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Bruce @bmacfadden –
I feel that the Equus horse tooth and Victor’s (@vperez) peccary astragalus came from a Pliocene layer — the Duplin formation, and possibly the Belgrade formation (late Miocene). Due to the close proximity to the Neuse River and the Atlantic coast, this area was under water. If the sea level fell low enough during the Miocene, this may have been a saltwater marsh which would not be a conducive environment for many mammals to live in. This will be a tough rock to crack as the geology suggests that this area was underwater. I will ask members who have collected in the past – that’s why I always go to that hill on the left when we drive in and look at those old wall edges to see if anything is coming out of the new exposure in the upper layers. I like my verts as well as shark teeth. Lee (@lcone) definitely will have some members to ask too – we’ll just keep working at it!