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2 7/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth

I walked past this tooth one time today, and I only found it because I finished walking the branch before I ran out of time. Anyone could have found it, too, as it was completely exposed. So much so that I could even tell that it had the tip even though it was underwater. Its definitely one of the top angustidens I have found this year. Its not missing a single serration, the tip is unbelievably sharp, the bourlette is 100%, and the delicate cusps are still perfect. It has some minor pitting on the root, but not enough to detract from this beauty.
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles angustidens
Age Oligocene Epoch
Formation Chandler Bridge Formation
Category Shark Teeth
Length 2 7/16 inches

Date Added8/2/2003

They don't get any sharper than this!
You can obviously see the angy in this photo, but can you see the other fossils? The Chandler Bridge is either a desolate wasteland or a rich hunting ground, and this spot is packed. In the area of this one photo (probably 5 inches wide) there are 3 fossils. The big angustidens is on the right, but on the lower left hand quadrant, there is also a shark vertebra and a smaller tooth. Can you spot the other little tooth? (hint - only the root is showing.)
I don't normally take more than one ground photo, but this tooth looked so great underwater, and it was exposed so nicely that I had to snap another. You can imagine how excited I was when I first saw it!

A day of gems
A day of gems





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