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  1. We got out for another dirt road hunt here in Florida the other day which turned out to be pretty successful. We found a few nice little teeth, some with matrix still attached (which I love). It was HOT outside, though! We had to leave the AC and vehicle running, then just hop out anywhere that looked good and shoot right back to the vehicle. It had to be in the 90s, but with the humidity, the heat index definitely made it feel even hotter...We also had a dodge a nasty little thunderstorm which is typical for Florida when it's that hot outside. For those of you who don't want to watch a vid, here's a snap from it showing some of the shark teeth:
  2. Megalodon tooth

    From the album Fossil Collection

  3. Recently got my first Megalodon tooth, this one originating from I believe South Carolina. 4 5/16"
  4. Megalodon Teeth

    Hi, I am planning a trip to America and my 8yo son is megalodon tooth crazy ... where is the best place to go to search for them? I've heard South Carolina. Anything more specific? Does anyone have any advice please. It's a long trip for us and really want to make it worth his while! Thanks so much!
  5. Our trip to GMR

    So we finally made it out to GMR to do some hunting. We left Greensboro about 7 am and arrived around 9:15. We walked around for a little bit to scout some areas, and finally found a good starting point. It was slow at first, but we started making really good progress when I found a 2" goblin shark tooth. We continued on throughout most of the day finding tooth, after tooth, after tooth... We found several Meg fragments, some super nice great whites, mako's, 3 mosasaur teeth (the smaller round one might possibly be a crocodile but were not 100% sure), and quite a few belimnites. After we finished for the day we stopped by @powelli1's house so he could check out some of our finds. He's a great guy and has an absolutely amazing fossil collection. When I say he has 15,000 fossils in one room, I'm not exaggerating whatsoever... He helped confirm the ID's of some of our finds, and was kind enough to give us a tour of his collection in the process. After heading home we decided to photograph some of the nicer finds and count everything we brought back. All together we had 944 shark teeth, 3 mosasaur (except if that smaller round one is not a mosasaur tooth), 1 unidentified fish tooth, and 59 belimnites. Here's some photos of everything we found today.
  6. I found what I believe to be a rather interesting specimen in the form of a Megalodon tooth. I have never seen one this color, or, rather, no color at all! Do these come from albino sharks? Just kidding . I was up at my mom's house in St. Leonard helping to dig out some post holes for a new fence construction. After taking a short break, lo and behold this tooth pops up in the dirt pile from our excavations! I couldnt believe my eyes. Her house is a few miles inland from the coast of the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. I thought this was a pretty unique find. For one, its the only tooth ive ever found not at a beach or the cliffs. And two, I've never seen a white or colorless fossilized shark tooth before! Uncommon, in my opinion. I was doing some reading and found that tooth colors of this nature occur when found in areas where there is a lot of groundwater running through. The ground water will leach the sediments and minerals back out of the tooth, leaving it colorless. Pretty interesting. This makes total sense. The area it was found is up on a hill where a lot of rainwater runs off and down a slope, there's got to be a lot of groundwater running through too. This makes my fourth Megalodon tooth found recently! Im so excited! Ive been finding some really cool teeth lately including a beautiful little smaller, cream colored Meg, some nice hastalises, and some of the biggest hemi's ive ever found. I'll have to do another trip report soon! Here are some pictures below of the colorless meg! -Toothman
  7. Today’s haul

    What all do I have here? Anything in particular catch anyone’s eye?
  8. Charleston SC

    What do I have here guys? just found this one today.
  9. Summerville June 23 2017

  10. I just uploaded the first of many fossil hunting vids to my YouTube channel. I should be able to share a lot more of my fossil hunts this way from now on. We (@addicted2fossils and myself) were walking dirt roads in FL that have shell material dumped on them, with teeth mixed in. We also found tons of invertebrates (gastropods, bivalves, coral), calcite crystals, whale bone, a nice great white shark tooth, a nice meg, lots of partials, etc. For those of you who do not want to watch a video, here's some pics from the hunt:
  11. Shark Tooth ID (meg?)

