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5" Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

My wife found this gem on our very first trip into the mine back in (I think) November 2004. It was found on what the guides referred to as ‘seal hill,’ over on the far left side of the collecting area (as one went down the ramp), nearest the highwall.<...

4-1/4" Megalodon   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

My first complete Yorktown Meg....12 years in the making!

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3-3/8" Megalodon   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
3-3/8" Megalodon
Aurora Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is my first complete meg from the Yorktown. It has a little feeding damage but still a nice tooth....
3-1/2" Aurora Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A nice black PCS meg. The bourlette is excellent and there is some feeding damage.

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1 3/4" Lee Creek Megalodon   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

Wish i had a ground shot of this one.  Only the small white spot that you see on the back of the tooth is all i saw.

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Aurora Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A gorgeous Aurora megalodon tooth that I found on the same mound where I found another megalodon last season in the mine. On top of the the SR part of BRSR found another megalodon on the same hill. That's 3 megs all from the same hill. I'm thinking that Yorktown is pretty good stuff.

This is the best quality megalodon tooth I've ever found in Aurora, complete with serrations, tip, bourlette, and a nice root. I hav...

Sweet 2 3/4" Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

Teeth like this one is what keeps me going back to PCS.

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Aurora Megalodon   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
The rain that the mine had all week softened the ground and made digging a little easier. I found this beauty burried about 3 inches in a soft hill of Yorktown....
Nice Aurora Lower Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

This is one of the nicest teeth to date.  It has a perfect tip and serrations all the way down.  It even has a little wrinkle on one side at the base of the enamel.

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Lee Creek Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

As just about anyone who goes to Lee Creek what they would most like to find and they'll probably say a megalodon tooth. I'm no different. I'll jump on that bandwagon. Megalodon teeth are cool, and among megalodons, those from Lee Creek measure up nicely when compared to specimens found anywhere else in the world.

I'll never forget finding this meg tooth as long as I live. The Lee C...

Nice Meg from Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Nice Meg from Aurora
Tiny but perfect!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

This is my smallest Meg tooth to date. This tooth was found just minutes before time to head back to the bus!!

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4 1/4 inch Aurora Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This megalodon shark tooth was in a flat area at the bottom of a hill of Yorktown. It has a bunch of wrinkles in the enamel on the flat side where the blade meets the root....
4 1/2 inch Yorktown Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
I was so excited when I saw the tip of this megalodon tooth poking out of the Yorktown. As far as I'm concerned, its the pinnacle of tooth collecting....
Aurora Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

With all the success I had during my Aurora trip this weekend, I didn't find a complete Yorktown megalodon until I was walking back to the bus at the end of the day. I was at the top of a mound of Yorktown and Pungo mix, and this tooth was just to the right of a knee high ridge of material. There were some weeds growing near it that hid it from view of the other side of the ridge. Some other collector had walked the other side of the ridge, but didn't hit this side. The person walked wi...

Lee Creek Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

This is the first megalodon I found on my Aurora trip. I found it 10 minutes after the hunt started and I was too excited to slow down to take a ground photo. Sorry.

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4" Restored Lee Creek Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

I decided to post a restored shark tooth for a few reasons. First, the blade on this Meg is great. Second, the classic Lee Creek coloration makes for an aesthetic tooth. With only some root damage, I thought this one was a good candidate for restoration.

3" LC Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A beautiful LC MEg tooth. T$ snapped the ground shot for me. There is some feeding damage on the blade, but still a keeper.

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1-3/4 inch Meg   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A re-worked, but complete Hubble shaped tooth from GMR.

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1-3/4 inch Meg   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

A re-worked but complete Hubble shaped meg from GMR. My first.

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Reworked Yorktown Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon

This is my first whole meg from Aurora. I found it in a area almost fully exposed with foot prints near by everywhere and some how it was missed.

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Reworked Yorktown Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A the base of the Yorktown formation lies a thick lag deposit. There are megalodon teeth mixed in this layer, and thats where I found this massive, beat up tooth. With a tip it would be 6 inches....
Lee Creek Megalodon Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
This is the biggest Lee Creek megalodon tooth I found so far. Unfortunately, it is missing some serrations and enamel but it is impressive nevertheless. The root is fantastic with awesome little ears that extend out over the enamel on both sides of the root. The tooth was barely exposed so I almost missed it....
3-7/8 inch Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
A nice specimen, not to mention my first one....
Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
Near midday, da f0ssZ and I reached the middle of the mine where the greatest concentration of weeds are. We surmised that the plant life obscured the view of plainly exposed teeth, meaning that if you didn't walk right onto the tooth, you couldn't see it. Near a valley between two giant hills of Yorktown, a hundred yards from any water, I stumbled on a chunk of Holocene Coprolite, the size of which was incredible to behold. I would have guessed a bear left it there had there not been little wad...
Split Meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
In ground and re-assembled version of a large pungo meg...
3-1/2 meg   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
3-1/2 meg
2 13/16" Megalodon Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
My first Megalodon from Aurora. Its a little beat up but it counts! I dug in the Yorktown Formation on the spoil pile for over 2 hours before I found it. I pulled out so much bone while I was digging that I thought I was going to find a giant shark's tooth. I'm just glad there was something there this time. I've dug the past three trips in a row and this is the first megalodon I've found....
  

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