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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.

Location Virginia, USA

ID3231
Membereastcoastmeg
Date Added2/25/2009

  

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Comments
wierd looking megalodon - 2/25/2009
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 9
that meg looks like someone used a shrink ray on the root, but the enamel was unaffected. Are you sure its wear or could it be a pathology. From the photo it doesn't look broken. Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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- 2/25/2009
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Thats a big tooth bud. Nice Makos, Looks like you had a great day. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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nice finds - 2/25/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
you did really good. love the meg! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 2/26/2009
Reviewer : eastcoastmeg from
Total Rating : No Rating
Thanks for the comments. I really think the root is just extremely river worn, the root is very thin (less than 1/4"). I am guessing the root was exposed to the mighty river, while the enamel was still burried. I can't wait to get back out there!
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- 2/26/2009
Reviewer : denttech from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Looks like a good day to me Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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