This is a monster size Carcharocles Megalodon Shark Tooth Fossil from North Carolina! Now available for your collection! This tooth measures 6-1/8 inches on the long slant by 4-3/4 inches wide. The long slant measurement is from the tip to the longest root corner which is generally accepted as the standard among most collectors.
This tooth is an I MPRESSIVE HAND FULL to say the least! It weighs OVER 20 ounces! 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 and they would shed lots of teeth in the process. This tooth was found in 100 feet deep water in the Atlantic Ocean. 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 two 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.
Educate yourself and you will never be need a piece of paper to know your fossil is authentic. 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.It typically diminishes the value of a shark tooth but if it's broken, why not glue it back together, right? Definition of Restoration: Replacing a section that was never there to begin with.
This makes 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 submerging the fossil in acetone for 24 hours. The acetone will break down any glue, fillers or paint used and will not harm the natural fossil. Restoration is considered acceptable as long as this is known during the sale.
This is most common in really large teeth, pathologically deformed and teeth from rare locations. Feel free to ask ANY questions! Thanks for looking and be sure to check out our store to see all sorts of interesting items! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Shark Teeth".
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