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Savannah River Hunt ... gonna need a bigger boat

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FossilDAWG

Very nice!  :wub:  I'll have to get out there with my canoe one of these days.  It's only a 4 hr drive (each way).

 

Don

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Spinosaurus

really nice :wub::wub:

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Nimravis

Nice finds- I would like to get out there someday.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds! :)

Thanks for the report and excellent photos. 

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WhodamanHD

Awesome meg!:meg:

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FossilSniper

:wub:Nice finds!

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
3 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

Very nice!  :wub:  I'll have to get out there with my canoe one of these days.  It's only a 4 hr drive (each way).

 

Don

You ever come down ping me and I can give you a safe spot to put in ...

 

Cheers,

B

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
3 hours ago, Spinosaurus said:

really nice :wub::wub:

 

2 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Nice finds- I would like to get out there someday.

 

2 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice finds! :)

Thanks for the report and excellent photos. 

 

1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

Awesome meg!:meg:

 

1 hour ago, FossilSniper said:

:wub:Nice finds!

Thanks everyone .... it was a nice break from my everyday.  They come about twice a quarter when I can clear out my schedule.  The sore muscles were worth it .... (this time)  :hearty-laugh:

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belemniten

Awesome meg :wub:

Thanks for the nice pictures !

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Darktooth

Nice finds! Congrats!

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ToothMan

Very nice find! Love it.

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Bone guy

Wow, Georgia has fossils!?!? :P I'm still trying to find even a gastropod....to no avail. I have to rely on the postal formation for now. Excellent meg tooth! 

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FossilDAWG
34 minutes ago, Bone guy said:

Wow, Georgia has fossils!?!? :P I'm still trying to find even a gastropod....to no avail. I have to rely on the postal formation for now. Excellent meg tooth! 

Whereabouts in Georgia are you located?  I've found some nice fossils in Georgia but I have to travel pretty far and generally speaking there aren't many good sites and most of the ones I collected just a few years ago have been reclaimed or built up.  Alabama is much better for fossil hunting.

 

Don

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Bone guy

Im over in the north east. Jackson county specifically. Somebody told me Georgia's soil is highly acidic and this prevents fossilization. I'll have to take a trip out to savannah one day to do some hunting. :) 

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MeargleSchmeargl
12 hours ago, Bone guy said:

Im over in the north east. Jackson county specifically. Somebody told me Georgia's soil is highly acidic and this prevents fossilization. I'll have to take a trip out to savannah one day to do some hunting. :) 

Well, you aren't very far from fossiliferous locations yourself! Over in the corner opposite you in places like Murray and Floyd county and everywhere in-between there are plenty of Paleozoic exposures of numerous ages to see. Some will need permission, though. As far as the coastal plain is concerned, fossils are almost everywhere. Map for specifics:

 

 

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Bone guy

Wow cool map! I'll probably take a trip to the coast one day. Problem is it's a long drive and I wouldn't have the time for it. Just have to wait for the perfect weekend :) 

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FossilDAWG

The site on Hwy 27 used to be excellent, but several years ago GDOT widened the hwy and in the process graded the roadcut and covered it with fabric impregnated with seeds of some nasty very tough plant for erosion control.  Now all that remains are some broken fragments of oysters such as Exogyra.  Unfortunately that is a common pattern in Georgia.  The state has also become very aggressive about making mines reclaim their sites as soon as mining operations cease.  Many old kaolin mines used to be great for Eocene sharks, rays, even occasional whales but I don't know of any that are still accessible.  Probably your best bet would be to join a local club or the Georgia Mineral Society, and participate in organized trips.

 

Don

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Tidgy's Dad

I love the map and the fact that Georgia divided itself up into counties along the lines of it's underlying geology. marvelous. ;)

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flyg

Nice work and beautiful tooth. So many times I've been zinging along at a good clip against the current, only to come up on a crab pot or other stationary reference only to realize I'm barely moving.

 

G

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Bama Guy
21 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I love the map and the fact that Georgia divided itself up into counties along the lines of it's underlying geology. marvelous. ;)

LOL It does look that way, doesn't it?  

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ynot

Nice find.

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Rowboater

Beautiful teeth! Congrats, looks like I need a kayak.

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MeargleSchmeargl
On 5/15/2018 at 10:53 PM, Bone guy said:

Wow, Georgia has fossils!?!? :P I'm still trying to find even a gastropod....to no avail. I have to rely on the postal formation for now. Excellent meg tooth! 

Mainly trilobites/brachiopods to the NW and miocene shark teeth in the SE.

 

There is also a quarry called Cemex Quarry in Houston County where you can find stuff from the Tivola Limestone, which has some quite nicely preserved Eocene invertebrates, but you will need permission to go in, as it is of course a quarry. I have seen the stuff that comes out of there, and there are lots of really nice Bivalves and Echinoids that come from there, particularly Periarchus sand dollars.

 

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