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Micro shark, ray and fish teeth from the Eocene of South Carolina

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ynot

Wonderful selection of finds!:thumbsu:

Thanks for sharing.

 

I have been going through some of the super fine STH matrix. Lots of neat finds in it.

Will try to get a thread up in a week or so.

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Tidgy's Dad

I find these micro bits fascinating. 

Must get round to checking for some myself.

Thank you for posting. :)

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TNCollector

That’s really cool. I have some raw matrix from there that I still need to go through 

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Pagurus

Thank you for posting these, Marco. Highly informative, as always.

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2 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I find these micro bits fascinating. 

Must get round to checking for some myself.

Thank you for posting. :)

 

In some faunas most of the species have small teeth like these.

 

Marco Sr.

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1 hour ago, TNCollector said:

That’s really cool. I have some raw matrix from there that I still need to go through 

 

I looked through a lot of self collected matrix from the Harleyville Quarry but I only found Pristiophorus specimens in the matrix that I got from Larry Martin years ago.  Their oral teeth are really small, around 1 mm, so you need to look at pretty fine matrix to find them.

 

Marco Sr.

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1 hour ago, Pagurus said:

Thank you for posting these, Marco. Highly informative, as always.

 

Mike

 

Your recent micro post gave me the incentive to make this post.  I just wish I had the time and patience to make up cards like you did with your pictures of your micros.

 

Marco Sr.

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HoppeHunting

Super cool! Makes me wonder how many things I've let fall through my 1/4 inch screen...Hoppe hunting!

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2 hours ago, ynot said:

Wonderful selection of finds!:thumbsu:

Thanks for sharing.

 

I have been going through some of the super fine STH matrix. Lots of neat finds in it.

Will try to get a thread up in a week or so.

 

Tony

 

TFF glitch monster must have eaten my first reply because it isn't showing up.  Trying again:

 

I look forward to your post.  The STH matrix does have a lot of really small specimens but it takes a lot of time and patience to look through the very fine matrix.

 

Marco

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3 minutes ago, HoppeHunting said:

Super cool! Makes me wonder how many things I've let fall through my 1/4 inch screen...Hoppe hunting!

 

You should take a sample home to search of some of the material that falls through your 1/4 screen (catch some with window screen).  In some faunas there won't be much in the small matrix that falls through.  In others, there will be lots of specimens.  Sampling will tell you if taking the smaller matrix is worth the effort.

 

Marco Sr.

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Auspex

Wonderful work, Marko. Thanks for another superb write-up!

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WhodamanHD

Very informative, and fun to look at. I always though Trichurides where cool!

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TNCollector
50 minutes ago, MarcoSr said:

 

I looked through a lot of self collected matrix from the Harleyville Quarry but I only found Pristiophorus specimens in the matrix that I got from Larry Martin years ago.  Their oral teeth are really small, around 1 mm, so you need to look at pretty fine matrix to find them.

 

Marco Sr.

I collected this material a few months ago from some spoil piles from the quarry. It looks pretty rich in fossils, so I have high hopes from it.

 

i still have to finish going through some hell creek micro matrix. All of the specimens are smaller than 3mm so it takes a long time to go through it lol

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1 hour ago, Auspex said:

Wonderful work, Marko. Thanks for another superb write-up!

 

Chas

 

Thank you.  It's great to see you back commenting.

 

Marco Sr.

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1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

Very informative, and fun to look at. I always though Trichurides where cool!

 

There were a number of cool fish teeth from this matrix.  I wish I had the time to take individual pictures of them.

 

Marco Sr.

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1 hour ago, TNCollector said:

I collected this material a few months ago from some spoil piles from the quarry. It looks pretty rich in fossils, so I have high hopes from it.

 

i still have to finish going through some hell creek micro matrix. All of the specimens are smaller than 3mm so it takes a long time to go through it lol

 

I haven't been back to Harleyville in quite a while.  Good luck with your matrix.

 

Hell Creek matrix has a very good variety of really neat specimens (amphibian, fish, mammal, dinosaur, reptile).  Unfortunately I don't get to sites where I can collect Hell Creek matrix.  I do get to collect Lance Creek matrix on occasion in Wyoming.

 

Marco Sr.

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1 hour ago, MarcoSr said:

 

There were a number of cool fish teeth from this matrix.  I wish I had the time to take individual pictures of them.

 

Marco Sr.

I know the feeling, I’ve tried many times to photo catalog my collection but it rarely succeeds very far. So many fossils, so little time.

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2 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

I know the feeling, I’ve tried many times to photo catalog my collection but it rarely succeeds very far. So many fossils, so little time.

 

Yes, I would much rather find fossils then document them.

 

Marco Sr.

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jcbshark

Amazing photos as always Marco:) I’ve never seen sawfish oral teeth before. The cat shark teeth are interesting as well

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10 hours ago, jcbshark said:

Amazing photos as always Marco:) I’ve never seen sawfish oral teeth before. The cat shark teeth are interesting as well

 

Jeff

 

These are the first and only sawshark oral teeth that I've found and I've spent many years searching matrix from around the world.

 

Marco Sr.

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Gizmo

Amazing Marco, great photos!

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4 hours ago, Gizmo said:

Amazing Marco, great photos!

 

Walt

 

Thank you for the phone call.

 

Marco Sr.

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siteseer
10 hours ago, MarcoSr said:

 

Jeff

 

These are the first and only sawshark oral teeth that I've found and I've spent many years searching matrix from around the world.

 

Marco Sr.

 

Hi MarcoSr,

 

I've seen Pristiophorus rostral teeth from only a few localities and oral teeth from just two:  Pyramid Hill, California (same size range) and at least one of the Atacama Desert sites in Chile.  The Chilean rostral spines were widely available for a while and you can still get them from from a few dealers.  These spines are larger than the ones I had seen out of Pyramid Hill and Peru and the oral teeth are larger too (4-5 mm wide and 3-4mm high).

 

Jess   

 

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On 3/17/2018 at 11:40 AM, MarcoSr said:

 

I looked through a lot of self collected matrix from the Harleyville Quarry but I only found Pristiophorus specimens in the matrix that I got from Larry Martin years ago.  Their oral teeth are really small, around 1 mm, so you need to look at pretty fine matrix to find them.

 

Marco Sr.

 

By the late 90's Larry was really into micro teeth.  He enjoyed screening matrix he acquired.  I think his Harleyville matrix came from the "greencap."  He had some micros from the Chandler Bridge Formation as well.

 

Jess

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