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Found 126 results

  1. What is the etiquette on returning to spot shown to me by a fossil hunting guide? Last year a guide took me and some others to a nice creek in South Carolina. It's really the only spot I know of. Is it okay to return to it on my own, or is that frowned upon?
  2. Fossil or rock/mineral

    Found these while sifting in a creek in Summerville SC. Not sure if this a fragment of a tooth or some sort of rock/mineral growth. There's some strange layering on them and I havent seen anything like it before. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
  3. 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).
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. Big tooth

    Big tooth found by my wife yesterday in Summerville sc sawmillbranch 4.5 long 3.5 wide
  7. 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!!!
  8. 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!!!
  9. Ray barb or teeth

    This piece is .45" long. Barbs/teeth on one side only @ .025" tall & .025" pitch. The opposite side of the teeth is not damaged and show no evidence of teeth or barbs. Can anyone give me some clues as to what this might be?
  10. Oligocene

    Due to the smaller cusp, these would be Carcharocles Angustidens??
  11. Carcharocles

    This group of teeth should be from the Eocene period? Carcharocles Auriculatus I am guessing due to the size of the cusp?? Teeth are 1.4" and found in the Chandler bridge formation.
  12. 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!
  13. Dorchester creek

    Spoils of a fun adventure today Dorchester creek Summerville South Carolina
  14. Mystery tooth maybe shark ??

    I can’t figure out what kind of Tooth this is found Summerville South Carolina dorchester creek the tooth is exactly 1inch long
  15. Prehistoric Crocodile 2.0

    Better photos of my findings I think it’s the fragments of the plates of a sarcosuchus but I’m no expert by any means I’m curious about the long fragments on the bottom row I found literally with the plate fragments curious to see if it belongs to the animal as well found summerville South Carolina dorchester creek
  16. unknown vertebra

    Unknown vertebra Found in Summerville South Carolina dorchester creek beside the ymca 4.5 cm tall 4 cm thick 6cm wide
  17. Vertebrae

    Vertebrae Found in Summerville South Carolina dorchester creek beside the ymca 6”cm tall 10”cm wide 6”cm thick
  18. Headed to the low country

    Any help would be so appreciated as my wife of 35 years and myself are taking a random trip and she wants so bad to find a good place to walk and look for sharks teeth and others. Im not asking for anyones honeyholes i just need to find someplace that gives her a chance. Any creeks or ditches would be perfect. Any help would be very greatly appreciated.
  19. Upcoming Trip to Summerville

    Hello friends! I am going on a trip to Summerville to go find some fossils! The problem is that I had no idea where to look. Can anyone please comment or send me some specific locations where you have had luck finding sharks teeth (megalodon specifically)? I would really appreciate it if you all would help me out! Thanks!
  20. I’m Located in Savannah, GA but take day trips to Summerville, SC often. We find very good teeth here in Savannah including Megs at our more secret islands on the banks. I usually go with my wife and son but I wanted to find better spots in Summerville to take my kid instead of taking the boat to the islands. Would anybody want to swap spots with me? I would take you on the boat to the islands we hunt from if I can get some inside where to go in summerville.
  21. Unknown tooth, possibly whale

    Found this while sifting in a creek in Summerville SC. Found alongside a wide variety of other fossils (variety of shark teeth, dolphin teeth, horse teeth and other pleistocene bones) so cant pinpoint the time frame. But can't find anything that matches and thinking it may be a whale?
  22. Hello! This is my first posting in this forum. I'm coming down to the charleston area and hoping to find some meg teeth and other fossils. I have done lots of dives for them but haven't found any (people in my group have found them). I'm interested to find some land sites. I'll be traveling in my van and will have a nice inflatable kayak and snorkeling gear with me. Let me know if you have any advice or want to meet up Mar 1-8 and go on an adventure hunt. Any fossils I find will be used in my general and environmental biology class I teach a a local community college here in Greensboro! Thanks! - Shawn
  23. ID Help - Fossils from Summerville

    Hey guys! Hoping for some help identifying a few things I found in Summerville, SC today. Thanks!
  24. Hey everyone. I’m new to this forum and pretty new to hunting anywhere other than the beach, but I’ve been venturing out to Summerville and a few creeks in the West Ashley area. I’ve found pretty much nothing except for a broken meg tooth in a well known creek in Summerville. I’m not asking for anyone’s specific hunting spot, but does anyone have some insight on other areas besides the Sawmill Branch creek?
  25. Unknown whale species

    Found out at a land site in Summerville SC so not sure what layer it came from, but was found among Megs and angustidens and a few others. Was wondering if anyone had a better guess at what species of whale this came from, my Google researching didn't really pull up anything that looked terribly close.
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