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SH6-396 - PREMIUM COLLECTOR GRADE SPOTTED COPPER BROWN 4 INCH MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH WITH PATHOLOGY

$1,295.00
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SH6-396 - PREMIUM COLLECTOR GRADE SPOTTED COPPER BROWN 4 INCH MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH WITH PATHOLOGY

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ID
Carcharocles megalodon
FOUND
St. Mary's River Basin
- Georgia, U.S.A.
AGE
MIOCENE to PLIOCENE:
  23.3 - 1.81 million years
SIZE
4" in length on the diagonal edge
CONDITION
NO REPAIR OR RESTORATION
NOTE
ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC
SPOTTED TEETH WE HAVE EVER
OFFERED FROM THIS UNIQUE
DEPOSIT!

STUNNING BEAUTY WITH EXTREME
PATHOLOGICAL TWISTING OF THE
CROWN TO THE ROOT.
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX

Comes with a certificate of
authenticity / information sheet

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEGALODON

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!  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 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. 

This tooth comes from a certain deposit of the St. Mary's River system where the fossil teeth developed a rich copper brown to blood red color in the enamel.  Another even more unique feature of this deposit is sometimes, the river produces teeth that display large spotting and / or an incredible reflective chatoyance.  The minerals and tannins in the water make for this unique trait but only in certain areas of this river system and those deposits are few and far between.  This is one of those rare teeth.  Collectors of Megalodon teeth not only look to size and condition, but unique colors or phenomena about a tooth can really drive fanciers wild and this tooth is an example of that.  River teeth in unique color command a very strong demand and premium due to their scarcity and beauty and are the rarest and most desired of fossil shark teeth from river deposits. 

This tooth features ALL prized traits of Megalodon fossil teeth from this river - OPEN SPOTTING and COPPER BROWN HUES  Very few teeth are ever found with such desirable traits as this prize!!!  As an added bonus, the tooth shows fascinating pathological twisting of the crown to the root.  This is a true COLLECTOR GRADE beautiful Megalodon tooth from this unique site.  The enamel is a rich copper brown and caramel with red highlights - one of the most coveted colors!  Root is solid with complimentary warm brown colors.  NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.  Definitely, a tooth with unique and highly aesthetic features seldom seen!

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 have repair or restoration which GREATLY diminishes the value.  This is not often disclosed to the buyer accurately.

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