    Hi guys and gals, Looking through some of my teeth from the past couple of trips and was looking to get an ID on this tooth. Is it a little meg? Thanks!
  12. These just arrived today. A Mosasaur (Prognathadon) root and tooth -- I read about fake roots. How can one tell? A Carcharocles Megalodon which is just under 6" at 5.91" Hope you all enjoy My second image will have to be another topic
  13. Megalodon Tooth?

    Hi everyone, I just returned from a morning beach hunting trip and found what I'm thinking is a small meg. I'm not entirely sure though, because nearly every other larger tooth I've found here has been identified as angustidens. It was found on Wrightsville Beach/ Wilmington, North Carolina. I'm thinking meg because of the lack of cusps. Anyone?
  14. Hi everyone, I was just seeking a little information on the relationship between the Megalodon, Angustidens, Auriculatus, and modern Great White sharks. Clearly the modern Great Whites are the most recent subspecies, but what about before them? Was Megalodon first with each shark decreasing in size until today's Great Whites? Did Angustidens come before or after Auriculatus? Any kind of clarification would be appreciated!! Thanks
  15. Carcharocles megalodon 08

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharocles megalodon Bone Valley Florida
  16. Carcharocles megalodon 07

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharocles megalodon Venice Beach, Florida
  17. I bought this megalodon tooth yesterday and i saw some small paterns looks like a fabric on it's worn surface. I never seen like this on megalodon tooth surface before... There's someone know about this? +this tooth is from South Carolina, USA 5" size Thanks for your help.
  18. I was supposed to go on a guided trip to Big Brook yesterday, but heavy overnight rain and flash flood warnings caused the group to cancel the trip. Bummer. Anyway, I am looking for advice on what equipment I should take along, minimal is best, and different locations along the Brook. Thank you!
  19. Hi there, Well, I bought my first kayak a week ago and hauled it out onto the river for the first time on Friday. Suffice to say I am glad I planned my trip out with the tide and back 'in' with the tide. The river apparently runs at a good clip, and I also was reminded that the brain will play funny tricks on you when you are moving in a current and don't have good nearby landmarks for reference. I was convinced that a dredge across the river was moving upstream as I was furiously paddling to overtake the slow moving beast and make it to the far shore. The guys on the dredge must've had some quizzical looks on their faces ... and a good chuckle ? I did eventually fall downstream to the opposite bank sans current and realize that the dredge was firmly planted the whole time. haha The 1.5 mile-ish paddle only took 30-40 min going out. I hiked for quite a bit on the banks before I found a promising exposure. The layers were quite interesting, these clay balls accumulating and actively being created on the river banks were cool looking in the wall. I did eventually find what I was looking for ... mind you .. I must have been practically standing on this Meg the first time I passed the exposure. I only found it two hours later on my way back .. just sitting there in the sand. A few of the teeth and a fish vert that I kept ..
  20. Picked this tooth up last month, just had a chance to take some pictures in proper light. Do not have the tools to clean matrix off root safely without damaging , so waiting for a friend to do it properly. The tooth measures 4.1" long and has amazing colors that I have never seen from this location.
  21. It has been a long time since I've logged onto the forum. I've been so busy with AP exams and finals that I really just got out of the habit of checking it. My hiatus is over, however, and I look forward to diving back into the rich information this site offers. I had the pleasure of going on a guided trip to some of Virginia's Miocene cliff exposures. Until this point, I had only ever hunted in parks with public access and well-known sites, but this trip presented me with the opportunity to finally hunt in more remote areas that don't get picked over by the crowds. The site where the trip took us is technically private property, but for this special event, the leaders of the trip gain special permission from the owners to bring people onto the grounds. My dad bought us two spots on the trip as a very early birthday present, and I was thrilled to hear I'd get a chance at some better finds than usual. We drove down early Saturday morning and arrived in a parking lot to meet up with everyone. In