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Pathologic Lee Creek Mako Shark Tooth

Many mako teeth are found at Lee Creek. Though very nice, I didn't notice anything special about this tooth until after I showed my finds to Pat Y. and I was on the bus, still in disbelief that I actually made it up the ramp after a hard day of collecting. I took this tooth out of my pouch and began scraping away the dirt from the blade with my thumbnail. I felt something hard, like limestone attached to the blade. On closer examination, it was actually what I can best describe as serrations growing from the front of the blade! They appear on both edges of the lingual side and you can easily see them in the pictures. A truly unique find!

Age Pliocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Yorktown Formation
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Isurus hastalis
Length 1 15/16 inches

Date Added5/2/2008

The shadow on this pic really accents the pathology.
The other side.
Beautiful Yorktown deposit with a Mako shark tooth.

Ramp is Dutch for Disaster
Ramp is Dutch for Disaster





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