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Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself......   Kenton County, Kentucky, USA

Work brought me to Kentucky last week, just south of Cincinnati / across the Ohio River.   Because of airfare costs / logistics I ended up making the eight hour journey north via vehicle.  The only upside was I got to drive through some beautiful states / areas (Interstate 40 west through the North Carolina mountains range, Tennessee and then up north on Interstate 75).  <...

3/12/09   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
I took a trip down to the beach after work on Thursday.  I walked down the entire length of the beach.  I found two nice porpoise teeth, two decent hemis, a nice sand tiger, and an ok mako. It wasn't a bad trip but it wasn't that great either. 
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4-1/8" Megalodon   Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
4-1/8" Megalodon
surf and teeth   Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Toofles has contacted me a couple of times to go diving with him at Venice beach, but seems I always have something else planned when he's down. Luckily this time I was able to fit in a tank with him  After a little confusion on my part on where to meet  we got my gear loaded up and headed out. The water was flat calm and the visibility was awesome 20'+. The water temp is still a little chilly, it was 68 at the top but around 60 at the bottom.
After about 20 min I was ...
3/12/09   Virginia, USA

This was a hard trip. Five hours of walking, wading through waste high creeks and cutting my leg on a submerged stump. Blood sweat and tears. DBTB

 

James City County.

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Green Mill Run-ning Beloved???   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
Saturday and Sunday (28th and 1st) the eastern part of NC got alot of rain.  And by alot I mean ALOT.  So naturally I thought that give it a week and it would be prime for finding newly exposed teeth.  So all week long I found myself daydreaming of finding megalodons and great white teeth and every other kind of fossil in record numbers.  

Saturday took forever to get here.  But finally it did and a...
Nov 08 trip report.   Peace River, Florida, USA

This post is for a trip in November of 2008.  We hit the river and headed up North from the Arcadia boat ramp.  This was a very warm day with many gators seen on the banks. With our first stop in the old honey we found a few nice finds.

Old trip to report on the Peace River.   Peace River, Florida, USA

This post is for a trip in November of 2008.  We hit the river and headed up North from the Arcadia boat ramp.  This was a very warm day with many gators seen on the banks. With our first stop in the old honey we found a few nice finds.

Florida Family Fosslin' Fun   Peace River, Florida, USA

As my four year old son grows to assume his spot at the top of the food chain I feel compelled to take him deeper into the wild. Hs building instinct to hunt and gather (and fill his shark tooth jar) has begun to outweigh my fear of him becoming prey. His only fossil hunting experience thus far has been limited to the beach at the Peace River Campground where he routinely "racks" the tiny teeth that only his relatively new eyes can pick out in the phosphate speckled sand. The ...

Florida Family Fosslin' Fun   Peace River, Florida, USA

As my four year old son grows to assume his spot at the top of the food chain I feel compelled to take him deeper into the wild. His building instinct to hunt and gather (and fill his shark tooth jar) has begun to outweigh my fear of him becoming prey. His only fossil hunting experience thus far has been the beach at the Peace River Campground where he routinely "racks" the tiny teeth that only his relatively new eyes can pick out in the phosphate ladden sand. The number of th...

whirlwind NC weekend   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Greenville for a couple hours on Saturday after the long drive from NJ. It was completely backed up due to the near flood stage Tar River into which it drains. Downstream areas were quite stagnant and not appealing to fossil collecting. Met fossils4us and was very impressed with the SS1000! Definitely a top-notch construction for bulk sampling. Conditions at PCS on Sunday were amazing, around 80F with a nice breeze. I didn't even get too much sunburn. Quite a change from NJ this time of year and...
MEGA POTOMAC TRIP   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
As promised I hit the Potomac early this morning. When I arived to beach B the teeth were everywhere. Every two steps I picked something up.  I found three megs within twenty yards of eachother. I found some great Hemis and a nice Mako. An old croc tooth topped off my day. I found all of these teeth in about an hour.  Treading gravy, DBTB. ...
Broke Back GMR......It's not what you think :-)   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

3-7/3-8

After our first trip, we were biting at the bit to go back to GMR. I kept having dreams about finding teeth and more teeth. I couldn’t get the Run out of my mind. I had built our new “Super Sifter 1000” and we were ready to put it to the test.

