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Megalodon Tooth from Lee Creek

As just about anyone who goes to Lee Creek what they would most like to find and they'll probably say a megalodon tooth. I'm no different. I'll jump on that bandwagon. Megalodon teeth are cool, and among megalodons, those from Lee Creek measure up nicely when compared to specimens found anywhere else in the world.

I'll never forget finding this meg tooth as long as I live. The Lee Creek mine had gotten drenched in the week before I arrived, and conditions were ideal. There were no footprints and the Yorktown formation was replenished. Teeth weren't just lying everywhere, but they were there if you looked close. I looked close and I saw this megalodon tooth in a gully. I still can't believe my good fortune! Its an awesome specimen, by far my best from Lee Creek thus far. The serrations are wickedly sharp, and the tip is even there. The root is solid and even about 70% of the bourlette is still there. It will be tough for me to top this megalodon tooth, but I'll keep trying!

I am so thankful that PCS allows collectors on their property to collect fossils like this. Without their generosity, this spectacular tooth and the treasure trove of other paleontological discoveries made on a seemingly weekly basis would be lost forever. Thank you PCS!

Age Pliocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Yorktown Formation
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles megalodon
Length 4 1/2 inches
Width 3 1/4 inches
Thickness 13/16 inches

Date Added3/24/2008

A beautiful sight

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