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Ellis County creek, September 8th

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BudB

I have been wanting to make it back to the Ellis County creek where I found so many teeth, but by the time I could do it, it had rained enough to raise the creek quite a bit. The water level has just now dropped again. I was working near Ellis County this morning, and when I finished very early, it seemed the perfect time to go back. Rain is forecast for this evening and the next couple of days that will likely bring the creek up again.

 

Below is what I found that was either loose, or easily removed from matrix.
 

 

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BudB

Here is a view of both sides of the tooth of the day.
 

 

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BudB

Once again, most of the Ptychodus teeth I found were tiny, but I did find this decent sized one. I brought home plenty of matrix, so I'll have some more fun hunting teeth after this trip.
 

 

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bthemoose

You've really found quite the spot!

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sharko69

Great spot! Beautiful finds! Keep that spot a secret.

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Darktooth

Looks like you had a great hunt! Thanks for sharing!

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fossilsonwheels

Great finds !!

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Uncle Siphuncle

Teeth often end up in lenticular lag deposits that are limited in extent.  Essentially a shallow depression in the sea floor that accumulated teeth etc when currents and/or wave action swept them into the lowest spot in the vicinity.  This is a common scenario in all ages of marine sediments.  I once found a 2 x 3 foot Eocene lag deposit that contained dozens of inch plus Galeocerdo and Brachycarcharias plus lots of smaller shark teeth, cutlass fish and barracuda teeth, my best ever shark vert, croc osteoderms, teeth and a nice croc vert, plus 50 big, thick gar scales.  These little lenses can be wet screened with a course and fine mesh screen to reveal treasures of all sizes.

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henpecked

You did well thanks for sharing

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