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  1. Myrtle Beach Trip

    Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is having a great day. A couple things, so my family and I are taking a trip to Myrtle Beach the last week of August and I would really like to do some fossil hunting while I'm down there to get a break from the Devonian up here in NY. So I have a couple questions. 1. I know that the obvious choice here is shark tooth hunting on the beach, which I definitely plan on doing, I bought a really nice snorkeling mask to do a little bit of searching in the water itself. My question is what is the best method of searching for shark teeth on the beach, and what should I be looking for in order to find the teeth? I know there's the sifting method which I will definitely implement, but I would just like to know what I am looking for, is there a section of the beach that generally has them more frequently when tides are low, just some helpful tips, hoping to nab a Meg tooth, but I know my odds are low. 2. Beyond just shark tooth hunting, I would like to go inland and do some searching as well, so are there any rivers, streams, creeks, etc. within an hour of the Myrtle Beach area where I could do some hunting as well? Any fossils at all would be very cool to bring back from the area so I just want to make sure I have the best chances of finding something worth bringing back. Thanks, Hittingthebeds
  2. Fossil Horse Tooth?

    This is the first larger mammal tooth I came across while fossil hunting for megalodon teeth in South Carolina. Tooth was found in a stream in the general area between Charleston and Summerville along with some Meg teeth. What do you suppose this came from? Camel, horse, giant ground sloth?
  3. Hey everyone, Recently took a trip with a buddy of mine down to South Carolina to search for megalodon teeth. We found many small teeth along with some decent sized ones. These were found in the general area between Charleston and Summerville. The ruler is imperial. Big thanks to everyone who offers their guesses Pictured are three of my biggest from the whole trip. What are they?
  4. Myrtle Beach hunting

    I will be on vacation later this month with family in Myrtle Beach. I would appreciate any advice for fossil hunting with kids in the area. Is it worthwhile to simply walk the beach at low tide? Are there better areas to go? I'm not looking for anyone's secret spots, but some general advice regarding where and how would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  5. Hello All, Found this forum while trying to locate resources to ID these two teeth that were found in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last week. I had great luck last week and found numerous teeth, including several nice great white teeth and a cow shark tooth. Both of the teeth in question here were found on the beach: one in a shell pile, and the other in the surf zone. I have tried to provide multiple picture angles, but using my phone the image quality is not the greatest. Hopefully, at least a few of the pictures are good enough to provide enough clues to what these teeth are from. Looks like I do not have room to post the additional photos of the teeth next to a size scale. I took many photos but deleted most because of very poor image quality. Here are the teeth measurements: Tooth 1 (blue/serrated): 2.2cm long by 2cm wide (at the root) Tooth 2 (dark blown/black color, worn): 1.5cm long by 1.4 cm wide Happy to answer any questions about these teeth. Just to elaborate a bit more if the images don't show it enough: Tooth 1 has significant curvature of the top of the root and even some curvature on the backside of the root (i.e. the tooth does not sit flat). This is primarily why I didn't think this was a great white tooth. However, serrations are present on the tooth and can be seen in the pictures. Tooth 2 is fairly worn and almost black in color. At least one side of the tooth near root was worn away/destroyed before I found it. Although small, this tooth has some weight to it. Hope this information is helpful. Thank you to any all all responses for taking the time to help solve my mystery! Tony
  6. On Friday I went on a guided trip fossil hunting on Morris Island through Charleston Outdoor Adventures, a chartered trip and rental company operating on Bowens Island. I must say I was thoroughly impressed with the operation as a whole. Their guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend their service to anyone looking for a guided adventure in the Charleston Area. Anyways, we departed Bowens Island on a large Carolina Skiff for a 20 minute zip through the salt marsh before landing on the northern end of Morris Island. I remember that everyone slowed down looking for shark's teeth, but the guides kept up the pace because they knew we wouldn't find anything yet! But as we approached the jetty rounding the curve of the island, I began to see the familiar triangular shapes of teeth. One guide led the pack, while the other brought up the rear. The smaller kids would stick close to them because they'd circle any tooth they saw with the broom handles each of them carried. I typically stuck near the back of the group just because I moved slower than most of the rest of the group because I was looking for fossils, which I certainly found in abundance. Sometimes it surprised me how large of teeth had been walked past by 15-odd people already. Interestingly, unlike some of the fossiling sites along Charleston's coasts, the teeth here were not deposited as a result of beach renourishment with dredge material, but rather they were eroding out of some small cliffs further down the beach. As we got closer and closer to it, we'd find larger and larger teeth. One of the guides told me a story about how one of his friends had found 4 associated shark vertebrae in the cliff face. I found myself a nice angustidens or two, a partial porpoise tooth, and some larger but beat up teeth. Both of my little brothers had a great time and found some great teeth, and overall this was a great experience.
  7. Help with shark tooth

