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South Carolina shark teeth hunting for kids?

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Stephymoo

Hi friends! I'm new, I just stumbled across this forum and it's awesome content while searching for fossil localities near Charleston, South Carolina. I was hoping to get some tips on looking for shark teeth anywhere between Columbia and Charleston. I am taking a road trip from AZ with my family and thought it would be really great to stop and search for fossils along the way. I just can't seem to really pin down any nice spots to find some. I know fossil hunting grounds are a very hush-hush type of thing, but I was hoping that I could be pointed in the direction of somewhere where I might be able to take the kids and hopefully find 5 to 10 teeth. Is anyone willing to share a location that is easily accessible where we can find a few neat little fossils? Maybe somewhere like a road cut, an easily accessible creek, or even a pile of excavated dirt...? Thanks so much!

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Mark Kmiecik

Hi, and welcome from Illinois. Scroll down towards the bottom of the home page and click on the "Fossil Sites" topic. Pick a state.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
50 minutes ago, Stephymoo said:

Hi friends! I'm new, I just stumbled across this forum and it's awesome content while searching for fossil localities near Charleston, South Carolina.

Welcome to the forum .... sometimes the hired help is best .. and you probably will come away with some solid info and more than 5 teeth !

 

  If you are looking for Charleston area fossils ... Ashby Gale and his operation are top notch and Ashby is a Paleontologist well informed about the local fauna having identified and donated several pieces to CCNHM http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/ The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History.

 

Charleston Fossil Adventures

https://www.chsfossiladventures.com/

 

Personally I haven't been out with Ashby 'yet' but I always hear great things and you can ask him questions and lurk on the The Palmetto Paleontological Society on Facebook.

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Folly beach between the pier and the state park side has been the most productive for those heading to Folly beach.  Northbridge Park is also a good spot, both at low tide.  Northbridge is a bit on the muddy side so bring some shoes you don't mind getting dirty. 

 

Folly Beach Info:

https://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/2017/02/03/friday-fossil-feature-it-would-be-folly-to-pass-this-site-up/

 

Cheers,

Brett

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