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Aurora Parotodus benedeni Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni

It was a little later in the collecting day at the Lee Creek mine and more people had made their way into the old mounds, but still the collecting was amazing. I came to a wall of Yorktown that someone had already walked both top and bottom. I bent down to get a closer look at some particularly nice Yorktown and I saw another big mako! In my excitement, I had stopped taking ground photos of makos for a while because I had found...

Aurora Parotodus Benedini Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
My first rare parotodus benedini....
2-1/2" Parotodus Benedeni   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni

A new premier piece in my collection. I found this tooth lying on a pedestal after the shower, labial side up (just like looking into the shark's mouth without the threat of being consumed). This specimen is robust and the enamel is razor sharp on the edges and tip.

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1-1/4" Paratodus benedeni   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni

My second Parotodus of the day. This one has a dinged tip from feeding, but still a great find.

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Excellent!   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
Excellent!
PB   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
PB
2 1/8" Benedeni Shark Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
2 1/8" Benedeni Shark Tooth
  

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