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Fossil shark teeth on mother of pearl
« on: March 22, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »

A few fossilized shark teeth lying on the inside of an abalone shell.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 11:34:08 PM »

Nice find and an excellent idea placing the shark teeth on the abalone shell.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 04:52:29 AM »

Interesting idea and it works. My first thought when I saw this shot was to think that it might come from Bill Atkinson's Book (Within the Stone).
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 10:23:58 AM »

Nice find and an excellent idea placing the shark teeth on the abalone shell.

Thanks Les. I posted a few abalone mother of pearl shots in the abstracts area. Check them out if interested.

Interesting idea and it works. My first thought when I saw this shot was to think that it might come from Bill Atkinson's Book (Within the Stone).

I hadn't been aware of Atkinson's book. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 06:31:31 AM »

I hadn't been aware of Atkinson's book. Thanks!

It's a very nice book, you can get more information directly on Bill's website.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 10:52:56 AM »

So, Bob... Are those teeth from the Scientists cliffs? we used to go down there (from Jersey)  all the time for sharks teeth and such when I was in high school and college... 1967 to about 1975.

One time, we found a Porpoise skull in the cliff and  as we had our picks and brushes with us, we took a few hours to get it free.  On top of finding  alot of shark teeth, I also found a whale ear bone and 2 porpoise ear bones as well as a porpoise tooth... and alot of shark vertebrae. My largest shark tooth was about 3" on the edge.

Mid way thru our times down there is when they built that nuclear plant and fenced off all of the materials piled up so we "couldn't hurt ourselves" and  then sue the power company.

I do miss walking along the cliff edge looking for fossils. Thanks for taking me  back.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 01:38:32 PM »

Thanks framah. Those fossils are from Hilton Island, SC. I occasionally travel down south to Calvert Cliffs the area you're describing, and have it on my 'to do' list for Spring. Best, Bob
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