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#1 masonboro37

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Today was the NC Fossil Club Hunt at the Castle Hayne, NC quarry. The quarry has Eocene, Castle Hayne Formation and then an area of Cretaceuos material. So pleased to be able to get into the quarry due to the fact they really do not allow many collectors now. It was great to have met Fossil Foilist and Plax. Such a wonderful group the NC Fossil Club has! There were quite a few collectors onsite today for the trip and it was a good one. The Eocene area was the usual steep, difficult and step by step approach and I should have taken my walking stick this time! Just wanted to share some of my finds with everyone.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:37 PM

Peek-a-boo echi (sand dollar) and a Maretia subristata echi. The heart echi was covered in soft matrix and I was very delighted it cleaned up like this! I figured one of the aspects would be missing.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

Brachiopods and Gastropods. I love finding these!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Pic 1: Anomaeodus phaseolos, Boney fish tooth battery.
Pic 2: Rhombodus binkhoristi tooth
Pic 3: Shark tooth in matrix.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

Shark teeth! I have zero idea what the third pic is. I am reasearching tonight!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

nice sand tiger in matrix!

one day i will find a tooth over 3 inches in good conditon haha.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

and the Pristis lathami, Saw Fish Vert. Also, my little friend I found hiding.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

Nice finds!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

nice sand tiger in matrix!


Thank you zachj! I was wondering what sp of tooth it was. I am going to leave it in the matrix.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:54 PM

Nice finds!


Thanks Skylar! Wish I had found all those crabs like yall did!
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

and the Pristis lathami, Saw Fish Vert. Also, my little friend I found hiding.


we came across 2 of those critters too.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:58 AM

Ok, so at the bottom of your "little friend" picture, is that a shark tooth!?!? Seriously I think your little friend is guarding a shark tooth! :P

Ha ha

I'm not a fan of "little friends" interrupting my shark tooth/fossil hunting.

Ha ha.

Looks like a great day though congrats!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:26 AM

Ok, so at the bottom of your "little friend" picture, is that a shark tooth!?!? Seriously I think your little friend is guarding a shark tooth! :P

Ha ha

I'm not a fan of "little friends" interrupting my shark tooth/fossil hunting.

Ha ha.

Looks like a great day though congrats!


The bug was placed there by the sharc to guard its teeth ;) :D (am I seeing two?)

Wonderful report and finds, Libby!!!
Firtst hunting team you have got, great!!!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:03 AM

Definately... Leave the tooth in matrix...They look far better naturally displayed ' if you can '.... The last mystery photo looks a bit like (patina wise) a croc scute....

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

Awesome finds! I love the vert! Looks like you had a good trip....

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

Shark teeth! I have zero idea what the third pic is. I am reasearching tonight!


This is probably a ray dermal denticle from the Cretaceous. Here's one I have from a different locality, Another possibility is a boxfish dermal denticle from the Eocene.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

we came across 2 of those critters too.


Plump little Black Widow Spiders. They must have a good habitat in the quarry! Ewwwww.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:21 AM

Ok, so at the bottom of your "little friend" picture, is that a shark tooth!?!? Seriously I think your little friend is guarding a shark tooth! :P

Ha ha

I'm not a fan of "little friends" interrupting my shark tooth/fossil hunting.

Ha ha.

Looks like a great day though congrats!


Hey Mike, it was a good trip and thank you. Yep, that Black Widow Spider was guarding several teeth in her spot. I left the teeth there! I do not like spiders! :o
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

The bug was placed there by the sharc to guard its teeth ;) :D (am I seeing two?)

Wonderful report and finds, Libby!!!
Firtst hunting team you have got, great!!!


Thank you Astron! the NC Fossil club is a super group to go with and we had a blast. There were several teeth very close to the Black Widow Spider. She had a nice sized egg case by her and I decided to leave the teeth and not provoke her. Spiders seem like such testy critters!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

Definately... Leave the tooth in matrix...They look far better naturally displayed ' if you can '.... The last mystery photo looks a bit like (patina wise) a croc scute....


I am definately leaving the tooth in the matrix. I have a small display box which shall be perfect for it in my son's room. Possibly a croc scute, I will look into that today. :)
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