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2-7/8" Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2-7/8" Mako
Aurora Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice colors on this mako. I dug it straight out of the yorktown....
Mako Shark Tooth from Aurora NC   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

I found this Mako tooth just around the corner from the Parotodus benedeni tooth. I was still reeling from that find, and since I had my camera handy I got a pretty good ground photo. Can you spot it in the wall of Yorktown?

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Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

This Lee Creek Mako shark tooth is tied for the largest of the species that I found on my most recent visit to the PCS mine. I wish I had taken a ground shot, but I found it in a particularly rich deposit of Yorktown formation and I was picking up 3 and 4 teeth at a time. Call me butter, I was on a roll. In my excitement, the camera didn't leave my pack. Don't blame me! What would you do if you saw teeth laying all over the place? Probabl...

Aurora Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This hefty Aurora Mako shark tooth was the first large tooth I found on my most recent visit to the PCS Lee Creek mine....
Pathologic Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

Many mako teeth are found at Lee Creek. Though very nice, I didn't notice anything special about this tooth until after I showed my finds to Pat Y. and I was on the bus, still in disbelief that I actually made it up the ramp after a hard day of collecting. I took this tooth out of my pouch and began scraping away the dirt from the blade with my thumbnail. I felt something hard, like limestone attached to the blade. On closer examination, it was actually what I can best describe as serra...

Gigantic 3 1/16" Yorktown Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

When I found this tooth I definitely did a victory dance, which is dancing happily like a fool in circles around the tooth. I could tell it had to be at least 3 inches when I picked it up. The 2 15/16 inch mako I found in Summerville a few years ago had to step down from the throne. Now I have a new king to add to my mako collection that has earned his rightful place at 3 1/16 inches.

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2 1/4" Yorktown Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

I dug this one out at the end of the day before making my way to the ramp to exit the pit. A sweet gem from the yorktown.

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Aurora Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Aurora Mako
Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

This Lee Creek mako is so sharp you could shave with it. Only use a scent you're prepared to live with though, because the root really soaks it up.

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2 5/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

I found this one laying up on a pedestal! The blade on one side looks slightly pathologic.

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Nice Yorktown Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice Yorktown Mako
Strange Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This is one of the wierdest makos I've ever seen. It looks normal until you get to the tip. Cool looking to say the least. I found this one in a footprint....
Yorktown Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

A monster of a tooth that's really sharp. No ground shot because I found this on a steep edge and I couldn't get a good shot. I picked this up with my new rake to avoid tumbling down the edge of the pile in to the water.

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Nice Lee Creek Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice Lee Creek Mako
2 11/16 inch Yorktown Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

A huge mako that was a mere 3 feet from my best megalodon tooth of the day. Its the closest together I've ever found two such quality teeth anywhere except in the river.

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Lee Creek Yorktown Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

This is the sweetest of all the makos I found at Lee Creek today and I found a lot of makos today, probably more than any other type of tooth even tiger shark teeth! Lots of other people had a lot of nice makos, too. I spent a lot of time in the Yorktown, but I crossed a lot of Pungo, too.

The hill of Yorktown I found this on had three rows of footprints when I arrived, but this was about 3 feet away from one of the trails that the person before me left.

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2" Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

A lingual view - Ground shot of this nice Yorktown specimen.

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1-7/8" Mako Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

A complete specimen with a slight pathology. The blade is crinkled where it meets the root.

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1-7/8" Mako tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis

A nice mako with a slight pathology at the enamel/root interface.

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Lower Fossil Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
An awesome lower tooth....
Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Mako Shark Tooth
Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Mako Shark Tooth
Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This tooth was completely buried until someone who walked the hill before me stepped on it and exposed it for me to find on my walk back to the bus at the end of the day....
Aurora Yorktown Mako Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
A gigantic thick lower mako from the Yorktown. The root is so massive it looks like a Parotodus....
Yorktown Mako Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
While digging for megalodon teeth I found this gem....
Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Mako Shark Tooth
Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This is the mako that I found lying in the open between my and da f0ssZ's megalodon teeth. Gotta love that Yorktown!...
Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This was the second tooth over 2 inches I found today. It was lying completely exposed on a steep incline of Yorktown near the front of the collecting area. Amazing color!...
2 1/8" Mako   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Nice Yorktown specimen...
Mako Ground Shot   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Traded this one for a hemi. Thanks gman!...
2" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2" Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/8" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2 1/8" Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
2 1/16" Mako Shark Tooth
2 3/8" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
Without a doubt one of the best makos I'll ever find. It was the best of the trip for me in the fall season of 2003 at the PCS Phosphate mine in Aurora, NC....
1 15/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
1 15/16" Mako Shark Tooth
1 1/2" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
1 1/2" Mako Shark Tooth
2 1/8" Broad Toothed Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This was my first surprise tooth of the day. I was just walking along turning over and breaking clods of dirt and this popped out of one....
2 7/8" Broad Toothed Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
I found this after about 5 minutes after I started digging in the Yorktown formation. Its got a little ding in the root, but the tooth is so beautiful otherwise that I really don't care....
1 7/8" Broad Toothed Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
This was the gem of the day. I found it within 6 inches of the 2 7/8 incher I found today....
1 9/16" Mako Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
1 9/16" Mako Shark Tooth
  

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