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Aurora Collecting Location Page



Fossils that can be found at Aurora, NC



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Printable Identification Fossil Sheet for Aurora



Fossil Shark Gallery



Parts of Sharks that Fossilize



Shark Evolution



Megalodon Size vs Tooth Size



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  • Fossil Collecting Trip Reports For:

    PCS Phosphate Mine, Aurora, NC

    Roughly 18-22 and 2.5-5 Million Years Old
    Early Miocene and Pliocene
    Pungo River and Yorktown Formations



    To view Calvert Collecting trips, please use the dropdown menu to choose a year, or scroll down.



    2012 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    No trips to Aurora!
    -
    -
    -




    2009 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    1
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene and Pliocene
    February 2009
    And rain fell upon the Earth
    -



    2008 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    2
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene and Pliocene
    September 2008
    Desert Survival Strategies 101
    -
    1
    Aurora PCS Mine, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2008
    Running of the Fossil Fanatics
    -



    2007 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    2
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene & Pliocene
    September 2007
    Christmas in September
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2007
    Back in Business
    -



    2006 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    2
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene and Pliocene
    September 2006
    "The Pungo Crawl"
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2006
    A Very Good Trip
    -



    2005 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    2
    Aurora, NC
    Miocene/Pliocene
    September 2005
    Megs in Matrix
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2005
    The Spring Season Begins
    -





    2004 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a collecting location in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    2
    Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
    Miocene/Pliocene
    October 2004
    A fall season in the pit
    -
    1
    Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
    Miocene/Pliocene
    March 2004
    A trip to Aurora; the Spring 2004 collecting season begins
    -



    2003 Collecting Trips:

    Click on a trip in the table to view the trip report

    Trip #
    Collecting Location
    Date
    Trip Name
    Updated?
    1
    Aurora, NC (Lee Creek)
    Miocene/Pliocene
    May 2003
    Lee Creek and Aurora Fossil Festival
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