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Lee Creek Sperm Whale Tooth

Its really tough to decide what my best find of my recent Aurora fossil hunting trip was. Some say it was my megalodon tooth. Others say my parotodus. Still others say this Lee Creek Sperm Whale tooth was the best. I don't know, but this is certainly a nice tooth. The root is immaculate. The wear pattern on the enamel cap is perfectly flat, and there is tremendous detail in the enamel. Even though I have found many sperm whale teeth in the past, this is by far the best.

There's no ground shot because I accidentally kicked this tooth out of the layer while I was walking down a hill of Yorktown.

Age Pliocene Epoch
Category Marine Mammal
Formation Yorktown Formation
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Scaldicetus
Length 5 7/16 inches

ID3040
Memberdw
Date Added9/30/2008

  

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