the cesspool today and I had my best day there so far. Based on what I found, I know there is some really nice stuff to be found there - I just have to keep digging to find it. From left to right, I found: a sperm whale tooth, half a giant sloth tooth, a 3" Mako, a 5" meg, and a 2" Angustidens. That mako is coincidentally the largest Mako I have ever found. Too bad I wrecked it with the shovel. The thing was perfect until I came along. That's the risk you take, though, when you di...
The creek is back in service!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but they were doing some major work on the creek where I find most of my teeth, and for a few weeks it has produced next to nothing because of these dams they put up to stop the water from eroding the ditch. They finally filled in the portion of the ditch that was holding all the water, so now when it rains, it all pours over the top of the dam, and the rest of the ditch can get washed so I can find teeth. Well, we had a pretty nice rainfall, and I went o...
Pretty teeth from a new pond   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
I've had a bit of a dry streak lately that finally ended today. I found a new pond that was dug right down to the fossil layer. This is what I came back with after about 4 hours of digging. Nice colors on some of these! It was kind of wierd though - there were no large megs to be found. There were the normal signs that one looks for when searching for megs - whale bones, big rocks, etc. No megs. Oh well, I'm not compaining. The toothing deities are fickle enough as it is! It isn't very often tha...
Giant Beaver Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Castor ohioensis
A friend of mine came across a unique find the other day - a petrified beaver skull. Back in the Pleistocene, beavers used to be as big as bears. Unfortunately, the skull crumbled, but he did manage to get the teeth. He kept the incisors (which are huge, by the way), but he was kind enough to hook me up with a molar. Thanks John!...
My first time at a concrete pit   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Today was my first time going to a concrete pit. I got up at the crack of dawn to hit Blue Circle Cement. Most people that I talked to today said that pickings were slim, and my finds were no exception. The experience was cool, though, and I got a lot of walking in....
1 3/8" Eocene Mako Shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus praecursor
A perfect lower tooth....
What a way to start out the new year!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I was going to go digging with a buddy of mine today, but he wussed out. I decided to go back out to the creek to see what I could find. I didn't expect to find much since a whole weekend had passed and there had been no new rainfall. That creek is usually pretty picked over after a weekend, so I really went to just find smaller specimens. But, my lucky streak continued! I came away with another pristine 2 1/4" and an almost killer 2 3/4". Interestingly enough I found that one less than 100 feet...
Nice haul, including the most perfect Angustidens I have ever found.   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
The past two days, we have had dreary, rainy, cold, nasty weather. Today, we had the first sunny day, so of course, I had to go back to the old faithful creek. Rain always brings out the best in this place, and today was no exception. I wasn't even the first one there today. I saw this guy when I walked up and I was all "ahh man, he found everything so I am just wasting my time." It always pays to look because everyone misses stuff. Check out the total haul in the first picture! I even found two...
2 3/4" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
One of the few teeth that I have that I can say is truly perfect. 100%. NO FLAWS WHATSOEVER. Need I say more?...
2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
The photo doesn't do this tooth justice. It is fantastic! It is a dagger for sure. The cusps, tip, and serrations are impossibly sharp. The root is flawess, as is the bourlette. An amazing specimen!...
1 1/16" Isurus retroflexus   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus retroflexus
When you go out hunting teeth, you never know when you're going to find something incredible. This is one of those unexpected finds that I'll never forget. They pulled all kinds of debris out of the big ditch and piled it up on the edge. I had been looking in those piles just to see if anything washed out, and I found this right in a clump of pure Chandler Bridge. Its flawless in every way. A beautiful tooth!...
1 1/16" Giant Thresher Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Alopias grandis
It’s a rare day indeed when you come home with one of these!...
The most teeth I ever found in a day plus A Thresher AND a Benedeni!!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
What a day today! They just dug out the creek this week, and last night we had a really nice rain. I walked from end to end and found hundreds of teeth. The top photo shows the whole haul. The bottom photo shows the picks, and they are PRIME! 7 Perfect angustidens, 2 nice Makos, a giant Thresher (only my third one!!!), and a museum quality Oligocene Benedeni. I have never had luck this good!.
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Average day at the creek.   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Not many details today. An average day. The best finds today are the nice smaller Angustidens at upper right and the 3 sweet Hemis in the middle. I heard that someone found a nearly 5" Angustidens out at the creek today. What a find! Comparable to a 6 31/32" Meg!
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Gobs of teeth, part 2!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I had to work today, and believe me, I wasn't happy about it. I got everything done that I had to do, and I headed on down to the creek while I waited on everything to finish up. I had intended to walk again, but there were out of towners there digging, so the bottom was covered with silt and I wasn't having very much luck. So I started scraping at the bank and I just kept scraping up tooth after tooth. I never run into this kind of layer when I am looking for it! So I walked back to trukkasauru...
Gobs of teeth!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Just Sunday, we had some really nice rainfall - Exactly what I have been waiting for. Not just me, but everyone else around here who collects fossils, too! I got out as soon as I got off work and went straight to the new ponds. There weren't as many lying around as I thought, but I didn't do too badly. All the orange teeth came from there. After there, I went to the creek. I knew that they just dug it out again not too long ago, but I totally forgot until I stepped down into it. Oh Man! Teeth la...
