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Green mill run trip 10/22/16


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So I took a trip to GMR in Greenville, NC. Green springs park is currently closed and by the looks of it, i guess for a while. The entire creek took a beating with down trees that lay across the creek in many places. South of green springs park is still very deep, maybe 6 or 7 feet. I did manage to find access about 1/4 of a mile north of the park. This area was anywhere from ankle high to thigh deep, and I'm 6'3". I stumbled onto some pretty awesome finds as well as whale bone central, bulla's, baby intact meg teeth. For regular visitors of the creek, its going to look alot different. And from what i came across today, i plan on revisiting  the spot next week. Water wasnt very cold either. Just wanted to spread the word.

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What are the white stick like things above the shark teeth?

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Belemnites. They were everywhere. The hurricane definitely stirredthe place up a bit. This is the time to go. The next couple months should be prime out there. Hunting will be a bit more challenging with the extra obstructions. Many places to check.

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Thanks for the info! I may have to make my way out there next weekend. Also, very nice bulla. I have found three in GMR and none of them nearly as nice as what you found. :dinothumb:

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I think I saw you. I was the guy creeping around in the now-exposed roots along the bank. I don't see any megs in your picture. 

 

All I found were these teeth. Few nice great whites (largest one is 2 3/8"), nice mako, and a decent horse tooth. Oh, and two nice bull/dusky. I tossed the buckets worth of whale bone I found back. 

 

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Here is the baby Meg lol. Yeah that was me and the family. Should of worked your way north of us. You would have gone nuts in that spot

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I love the color in those teeth. I usually find all my nice Megs around those areas, but digging around roots pisses me off lol. Frustrating to get my shovel to manuver like i want

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5 hours ago, ffemtb1 said:

Here is the baby Meg lol. Yeah that was me and the family. Should of worked your way north of us. You would have gone nuts in that spot

 

 

These days I'm all about quality over quantity. 

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I understand that. When its family day, its all about whatever we come across lol. But that spot looked like an untapped resource. Check it out next time. Id love to join you sometime. 

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Is there mixed ages of sediments and fossils at GMR?  Mesozoic Belemnites in with miocene whales and megs.

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Yes. GMR contains cretaceous miocene pliocene and pleistocene layers 

Most of the teeth that come from the gravel beds in the stream are well tumbled worn and broken like ffemtb1's teeth. Knowing where and how to dig directly into the layers produces specimens like ricknc's.

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Pete is absolutely correct. I'm still learning and 100% self study. I still have things that I need to break down and understand to become better at finding these amazing treasures. Most of the time for me its right time and place. I have a lot to learn still about geology and identification from the different geological time periods. 

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22 hours ago, ffemtb1 said:

Pete is absolutely correct. I'm still learning and 100% self study. I still have things that I need to break down and understand to become better at finding these amazing treasures. Most of the time for me its right time and place. I have a lot to learn still about geology and identification from the different geological time periods. 

 

Fossil hunting is a hobby where the learning never stops. It took me years to learn how to hunt GMR for the best results. But I will say Rick is the king of GMR. But no matter where you hunt, once you learn how to recognize the formations and what can be found in them, your about 25% there.

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Im 100% hands on learner. Im hoping that one day I  am able to get up with one of the more experienced members in here for a trip to get a better understanding of what they are seeing, how they are visually  interpreting the exposures. My reading comprehension is fair, but alot of the geological surveys im studying can be difficult to understand and follow. Im working on expanding my technical vocabulary. Everyone that respondsto my posts really help me a great deal and i thank you all for that!

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