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cthamon posted a topic in Questions & AnswersOkay, I posted this yesterday and I’m not sure if it was that it was too long winded, in the wrong spot, or both. So, I will attempt to boil it down. There was a post on this topic in 2011 but I feel like there’s certainly more knowledge on this now. 1. What formations are megalodon teeth coming from? The plausible ones are the Parachucla (22ma), Marks Head (18ma), and Goose Creek Lime (3.5ma), all within the umbrella Hawthorn formation. The CofC Museum lists almost every specimen as coming from the Goose Creek Lime, yet the hottest spots at best have the Raysor formation(2.5ma) exposed. 2. Are said spots only good underwater where the river has cut through to the former three? 3. Is material between the Marks Head and Goose Creek era extant in any areas? People have suggested that the size of some teeth would place them in the middle of these two time periods, unless there’s reason to believe they’re reworked. 4. Wanting to see pictures of the formations mentioned (excluding Marks Head which is only subsurface), in addition the Wando and Chandler Bridge formations if anyone has pictures lying around.
Looking to put the boat in the water and hitting a few spots throughout the week. I am looking to get out at low tide. I have a spot or two in mind. Looking for a few more spots to go besides the more popular areas. If you know of some good places and would like a free boat ride and some fossil hunting after these heavy rains send me a PM.
Hello everyone, I've been hunting the creeks, beaches, banks, streams, and rivers around Charleston since I was about 10 years old. As my passion for the hobby grew, so did my determination to scout new sites and find bigger and better fossils. Ive stayed above the waterline for the most parts, putting in thousands and thousands of hours in the mud and marl. In that time I've found very few megalodon teeth, generally in worn condition, which is typical for Mio-Plio layers locally. Because of this, my goal for years has been to find a well-preserved four inch anterior tooth from a Carcharocles angustidens. Ive come close to realizing this goal several times - I found a great lower tooth on the Edisto River that was just shy of the magic mark, and another upper missing a root lobe, but I had never found the 4-incher I've dreamt of. Until today... This tooth is an absolute beast. It seems like teeth of this size and quality are rare to find in the Ashley Formation, particularly in the reworked sediments I hunt, which makes this find particularly gratifying. The nick to the tip looks to be a compression fracture, indicative of feeding damage. Otherwise, this tooth is about 100%. I couldn't be happier. To make things better, it was sitting about a foot away from another beautiful smaller angustidens - a hunting day to remember for sure. Keep dreaming The monster - And his little brother -