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5 1/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth

This is the biggest tooth I have found in a year and a half. When I pulled it out, I thought I was going to pass out. There is nothing like peeling back that chunk of dirt and seeing a tooth like this lying there. Its not the most perfect tooth in my collection, but it is one of the prettiest. The orange enamel is criss crossed with little white lines. It still has some visible serrations, but they are really worn. It has some bourlette remaining (probably about 20%). It has a pretty nice root on it, too. If you look closely, you can see a perfectly round little hole in the front of it. That is a clam bore. I'm so glad the clam decided to vacate before he messed up this tooth! I'll be carrying this one around for days.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles megalodon
Age Pliocene Epoch
Formation Hawthorne Formation
Category Shark Teeth
Length 5 1/8 inches

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Date Added1/12/2002

  

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My biggest tooth in a year in a half, and it’s a beauty!
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