total, there were about 50 people who paid to come along. The weather was amazing; warm and sunny. Some people opted to simply walk past the usually off limits ropes, but most chose to take a ride in one of the boats that the leaders were running to get to the desired areas of the cliffs faster. One of the boats was run by the fantastic @SailingAlongToo who I finally had the chance to meet. He's a great guy, and I can't thank him enough for helping transport me and my dad along the cliffs. I hope to run into him again at some point. I was eager to get on the very first boat to depart, and I did just that. After a short ride, we hit the beach and started to hunt. The first hour of so was not the best for me. I found a couple decent teeth, but hadn't even hit a dozen yet. I was going at a slow pace as usual, and eventually a young girl caught up to me. She asked how I was doing and we talked for a minute. She showed me a beautiful transitional meg she had found. Finding a meg tooth was certainly a goal for this trip for me, as it was for everyone else as well. As we were still talking, she picked something up and said, "Huh, isn't that interesting?" and showed me a large flat rock covered in moss and barnacles. Only it wasn't just a rock. As she showed the front side to me, she saw the clean back side and screamed, "THAT'S A TOOTH!" and showed me the back. Sure enough, it was a MASSIVE, nearly 4" meg tooth. Happy for her, but also disappointed that I didn't find it myself, I congratulated her as she proceeded to run back to her family to show them. I couldn't beat myself up too much, though, because it wasn't my fault for not seeing something that no one would've though was a tooth. Besides, that was just proof that the big ones were out there. That tooth ended up being the largest tooth found on the entire trip, of all 50 people over the span of two days. And it was her first time ever fossil hunting! Talk about beginner's luck. Congratulations again, nonetheless. My finds starting getting better as the day went on. I think I finally found my specialty in fossil hunting: large, broken Hemipristis teeth. I was finding plenty of Hemis, but I just couldn't get my hands on a whole one. It was a shame too, because had they been complete, some of the teeth would have been absolutely beautiful, and Hemis are my favorite. As I was hunting in the water, I saw what I thought was possibly a meg tooth root sticking out of the sand, and pulled it out. It was big alright, and VERY heavy, but it wasn't a tooth. It was a rib fragment from a prehistoric dugong! I didn't know that's what it was at the time, but I certainly suspected it was a rib based solely on the shape. Later on, I eventually found a small cove as the water was rising. I had it all to myself for a while. There was tons of gravel and sand in the cove that was dry and far away from the waves, and in digging through that I found one of my biggest teeth ever. It was a beautiful mako, Isurus desori. I took that as a sign that this spot was a nice place to settle down for a while. Just then, SA2 came to the cove in his boat to pick a couple people up who wanted to move elsewhere. He happily threw me his sifter so I could thoroughly search the wake. After sifting for about 20 minutes, I found the best tooth I've ever found in that sifter. It was a PERFECT and HUGE hastalis! I was so thrilled. That one cove gave me my two best teeth of the trip, and possibly ever. Although I didn't find a meg, I did find a few "fraglodons", which I've never found before. That wrapped up the first day. My dad and I grabbed dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and went to our motel to get some rest in order to have the energy to hunt again the next day. The second day was much less nice in terms of weather, and we got a little less time to hunt. Regardless, my dad and I tried to get on some of the first boats again. This time, I asked SA2 if he'd bring me in the opposite direction as most people were going, and he kindly agreed. I was one of the only hunters on that side, and for a while I was completely alone because he had dropped me off at the very edge of the property. I finally got to hunt on cobble, which I've never done before. I often see videos of people finding huge teeth in cobble, which is why I was sure I'd find something decent. I didn't find anything too big, but I got some unique finds for sure. I found my first crab claws, and a croc tooth! I ended up just gradually walking all the way back to the starting point, hunting along the way. My finds were not quite as nice and the previous day, but I was still satisfied. In the last hour of hunting, a storm started to come in and the boats