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  1. Hey everyone, Though they may not be very impressive specimens for most of you (especially the sharkteeth collectors), I am still extremely happy with my 2 new additions to my collection: I got my most complete Notorhynchus tooth till now, one with all the cusps present and a majority of the root; and also my very first MEGALODON TOOTH!!! Yes, I didn't have a single megalodon tooth in my collection till now, though I have been collecting for over 7 years. And even though they are both rather small teeth, the megalodon being a posterior tooth too, I am still extremely glad with them. In fact, there is a Dutch proverb that fits this situation perfectly: "klein maar fijn" (small but nice). Both teeth come from the Calvert Cliffs (Miocene). I got them in a trade with the amazing Dave @Darktooth, with whom I have had a great chat thanks to this forum! Therefore: thank you Dave!!! Best regards, Max
  2. This is my favorite meg in my collection. It is 5cm long, and many colors are mixed!
  3. Long time lurker, first time poster. Here are a few pics from my hunt last week at the cliffs. Normally hunt in between plum point and dares beach. This time I Came away with a nice meg, a big broken meg and my first symphseal cow shark tooth! I just started colecting this past summer and normally get out one or two times a week. Also, I just got a jet ski so I look forward to being able to get to some spots that aren't accessible by land.
  4. Back-to-back trips on the Potomac, though this trip was 30-40 miles downriver from where we hunted yesterday. Once again, the weather was beautiful, much sunnier than yesterday and the river was flat calm...which I needed for this spot since I was in the water the entire time, searching 2-3' deep. I moved along slowly and was pleasantly surprised at the results, 2017 just keeps getting better and better! I actually remembered to get some pictures of the teeth before I grabbed them off the bottom, of course that was after I had already found the two megs. Total haul: First multi-meg day for me! On the water, after I had just found the second meg (smaller one). A couple of Makos in the water.
  5. So i have lived in Calvert all my life and just stumbled across the forum the other day and decided to join to share like so many others these are a few of my finds from the last season the big meg and ecphora are from the last month of cold weather collecting month or so.
  6. Hi guys! Yesterday I had a great time at the cliffs. I left my house at 10:39 pm friday night, and got to the town of Chesapeake Beach around 5:00 am. For almost the entire ride I had to deal with thick patches of fog. I was quite relieved when I got to town. I had some time to kill, so I grabbed some Mcdonalds and made some posts on the forum. I also messaged back and forth with Maxfossils , who gave me some encouraging words. It was a great way to start the day. I pulled in to the parking lot at 6:45and it was barely light out. There was one car already there. As I walked the trail to the beach I noticed how quite it was. As I got to the water it was almost still as glass! Then I saw a guy who was carrying two paint cans walking towards me and he set them down and walked back to the water and strated digging. I said "Hi how are you?". What I got in return was an unfriendly mumble. So I ignored him as proceeded down the beach. The other thing I noticed was the fog hovering over the bay. It looked thick and ominous. It made things hard to see in the already low light. The good thing is that the water was gin clear and you could see everything. I had a good feeling things would be in my favor. As I rounded the first corner, and then the fist debris pile I saw a great sight. The water was so low here that all the debris that normally is under water, was exposed. Soon I found a couple small teeth. Just enough to get the blood flowing. I also saw a lot of shells which normally I don't pay much attention to unless they are real nice. I noticed a small pile of unbroken scallop shells. I reached down to pick them up and realized they were stuck together. When I flipped them over I saw about 5 small complete turritellas stuck to the shells with matrix. For some reason I didn't put this in my backpack. I just kept walking with it in my hand. A few feet away another shell grabbed my attention. I got down on one knee to grab it. Just as I made the decision to keep it. Something made me turn to the right. And there it was a meg, only about 1 foot away half buried in sand! I couldn't believe it, I had only been out there about 30 minutes. But I did not know if it was complete. In my mind I just knew it was split in half. I was almost to afraid to find out. I did not want to be disappointed. I reached down crossed my fingers and whala! It was whole with tip intact Yayyyyyy! I could not believe my luck. I completely forgot the interesting shells a this point. I think I threw them in the excitement, which is in fact a shame. After putting the tooth in a safe place, I continued on finding small teeth here and there. At this point I started hearing strange noises from somewhere in the water. Of course with the fog I couldn't see anything. It took me a while to figure out it was birds and from all the noise, a lot of them. I made my way to my favorite stretch of beach. I was disappointed