This is a beautiful, FINEST COLLECTOR quality Megalodon fossil shark tooth with stunning colors and top overall preservation. Serrations and tip are in the finest condition with no detracting nicks or damage. The enamel and root are in exceptional preservation and in a silvery blue-green color. Finest preserved, dense enamel is complete, displaying a natural high luster. This tooth has NOT been machined polished as so many are. Machine ground and polished teeth have NO collector value and will NOT appreciate in value like a tooth of this natural quality will. Root features a fascinating pathological growth on the lingual side surface. Bourlette is COMPLETE and black, contrasting with the sea foam silvery blue-green enamel colors. VERY rarely are Megalodon teeth found of this caliber any more!!!
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. While we strictly avoid Megalodon teeth with restoration or repair, Caveat emptor as some Megalodon teeth in 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. We get all our Megalodon teeth directly from divers and cleans every specimen in our own on-premises lab facility.
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