An unfortunate chip on one root corner keeps this one within the stratosphere! This one could easily be restored but we opted to leave it as is. This tooth has NOT been restored or repaired in any way. It is a 100% authentic fossil in it's natural state 100% GUARANTEED! We do not sell replicas, reproductions or fakes of any kind, ever.The word Megalodon literally means Big Tooth. The Megalodon Shark lived mostly during the Miocene and into the Pliocene Epoch around 2 to 10 million years ago. During this time period most of the southeastern United States from Maryland to Florida was under water where these massive sharks would feed on large whales where they would shed lots of teeth in the process. This tooth was found on dry land which was once an ancient marine bay. The entire state of Florida has been submerged and exposed many times over millions of years. This is why it is literally possible to find a fossilized horse tooth and a shark tooth in the same fistful of sand! Most of the Megalodon teeth from Bone Valley tend to be smaller than from other locations. One theory behind this is that the big females would come into the shallow water of prehistoric Florida and give birth to their young. These pups would remain in the shallow water until they grew large enough to move out into the open ocean with the BIG sharks! Q: Do you provide a certificate of authenticity? We do not offer certificates of authenticity with any of our fossils because there is no unbiased third party services for fossils as you may be familiar with for man-made items such as coins and sports cards. No 2 fossils are alike or identical so it would be impossible to come up with an accurate or fair grading system. If I provided a certificate it would just be me simply printing it on my computer. I'm sure this isn't the answer you were hoping for but it is the honest truth.
You can take any fossil we sell to your local natural history museum and they will be able to verify it is indeed a fossil. It will depend upon their knowledge of the fossils from different geographical locations as to whether they can verify the location but they absolutely SHOULD be able to verify an authentic fossil.
As it stands, I have been collecting fossils for roughly 35 years and I only deal with reputable dealers, divers and collectors. I also have found countless fossils on my own. So with that said, I offer a 100% guarantee that all of my fossils are authentic and are from the stated location.
Definition of Repair: A broken off part that was found with the fossil and has been glued back on. Everyone would do this but absolutely must say this when they go to sell the fossil.This is the case with many dinosaur fossils and is considered normal because it is the only way they are found or would ever be offered up for sale. Definition of Restoration: Replacing a section that was never there to begin with to make the fossil appear to be complete which in most cases diminishes the value of the fossil as any sort of investment. This includes filling in root pitting with sand and whatever else was found at the site the fossil was found. This type of restoration can usually be detected visually but can also be detected by soaking the fossil in acetone for 24 hours. The acetone will break down any glue or paint used and will not harm the natural fossil. Restoration is considered acceptable as long as this is known during the sale. Feel free to ask ANY questions! Thanks for looking and be sure to check out our store to see all sorts of interesting items! The item "2-7/16 Inch MEGALODON SHARK Tooth Fossil Teeth FLORIDA BONE VALLEY BV" is in sale since Monday, September 7, 2020.
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