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ABOVE PHOTO SHOWS CUTTING BLADE EDGE BASE WHERE THE TOOTH MEETS THE ROOT.  IN MOST LARGE TEETH, THESE PORTIONS OF THE TOOTH ARE BROKEN OR MISSING.  THIS TOOTH IS NEARLY 6 INCHES, A RARE MONSTER SPECIMEN AND YET, BOTH CUTTING EDGES AT THE ROOT ARE INTACT AND COMPLETE!

GIANT 6 INCH SUPER WIDE MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH WITH COLORFUL REFLECTIVE ENAMEL, SHARP SERRATIONS WITHOUT RESTORATION

Undisclosed River - South Carolina, U.S.A.

MIOCENE to PLIOCENE PERIOD:  23.3 - 1.81 million years ago

This enormous fossil shark tooth is from the jaws of a huge Megalodon shark known scientifically as Carcharocles megalodon - the largest and deadliest shark that ever lived and possibly the largest predator that ever lived!  The massive Megalodon shark is one of the largest and most fearsome predators that ever existed on our planet.  Owning a genuine, fine quality tooth from these terrible creatures of prehistory is the pride of many collectors.   Most teeth found intact and unbroken have average sizes ranging from 3 to approximately 4.5 inches.  On occasion, unbroken, complete examples 5 inches and over are found.  Very rare instances of unbroken, fine grade teeth at 6 inches in length are ever found.  At a maximum tooth length size of 7 inches, probably less than a dozen of these teeth in an unrestored and complete state, even exist.  Current and increasing future demand will never be satisfied by the dwindling numbers of the truly top grade 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 premium features will appreciate in value and those that have premium features at the top of the size chart will most likely, appreciate beyond expectation since the source deposits for these teeth have been over-collected and heavily depleted in the past two decades!

At a whopping 6 inches in length and equally impressive 4.75 INCHES ACROSS, this spectacular specimen sports features rarely seen in teeth that approach this size.  The only negative is there are lower portions of the enamel missing and two nicks on one edge where the shark bit down and damaged its own tooth in a frenzy of feeding.  ALL the other qualities a tooth is judged on are so impressive on this monster-size specimen, that this condition is somewhat overridden in the overall admiration this tooth fosters when held and viewed.  The enamel resembles a powerful thunderstorm taking over an otherwise blue sky.  The edges are a cloudy black that transition to blue and green central colors.  Underlying these reflective tones are touches of gold.  The color and reflectivity is really incredible when viewed in bright light.  The tooth has fine serrations with areas of feeding wear but most incredible is the SERRATED TIP!  Even the bases of the blade where it meets the root on either side are unbroken (rare in large teeth!) and show serrations.  One blade edge base is wavy and wrinkled.  The tip is undamaged and complete with some of the best serrations we ahave seen on the tip of a 6 inch tooth!  This is VERY RARE in a Megalodon shark tooth this size.  The root is also complete and solid lacking any missing portions. 

Megalodon teeth this impressive and at this size class are extremely limited in the market, today.  This MASSIVE specimen has a dark and mysterious beauty to itself.  It is so broad and heavy that even if you were a seasoned collector who has handled numerous large shark teeth, there is something about this one that just makes your jaw drop when it is in your hand.  Like every Megalodon tooth we sell, it is 100% NATURAL, INTACT and most important in this size class, WITHOUT ANY RESTORATION OR REPAIR.  Unlike some sellers who machine polish, dip in a shiny clear sealer or oil the teeth prior to photos taken, this tooth is natural and has only been cleaned in our lab, acquired direct from the original diver who found it. 

Whether it is disclosed or not, once a Megalodon tooth gets in this size range, very few fine grade and complete teeth without serious damage are found.  Restoration and repair is very common on teeth this large.  Such work makes them worth A FRACTION in price of what a natural tooth like this specimen is worth.  Five inches is considered the "magic mark" in Megalodon teeth and the largest Megalodon teeth ever found measure up to approximately 7.25 inches.  Of the dozen or so in existence over 7 inches, most have restoration and/or repair, in some cases to artificially extend their lengths.  Teeth that approach six inches and up from are so hard to come by in a fine natural state that most collectors will accept some repair or restoration because the teeth are otherwise ugly as they were found.  Furthermore, the demand for teeth this large far exceeds supply so even very bad teeth will be modified and restored to meet the insatiable demand.  Large Megalodon teeth with repair and restoration will never appreciate in value anywhere near to the status that a natural tooth would, such as this specimen.  Unlike all other fossils, Megalodon teeth collectors do not find such work done to fossil shark teeth acceptable or desirable and serious collectors shy away teeth with repair or restoration. 

The personal experience of physically holding such a massive Megalodon tooth as this in your hands is hard to describe.  If you wanted to own only one or two amazing specimens of these fossil teeth, this is one candidate that should be seriously considered.  We guarantee that this fine investment-grade giant has absolutely NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION - a serious problem today in the Megalodon tooth market when it comes to large, impressive examples.  While we strictly avoid Megalodon teeth with repair or restoration, Caveat emptor! as several Megalodon teeth in dealers' inventories in this size class have SOME repair or restoration and those sellers have no idea how to tell or the means by which to vet their claims of "NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION".  Every tooth we offer, even if from an old collection, is run through our lab for scrutiny, micro-blasted to clean it and inspected for any defects. 


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!

 



 
IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND FINE QUALITY 6 INCH TEETH UNRESTORED AND COMPLETE LIKE THIS FOR SALE!!!

MASSIVE TOOTH FROM AN ENORMOUS MEGALODON SHARK - AT 4.75 INCHES WIDE, IT IS WIDER THAN MOST TEETH ARE LONG!!!!

THIS TOOTH IS ONE OF THE UPPER JAW FRONT TEETH FROM A MEGALODON SHARK AS LARGE AS A GREYHOUND BUS OR LARGER!!!

6" in length on the diagonal edge x 4.75" wide

SOLD     SH6-224     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet.

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