Lee Cone

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    Lee Cone posted a new activity comment

    Great presentation

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    Lee Cone posted a new activity comment

    I thought that everyone gave such great presentations that covered every variation possible as far as amateur collaboration with professionals

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    Lee Cone posted a new activity comment

    Good times

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    Lee Cone posted a new activity comment

    Hi Fauve- that is an old photo (maybe 4 years ago), but I remember it well. It is a ground shot of a C. megalodon tooth that was found on the lower portion of Danial Island, SC (near Charleston). The tooth was float material from the Cooper River that was dredged onto a land dredge site on the island. The tooth has some damage due to the dredge auger, but because it is a position A-1 tooth with a very large root, I have repaired it and use it as a display tooth for outreach. I certainly can send pictures of both labial and lingual sides, but it is repaired.

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    Lee Cone replied to the topic Tooth ID in the forum What Is It?

    Yes that is a great find.  Mastodon is correct, I believe.

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    HI Charlie- It is difficult to be sure, but this fragment looks to be fairly thick. Too thick for hastalis, and the root looks like it could be the short fin mako (Isurus oxyrhinchus)

    • Hi Lee,
      The root on this tooth is a bit weathered, along with some of the enamel on the back. I see that it’s difficult to identify the tooth as hastalis from the fossil’s condition, especially with it’s thickness, so I’ll change the classification to just Isurus.

  • Hi Alex,

    I, too, would recommend the Montbrook site in the winter months.  It involves collecting for the U. of Florida, but it is well run, welcoming to all levels of amateur and professional paleontologists, and prolific in fossils of all types.  Large complete turtles are common.  When I was there my favorite find was a juvenile gomphothere tusk.  The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, FL is a must, if you go to Montbroook to fossil hunt.

    In NC traveling to the far eastern point of the Aurora Fossil Museum in Aurora, NC offers collecting that you can keep from their “pit of pungo” by sifting the gravel reject material.  That fossiliferous material is mine reject donated to the museum by the phosphate mine in Aurora.  Occasionally large mako teeth (1-2 inches) and megs ( up to 2 inches) can be found, but more commonly the teeth are smaller (<1 inch).  The museum also offers great displays of shark, whale, and other miocene-pliocene marine fossil material.

    Mine access for collecting purposes in both North and South Carolina is either non-existent or extremely difficult to access, due to liability issues.  In the low country area of South Carolina I collect by diving the rivers, but you must have a Hobby Divers License and December is not exactly ideal for scuba diving. LOL.  Now summer- that’s a different story!  If you go to Charleston, SC, I would highly recommend the Mace Brown Museum.

    Hope this helps

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    I am not an expert on inverts, but I am somewhat familiar with the James City Formation from my collecting time in the PCS Mine in Aurora.  <i>Mercenaria</i> is quite common along with a lot of other shelly material and a few great whites.  It was not the prized hunting material for those of us interested in mammal and pliocene sharks, so I did not spend a lot of time there.  Linda McCall is the one that you need to contact, though, since she is very knowledgable about invertebrates.  I am sure that she could help you.  I’ll be interested to read what she posts.

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