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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.

Age Miocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Pungo Formation
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles chubutensis
Length 3 5/8 inches

Date Added10/2/2007


Lee Creek Fall Season 2007 - the Rack in the Back
Lee Creek Fall Season 2007 - the Rack in the Back





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