with what a saw. There was hardly any debris here and the shell line was very small. I managed a few tiny teeth here. I was hoping to snag a cow shark. Not long after that crossed my mind I look down and there was a small but perfect cow shark upper tooth! Wow! I was really happy as this was only my second upper I ever found, with the first one found on my last trip in September, when I was with my Dad and Ropterus at Flag ponds. Then I take a few more steps and I find a cow shark lower. Complete cusps but missing the root. A few more steps and a broken piece of another lower. After this I just walked back and forth on this stretch finding a few stingray plates, pieces of bone, and the occasional tooth. I had the beach to myself for awhile. I started to head back to where I found the meg thinking I would have better luck. As I headed there I started running into a few people. There was a husband and wife, a forum member from Virginia. I can't remember his forum name. It was one I hadn't heard before and he said he hasn't been on for awhile. Then a local guy who said he had been coming for about twenty years. Everyone was very friendly and in good spirits despite the fact none of the found anything decent. With the exception of the gentleman from Virginia, who as he was heading out found a complete cowshark lower. I was surprised no one really stayed long. When I got back to the spot were I found the meg, it was all under water. So I spent the remaining time looking in every nook and cranny I could find. Every once in awhile I would still hear the birds. At one point I turned around and the fog had cleared enough to see thousands upon thousands of birds in the water. It was crazy. I regret not getting a picture. In fact I wanted to apologize to the forum for not taking any pics while I was there. Shortly after this I decided to head back to the car. I think it was around 11:00. I decided to go slow as possible in hopes of scoring a one more goodie. At one point I noticed a guy walking in my direction when he got to me we talked for a bit and I found out he is member Sharktooth Hunter ( Connor). I had a nice talk with him before he headed down a little further. He ended catching back up with me later so we walked back to our cars together on the way out. I really enjoyed having someone to talk with for the final walk back. Also I liked hearing about how he got into fossil hunting. A good way to end the trip. I ended up leaving there about 12:30 and after making a couple stops for gas and food got home about 7:30. I was exhausted but it was worth it. Here are my finds, enjoy! First pic, the total finds. Second and third, meg
  7. Thanks to some big event going on in Washington DC today , my wife and I had the day off. Despite some light rain, we decided to head down to the river for the afternoon low tide. We were hoping for another banner day like the last time we went to Stratford Hall in the rain...well, it was another banner day but for different reasons than the last time we were there. When we got down to the parking lot, we were surprised to find someone else there getting ready to hit the beach. No biggie, even though it is a small beach, one other person isn't bad...then 2 more vehicles pulled up. Oh well, we hoped the rain would keep others away but apparently not! I did a quick walk of the waterline then I went out into the water with my sifter. I can't say I found too much sifting, the normal small stuff. My wife found the dolphin vertebrae further up on the beach than I would have expected, I was surprised that it hadn't been picked by someone else. I got bored and started to do some "laps" on the beach. I think it was my third lap or so when I saw some barnacles on an odd angle. It was curious enough to me to reach down and check it out...I couldn't believe my eyes, a meg!!! My third one in three weeks and by far the nicest!!! I shouted to my wife to come check it out and as she came over, she looked down a grabbed the nicest shark vertebrae we have found yet. All-in-all, I pretty decent day despite the crowd! The total haul. Dolphin vert and Meg Front side of the Meg. I have seen where some folks soak the teeth in vinegar to get barnacles off, I think I'm going to leave them the way they are...it gives it some character. Back side Shark Vert Looking for help with this one, I'm thinking it may be a thresher but I'm not sure. Thoughts? For actual size, look at my total haul picture, second row from the bottom on the left.
  8. From the album Uploads_06_16

    Carcharocles megalodon ACE River Basin, SC
  9. This is a small ?posterior meg tooth. Found in spoil piles from the Lee Creek Mine.
  10. A very rare and nice, small megalodon symphyseal tooth. A tooth position that was not in all megs.
  11. I was wondering if anyone could help me with these Meg teeth. The black one was sold to me as a juvenile tooth. My question is how can you tell if it's from a juvenile or if it's from a grown Meg but just located in the corner of the jaw where the teeth are smaller. Same question with the lighter colored one. That one was sold to me as just a Meg tooth but I was wondering if there is a way to tell if it's from a juvenile. Thanks for any help
  12. I got to hit Flag Ponds for a few hours this afternoon. It was blustery and 33°, but turned out to be a pretty good day. These are the best from today.
