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Gomphotherium on the Peace River

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FossilDAWG

Well you sure had a fine day!  I'm more than a little envious of those teeth: :wub: :wub: :wub:

Don

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PODIGGER

Thnaks FossilDAWG.  It did turn out to be a good day!  Looking forward to getting back there next week!

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Al Dente
1 hour ago, PODIGGER said:

I was rewarded with another partial Gomp tooth!

Are you sure your new tooth is a Gomphotherium and not Mastodon?

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PODIGGER

As an amateur - I am not 100% sure it is Gomph.  I believe it is due to the size and the multiple small "peaks" on the tooth.  I have a mastodon tooth and through research it seems to me that the mastodon has much more well defined individual cones.  Below is a picture of the side by side comparison of the mastodon tooth with the first Gomph tooth.  The new tooth has many of the small "peaks" as well that can be seen in the above photo that looks straight down on the tooth.  I would certainly change this ID if others are sure I am mistaken.  I'm very happy with the tooth either way.

 

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PODIGGER

Thanks Al Dente.  I do see why you have made that ID and barring any significant differing evidence I agree.  I always appreciate input and clarification from the experienced members here on the forum.  Mastodon it is!

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Bone Daddy

You have the Mastodon touch!  :notworthy:

 

 

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PODIGGER

Thanks Bone Daddy! I'm sure there is a nice one out there just waiting for you to pick it up.

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jcbshark

Nice finds:thumbsu:Glad you could get out there

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PODIGGER

Thanks!  If the weather holds I'll get back out there tomorrow!

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caldigger
17 minutes ago, PODIGGER said:

Thanks!  If the weather holds I'll get back out there tomorrow!

I'll be waiting outside by the curb for you to pick me up. :)

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fifbrindacier
1 hour ago, PODIGGER said:

Thanks!  If the weather holds I'll get back out there tomorrow!

 

51 minutes ago, caldigger said:

I'll be waiting outside by the curb for you to pick me up. :)

I run in my personal jet, then take my helicopter and i will be landing in your garden at six o'clock, Florida hour.

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FossilDAWG
On 1/25/2020 at 1:43 PM, PODIGGER said:

As an amateur - I am not 100% sure it is Gomph.  I believe it is due to the size and the multiple small "peaks" on the tooth.  I have a mastodon tooth and through research it seems to me that the mastodon has much more well defined individual cones.  Below is a picture of the side by side comparison of the mastodon tooth with the first Gomph tooth.  The new tooth has many of the small "peaks" as well that can be seen in the above photo that looks straight down on the tooth.  I would certainly change this ID if others are sure I am mistaken.  I'm very happy with the tooth either way.

 

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Those two pieces look as if they might fit together.  Have you tried?

 

Don

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PODIGGER

I thought the same the minute I pulled up the small one.  Unfortunately, they are not a matched set.  But I still have hope of finding more!

 

 Tomorrow's hunt still looks good so anybody at the house, curb, garden by the time I leave can follow along - you will need your own kayak and a way to get it to the river -LOL.  My inflatable kayak and equipment takes up all the room in my jeep!

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goatinformationist

Thanks so much for taking us along up the Peace.  :thumbsu:

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Archie

Awesome finds thanks for sharing!

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PODIGGER

Thank you gentleman, the river has been good to me this year!

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