4 INCH COPPER-HUED MEGALODON TOOTH WITH STRONG REFLECTIVE METALLIC CHATOYANCE
Mary's River, Georgia, U.S.A.
to PLIOCENE PERIOD: 23.3 - 1.81 million years ago
Without a doubt, this is one super-stunning example of just how
beautiful and rare a fossil Megalodon tooth can be. In every way,
this tooth is a 10 and can boast of several features that even go beyond
that. It is a tooth like this that put this very small section on
the St. Mary's River on the Megalodon Map!!! Collectors that are
familiar with the unique set of circumstances regarding this famous
deposit will appreciate just exactly what is being offered here.
The iron based minerals in the substrate are responsible for a rare occurrence
of dark rich reddish brown Megalodon teeth. Oddly
enough, some of these teeth develop large open spot patterns in the
enamel and it is this feature that really drives the passion for these
highly unusual and rare specimens.
is a superb example Megalodon tooth from this unique site. What is
really interesting is the seemingly magical deep metallic effect of the
enamel's chatoyance emanating deep from the crown. The light makes
the color of the enamel edges change from copper red to silvery peach.
The serrations are worn but faintly visible and also water worn is the
bourlette but the crown is complete and the root is a beautiful
complimentary copper brown. The overall effect and beauty of this
tooth make up for any deficiencies because the intense red reflectivity
of the lustrous enamel which really must be seen to be appreciated. This specimen has absolutely
REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.
Definitely, a tooth of a
caliber rarely seen today with unique and highly aesthetic features.
teeth found in rivers are almost always heavily eroded and worn from the
high energy environment in which they were subjected to. They
usually have dull, sand-blasted enamel, peeling back from the
core. The roots are often damaged and the color is almost always
the boring, common black.
This tooth is amongst THE
FINEST Megalodon teeth with unique features, in addition.
While we strictly avoid teeth with restoration, Caveat emptor with some
dealers' inventories as Megalodon teeth in the larger sizes are
increasingly being subjected to SOME
repair or restoration. Unlike all other types of fossils,
repair or restoration to Megalodon teeth
DRAMATICALLY LOWER THE
At a length of 52 feet
and weighing in excess of 60 tons, Carcharocles megalodon was the second
largest predator that ever existed on this planet, the largest being the
sperm whale. Megalodon was larger and heavier than T. rex.
Scientific reconstructions of this shark estimate the dorsal fin 5.5
feet tall, the pectoral fins at 10 feet in length and the tail over 12
feet high. If you were unfortunate enough to have a megalodon swim
over you, the pectoral fins would measure 30 feet from tip to tip with a
torso in excess of 10 feet thick! The jaws were so large that
this shark would be able to swallow a Rhinoceros whole. A
predator this size would have most likely fed on large marine
vertebrates, especially whales. Fossil teeth have been found in
excess of 7 inches in length! Megalodon teeth are similar in
geometry to the modern White Shark and scientists are still passionately
divided on the origin of the two species and if megalodon is related to
the modern white shark. It is also not fully understood why this
giant killer became extinct but we can all be glad it is. A day at
the beach just wouldn't be what it is today!
BIZARRE TOOTH WITH SEEMINGLY MAGICAL REFLECTIVITY DEEP IN ITS PEACH RED
length on the diagonal edge
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX Actual
Item - One Only