  13. Hey everyone, Here's some of the better teeth from my recent fossil-hunting visit to Hogtown Creek in Gainesville. I believe the top left tooth is a Mako (unfortunately it's broken). I'm also guessing the top right is a small Meg tooth -- maybe a posterior one? Both of these were found in a very clay-like sediment and I am having some difficulty getting them cleaned. I tried vinegar and water, but the colors just aren't coming through. Any ideas? Anyone interested in meeting up at a Gainesville creek sometime in January? I'm open any weekend except the weekend of the 21st.
  14. Had the opportunity to hit the cliffs New Year's Day. Was fortunate enough to find this little beauty and several other nice teeth as well. After my last trip, where I lost a majority of my teeth due to a faulty lid on a container, it looks as though I was rewarded today. Found a lot of teeth. Great day today. Darctooth Dave, I was thinking about you today buddy!
  15. I usually don't go for impulse buys, but I saw these cute little megs from 2 different sellers and figured $20 each wasn't bad. Each one measures just over 3" (7.8cm) on their longest sides. I believe the darker one may be a Chubutensis but both were listed as Megalodon (of course!) I am the exact opposite of a shark tooth expert, I wouldn't know what it was if it bit me. But I am putting together a display for World Oceans day in the spring and figured this was a GREAT chance to expand my knowledge. Sorry for the dog hair, I need to vacuum..... Don't judge! Thanks as always, -Blake
  16. What a day! We were both kind of bummed that we couldn't go out yesterday in the beautiful weather since we had to pick up the girls from their grandmother, but we did pick up my wife some hip boots to make it easier to search for teeth (she is styling in them too). We woke up today to light rain and dreary conditions...after debating it for a few minutes we decided to go anyway. In the back of my mind I was thinking that this trip was going to be a bust, with the good weather the day before I was sure that the place was picked over...glad I was wrong! The beautiful thing about the river is that it is always changing, and the rain and wind today produces just enough chop to keep the sand stirred up, and the river revealed its treasures to us! Within a few minutes of hitting the beach, we both found mako teeth that were high and dry...great way to start! The water's edge was constantly spitting out really nice teeth as we went back and forth; I couldn't believe it when one wave came up over a gravel bed and when it receded a Meg was laying there! My second Meg in two trips! Unbelievable! It will be hard to top this trip this year...but we will try! Total haul: My second Meg! (Now to find a big one...I know, I'm getting greedy! ) Biggest Mako. Another nice Mako I found just before leaving.
  17. It took until the last day of the year but I finally found my first Megalodon tooth! It is a small, very worn one with root damage but I'm still pumped about finding it! My wife found her first vertebrae as well as her first fragalodon. I've had a blast since I took this hobby up in July, can't wait to see what the new year brings! A thank you goes out to everyone here who has been so generous in sharing your knowledge, it more appreciated than you will ever know! I hope you all have a great new year! The total haul: The biggest vert: My little, worn Meg and the nicest Snaggletooth I have ever found: My wife's frag:
  18. Couldn't bear to shop, but I was close to Fredericksburg, so I headed down Rt 3 to WSP for a casual hunt. The park was pretty deserted- just myself and a young couple on the beach. The water was calm and visibility good, so I began the bent over slow walk we know so well.. Before long, small chocolate brown Mako, then a larger bluish one, and a Snow White snaggletooth had me composing a trip report based on the pretty colors. One last pass before heading home and suddenly ahead of me in about a foot of water, a dark triangle. And this time it was what it looked like! 3.5 on the slant and in pretty good shape. This is my first so I'm feeling blessed.
  19. I FINALLY found one heck of a Meg!! I wrote in great detail on my blog, so for those who just want photos without a good long story, you can get that here. If you want the full detailed scoop of my day, check out my post : and a lovely great white! 2.75 inches! I personally would like to thank the following people for making this moment possible! 1. Rick - mostly thankful for you not hitting me in the head with a shovel and running off with it... lol and to have someone there so I didn't seem like a psycho talking to myself with such excitement in the creek alone. 2. City of Greenville for contracting people to remove some trees/debris at GMR 3. Kirk, for in his post he said: " No, I left it there for someone else to find. Already have several in my collection " - takes a real good man to leave that behind - humble you are, good sir!
