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Collecting trip: part one: otodus!


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This new site I’m going to is kind of starting to grow on me! I really love the abundance of well preserved shells and the sharks teeth that come out of here (if I don’t break them) are in superb condition. I arrive at this site, however, with some disappointment. Footprints everywhere, and discarded rocks piled in a pile i know I didn’t leave with a bunch of broken shells. It looks like someone took the liberty of smashing rocks with a hammer and leaving the place a mess for others. Not a good look to be honest I always try to clean my area and make it look better than where I left it. The good news is whoever the eager beaver was left some goodies behind. I searched their rock pile of discarded rocks and found a lot of shark teeth in very good condition that were just left there. I wonder if this person was too busy picking up pennies to notice the quarters they were stepping by? Anyways here’s the haul, luckily I didn’t have to put in too much effort since this person did all the hard work for me:


total haul:

 

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shark teeth (not in the rock):

 

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crocodile tooth (happy about this one!):

 

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Shark teeth in the rocks: 

 

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And the killer tooth of the day:

 

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Most of these finds we’re not made because of me ripping rocks out Willy nilly, but because of me sorting through said rocks after this person ripped them out Willy nilly. Always be thorough with your excavation and be patient. You never know what might be hiding in the discard pile. Part 2 of my trip to the Chesapeake will be posted tomorrow!

 

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My bad the otodus picture came out terribly: here’s some better pictures: 

 

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I really wish this person was a lot more thoughtful it was sad to see so many broken fossils that would have been in stunning condition destroyed by their negligence. It really looked like this person took a sledgehammer here and went to town. 

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I really like those gastropods.  Great job caring for the site!

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On 9/11/2021 at 11:25 AM, Fossil_teenager said:

This new site I’m going to is kind of starting to grow on me! I really love the abundance of well preserved shells and the sharks teeth that come out of here (if I don’t break them) are in superb condition. I arrive at this site, however, with some disappointment. Footprints everywhere, and discarded rocks piled in a pile i know I didn’t leave with a bunch of broken shells. It looks like someone took the liberty of smashing rocks with a hammer and leaving the place a mess for others. Not a good look to be honest I always try to clean my area and make it look better than where I left it. The good news is whoever the eager beaver was left some goodies behind. I searched their rock pile of discarded rocks and found a lot of shark teeth in very good condition that were just left there. I wonder if this person was too busy picking up pennies to notice the quarters they were stepping by? Anyways here’s the haul, luckily I didn’t have to put in too much effort since this person did all the hard work for me:


total haul:

 

693A1A80-4C79-4012-A676-1BEC658624BF.jpeg.b053e67c0bdf4c592d7d6fddce65e3df.jpeg
 

shark teeth (not in the rock):

 

8335A092-FB43-43BC-83BB-66C2A2FB2F5C.jpeg.d5a27b8d9d94c31715b3cc69b2746099.jpeg

 

crocodile tooth (happy about this one!):

 

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shells:FAF7D183-5D24-4782-B855-FC203200F90C.jpeg.21f01db0174b4765d95bab751232a607.jpeg

 

Shark teeth in the rocks: 

 

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And the killer tooth of the day:

 

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Is that tooth embedded in the rock?

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, grandpa said:

I really like those gastropods.  Great job caring for the site!

I love the gastropods as well. It’s a really good place to get some nice shells out with a rock hammer reminds me of west Virginia breaking rocks alongside roads and creeks.

 

16 minutes ago, lukkey said:

forget about the reply above me im new to this site and dont really know what im doing :(

 

that’s ok! Welcome to tff!

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3 minutes ago, Fossil_teenager said:

I love the gastropods as well. It’s a really good place to get some nice shells out with a rock hammer reminds me of west Virginia breaking rocks alongside roads and creeks.

 

that’s ok! Welcome to tff!

thx : )

 

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