1 1/16" Tiger Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Galeocerdo cuvier
1 1/16" Tiger Shark Tooth
The dry streak finally ends!!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It has been well over a month since I updated ye olde web page, and believe me, it hasn't been because of a lack of trying!! Toothin has been LOUSY lately. There has been little rain, so the spots that depend on water erosion to produce teeth have been stagnant, and the ground at all the other diggin spots has been super hard, so it is really hard to get the shovel in. And to top it all off, I have had a run of bad luck. Well, today that all changed. A friend scooped me in on a ditch that they j...
2 1/4" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is an absolutely gorgeous tooth! As you can see from the photo, the tooth is complete. It has 75% serrations, 75% bourlette, a great root, and a nice tip. Sure, it has a little wear, but the bonus points it gets for color more than make up for that! Its really unbelievable that teeth can pick up such gorgeous colors during the fossilization process....
Probably the last day diving this year - good thing it was a bag filler!!   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Today, my dad and I went diving in the upper Cooper. Vis has never been better. We were in over 30 feet of water and we could still see light from the surface! In fact - we didn't even need a light. I think it was because of a variety of factors. It has been unseasonably cold here lately, and the water temperature has dipped down pretty low. Cold water means better vis. Plus, there has been very little rain. Result - I hauled in the teeth. There are two pictures below - one of the few good teeth...
First good day at the Dank Mud Pit in a few weeks   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The dank mud pit has been most stingy lately. In three trips, this is all I found. It is a nice Angustidens, no argument there, but you had to see how much I had to sift to find this! Hundreds of pounds of rock and a major back-ache later, I have a nice tooth! My wife thinks I am insane but what's new??
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A banner day at the creek with 3 perfect Angustidens   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
In the past week, tropical storms Gordon and Helene blew through here dropping massive amounts of rain. Yesterday, I drove by and saw that the water level was about 6 feet deep!! I have never seen it that full before, and today it was still 3 feet in places. The weeds and bushes along the bank were all laying on their sides - had I gone yesterday, the water would have been way over my head in most places. Today, I could resist no longer - I had to go to see what was there. I braved the muddy, sn...
7 nice Angustidens from the Dank mud pit, one perfect   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
I had another chance to go to the dank mud pit to go digging today. And what a day it was! The temp was like 75 and there was a nice breeze. I didn't sweat at all. And I racked up on the angustidens. 7 in all. The one in the center is stunningly beautiful and absolutely flawless. If you look closely, you can see it is jet black with a greyish marbling running all through the tooth. It still amazes me the differences in color that this site produces. This is currently without a doubt the best pla...
Ok stuff from the Dank mud pit   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Its been a while since I went digging, so I went back to the dank mud pit after work. I didn't hunt but for about an hour because the bugs got bad when it hit late evening. The best tooth I found today was the Isurus Retroflexus at lower right of the picture. Just like the other teeth I found at this location, this tooth is beautifully colored.
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Some nice teeth from the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
We've had some really heavy rainfall lately, so me and the boy went to the creek today. We got there really late, so it was really picked over, but we did come home with several nice ones. The Angustidens is pretty close to flawless, and the other is a reef shark tooth - a REALLY rare find. They aren't very large, but they look really cool. I have found less than 5 of these my whole life.
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9/16" Reef Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharoides catticus
These are about the coolest looking little teeth in my opinion. In my whole life, this is the only one I have ever found that was whole. As you may have guessed, they are quite rare....
Bag filler day in the Cooper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Most people would say that we were crazy to go out diving in the Cooper on a holiday, but today the weather was pretty bad, so there weren't many people on the water. And the vis was KILLER!! I am thinking like 10 feet. Lets just say when I was on the bottom, I could still see a bit of light from the surface - I have never seen it that good before. We dove on a huge rock bed that we found last year, and found literally pounds of teeth. (I found an anchor, too. I dragged it around my whole...
2 9/16" Megalodon Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
a killer posterior tooth. Serrated, tip intact. Great root....
Some nice Angustidens from the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Another trip to the creek this afternoon. Nice rain last night, and I found these Angustidens. Amazing that as many times as I have been to this place, I still find this many nice teeth!
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First time diving in Georgia   Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Today, I went down to Georgia to dive my my new pals Kendall, Ross, and Michelle. I can't say it was the most productive dive ever, but it was really fun. The vis was pretty much zero, so we had to rely on sticking our hands down in the mud and feeling around. I didn't find any shark teeth, but I did come back with a really nice sperm whale tooth.
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5 1/4" Sperm Whale tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Scaldicetus
This was the only thing I found on my dives in Georgia. I found it by sticking my arms down in about a foot of mud and feeling around. Its in fantastic condition because my guess is that is has never seen a day of wear. When it was washed from the layer, it probably fell immediately into the mud....