    Thinking is may be a great white but have no idea. Found it a bunch of years ago and a buddy and I were debating what it actually is was hoping someone could help
  8. Need advice for SC collecting

    I am going down to Hilton Head Island in a few weeks, and I was thinking of stopping in Summerville to collect some shark teeth. This will be my first time hunting in South Carolina, so I would appreciate any suggestions as to good spots (I am especially interested in Meg teeth).
  9. Meant to post this days ago, but accidentally left it unfinished. Whoops. Anyways, on Sunday I took a trip to Northbridge Park on the Ashley River. While definitely enjoyable, due to a nice breeze, a reasonable temperature, and an excellent view, based on my experience I must say that I would not recommend fossil hunting. Teeth were few and far between. However, I might try coming back after a decent storm. For those interested in an easy way to have a good experience fossil hunting in the Charleston area, I would recommend either going on a guided trip or trying the state park end of Folly, which I have heard encouraging things about.
  10. I had scoped out a few potential fossiling sites in the Summerville area with the help of Google maps, and finally got the chance to check them out on Saturday. While I still couldn't tell you where to find huge teeth in Summerville, I can certainly tell you where you won't now. However, I did find a few promising spots that will require further investigation. Out of the 4 or so new spots I checked out, only two held even the smallest tooth. I also visited an old favorite spot and did alright there. Here are the results from this trip. I've also got some unknown specimens that I have included a separate picture of. I you have any idea what any of these are, I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Thanks! - Shoe
  11. I found my first shark tooth on edisto island in South Carolina yesterday! I’ve been researching to try to figure out what kind it is, because it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen, but can’t find anything quite like it on my own. The closest I could find was “megalolamna paradoxodon” and have attached a picture of that as well. It’s very similar, but not quite like it. Thanks in advance for your help, I’m extremely interested and excited to figure this out!!
  12. Bison hoof core?

    I found this bone fragment out on Edisto Beach, SC. I've identified it as a bison hoof core, but I'm not exactly knowledgeable in the field so I'm guessing I'm wildly wrong. Its about 2.5 inches. I have more angles if necessary, the bottom is concave. This is just the max amount of photos I can upload in this post. Thanks in advance!
  13. Wood or Shell?

    I found these fragments on the beach in South Carolina (USA) and I can’t seem to find any information about them online. They're approximately 2-2.5 cm thick and feel a bit like metal. Image searches of petrified wood, turtle shell and coral haven’t produced anything similar. Any ideas?
  14. Baby Bird Fossil ??

    I found this looking for arrowheads. I have a creative mind but it looks like a fossilized baby bird to me. I know very little about fossils and would like some info on this? Thank you for your time.
  15. Hey fossil forum! Yes, I'm still alive :> I am moving into South Carolina (to the Clemson area) in a few months, and I am extremely interested in fossil hunting in (or nearby) Summerville. I've found lots (and I mean lots) of fossils in Ohio for the five years I've lived here, and the fossils here are nice, but I really want to get whale verts/mammal bones into my collection! I'm also hoping to pick up some nice teeth, even though I don't need many more of them. I will be camping with my family in Summerville at the end of July for a full week (solely to find fossils in the area), and I am really hoping on picking up some great stuff during the limited time I can spend there. I don't know any locals, so if someone could please give me advice as to where I should start hunting for fruitful results, that would be awesome!! I literally haven't a clue as to where to begin hunting down in SC. I'd be glad to exchange my personal fossil hunting locations for some down there. (I'm aware of the fossil permit required for fossil hunting in SC; my family and I have already begun the process) -Fossilsniper PS-- I will be away (fossil hunting at St. Leon) for the next few hours, and I'm crossing my fingers for replies when I get back
  16. Myrtle Beach Fossil

