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1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Another little beauty from the big ditch....
1 3/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice little tooth with a few nicked serrations towards the tip. I've noticed the cusps of the angys found from the ashley marl look a little different from the ones of the chandler bridge. I was thinking maybe the angys from the ashley marl are a type of species that has just evolved from the auriculatus species and are slowly changing to angustidens. I still don't have enough angys from the marl to prove this yet though and maybe I could just be wrong....
1 13/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Its not a big angy, but its special because it came straight from the chandler bridge layer. The serrations are sharp and the bourlette is perfect and some slight feeding damage to the tip keeps this one from being perfect....
1 7/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nearly perfect tooth....
1 7/16" Pathologic Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Here's a bent up angustidens. Originally, I called it a great white, but the overwhelming concensus from the fossil hunting community was angy, so I changed it. The biggest argument was that the bourlette was too wide for carcharias, and I agreed. Thanks for you opinions!...
1 5/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
There is not a flaw to be found with this super tooth....
4 5/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This majestic piece came from the pliocene formation that normally contains the big SC megalodons, but it was actually re-worked from the Chandler Bridge formation that was washed away by the intruding ocean during this time. It managed to keep itself nice, though, and I'm estatic to have found it....
1 5/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is the first tooth from the Chandler Bridge at this location I have found. They just don't get any better....
2 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is the biggest angy I've found in such great condition. The colors are orange with a little bit of white streaks just making this a fantastic tooth. The blade has every little serration intact and the serrations are razor sharp. If it wasn't for the little ding and slight root erosion on the root this would be the best angy I ever found....
2 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
2 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2 1/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Here's my first nice tooth of the day. Its a little worn because of its time in the Wando, but its in great shape for the area....
2 7/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
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 pitt...
3 15/16" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This tooth, dug directly from the Chandler Bridge at the Big Ditch is just about the best large angustidens I've ever seen. First off, its huge. Its only 1/16" short of 4 inches, so this is about as big as these teeth get. The root is awesome. It has no chips or dings - just some stress cracks which are common on large teeth. There is a tiny bit of pitting, but still, its not enough to make a big deal out of. Next, it has fantastic serrations. Not a single one is missing. The cusps are awesome,...
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
1 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Wicked deep blue color, and the back has some white mottling mixed in. Every serration is intact. A Superb find!...
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
2 " Angustidens Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
2 " Angustidens Shark Tooth
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I found this tooth about 20 feet downstream from the killer sand tiger I found today. This tooth, too, was just barely hanging onto the chandler bridge pedestal that the currents had carved for it, but it was still submerged when I found it. It, too, is without flaw. That chandler bridge is some GREAT stuff!...
2 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
2 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth
4 1/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is another of those teeth I'll never forget finding. I was wearing my glasses because my eyes were all messed up from the flu, so I could barely see. I was walking down the road that is around the perimeter of the pond, and I spotted this thing sticking straight out of the ground. My first thought is always "Please be whole", but I controlled my jubiliation and took a picture of it in the ground for future generations to behold ;-) This thing is glorious! 4 1/8" long, 3 1/2" wide and comple...
2 3/16" Angustidens Shark tooth   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A flawless, beautifully colored angy directly from the Chandler Bridge. The bourlette on this tooth is amazing!...
2 7/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is another classic beauty directly from the Chandler Bridge. Its 2 7/8" long and as perfect as they get. There are no chips, dings, or other damage of any kind. Every serration is intact, and the color is unbelievable. The black bourlette is draped by a tan band before it fades into a steel blue color. The back has a big dark blue mark right in the center. I'll be carrying this one around for days!...
4 9/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Today I found a new king of my angy collection. This beast of a tooth is definitely a great find. I was diving over a spot where I had been once before a few weeks ago, but all the extra water flowing through the river really turned the bottom upside down. The spot was littered with teeth, and this beauty was in plain view for anyone to find. I just happened to luck up on it first. When I first saw it, I couldn't really believe it. Its just not common to find a tooth of this size and quality jus...
3 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I still can't believe I found a tooth of this quality. Large angustidens teeth are seldom found intact. I don't know why, but I think it has something to do with the geology. First, the tooth has to fall out of the shark's mouth without feeding damage. In case you hadn't noticed, sharks aren't generally too careful with their teeth. Lets say the tooth made it to the ocean bottom intact. Then, it lies there for 28 - 30 million years (in this tooth's case, anyway) while the ocean receeds and flood...
2 3/4" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I've really been doing well diving lately, but today I set the bar a little higher. This tooth is a gem! When I saw it just laying labial side up in plain view, all I could say was "DUDE!" Along with just being a huge upper tooth, its in fantastic condition. Tip, cusps, serrations, cusps, root, enamel, bourlette, they are all there. C'est magnifique!...
1 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth, aka. "The Jem"   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This little beauty is as perfect as they get. Not a scratch, nick, chip, ding, or anything. It is such high quality that I will make it into a necklace for my wife. Only 2 teeth I have ever found have been good enough for her to want to wear them, and this is one of them....
1 11/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This tooth isn't huge, nor is it in museum condition. It has a little wear and a tiny clam bore in the root that you can see in the picture. Other than that, its complete, though. The reason it made it to the collection is because it’s a lateral tooth, and I rarely find those in decent condition. I'm not sure exactly what position in the mouth this one occupied because there isn't any reference for angustidens anywhere. I know there was an associated set of angys found in New Zealand, but as far...
