First Trip Report There are a Few Big Teeth in VA
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 ocean, some more productive spots are 100 miles inland).
I found a pretty good spot to hunt in a few years ago (from a tip from a 3rd grade student at an Elementary School where I was showing the class my fossils during one of there science lessons). The I usually find a variety of teeth in the area, some decent arrowheads and a few whale bones. My last trip was no exception. I found some really nice teeth, two large earbones in great shape, a part of a rib bone from a whale, a meg that measures out at 4 7/8" on the long side, some smaller megs, some really nice 2.5" mako's, and a variety of other smaller and busted teeth.
I wish the meg's root would have been in better shape, but I am very happy with any tooth of that size from my area. I can't wait to get back out there. I hope this post works, I have tried a few times with no luck, but figured I would try 1 more time. I hope the pic comes out.
I would like some help with the id on the earbones. Many of the ones I find range in the 2-5" size range.