Last time, we stayed at the City Hotel and Bistro, so we booked the same room to stay there again. If you don’t mind the noise, then it’s a great place to stay. Our room had a Jacuzzi tub in it which...

Damage in the ditches...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well I was off today to walk a few creeks with a fellow fossil hunter today when we ran into major destruction in a ditch. No it wasn't from a construction company or a utility company, it was from fossil hunters digging ! These are huge holes. It looks like a missle went into the side of these banks. I am up in arms about this blatent destruction of our ditches. This is ridiculous and it is ruining the reputation of our hobby. Anyway a picture is worth a thousand words so I took a few pictures ...
3/8/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Today I met up with Sawblade for a early morning hunt. The weather was great and the teeth where plenliful. Sawblade found the nicest tooth of the day, It was a little chipped up but still a great mako. I'm heading out to the Potomac early tomorrorw to take advantage of this full moon tide. I hope the storm we had last week kicked up the beach a bit. Thanks for checking in. Jake

 

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Carcharocles angustidens shark tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
What a killer angustidens tooth! It's without a doubt the best one I've found in a really long time. The marbling on the back is magnificent! This is the spoils of good rainfall - I wish it rained like that more often!...
Squalodon Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
It's always a treat to find a squalodon tooth, especially a molar. The double root lobes are almost never intact, and even though these are snapped off at the tips, I would still call this a mostly complete tooth....
Chillin Like a Villain   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

We pulled into my driveway after the long ride home from Aurora last Sunday night. As soon as we got there, I saw a terraced look to my front yard caused by a torrential downpour, the kind that makes collecting fossils fun and easy if you know where to look. I knew then that I would be collecting the Yellow Ditch first thing Monday morning despite all the work waiting for me from a long weekend of neglect.

Monday was frigid for SC. The high was only in the upper 30s ...

And then came the rain!!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

First I would like to thank Curtis Ormond, the guides and all the other people who help make collecting at this site a possibility. Without them we would never have the chance to enter the mine and collect such wonderful fossils. Thank You!!
The day started out raining but not too cold. The view from the top of the ramp took my breath away...the collecting area is huge!!!! As I walked into the mine I saw hill after hill of great looking Yorktown and Pungo. The area h...

Confessions of an Adult who plays in Mud Puddles!?!?   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
After my "Great Success" the Sunday before in the GMR, I was ready to spend a whole weekend trying to find another big GW.  So "EARLY" Saturday morning I packed up my gear, threw it in the car and started driving up to Greenville.  Just like the previous Sunday it had already started lightly raining on the way up but that didn’t deter me.  By the time I got up to Greenville the rain had gone from light to downpour.&...
Singning in the Rain on opening day in Aurora, NC AKA Lee Creek   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
The day started off with everyone meeting in the contractors parking lot to a wet and gloomy day. Everyone in anticipation of whether or not if the hunt was still on. Then the word came in that the bus that takes us into the mine broke down on the way to get us. But thankfully Curtis Ormand came to the rescue with another bus and a couple of vans. THANK YOU CURTIS!!! And thanks to all the guides for for all there hard work and dedication. With out them there wouldnt be a hunting season in Aurora...
3 Associated Pilot Whale Teeth from Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Wow i did not expect to find these.  I found one busted one and then i decided to look around and then i found another one.  I that i was too luck to be able to find 2.  Then as i walked around the small hill there was the 3rd.  Thank you fossil gods!...
4 " Ray Dermal Scute from Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Ray
All i have to say about this is WOW!!!!...
1 3/8 Aurora Hex   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Hexanchus gigas
I am so glad i finally found one of these....
3 3/16" Aurora Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

Wish i cold have been there when my wife found this one.  Just beautiful!!!!!

