GUNMETAL BLUE MOTTLED 5 INCH
Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.A.
to PLIOCENE PERIOD: 23.3 - 1.81 million years ago
GRADE 10 (highest grade) large fossil shark tooth is from the jaws of a
huge Megalodon shark! This spectacular specimen is loaded with so
many features desired by advanced Megalodon tooth collectors.
Teeth like these are getting certainly harder to come by in today's
and increasing future demand will never be satisfied by the dwindling
numbers of the truly top grade 10 specimens such as this beauty, hence
their constantly increasing prices each year.
Megalodon teeth have ALREADY
proven their rock-solid value appreciation in price during the last
decade when they possess fine preservation and remarkable beauty.
Only teeth WITH NO REPAIR
AND NO RESTORATION
that have these premium features will appreciate in value!
is truly an GRADE 10 BEAUTY! While most teeth of this size class are not very good quality, this
specimen has every feature well-preserved with premium beauty features
that put it in a class that seldom Megalodon teeth can claim. At 5 inches, this
GRADE 10 example is at the FIVE INCH magic mark for Megalodon teeth. Anyone that
collects Megalodon teeth knows that prices ramp up dramatically for
teeth at this size mark similar to the popularity of "1 carat" when it
comes to diamonds. The
enamel is superb highlighted by overtones
of green and gold. The enamel's color and shading patterns along
with an amazing luster
producing a silvery gunmetal blue mottling make this a
magical piece to hold in your hand and admire. The jet black bourlette is 100% present. The complete,
full root is extremely well-preserved. Serrations and tip are
intact with light natural feeding wear. Images
above demonstrate rare conditions for a tooth of this size such as
complete unbroken serrated edges where the serrations run to the bottom
where they meet the root. This area of the tooth edges where
they meet the root is often damaged in the majority of teeth this size but this is NOT the case with this specimen.
This tooth has absolutely
REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.
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 found.
While we strictly avoid teeth with restoration, Caveat emptor as several
Megalodon teeth in dealers' inventories in this size class have SOME
repair or restoration.
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!
VERY ROBUST MOTTLED BLUE BEAUTY! - STUNNING HEAVY MEAT-SHEARING TOOTH FROM THE FRONT OF THE UPPER
length on the diagonal edge
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX Actual
Item - One Only