Another decent day walking the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Today, me and the boy went up to the creek again since we had the massive rain storm last night. We were undoubtedly the first there, but the creek was still way too deep, so instead, we walked the hills. No great shark teeth today, but note the whale teeth on the lower right. The double rooted one is from Squalodon, the Shark-Toothed Whale - A rare find.
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1" Squalodon Molar   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
These are among the coolest teeth - a prehistoric whale molar. I love the double root! This is from a juvenile whale....
1 1/2" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
A perfect upper lateral tooth with nice marbling in the enamel, a sharp tip, and perfect root....
A decent day walking the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
It has been raining like crazy around here, lately. I figured it would be a good time to go walk the creek. I found quite a haul of mediocre teeth today, along with one nice one. The rightmost and leftmost teeth are Makos, the very bottom one is a Great White, and the rest are Angustidens. The Great White is superb!...
2 1/2" Spear Tip   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
You can't tell from the picture, but if you look at it head on, one side curves up and the other side curves down. Both edges of arrowheads generally lie on the same plane.One corner is chipped where the tip would have been attached to the spear, but it's really cool because it is the only one I have ever found. I traded this to my friend about a year ago for a tooth, and I have always regretted that trade. Today, he just gave it back along with a few other arrowheads. What a guy! This, and all ...
Another successful trip to the dank mud pit   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It was back to the dank mud pit this afternoon. It was so hot, that I was only able to dig for 2 1/2 hours. These two were the best I found. The Meg is exactly 3" long and has some peel on the lingual side. The labial side is gorgeous though! The Angustidens is phenomenal - it measures 1 15/16" long and is absolutely flawless. The tip is killer, both cusps are present, the bourlette is complete, and the serrations are perfectly preserved....
1 15/16" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is probably the most perfect tooth from the dank mud pit. It has fantastic color, a great root, sharp cusps, and a needle sharp tip. Its only flaw is a few missing serrations on the blade near the right cusp....
I can't believe my luck at this place.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This evening after work, I just couldn't stay away from the mud pit. After finding such a rarity the other day, I figured I would try my chances in the same place. I found another big tooth there, albeit this one isn't a sixer - it measures in at 3 3/4", but it is in nearly flawless condition. This one is a lower and the root is awesome, the bourlette is 85% intact, and the only damage is some feeding damage to the tip. I am pleased. What they say is true - where you find one, you often find oth...
My best day digging EVER   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This morning, I went to a couple of places. First, I checked out the pond where I found the Meg last week, but the developers dozed it all over, and since it hasn't rained lately, it was really pointless to look there. So I headed off to this little ditch near the pond and scoped it out. It looked pretty good, plus it was shaded, so I plan on going back there sometime to do some serious digging. But not today. Last week I planned on going to the old creek, but I didn't go because I found the new...
6 1/8" Megalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
fully serrated with the tip. Some minor root damage. Minor peel on the display side. Biggest tooth I have found to date!...
Awesome stuff from a new pond!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Today, I was going to go digging at ye olde faithful toothing creek - the Ashley River feeder creek, but something told me to go scout around instead, and I sure am glad I did! I ran across a new pond that was just dug less than a month or so ago, and all the teeth are either whitish or orange in color. After a little digging around, I dug up these two teeth (along with many others, but these were the best). This pond cuts through the Ashley Formation, and no two sites from it will produce the s...
Two nice teeth from the creek   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Last night we had one heck of a rainstorm, and everytime it rains, I consider it my civic duty to go scour the creek. The water got over 3 feet deep there, and it really rinsed everything out. I look in the bottom clay really carefully after storms like this, because the increased water level picks up sand and blasts everything, thus exposing new fossils. I found many teeth, but these two sweet Angustidens were the best of the day.
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An ok day diving the Cooper   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Today, I hit the Cooper River on the incoming tide, and boy was is rippin! The first dive we were in about 40 feet of water with about 1 foot of visability. It was so good because the current was so fearsome. Anyway, most of the stuff I found was beat to fragments, but I did come up with a complete, although worn, 2 5/8" meg. It has some decent coloration to it, but the real treasure from this dive was an old Milk bottle. I had only seen these in pictures before yesterday, and now I have one! It...
2" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
The colors are great! Check out the awesome root on this one. The tooth is exactly 2" long and as sharp as they come....
2 5/8" Spear Tip   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
2 5/8" Spear Tip
2 1/4" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is one of the most perfect teeth I have. The root is as perfect as can be, the bourlette is 100% complete, the serrations, tip, and cusps are brutally sharp. The tip is wickedly fanged outward as well. I would say this tooth is 99% of perfect. Where is that 1%? Well, I have to be picky when it comes to teeth so this one loses 1 point because it has a tiny patch of missing enamel on the labial side near the root. Most people who have seen this tooth have not even noticed it, but when you sit...
2 3/8" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
The big ditch has the best angys anywhere! Here's another from the other end. Its flawless except for minimal pitting in the enamel on the labial side of the tooth...
1 15/16" Great White Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharodon carcharias
This is a killer upper tooth. It is just shy of 2", and immaculate! Not even a missing serration. The marbling on this one is one of a kind!...
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