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3-3/8" Megalodon   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
3-3/8" Megalodon
2-7/8" Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2-7/8" Mako
Leee Creek and the green turtle mojo   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Before leaving on my trip to Lee Creek this season , my 8 year old daughter gave me one of her stuffed animals as a good luck charm. I told her I'd take it with in the mine , I wasn't going to pass up some extra mojo.
It was one of the most sloppiest and coldest days of collecting I've had. When its raining the teeth are harder to see, everything just blends into grayish dirt.  I walked to the far end of the mine near the drag line. The material in that area looks like it...
Cow Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Notorynchus primigenius
IMO, This is my wife's best find this weekend. Funny story... When we first got into the pit, I was looking for teeth to show my wife the type of deposits to look in to find teeth. I spotted a little outcropping of Yorktown with a bull shark tooth on a little pedestal. I called her over and told her to look in front of me. She bends down, looks for a minute, and then picks up this tooth. She didn't see the one I saw, but found the awesome one I missed!...
Pathologic Modern Tiger Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Galeocerdo cuvier
I didn't even know I found this little gem until later during the cleaning ritual at the hotel. As I scrubbed away the mud, I saw the twisted serrations and danced the happy dance....
Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
My trip maker! Don't laugh because it's small. Sometimes small things are special. T$ kept calling it a bull shark tooth - and he calls himself a geologist!...
The Name Game   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

We left sunny Summerville, South Carolina on a warm, breezy, beautiful Friday afternoon. Our destination was the Lee Creek mine at the PCS Phosphate quarry in Aurora, North Carolina for the opening day of the spring 2009 fossil collecting season. Long time fossil pal T$ was with me, as was my long time wife.  T$ loves collecting teeth, so its no surprised that he was excited to be going. My wife, after a 5 year collecting hiatus, finally agreed that she would try collecting at ...

Singing In The Rain.......   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Well we all met up in the contractor parking lot to a gloomy day.  We waited for the bus with anticipation of getting to hunt a brand new area.  Then the bad news came in...the bus was broke down.  But I would like to thank Curtis Ormand for bringing out a couple of vans and another bus so we were able to hunt.  We didnt end up getting in until the last  group and by the time we got to the ramp everyone els...

Singing In The Rain.......   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

Well we all met up in the contractor parking lot to a gloomy day.  We waited for the bus with anticipation of getting to hunt a brand new area.  Then the bad news came in...the bus was broke down.  But I would like to thank Curtis Ormand for bringing out a couple of vans and another bus so we were able to hunt.  We didnt end up getting in until the last  group and by the time we got to the ramp everyone els...

Feb Trip Finds   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I haven't been out much, but did manage to sneak in a trip to the Bay a few weeks ago I guess for a half day.  The tides were higher than normal.  I didn't find anything big but I did manage to find some pretty cool stuff including a nice cow shark and what I think might be a squalodon tooth (please let me know if you think that it is, thx).  I had some fun out there and have been craving to go ever since. 

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Another great weekend   Surry County, Virginia, USA

This weekend presented itself as another opportunity to hit the beach. I went home to attend my girlfriend’s birthday party with her family and once again found myself on the beach at night until 3:30am. I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to pull myself away. On Friday I worked a 12-hour day, and then drove 5 hours to get home. I arrived at midnight. I dressed in warm clothes and hit the beach with flashlights in hand. I had to hunt on my family’s beach...

Just a little rain and a little luck...a good combination !   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Well after the Saturday hunt I was content with my finds for the weekend, but my friend wanted to hit some spots after the rain on Sunday. He somehow talked me into it. After the rain let up we were off and headed to another of my spots. Upon arrival I saw how much layer the rain had exposed and how many teeth were just lying around. Yes during the first 20 minutes all we both could find were broken teeth. My friend eventually found a nice hemipristis and then another. Then I found it !.... with...
Gar teeth   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Heres the fish teeth pic

Steve

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2-27-09 Chippokes State Park   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Ok so I got to the park early as it was going to be a nice day and it was but not for teeth. Looks like govinn has grabbed them all up while he was here last weekend. I did find a few he left behind.  I also decided to stop in Hopewell to look and found some(see arrows).Hope your day is better than mine.Still looking for the big one.

I think the fish is a gar . Nice rack of teeth on it.

 Steve<...