stopped running. Many people left before the stated time because of the weather, but I stayed out there. I got my last nice find of the day: a cow shark tooth; my first from Virginia. Near the end of our day, I ended up in a scary situation when I got stranded by the crashing waves that had completely engulfed the beach. I ended up wading through the water, letting it fill my boots completely and trying my best not to slip on the clay-like cliff material beneath my feet. I made it out alright, but got totally soaked. With that, my dad and I were some of the last to head out. It was an absolutely phenomenal trip. I got to hunt on usually restricted grounds with lots of great people and came away with some really nice fossils. I found a lot of everything, really. Tigers, Hemis, Makos, Whalers, Lemons, hastalis, fraglodons, Croc, Cow, crab, ray, vert, dugong, gastropod, shell, etc. All of them will make great additions to me ever-growing collection. A big thanks to @SailingAlongToo and all those who led this excellent trip. I know there were a few other forum members there, including @I_gotta_rock, so if you were there be sure to let me know! Hope everyone else who participated had a great trip as well. Hoppe hunting!
  22. Hello all, ToothMan here. This is my first trip report! I just joined this great forum. Stumbled upon it the other day. I have only been collecting about a year, and mostly fossilized sharks teeth at that. I also collect ray plates, I have one porpoise tooth, two crocodile teeth, some crab claw fossils, mostly marine creatures but focus mainly on shark teeth. I'm looking forward to expanding my searches for more than just teeth. Here is a link https://imgur.com/gallery/CO2q2gg to an imgur gallery from my most recent trip. Trip report below! I have some great teeth in my collection but wanted to report on my best finds to date, which ocurred over the past two days. I had some exceptional luck, paired with a keen eye, resulting in my first two Megalodon teeth ever found. I live in Solomon's, Md, and frequent some of the same sites I'm sure some of you do. Those being Calvert Cliffs, Brownies beach, flag ponds, etc. I also hunt Cove point a lot. My grandparents have a house down there so I frequent that beach often. Ive had my best finds so far there over the past two days. Last night I was there at low tide around 10:30 and found my first Megalodon tooth! I was ecstatic! I didnt think you could find those here. I thought they were mostly at calvert cliffs but I guess some wash down. I found a bunch of smaller teeth as well. Then today, I went back around noon for low tide again. Did my usual walk up to the point, picking up a bunch of small teeth along the way couple with a few hemi's here and there. I walked around past the lightouse and began finding some really nice mako's! I absolutely love finding mako teeth. Found some in the waves crashing and even up at the high tide line. The water,was still a little cold today but bearable. I wore shorts and sandals and took my sandals off, walking thru knee deep water one way searching, and up on the beach looking on the way back. I went home, happy with these finds. But I decided to return around 5 even though the tide was coming back in and I didnt expect to find much. But boy was I wrong. By this point it was really windy and the waves were really large, crashing and moving material all over the place. This is good as it turns up more stuff, but its harder to collect. You have to be quick. I felt like the karate kid snatching a fly out of my trainers hand diving in to grab teeth I had just spotted before they were swept away by the surf! Many were lost that I couldnt grab quick enough. I was picking up quite a few teeth though, a bunch of makos and some nice hemi's, when I saw a huge mako! A wave had just crashed on it, I let it recede, spotted ir again, and snatched it up before another wave could sweep it away. I had been out for hours now, and was really happy with my finds. I decided to take one last walk around the point and then I saw my second meg ever sticking up out of the sand. Only the top gum line was exposed and my heart jumped as I knew exactly what it was and it looked big! I scooped it up out of the sand and cleaned the barnacles off it. I was and am so happy! Never thought id be finding Megalodon teeth. Ive had the fossil hunting bug for about two years now. It really is addicting. Happy hunting, all. -ToothMan
  23. Hello, I in no way know a lot about fossils so I’m not sure if this is authentic or not. I purchased it from a local crystal shop. Super cheap and they had a lot of other Megalodon teeth to choose from. Anyway would appreciate some input. Thanks