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5 1/2" Megalodon Shark Tooth

A big, beautiful, nearly perfect, white megalodon tooth. The root rules, the bourlette is fully intact, the serrations are sharp, the color is awesome! The tip kills me. In fact, I might have broken it. When I first found it, I thought my shovel hit the tip and that's what caused the break. Now that I think about it and remember what happened, though, I don't actually know that for sure. Its because of the way I dig. My shovel is always perpendicular to the plane of the layer, and when I exposed this tooth, I uncovered half of the back of the tooth. You can't hit the tip that way. Plus, the front of the tooth was enclosed in clay. Can't peel off that much enamel without that part of the tooth being exposed first. I'm so conflicted. Did I break it or not? I'll never know for sure, so I guess I'll just settle on no ;-) At any rate, I think I may have to stop calling this spot the spot that should not be.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles megalodon
Age Pliocene Epoch
Formation Hawthorne Formation
Category Shark Teeth
Length 5 1/2 inches

Date Added11/29/2003


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