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Megalodon Shark Tooth

Near midday, da f0ssZ and I reached the middle of the mine where the greatest concentration of weeds are. We surmised that the plant life obscured the view of plainly exposed teeth, meaning that if you didn't walk right onto the tooth, you couldn't see it. Near a valley between two giant hills of Yorktown, a hundred yards from any water, I stumbled on a chunk of Holocene Coprolite, the size of which was incredible to behold. I would have guessed a bear left it there had there not been little wads of TP next to it. I had to call da f0ssZ over so he see it, lest he not believe the tale later on the ride home. When he was about 20 feet away I decided to survey the landscape around the York-turd. Then, a mere 12 inches away, I saw the blade of a megalodon plainly exposed. The tip was dinged, but I was elated. My first Yorktown megalodon! DF saw both the tooth and the other "find", and while he was standing there with a big grin, he spotted the edge of another megalodon about 5 feet away from my meg! Closer inspection of the formation revealed the greatest concentration of bone I had ever seen in the Yorktown. I took a second to watch DF unearth yet another complete megalodon tooth. As I surveyed the pile of bone, I spotted a killer Mako (posted separately) completely exposed, nestled under some weeds. As a result of our finds, df and I excavated the whole area of bone just in case any other nice stuff was buried nearby. There was nothing else to be found there, but in the process of digging, I did my part and buried the mega-load that spurned both of our biggest finds of the day.
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles megalodon
Age Pliocene Epoch
Formation Yorktown Formation
Category Shark Teeth
Length 4 7/16 inches

ID1693
Memberdw
Date Added3/14/2006

My first big megalodon from Aurora.
Behold! The ground shot of this beast before I pulled it out.
  

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