    Found this odd fossil washed up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Eastern shore of U.S.A. It is just over 2 cm. I've found many fossils along the shore here but this one is new to me. Can anyone tell me what it is?
  17. Summerville Tips

    Hey guys, I'm going to be in Charleston here in a bit, just visiting family over the summer, and I would appreciate some help in finding good places in Summerville to hunt the creeks. I've had some success, but I'd like to narrow down my options some before I get out there. I am not asking anyone to surrender their honey holes, but I would like to know which areas of Summerville are topographically favorable for finding fossils. I've noticed that some creeks will be chock full of material, but a near-identical creek half a mile from it will be barren of fossils. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  18. SC fossil trip

    Hi Everyone! I’m new here and hope to get some knowledge. I have been an avid shark tooth hunter for about 6 years. I’m looking to expand to all fossils though, I’ve done lots of research lately and would love to know more about shark tooth hunting in particular. I have mostly only been on beach to look but have researched and would love to find the bigger teeth and Megalodon teeth and whatever other fossils I can find. My question is, I will be going to Myrtle Beach in the next couple of weeks does anyone have any suggestions to go look for the teeth I mentioned above near there besides on the beach? Also I’m looking to go to Summerville soon but not on this trip. Thanks guys, I’m happy to have found this place.
  19. What type of animal bone

    Discovered this past weekend, very unsure of what creature it used to make move??
  20. Looks like small tooth sawfish

    Found this while hunting shark teeth on Myrtle Beach. Was wondering if anyone had an idea of what it could be? I'm a novice at this. Thanks
  21. A day in Summerville, SC

    First time fossil hunter, and we had a blast! If anyone needs a guide, or just advice, I HIGHLY recommend Barry Segura of Fossil Madness (his company). He was able to point us in the right direction, as well as hook us up with some great equipment. Thank you for everyone on TFF that encouraged and gave me advice!!!
  22. Good morning to all, I will be traveling to Seabrook, South Carolina on Saturday (6/15/19), and have been doing some research regarding potential sites to go shark tooth/fossil hunting. I have been fascinated with fossils and shark teeth my entire life, but never lived in a location to support this hobby. I've read that Summerville, Charleston, and Cooper River (maybe off-shooting creeks), are common spots, but I'd like to have a more calculated game plan than just stopping at random rivers/creeks LOL. After reading through several of the forums here, I understand that some basic advice would be to utilize google earth or maps, and attempt to locate "dredge spots" in rivers..? Would anyone be willing to help a newbie out with some research 101 type advice? Again, your craft absolutely AMAZES me!!! Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!!!
  23. Spoils of war !

    Massive lot of diving the cooper river Charleston South Carolina from sharks teeth to billfish vertebrae and vertebrae’s of shark and whale . Couple of shells and ray plates and horse teeth and even a very large arrowhead and large bones.
  24. Hello Everyone, Summer is here and the trades must begin ! ... If anyone is looking for some C. hastalis from the Cooper River, SC here they are. These were found diving (not by me I'm not crazy ... ok, not THAT crazy) I'm looking for something with a bit more color, complete (as complete as these examples ?) and any size really .. lightning, scorched, red, green, blue .. what have you. If you have seen my images in the past you will get my drift. I've attached a few below .... 4 for 1 .. 1 for 4 .. 4 for 4 ... I'm easy. They are all pushing 1.5-1.75 in Cheers, Brett Here are a few examples of what I'm looking for .....
  25. Hi friends! I'm new, I just stumbled across this forum and it's awesome content while searching for fossil localities near Charleston, South Carolina. I was hoping to get some tips on looking for shark teeth anywhere between Columbia and Charleston. I am taking a road trip from AZ with my family and thought it would be really great to stop and search for fossils along the way. I just can't seem to really pin down any nice spots to find some. I know fossil hunting grounds are a very hush-hush type of thing, but I was hoping that I could be pointed in the direction of somewhere where I might be able to take the kids and hopefully find 5 to 10 teeth. Is anyone willing to share a location that is easily accessible where we can find a few neat little fossils? Maybe somewhere like a road cut, an easily accessible creek, or even a pile of excavated dirt...? Thanks so much!
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