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Ponograms:

1-24  The First Twenty-Four
25-48  The Second Twenty-Four
49-72  The Third Twenty-Four
73-96  The Fourth Twenty-Four
97-120  The Fifth Twenty-Four
121-144  The Sixth Twenty-Four
145-on  The Seventh Twenty-Four


145  Just Another Trip
146  Some Gates, Doors, Etc.
147  More Gates, Doors, Etc.
148  Shark Teeth
149  Shark Teeth - Bycatch
150  El Campo Santo Cemetery
151  TBD

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SHARK TEETH - BYCATCH

 

Whatever activity you choose to focus on, you usually find there are some side effects.  If you drop a hook in the water, you may say youíre after barracuda, but other animals may bite.  Bycatch! 

 

Searching for shark teeth is no different.  In fact some of the items you find might be even more desirable than the target.  This Ponogram features some bycatch encountered by Kim and Judy.  It does not include diamond rings, coins, or the ever present cigarette butts.

 

 

Mixed shells   Mixed shells 

 

Shells are so common Iím surprised not to see many more pictures of them.

 

 

The sorting table 

 

The sorting table Ė how many categories can you identify?

 

 

Mixed plate   Mixed plate 

 

A phase of sorting illustrating the interests of the collectors.

 

 

Mixed plate   Mixed plate 

 

Other phases.

 

 

   Ancient horse tooth fossil    Ancient horse tooth fossil

 

Iím told this is an ancient horse tooth fossil.

 

 

Tailgate sale 

 

Some collectors know when and where to look for shark tooth treasures.  This person displayed his wares on the tailgate of his truck and allowed pictures.  From a brief look at offers online, the value of this display well exceeds that of the truck holding them.  See the shadow of hands holding a camera at the lower right for comparative sizes.

 

 

Teeth vs. dime   Tooth vs. Sunburst 

 

Examples of some of the larger teeth K and J have found.

 

 

Kim Sandin   Judy Sandin 

 

Proof that the collectors have other interests.  Kim likes animals and Judy also collects rocks.

 

 

 

 

AFTERWORD

 

What would you do with jugs full of shark teeth?  Iím waiting for K & J to tell me how they plan to use, display, and/or gift their collections.  They may just be waiting for Michigan neighbors to drop in to borrow a cup of shark teeth.

 

 

Use of shark teeth

 

Bonus:  Find shark teeth in or on these decorative items assembled by Kim and Judy.

 

 

 

 

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