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Lee Creek Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
The best chubutensis I have out of lee creek, perhaps the best I have all together. length is 3 inches slant. serrations are still killer sharp after what, 10-15 million years! not to mention the enamel in super shiny, i love it!!! the tip has some feeding damage, some might find that a bummer but for me it just says this shark was eating some huge dinner items for it to chip a large tooth like this.I put this under...
2" C. Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

A wickedly curved blade on this tooth. I love this (tooth) position.

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3 3/16" Aurora Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

Wish i cold have been there when my wife found this one.  Just beautiful!!!!!

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Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
My trip maker! Don't laugh because it's small. Sometimes small things are special. T$ kept calling it a bull shark tooth - and he calls himself a geologist!...
1-7/8" PCS C. Chubutenisis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

A little feeding damage, but a nice whole tooth.

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2 1/2" Lee Creek Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
Not perfect but it was the only one that was out in the open for easy pickens....
3" Lee Creek Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

I still dont even know how i saw this tooth.

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Pathologic Chubutensis Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

This Pathologic Chubutensis Shark Tooth was about the last thing I found. I was dragging back to the bus at the end of a stifling day. I spied a root poking out of the ground and it looked exactly like a modern tiger shark tooth. I tapped it with the tip of my boot to make sure before I made all the effort to bend over and pick it up. When I first saw it, I thought it was broken and missing a cusp, but the strange angle of the thi...

Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

This Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth was completely exposed on a gigantic mound of Pungo formation. Its SO sharp I can hardly believe it. I was hunting with my BRFC brethren ScubaPaul and RivrDigr when I found it so they could share in the glory.

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Nice Chubutensis From Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
Nice Chubutensis From Aurora
Perfect little Chub from Lee Crek   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

The wife found this little gem when we we started to walk back to the bus from all the way in back.  It must have been walked over a bunch of times by this time of year!

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My first complete Chubutensis from Lee Creek   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

It was down to the last 30 minute before the bus left and there it was. Just the root exposed in the bottom of a little washout. Never stop looking!!

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Sweet Lee Creek Chubutensis Tooth!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
The last of the chubs that I found today. It's a killer and large for a chuby too!...
Lee Creek Chubutensis Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
The second one I bagged today and it's a killer too....
Aurora Chubutensis Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
My first whole chub and it's a gem. It has every little serration and the very tip! Plus no chips in the root and a sweet bourlette....
Pungo Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

I found this tooth stuck in a block of limestone, its flat side completely exposed. I have never found a tooth in that stuff before, and today was the first time I didn't bring a rock hammer and chisel. I figured - why lug the extra useless weight? Poor decision...

How did I get it out, you ask? I put on the safety glasses and went samurai on the block with my shovel. It required a great deal of concentration, but I popped the tooth out in less than 5 minutes with no...

Aurora Chubutensis Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
This is probably the most perfect tooth I found during my Fall 2007 Friends' trip into the Lee Creek mine in Aurora NC. It was almost completely exposed at the bottom of a washout of Pungo formation....
Lee Creek Chubutensis Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
Barely exposed, I saw just the center of the enamel of this beautiful Chubutensis in a washout through the middle of a big pile of that black, powdery Pungo. The edge was kind of steep though, so I couldn't stand far enough away to get a ground shot without falling backwards down the hill. ...
2 -3/4 chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
2 -3/4 chubutensis
3" C. Chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis

A fabulous example of a Pungo Meg Shark tooth. This one was tough to spot but fun to dig up. The bourlette is complete, sharp tip and sturdy root. What a superhero!!

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2-3/18 chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
This was the first tooth of the day...
2-3/4 chubutensis   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
2-3/4 chubutensis
1 7/16" Chubutensis Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
This was my best Carcharocles tooth of the day. Other than some slight tip damage its a gem!...
1 5/8" Chubutensis Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
The most perfect chub I've found to date....
1/2" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
1/2" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth
2 3/4" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
2 3/4" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth
1 1/4" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
I found this in a pocket of Pungo that was under the Yorktown that I was mining for megs. Its small but perfect. It pales in comparison to the awesome pieces that da f0ssZ found!...
3 5/8" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
3 5/8" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth
2 5/8" Pungo Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles chubutensis
This was the trip saver for me for my first time at Aurora. I found it 50 minutes before I was due back at the bus, and it was among the best teeth found that day. Its by far my best chub to date. Nothing locally can ever compare to a tooth from the mine. Just look at the photos! Incredible color, perfect root, bourlette, and serrations. The very tip serration is dinged, but its barely noticable. The sliver of enamel missing on the front stuck in the matrix when I picked the tooth up. I drooled ...
  

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