2 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Until I found this tooth, the day had been a wash. I hadn't found anything to make the outing worthwhile. Then I came across this little beauty (its actually not so little!). Its one of those that you just pick up and say "dang!" Look at the marbling! Its orange with the lightning streaks all over it. Every serration is intact, as is the bourlette. There is a tiny bit of wear on the back of the root, but the display side is awesome....
2 7/16" Pathologic Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This was the last tooth I found today, and when I first saw it, the only thing I could think was "what a shame". It was almost dark, and the tooth was covered with dirt, but to me it looked like the tip was snapped off. I put it in my pocket and just continued on. It wasn't until I cleaned it up and really looked closely at it that I realized how wrong I was! The tip isn't snapped off - it's pathologic! Yep, sure is! Look closely at the tip photo and you'll see what I mean. There are TWO t...
2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is the last of the three beauties I found today. I had just found the 3 15/16" megalodon mere minutes before, and I was still reeling from my own success. Then I saw this little gem sticking up blade first into the sky. This is a musuem piece if I've ever seen one. It has every single serration, a perfect root, and a 100% complete bourlette. And the colors are amazing - orange, yellow, and white. Just a dazzling tooth....
1 7/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is the best tooth I found today - It’s a beauty! It’s a deep orange, almost red color. It has great serrations, a perfect root, complete bourlette, and sharp cusps. The tip isn't dinged, but it’s a tiny bit worn. It doesn't detract from the tooth at all, though....
2 1/4" Angustidens   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Here's another gorgeous specimen. A perfect root, 99% complete bourlette, knife-like serrations, and awesome color distinguish this tooth. It’s a beautiful orange-grey color. The Chandler Bridge produces some beautiful teeth....
1 1/2" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
These teeth are very rare, and this one is a gem on top of that. The color is amazing, and everything about this tooth is perfect. Every serration is intact, the tip is sharp, both cusps are perfect, the bourlette is 100% complete, and the root is without flaw. Finding teeth like this make this hobby totally worth all the mud, snakes, bugs, and heat....
1 7/8" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
What a beautiful specimen. Flawless in every since of the word. Grade A 100% perfect in every way. Every serration intact, the cusps perfect, the root without flaw, the bourlette enamel pristine. What a fantastic find!...
9/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I didn't add this tooth because it is incredibly large. In fact, its probably one of the smallest teeth on my site. It is, however, a spectacular posterior specimen. You can see, it is almost all root, as is a common feature of teeth from this position....
2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
Here's one from Summerville that matches up to the quality I've been spoiled by at the big ditch. Its a beauty! Light tan and brown enamel, light grey root, killer cusps and tip, sharp serrations, and a really pronounced fanged tip. The color really gives this tooth character....
2 3/4" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
One of the few teeth that I have that I can say is truly perfect. 100%. NO FLAWS WHATSOEVER. Need I say more?...
2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
The photo doesn't do this tooth justice. It is fantastic! It is a dagger for sure. The cusps, tip, and serrations are impossibly sharp. The root is flawess, as is the bourlette. An amazing specimen!...
2 1/4" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is an absolutely gorgeous tooth! As you can see from the photo, the tooth is complete. It has 75% serrations, 75% bourlette, a great root, and a nice tip. Sure, it has a little wear, but the bonus points it gets for color more than make up for that! Its really unbelievable that teeth can pick up such gorgeous colors during the fossilization process....
1 15/16" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is probably the most perfect tooth from the dank mud pit. It has fantastic color, a great root, sharp cusps, and a needle sharp tip. Its only flaw is a few missing serrations on the blade near the right cusp....
2 1/4" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is one of the most perfect teeth I have. The root is as perfect as can be, the bourlette is 100% complete, the serrations, tip, and cusps are brutally sharp. The tip is wickedly fanged outward as well. I would say this tooth is 99% of perfect. Where is that 1%? Well, I have to be picky when it comes to teeth so this one loses 1 point because it has a tiny patch of missing enamel on the labial side near the root. Most people who have seen this tooth have not even noticed it, but when you sit...
2 3/8" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
The big ditch has the best angys anywhere! Here's another from the other end. Its flawless except for minimal pitting in the enamel on the labial side of the tooth...
2 5/8" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I can't say enough about this tooth. I found it the day after Hurricane Floyd almost came here. Instead, it dropped a TON of rain and really rinsed out the creek. No real damage, but my power was out, so why not go look for teeth?? I brought this one home. Just hanging out of the edge of the wall as clear as day. Beautiful marbling. Blue & grey with tiny little white lines running all through it....
2 5/16" Angustidens Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This is one of the first teeth I found that could qualify as perfect. I was digging in a hole very carefully because I thought I had found a whale skull, and I managed to pull this out whole. What I was digging for turned out to be a large rock. Back then, I didn't really know much about teeth, I just knew this was a nice one. It has a great dark grey enamel, a perfect root and bourlette, sharp cusps, serrations, and tip. Only 3 or 4 missing serrations hold this one from the coveted 100% grade....
2 7/8" Angustidens Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
This tooth has actually been in my collection the longest. It has a dull grey color - not too fantastic in that respect, but it does have two other, more interesting qualities. First, it is a lower tooth - you can tell because of the shape. Second, it is mildly pathologic. That curvature near the tip is not a regular feature (called a hook). Not to mention it is 2 7/8" long. And it did not come from the creek! Instead, it came from a large drainage ditch that feeds into the Ashley river....
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