  20. Sunday, 12/18/2016, will be a day documented with great detail in my personal memory bank. As you read this, keep in mind, I am one of those people who remain in constant awe of the world around me; curiously exploring every little detail, often finding excitement in the things most would consider average or common. Every Trip I’ve made to Greens Mill Run these past three years has been one of such joy, excitement and inspiration – regardless of what treasures (and junk) I had found or imagined to find. 12/18/16 9:15 AM – I arrive to my usual parking spot, which I frequent most weekends and week day evenings through the spring summer months that the sun lasts long enough to get a few screens in after getting off work at 5pm. I am seriously addicted and will never be ashamed to admit it! ( of course, I miss the occasional weekend to go on fossil trips with groups in other places OR because of lil pesky hurricanes, like Matthew, flooding me out). Rain, cold, heat nor physical discomfort can keep me from going at least one day out of a weekend to get my dig on, and most of all – to find my peace of mind within the tiny spot of nature found near the heart of a small city. I meet up with my favorite digging friend, Rick – who was in shock of the damage the city did along GMR to clear out the fallen trees within the creek. They had been clearing a wide road to fit a back hoe an extensive distance deep into the woods, just beside the stream, to remove the multitude of fallen trees left behind by Matthew. While they may have destroyed the beauty and protection of the banks – I do owe them some thanks for breaking up a couple banks in the process, releasing treasures! We poked around and walked up stream slowly, heading towards I place we both wanted to hit up, a spot I didn’t have time to get into last weekend. I knew there were still things to be found - I had spent about 20 hours total there two weekends ago and still kept finding stuff. Within the week days since the weekend prior, they removed the fallen tree I wanted to dig by, pulling it up out of the stream. As I walked up, looking over the damaged bank and released potential, I look to my right (at 10:00 am) and cannot post here the exact words that came out of my mouth – but I will elude to it .. “Holy…” and Rick, right behind me, immediately sees what I’m looking at, exclaiming “I .... hate you” jokingly. I wouldn’t have believed it and neither would he had one of us came upon this discovery alone. Laying there in the clear water, glistening in the sun as it rested on hardened clay, was my very first complete, serrated and large Megladon tooth. She is a true beauty. We snapped photos in the water, where she lay, and then in hand – texting them to a couple people, bragging etc – it being quite "the find". It only took about 3 years of consistent trips to finally find my very own GMR meg in remarkable condition of such size!! I kept digging. I found an AMAZING great white two hours later and a few smaller GW, Mako, Crow, tiger etc that are common for GMR (but still exciting to me each and every time I see one in my screen!). Leaving around 2 pm, the love story of Mr. Ash and his first remarkable Meg followed. We went home, I had a shower and my Meg had a bubble bath (I’m mildly OCD and have to disinfect everything I bring home). Then, we went out for dinner, my Meg and I (oh and the GF) to celebrate! I wanted steak – we went to Ribeyes (AMAZING STEAK FYI). I got us a salad, but Meg said she doesn’t eat rabbit food and would wait for the main course. Meg was a bit testy with the cook when they informed her that they do not serve Whale, but we settled on a nice medium ribeye. Julie, my lovely lady with such kind heart-ed tolerance for my fossil obsession, drove us into the sunset, my meg and I – hand in..tooth…holding it..erm – to get a milk shake from Arbys. We ordered some chocolate shake goodness and we headed home! True love. (my GF getting slightly jealous at this point as I never share my shakes with her) And finally, after such a long exciting day – we got tucked in for a good night’s rest before meeting all of my coworkers the following morning. Any fossil lover can relate to the pure excitement and euphoria of their first meg find. I hope you can appreciate the visual representation of what loving a Meg, found after searching for so long, would be like J
  21. The first large meg and the best condition to date that I have from Greens Mill Run in Greenville North Carolina.
  22. Hello all! I was recently given a 4 inch Meg tooth by my friend who found it around the TN/NC border. I have always wanted to be a paleontologist, and was wondering if there were any sites in TN i could check out for finding fossils of all kinds? I currently live in Montgomery County on the KY border.
  23. Self Collected from spoil piles from the Lee Creek Mine.
  24. From the album TEETH

    This is one of the most well preserved teeth I have ever found.
  25. From the album TEETH