Micro Teeth from the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

The last few times I've gone to the Potomac, I've brought home some gravel, hoping to find some of the rare micro teeth.  I built a sifter bow that has 1/4 inch mesh on the top, and window screen on the bottom.  The material that falls through the mesh but is trapped above the screen is dried and carefully searched.  The photos show the better finds from two 1-quart baggies of processed gravel.  Not shown are the hundreds of fish and ray te...

Let the"rains" begin !   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
As far as rain goes...yesterday was the most we have had here in a while with the exception of today of course. Well I was undecided about going yesterday, but the final decision was to do a quick walk between showers at one of my trusty spots. The ditches were flowing and the layer was exposed and do I mean exposed. I spotted a 2-1/4 inch blue Angy with yellow under the bourlette sticking out of the side of rain soaked layer within 15 minutes of arrival. I didn't have my good camera because I d...
Last few trips to the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

I've been spending lots of time down at the Potomac lately, with pretty good results.  The first photo below shows the combined haul from two trips over the past month.  Some sweet Otodus teeth, the largest of which measures 1 - 3/8ths inches, and a small Phyllodus mouthplate, but nothing too spectacular.  I headed back down there on Friday, expecting to find more of the same, but I wound up having a great day.  I found two large Otodus tee...

Another One!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

On Thursday I hit the beach for a quick hunt.  I didn't find any monster teeth, but I did find a Squalicorax tooth.  There have been three of these Cretaceous Crow Shark teeth found along this beach by BRF members just in the past few months.  I also found a shamer of a squalodon tooth- the root measures just a hair under 2 inches, but the crown is completely gone.  Plus the coolest chunk of fossil wood I've ever found.

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Old finds   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I found these a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure what they were, I thought they where pretty cool so I put them in my pocket. I sent the pics over to another BRF member and he told me they where dermal scutes from a stingray. Mystery solved with a little help from my friends. It's nice to have so many experienced collectors just a click away. I have a lot to learn when it comes to fossil identification. So if I ever post a pic of a rock just smile and nod, I'll figure it o...

First Trip Report There are a Few Big Teeth in VA   Virginia, USA

Well, here is my first trip report.  Some of my hunting is in rivers where I shovel and sift out in the water.  I also occasionally stroll along the banks of the James River looking for arrowheads, shark teeth and the many other neat fossils around there.  Only one of my buddies is into fossil hunting, but they are always amazed when I show them my finds and I answer thier questions about how the fossils got to where they are now (nowhere near an ocea...

A Good "Rainy?" Day at GMR   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA
The long overdue first trip post.

After spending all day Saturday painting a house and eating BBQ I hit the hay early to get up early and drive up to the GMR for a full day of hunting.

Early in the drive it started raining but that couldn't deter me due to North Carolina weather changes every fifteen minutes.  Once I arrived at the 5th St. Park and started getting geared up and was immediately questioned by a ...
"Something wicked this way comes"..or maybe not   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

2-21/2-22

It was like a trip into another world. My wife and I decided to make our entry at the bridge by the park. We made our way down the bank, over the rocks, through the rushing water…….ugh!!!! And Proceeded to enter the deep water. We began cautiously because we were on the look-out for crocodiles due to the depth of the water. No one mentioned that it was so deep and disturbing. We had our chest waders on and I had my trusty rake scoop alo...

Point Break   Kershaw Country, South Carolina, USA

The fossilin has been a little sparse lately, so I decided to take the Fossz boys artifact hunting. This time we hit some older spots I had hunted BC (before children); about 9 years ago. Some were a little overgrown, but there was one spot available. It had rained the night b...

Point Break   Kershaw Country, South Carolina, USA

The fossilin has been a little sparse lately, so I decided to take the Fossz boys artifact hunting. This time we hit some older spots I had hunted BC (before children); about 9 years ago. Some were a little overgrown, but there was one spot available. It had rained the night b...

