This is a LARGE finest-grade BEAUTY! The enamel on this tooth is an HIGHLY REFLECTIVE gun steel blue hue with dark golden bronze mottling and highlights. It has a amazingly well-preserved jet black bourlette. Enamel is well preserved and naturally lustrous without being coated, oiled or dipped in any enhancing sealer. Root is complete and dense with no loss. Excellent serrations and tip with no breakage at the points where they cutting edges meet the root - very rare for a tooth this size. A breath-taking fossil tooth.
The massive Megalodon shark is one of the largest and most fearsome predators that ever existed in the ancient seas. Owning a genuine, fine quality tooth from these terrible creatures of prehistory is the pride of many collectors. This high grade tooth came from the famous shark known scientifically as Carcharocles megalodon - the largest and deadliest shark that ever lived! Teeth like these are getting certainly harder to come by in today's market. 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.
Divers will tell you that Megalodon teeth like this are extremely difficult to find in today's waters. This spectacular specimen is loaded with so many features desired by advanced Megalodon tooth collectors. 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 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. This tooth is amongst THE FINEST Megalodon teeth typically found. While we strictly avoid Megalodon teeth with restoration or repair, Caveat emptor as some Megalodon teeth in many dealers' inventories in the larger sizes and "seemingly" fine qualities have repair or restoration and this is not often disclosed to the buyer accurately either because of ignorance or dishonesty.
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