Random Finds by Random folks
FINE PRINT: Remember, you're seeing some of the best finds over a period of several months.
While we always find fossils, we don't always stumble onto the biggest and bestus.
Most of the following finds were in the Peace River between Arcadia and Wauchula. There is no magic to finding the good stuff, unless you see persistence and luck as magic. While we hope you will do well on our trip, we are geared mostly for beginners and do not go out every trip, searching for a spot no one has ever hunted. In fact, we tend to go to places that have produced for us in the past and take over where we left off the last trip. In the "old" days, we did seek out new locations. However, we quickly discovered that people were going back to our "newly discovered" locations on their own and picking the site clean. In other words, they were taking our trip just to find a new site. "Bad fossil hunter. Bad, bad fossil hunter!"
But remember, there's always something guarding the treasure! (blue crab)
Giant land tortoise shell
Mammoth tooth fragment
Big hunkin' mammoth tooth!
Taz showing she approves of the find
Glyptodont scute and dugong ribs
Mako sharks tooth
Mako upper (larger tooth) and lower
Lemon sharks tooth stuck in matrix
Ray dermal plate
Gray sharks tooth
Tommy's Mom & Dad
Proud young man, proud and beautiful Mom!
Proud young man's finds
Another proud young man and envious parents!
Liquid time machine
Two serious but fun-loving collectors
...Their booty for the day...mako, great white, whale tooth, etc.
Primo makos...team effort!
Darwin, dreaming about supper...or lunch...or breakfast.
Taz during a time out
Jack & Caroline Simermeyer (front), proud Mom (Beth) in back
Jack Simermeyer's nearly 4 inch Meg tooth
jack and his meg tooth
Caroline and her perfect turtle shell section
There's always something guarding the treasure! (Black racer - non venomous - and leopard frog)