A little orange in the screen...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well off I went Thursday fossil hunting again. I grabbed my sifter and headed to a creek which I call the "Green Creek" due to the thick green layer which sets in the bottom. Well long story short I sifted for about 45 minutes finding a few colorful hemipristis and small makos before an Orange Angy appeared in front of my eyes in my screen. It's small, but colorful and in great shape. This hobby rocks ! ...
Homeward bound!!   Surry County, Virginia, USA

This is my first trip post, so I'm going to try to give it my best. I've already completed an entire trip post (complete with pics and everything). I clicked "update" and my computer froze and wouldn't let me go back, so I lost everything.... GRRR!!

With that off my chest, I'll retype everything. Here it goes...

I'm working in NC right now and got invited back home to go on a fishing trip. I took it as a great opportunity to do some foss...

Choptank walk   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Around this time of year when the west winds come and go so frequently I start the choptank walk. Normaly a trip here may turn up a mako tooth, maybe a good hemi, and a few smaller teeth. Relitivly poor collecting conditions, fair at best. 1-31-09 the wind and tide were in my favor. The catch of the day was a beautiful dagger lower mako. I believe (Z17). The one just to the right of it is the same color. Im assuming from the same layer. The cliffs were ...

Thursday hunt turns up decent finds   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Thursday has come and gone the long waited day, time off work and fossil hunting fun. All my hunting buddy's were busy working or out of town sorry svillej,aeromike,mudkicker,ozzyrules. It was not the same no one to share the treasures that were coming from their watery graves that has housed them for millions of years. In the pics you will see a nice Angy a little of 2 inches, dolphin tooth, the find of the day for me was the posterior Meg. As I was on the way home I stoped by a new site and fo...
Fossilized Deer Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Odocoileus virginianus
This is the first deer molar I found in this ditch. I found another one a year or so ago in the same area of the ditch. I bet they're associated!...
Singing the Hole in the Left Boot Blues   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

I stood up from my desk the other day and declared "I'm going fossil hunting." Then I left and went fossil hunting. Its about a 10 minute walk from my house to my favorite spot, so I had some time to ponder the legalities of hunting fossils in Summerville and specifically how the spot I was walking towards would be affected. I have been hunting this spot for years, and now it ...

Thursday hunt leads to nice finds.   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The much waited day finally came and I was off to Summerville to hunt fossil's. With everyone not able to make it to hunt sorry [aeromike,svillej,mudkicker,ozzurules] more finds for me. But you still miss your hunting buddy's when you find something decent and have no -one share it with when you pull it from the watery grave were it has been for millions of years. But here in these pic's is a Angy that messured in at little over 2 inches, a dolphin tooth, and posterior Meg that was the find of t...
Severe Fossil Withdrawal   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Never having posted my New Jersey fossil finds and going through a serious winter fossil withdrawal period I decided that I had to do something so I have dumped out all my little jars and did my best to group like items together. Now I know you guys out there finding those hugh megs may tend to look down at my collection do to the size of these guys but let me remind you that when good old Megalodon was swimming the sea there was at the bottom of the ocean (or under the ocean) my new jersey foss...
2/17/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Quick trip Surry style. Found a nice tiger and some swag. Cold today need to get some gloves. High tide headed home. DBTB.

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2/13/09   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
I took a trip to the beach after work on friday.  The tide was up kinda high but it turned out to be okay.  The highlights from the trip would have to be the small 1.5 meg and the nice hemi.  It was nice to be out with the air temperature being reasonable for this time of year. 
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Digging close to home   Charlotte County, Florida, USA
New places to hunt are hard to come by lately. Pits are closing everywhere because of the economy. Luckily there is a pit right down the road road from me that's still in business. This pit normally produces alot of shells and echinoids  Recently they hit what we think is an ancient sinkhole. There has been just about every Pleistocene mammal in Florida pulled out of there in the last couple of months. I've seen numerous whole mammoth teeth come out and many were juvenile and baby teeth...
Upon further review   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

In keeping with the Super Bowl Week football theme, I was going thru my box of Summerville booty and found some interesting things that I forgot to post. Asmall fish vert that has a tumor attached. When I found it looked like a phosphate nodule was stuck to it, but it was part if the vert. The other good items were coporite, a little piece of jaw bone and a large Barracuda canine tooth.

