Pungo Megalodon Tooth
I found this tooth stuck in a block of limestone, its flat side completely exposed. I have never found a tooth in that stuff before, and today was the first time I didn't bring a rock hammer and chisel. I figured - why lug the extra useless weight? Poor decision...
How did I get it out, you ask? I put on the safety glasses and went samurai on the block with my shovel. It required a great deal of concentration, but I popped the tooth out in less than 5 minutes with no residual damage. I'll have to thank my dad for all those opportunities he gave me to chop firewood.
|Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
|3 5/8 inches