Megalodon Shark Tooth with Pyrite - 5.1 inches
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This extraordinary fossil shark tooth (Carcharocles megalodon) is from South Carolina. This impressive tooth is perfect for someone looking conversation piece. The centre of this large tooth has been inlaid with pyrite and there is complete enamel on the reverse side.
Megalodon was the largest predatory fish to ever swim the oceans. Amazingly, bite marks have been found in whale bones. Scientists estimate that megalodon measured 10 feet for every inch of shark tooth length. This monster probably measured about 60 feet long!
Age: Miocene Epoch, 23 - 5.3 million years old.
This imposing fossil shark tooth measures just over 5.1 inches (13 cm) long at largest edge, and 3.4 inches (8.8 cm) wide. Weighs 308 grams (10.8 oz.).
From Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.
Wood stand included.