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My First Big Meg (well, sort of).....   Maryland, USA
Cool Hand Luke.....   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

I made a solo trip to the Run last weekend for a group dig with my fellow brethren, the East Coast Fossil Club which congregated at the Green Springs Park bright and early last Saturday at 8:30 a.m.   I would have beaten my “neighbor” Reeltooth and his son with our same 3 hour drive if it wasn’t for my quick stop at McDonald’s for two sausage/egg/cheese McMuffins (fuel for shoveling).

We all geared up and headed upstream in search of many fossil f...

I am a moron third times a charm.   Potomac River, Maryland, USA
Determined to get this done right. I guess today I am the bug rather than the windshield. Had reformated the photos and still screwed it up. One last chance.
I guess this is why I am still a film guy. Would have gotten beautiful nice closeups with my 105mm macro lens....
Where's the teeth reposted photos   Potomac River, Maryland, USA
Sorry about the first post. I am used to using .tif rather than .jpg for my photos as it works better for the items I sell on ebay (Not fossils.) as the quality is better for the format. Now that I purchased a digital camera for my wife for Christmas I can post my finds. I will try to keep them smaller and in the proper format....
Where's the Teeth? And 2008 recap   Potomac River, Maryland, USA
I made my first trip of 2009 on February 7, but I would first like to recap my 2008.

Last year was the first time I have ever gone fossil hunting. I have found a few by accident, but this was the first concerted effort to actively find them. My first trip was in late May and the last one was December 21st. I probably went about a dozen times and never needed a kitchen pass (I do most of the chores around the house which gives me lots of leeway). After starting off a l...
2/10/09   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA

Good day in the Potomac. Nice Hemi, busted Meg and a Croc tooth.

DBTB Looking good. 

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2/9/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

When I got to the beach today the tide was rolling in. There was significant amount sand that had been washed out and there was a ledge of shells and sand at the high tide line. The first tooth came quick and then another. Then I saw some serrations in the water about two or three feet out. I couldn't tell if it was a shell or a tooth because the root was covered with silt. I marked the spot with my foot and went to grab a stick to fish ...

Super Bowl Week in Super Summerville   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

My mid-winter trip to Summerville started by going to the Lowcountry Fossil Show at Cypress Gardens on January 26. After seeing old friends and fellow fossil collectors, I quickly made plans with Sharkdentist, Aeromike and Mudkicker for some serious digging. We went to a couple of lands sites, but only came up with a few small teeth. The rest of the week I was on my own. Saturday, January 31 was the next day we could all get out. I found my first Notornchus Primigeni...

Cold hunts in Summerville S.C   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The last couple weekends have been very busy for Svillej,Mudkicker, Ozzyrules, and myself. Over the last couple of weekends the I have scored not one but two Carcharoides Catticus a upper and lower white in color. The construction site not to be named has lead me to a Angy that messured in at 4 inches missing about 2/16th of a inch from the tip. Also found was some very cool bottles from the prohibition era. God Bless- Sharkdentist ...
2/3/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I had off today and hit the beach around noon. It was windy and cold with flurries on and off. The dog and I walked and walked in search of one nice tooth. I found a few teeth but the tide was coming in fast. Feet and hands numb I trudged down the beach. Then I saw it lying in some shells at the edge of the waves. I remember saying out loud "that’s awesome" and snatching it up. Having forgotten all about my cold hands ...

2/1/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA
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Quick Bay Trip 1/30   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

I went down to Brownies for a quick hunt on Friday.  I couldn't spend as much time hunting as I would have liked, but I walked away with some nice treasures, including a cervical vert with some of the processes still attached.  Also found two nice Cowshark teeth, a shamer lower Mako that still measures 1-1/2 inches, and an unusual porpoise/dolphin tooth with a tip that curves nearly 90 degrees. 

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Best blowout tide ever!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

This is my first post and I have been going to the bay for many years now.  I pretty much have been everywhere along the bay except Mataoka cabins and north, so i thought i would give it a whirl.  So i arrived at the clifs at 6:45 just as the sun was coming up two last saturday.  If you recall it was the first day in a while after that long hard freeze that it would be above freezing.  When i arrived, it was a great blowout tide! I was so pumped.&...

