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Top Notch Collecting

Most people hate Mondays. Not me. As long as its light outside, Monday is just as good a day to collect fossils as any of the other Y ending days. Da fossz was down for three solid days of collecting, and RivrDigr was in mid-fest mode - there was no reason to suspect his rack would decrease today. t$ and the weezling went greyhound for their share of the goodies. To top it off, Rocksplitter was in town to join a little BRFC backwoods get-together with Paleobum at his ultimate spot.

Having been regaled with tales of a 50% Lag-Fossil mix, I was very excited to hunt this locale. I found it hard to imagine such a dreamland until I lived it. But before I lived it, I had to LIVE it. The area was a tiny pit in the woods next to a stream. The bottom of the pit was filled with muddy water, mud, decaying plant matter, gravel, and fossils. The first order of business was bailing out all the swamp water at the bottom of the hole. We each took our turns throwing out the water until finally the layer was exposed.

Paleobum loaded the fossil laden layer into buckets that we carried over to the stream to sift. Almost immediately the finds began. Coprolites everywhere! Big ones, too! The weezling couldn't believe his luck - so much fossil poop that he couldn't even pick it all up. He sure tried, though. By the end of the day, he had almost 8 pounds of the stuff, besides for his vast array of shark and crocodile teeth.

Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Almost everyone got a nice Great White along with a host of other interesting shark teeth. Since the site contained Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene, Pliocene, & Pleistocene fossils, its tough to determine some of the species. My best finds were a fantastic Carcharodon carcharias and some very intersting Cretolamna like teeth.

Thanks Paleobum for sharing this wonderful site with us!

Location Williamsburg county, South Carolina, USA

Date Added8/9/2007

What a haul! I was thrilled to add several new species to my South Carolina Shark Tooth collection today.
Thoracosaurus crocodile teeth
Bottosaurus crocodile teeth
PB thought this might be a mosasaur. I've never found one of those before, so I'm not sure. It would be really cool if it were!
paleocene ostracion (boxfish) dermal scute
Carcharias. There are so many different species these could be I'm going to leave it at that.
Stumped again
I think there are three different species here: Cretolamna appendiculata, Serratolamna serrata, and Cretolamna biauriculata. Its going to take me a while to sort it out, but sort it out I shall.
the weezling, rivrdigr, and da fossz take a break from their fevered sifting to pose for a photo.
Rock_Splitter resting his back
t$ down in the hole. Its a nasty place, but the teeth are awesome!

Down in a Muddy Hole with Dad
Down in a Muddy Hole with Dad
A BRFC Gathering
A BRFC Gathering
Auriculatus Tooth
Auriculatus Tooth
Serratolamna serrata
Serratolamna serrata
Squalicorax kaupi
Squalicorax kaupi
Ray Tooth
Ray Tooth
Great White Shark Tooth
Great White Shark Tooth
Serratolamna serrata tooth
Serratolamna serrata tooth
The Advil Club
The Advil Club





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