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Hey all, I'm making a trip to Rocky Mount NC  to visit some family and like going to Battle Falls, I have seen some shells along the bank of the river but wanted to ask if anyone knows if it's OK to collect teeth along the river.  I know that they are there just not sure if it's ok to collect them. 

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The first thing you need to know is who owns or manages the land you want to search.  The rules can change drastically.

"There is no shortage of fossils. There is only a shortage of paleontologists to study them." - Larry Martin

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Welcome to the Forum. If you care to drive about an hour and a half, southeast, check out the Aurora Fossil museum. They have a huge spoils pile from a local mine. And, it's loaded with teeth.

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On 11/27/2023 at 6:50 PM, Williamdunn54 said:

Hey all, I'm making a trip to Rocky Mount NC  to visit some family and like going to Battle Falls, I have seen some shells along the bank of the river but wanted to ask if anyone knows if it's OK to collect teeth along the river.  I know that they are there just not sure if it's ok to collect them. 

Teeth are actually rare on the banks of the river but can be found. The exposures on the banks are mainly molluscan fauna. However, the occasional great white or mako can be found, You will need to go by boat to access the exposures unless you are granted access by landowners. The teeth (megs) are from the exposures at the bottom of the river. It all all Yorktown Formation but different members.

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