Digging with Frosty......   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

Work once again brought me to the GMR area (Kinston) last Friday.  Explai...

1/27/08   Surry County, Virginia, USA

As promised in my last post I hit the beach early this morning. Pulling up to the James River on a cold drizzly day, I put on my boots and rain gear and started down the beach. The tide was high and the water was calm. There was fog on the James and a Cost Guard cutter shrouded in mis...

1/26/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Found a nice Mako today. I'm going again tomorrow so keep checking in. 

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My travels through time…Day 4 the Miocene   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA

We had originally planned on hitting Green Mill Run but with all the rain figured it would be way too high to be productive so we hunted the plies of Miocene Pungo at the Aurora Museum. We were in luck they had just dumped fresh material and only a...

My travels through time…Day 2 and 3 the Eocene and Oligocene   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Saturday morning we headed out and still the cold persisted. But there was hope, it was supposed to warm into the 40’s by afternoon. As always my goal at the Eocene exposures at LaFarge is to find my first Auriculatus. But again today it was not to...

My travels through time…Day 1 the Cretaceous   Bladen County, North Carolina, USA

My much awaited trip was finally about to start. 3:30AM..As I walked out to my car I noticed the thermometer read 5 degrees. I couldn’t wait to get to my destination and the warmer temps. The miles rolled by..100..200..300 then I saw the North Carolina state border sign. Still I drove south.  I was getting closer to my first stop, a Cetace...

Invertebrate Bonanza!   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

This was the coldest day I’ve hunted teeth on. I was told that they had dug out a new area and that is where I spent the day walking around. I ran into da fossz and showed off my sweet invertebrate finds! Then we started looking for good places to dig. After some trial and error we finally located some quality green cap to dig in. The green cap in this area was the thickest I’ve ever seen it in the quarry. I witnessed da fossz dig up...

Several Alopias sp.   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Alopias latidens
A few threshers from the PCS spoil piles...
Isurus oxyrynchus, interesting positional tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus desori
Pat Y ID'd this one as a #3 upper I. oxyrynchus. I just purchased a mako jaw last month, and it matches nicely. I haven't seen many of these....
Cetorhinus (basking shark) gill raker   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Cetorhinus maximus
Found my last trip into the mine!...
Carcharoides catticus   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharoides catticus
My last few weeks in NC I hit the spoil piles hard. I found a group of nice catticus teeth. Thought I'd share....
While You Were Sleeping   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

The first fossil hunt for me of 2009 was this weekend at LaFarge. It promised to be cold, dark (to start) and not much rain in past few weeks. So I got up at 5AM and trekked down to the SC Lowcountry for some collecting. I arrived about 6:45 and it was literally the crack of dawn. Speaking of that, I used date this girl who loved Sandra Bullock…..ooops wrong post. I entered the pit bundled up and strained my eyes to try to...

Aeromike Lafarge finds from last hunt of 2008 and 1st hunt of 2009   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Aeromike is new on the scene but is making a name for himself this is the last two hunts from Lafarge the last hunt in 2008 lead to one Ric and the first hunt of 09 lead two two Rics. Keep the finds coming....
Ozzyrules Ric from Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Well this post comes through me from Ozzyrules. Lafarge I have found out can be very cruel to the fossil hunter not on this day as Ozzyrules found the nicest Ric I have seen come out the pit. I hear Ozzyrules say "hey Herbi get aload of this Ric". Well at that moment I felt happy for him and very sick for me. ha ha. This Ric was so nice flawless that even the Lafarge employee's in the truck got out to take a look and even started hunting fossil's with us. Good job Ozzyrules and rememb...
The crew at Lafarge   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The crew in the photo's is svillej, sharkdentist, muddkicker, aeromike, and ozzyrules. The photo's were taken right after ozzyrules find his nice big RIC. Once agian thanks to the guys at Lafarge for allowing us to come in and hunt. In the photo from left to right is Aeromike, muddkicker, svillej, ozzyrules, and sharkdentist....
A Cold Hunt at Lafarge...   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
It was time to hunt Lafarge again...and it just happened to probably be one of the coldest days this winter. 21 degrees and I was fossil hunting... Well I wasn't alone...quite a few fossil hunters showed up. The Lafarge escorts split us up before departing into the mine."You can either go up or down" I decided since I went up last time that I was trying the other side down in the pit. Turns out that is where the majority of hunters went. The hunt was on moments later and we hit the hil...
1/14/09 Trip,   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
This is my first trip report hopefully it goes ok.  Anyway, I decided to hit the beach after work yesterday.  It was really cold out and when I was walking down I thought about turning around.  I arrived at the collecting area and wasn't finding much.  I found some small teeth here and there.  Then on my way back I decided to turn back and cover an area I hit already.  I'm glad I did because not 10 minutes later I found a meg.  After...
My Trip to Fossil Beach.....   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA

