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  1. Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well! From what I've read, small shark/fish teeth can be occasionally encountered by dissolving samples of chalk/limestone in acid. I read Jeppsson et al's 1999 paper on using buffered acetic acid to extract phosphatic fossils (in my case shark teeth), but the method outlined is not that simple and requires access to certain laboratory equipment I don't really have access to right at the moment... All I have is some cheap white vinegar, and some trays and tins I've got some samples of chalk from the Late Cretaceous of Møns Klint, a fossil site in Denmark with relatively diverse fish and shark fauna. Here's the thing - would it be OK to put the samples of chalk in white vinegar (acetic acid)? If it is, I've just got some questions -- Should I dilute the vinegar? And if so, by how much? How long should I leave the chalk in the vinegar? Any suggestions and ideas would be much appreciated, I'd love to find some little fish and shark teeth. Christian
  2. Double Decker Sifter

    Hi. This double decker sifter was inspired after spending the day with @Searcher78 looking for teeth at Flag Point and also seeing all is cool small teeth from Douglas Point. I have made you normal size 1/4 inch sifter and a made a smaller 1/4 sifter 12x11. I decided to add another sifter underneath the 1/4 inch to catch the smaller teeth. Because I am limited for time with 3 hour drives from NJ to MD I can empty the tray in the bucket and take it home to search or pick through there. Just thinking out loud. Haha. Anyway the theory is there. Hope it works.
  3. I figured since 2018 was ending, I may as well honor it with a final, sopping wet, epic hunt. We (MomAnonymous and I) arrived at Brownies at around 1:10 and wasted no time trying to go south. Unfortunately, it was swollen with water even though it was low tide and we got cut off at the point. We met two men sifting, i don't know if they were on the forum at all but we chatted for a bit and they had only been finding small teeth. We searched around a bit southwards, and found some nice sand tigers (carcharias cuspidata i think) and a couple of silky and dusky sharks (carcharhinus sp.) before heading back towards the entrance. Then we went more towards the northern side where there is a small bridge. This is where the hunting intensified. We were finding like four or five teeth per handful and it was amazing. The teeth were small, we weren't able to go to the spots with the big teeth but some of the teeth were really nice. Carcharhinus was showing up a lot and so were the sand tigers. A lot of the small teeth were red because of the iron oxidization. Then I noticed a tooth in the surf. i reached down to grab it and found my first cow of December! This one was very nice, only a bit along the back of the root was broken. It seems to me like it has seven blades, but i am no expert with the cows and didn't know what counted as a blade. Hopefully you experts out there can help! At around 2, the beach started filling up but we stayed for around another hour before leaving. We found quite an interesting tooth that i need ID on, it has a really thick root. Thanks 2018, Thanks for you friends on the Forum, and thank the Shark tooth Gods! Cheers, FA (Meg next year, right)
  4. STH Micro-Tooth ID

    Hi everybody, I found this small tooth, I thought it looked like an interesting Squalus but then I looked on Elasmo and didnt see anything like it. What do you think? Location: round mountain silt, bakersfield CA. The scale is in 10ths of an inch
  5. Another trip, still looking for my first nice cowshark tooth of 2017! Not a lot of nice teeth, so picked up a lot of stuff that I usually ignore. Raining hard here, hoping more will be exposed tomorrow.
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