Castle Hayne April 2015

Trip Date: 
Fri, 04/10/2015
 
Trip Photo Gallery (click on an image to view): 
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Cephalopod Eutrephoceras carolinensis
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
Castle Hayne April 2015
 
 

I was pleased with the new area Martin Marietta provided us to hunt this year.  The hunting area was rather small compared to years past but we had both Cretaceous (Peedee) and Eocene areas to hunt and found some great specimens.  The April 10th trip had the advantage of hunting a spot that had only been hunted a few times.  In the Peedee hill, Trish & Louis Kohler, Todd & Heather Power, Don Clements, Eric Sadorf all found mosasaur teeth.  Don Clements found one of the new domed Hardouinia mortonis echinoids that have recently been discovered at Castle Hayne.  Don Clements, Don Rideout and Jill Mitchell found very large slit shells (Entemnotrochus nixeus).  Jill also found a near perfect Unifascia carolinensis echinoid.  Trish & Louis Kohler, Oscar Jones and Don Rideout all found C. ariculatus.  Don found three Linthia hanovernesis echinoids while Trish & Amber Jones found nautiloids (Eutrephoceras carolinensis).  Both Don and Joanne Panek-Dubrock found Coelopleurus carolinensis echinoids. 

The second trip on April 24th also provided some great specimens.  We were able to hunt the same spot as the first trip and then relocate to a new area.  Some notable finds from this trip were:

Linda McCall – two Agassizia wilmingtonica echinoids
Diane Willis – complete crab carapace – Eocene (Wilsonimaia sp)
Victor Krynicki – Squalicorax pristodontus sharks tooth
Jim Tunney – Nautiloid
Julie Niederkorn – Archaeocete whale root portion – Basiliotritus wardii ???
John Timmerman – Unifascia carolinensis echinoid
Tyler Schutts – Anomaeodus phaseolus tooth battery – This Cretaceous fish tooth battery is the most complete I’ve ever seen (please see image)
Travis Seymour – C. ariculatus tooth & Squalicorax tooth
Joanne Panek-Dubrock – Squalicorax tooth
David Sanderson – Cretaceous zip shell Rastellum (Arctostrea) aguilerae – Fairly complete!         

Special thanks go out to David Wood and Martin Marietta for the opportunity to hunt this quarry. 

Organizers: 
David Sanderson
 
Drupal theme by Kiwi Themes.