Here is some pics from a couple trips to WSP. Pic is before Christmas(Blue line is what the tide line looked like New Years Day) Didnt find anything big before Christmas but my oldest son found some nice size on New Years Day. Will try to get pic of them soon.

Steve

 

 

 

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1/12/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

Today I took a quick trip out to the York River. I don't hunt there often because I rarely find much, I think my record up to this point was two in a trip, with a skunk or two in between. This is the most teeth I've found in the York in one day. My father used to find some really nice ones out here but I'm not sure where. Thats what keeps me coming out here. I know they're  there, I just have to keep looking. 

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A quick scan of an older area...   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Another day off...another opportunity to look for teeth and feed my tooth addiction. It wasn't bad weather today so I headed out to a spot I hadn't gone to for a while. When I arrived I saw the fossil gravel mixture immediately and started to scan where the majority was located. I was finding bits and pieces of teeth, but the whole teeth didn't seem to be out in the open. I then grabbed my trusty small shovel and started to flip over small chunks of dirt. Well out of the third or fourth flip of ...
Potomac Trip 1/10   Potomac River, Maryland, USA

I had a pretty good day on the Potomac on Saturday.  I didn't find any Paleos or huge Otodus teeth, but I did get a few Otodus in better than average condition.  I think that the neatest tooth I found was an Otodus with some unique feeding damage.  The shark must have bit down on some very dense bone, because the cutting edge on one side has been completely scraped off.  What makes it really cool is that the cusp is still intact, so the sha...

1/10/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

In my last post I mentioned a new spot I heard of in JCC and I was going to go Monday. Well I couldn't wait. I ditched work early today and headed there to check it out. This spot is further inland about a mile from the James river. There use to be a dam there but it broke years back cutting a decent gash through the woods. The edges of the gash are covered with fossil shells and rocks. I poked around for a while looking for teeth, then I found some whale bones. Sweet ...

1/8/09   Surry County, Virginia, USA

I hit the beach early this morning hopeing to find some scraps worked up from the storm we had the other day. It looks like someone beat me to it. I didn't find much execpt for a nice Hemi and a busted Meg.

I got a tip about a new spot out in  JC Co. I'm going Monday so...    we will see.

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In the zone, the wash zone 1/3/2009   Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Had a nice trip this weekend with some members of the phatfossils site and was able to walk one of my favorite beaches with them. The cool part about this site is that if the wind conditions are right you can be walking right on a lot of formation and that particular zone has a history of when you find something it can be associated.

Well, after blabbing on about how I was shocked that they had never found any associated remains in the beach clay I found some of the way...
Tunnel Vision.....   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA

Exhausted from the holidays, I needed some fossil vacation time from my holiday vacation time.  After fighting tooth and nail for a kitchen pass, or should I say pleading and begging, my kitchen pass would be granted if my honey-do list (helping in t...

Banner Day! Sea Urchin, shark, seal?   Oahu, Hawaii, USA
With the onset of winter, we've had a significant amount of rain recently, coupled with cooling temps. This weekend, we dropped down into the low 70s! (sorry, I couldn't resist). Anyways, after the 22 inches of rain we had 2 weeks ago, I figured the pickin's might be good, and I was right! There were the usual strombids, cowries, Neritas & such in abundance. I also managed another honker Cowrie (3.5"), 3 Turbos (rare because of their fragility) and a couple of gastropods I hadn...
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