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  1. Hey everyone, Though they may not be very impressive specimens for most of you (especially the sharkteeth collectors), I am still extremely happy with my 2 new additions to my collection: I got my most complete Notorhynchus tooth till now, one with all the cusps present and a majority of the root; and also my very first MEGALODON TOOTH!!! Yes, I didn't have a single megalodon tooth in my collection till now, though I have been collecting for over 7 years. And even though they are both rather small teeth, the megalodon being a posterior tooth too, I am still extremely glad with them. In fact, there is a Dutch proverb that fits this situation perfectly: "klein maar fijn" (small but nice). Both teeth come from the Calvert Cliffs (Miocene). I got them in a trade with the amazing Dave @Darktooth, with whom I have had a great chat thanks to this forum! Therefore: thank you Dave!!! Best regards, Max
  2. Hey guys, I've been off the radar for awhile .. work you know .. been working on Siggraph for those of you who are familiar with software development. Just wanted to start a new topic here .. This one is right at 3.00" - 7.62cm C. carcharias Bahia Inglesa Formation South of Caldera Provincia Copiapo III Regio de Atacama Chile
  3. I have gone to Gainesville a couple times and I have found small shark teeth and megalodon fragments, but I would love to find a full megalodon tooth for myself. I have 2 megalodon teeth neither one I found and they are not fully complete. I'm asking if anyone can tell me of a good spot to go to. Or maybe even if someone like to meet me somewhere in Gainesville to go hunting. Thank you
  4. Hello, new to fossil forum, wondering if there is anyone out there collecting Cuban megs. Looking to possibly trade with other members who have teeth from rare locations. I have a collection of teeth from Cuba.
  5. I bought this megalodon tooth online to practice repairing. Here are some pictures of my progress. Please any constructive criticism or anything would be extremely helpful. Thank you
  6. Hey everyone, I am looking for a decent Chubutensis tooth for a display and came across this one. Location is listed as South Carolina Size is listed as 4.09" Title is listed is Chubutensis I am just not so great with Shark teeth yet, can anyone confirm this to be a Chubutensis?
  7. Hello, My girlfriend and I have been on the hunt for a megalodon tooth for sometime now. We would like to add one as a capstone piece to our collection. We are in the Gainesville area. Can anyone provide tips on finding big teeth? We are familiar with several of the creeks here, but have not yet found anything even remotely close. I am aware that megalodon teeth are here, as this fellow found a nice one last march: Should we be digging with a shovel, or continue hunting on the surface by sight? Any tips/spots/techniques would be most appreciated. Thanks!
  8. Hey all! Sorry to bother you again with my Megalodon questions, but I'm very curious about this fascinating beast. So I found this picture on Google. In my previous topic about Megalodon, we discussed about the genus of the species, and Otodus came as the answer. Now this picture (which still represents Megalodon as Carcharocles) shows the succession of species till Megalodon. Seeing that it starts with Otodus obliquus, and then goes on with the Carcharocles genuses, I was wondering something: if Megalodon is actually considered as Otodus, should auriculatus, angustidens and chubutensis also be considered as Otodus? Best regards to all, Max
  9. Hi everyone! I'm fairly new to Beaufort, SC. Recently moved up from FL where I hunted Peace River a lot. I'm hoping to connect with other fossil hunters in the area and maybe gain some local knowledge. I've watched a ton of videos of nice megalodon teeth being found in Summerville/Charleston area land sites, creeks, ditches. What I'm looking for is the possibility of similar sites here in Beaufort County but I don't know enough about local formations to draw any conclusions. I'm not a diver yet so my main focus is on land at the moment. I've hunted the sands at Port Royal with minimal success (the occasional small meg) but I'm really looking for the bigger stuff. I also have a kayak if that helps! Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  10. Hi all, I have started incorporating fossil hunting into my upcoming travels. I find it a peaceful way to experience the outdoors, and the geographically, many fossil hunting sites are near some quality fishing grounds. So I get the best of both worlds and go home with a light sunburn, great fishing, and a bag full of rocks to memorialize the day outdoors. The link to the adventures, as well as a more "in the field" trip report, is at the end of this text. This post is mostly to highlight my finds, as a first timer to the Peace River, sharing my full haul, and up-close pictures of my finds. I was in the area for a week, staying with family in Cape Coral, and made the 1 hr 15+ minute drive to the Peace River on 3 separate trips. The first was with a local fossil tour guide, and the other 2 times were solo, based off information from fellow FF members and other maps online. In short on the field report: the water levels were low, the weather was good, and I found a great variety but In my opinion, this is a fantastic haul for a first timer, but I'd love to hear your thoughts as well. Full disclosure, during taking pictures, I did not have the leisure of a sunny or well-lit room so I used some filters and photo-enhancers like sharpening and contrast to highlight some features. Call it cheating but the pics still barely just do it justice. This is the full haul! as spread on my kitchen table on a Saturday afternoon. A bit more organized, and almost an hour of laying it out. Turtle shells Tiger Shark my biggest Tiger Hemi Stingray Mouthplates Stingray Barbs Fish Mouthplates The Megalodon Teeth, and quite a massive one for the area Horse Teeth Dolphin Jaw bones Alligator and Crocodile Teeth A unique "in-situ" tooth Shells and imprints Lots and lots of bone fragments, I kept the nicer looking ones And lots and lots of teeth, Lemon Shark mostly Here is the fun part, these are some of my oddball and unidentified ones. From the top across and down, Tapir tooth, shark vert, ?, stingray dermal, and the furthest one to the right barracuda tooth. Other than that I am lost! All in all a fantastic time, and amazing excuse to get out of Chicago for January I would gladly go again, and hope to see some of you on the water next time! The full "in the field" trip report is on the blog I am starting: http://americanfossilhunt.com/2017/01/21/shark-tooth-hunting-peace-river-2017-trip-report/
  11. I have a megalodon tooth that I found and would like to repair. I bought another megalodon tooth to practice on but I don't know much about the repairing process. So can anybody help me out with the materials and the process to go through. I would really like any help anyone that has any suggestions. Thank you
  12. Ok. I understand no one like to give up there secret spots. Not asking for that. I am asking for a little advice though. I spent three full days on the peace river recently. First trip I went to a boat ramp in Arcadia on 70 and kayaked south until I hit anotuther boat ramp, during that trip I found one area with some gravel, I spent a good amount of time sifting through it only to find very little teeth. The rest was sand. So the next trip I went up to The Gardner boat ramps, I went north and a litttle up Charley creek, but didn't find much. Than south again a bust. So I went back to Arcadia, this time I paddled north. I found some gravel and spent five hours sifting I did find some nice teeth and one like two inches. Although my daughter and I had an amazing time exploring and enjoying nature. I still know there had to be a better place to go for more luck. I leave about an hour and half away from the peace river so I intended to go back. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a kayak.
  13. From the album Uploads_06_16

    Carcharocles megalodon ACE River Basin, SC
  14. I found the pictured fossil on the Potomac River at Westmoreland. It is broken & worn, which makes me question what this is. Can anyone verify whether or not this is in Megalodon or another type of shark tooth? Are their features of this piece that makes anyone think one way or another? Thanks!
  15. Hi everyone, I would like to learn how to repair a 6' megalodon tooth I have in my possession. About 40% is missing, but the remaining tooth is not half bad. I do not know where to start as far as tools and materials go. I am an experienced painter and sculptor so hopefully that comes in handy? Also, I recently repaired a shattered triceratops rib, so I have a tiny bit of experience with fossil repair. Although, I am sure that shark teeth are entirely different. So....does anyone have any experience with repairing fossil meg teeth? Is it a complex process? What tools and materials do I need? I would really like to do this. I've heard it takes practice and experience, but I think it would be an interesting challenge. Thanks so much! Lauren Sorry in advance for the lousy picture(s)...
  16. I know I really have the bug now. For 20 years I've spent the last weekend of deer season in SE Ga on a friends farm for a hunt with some college buddies. Always a great time. This year I realized it was only 60 or so miles to Savannah GA where I've had some luck hunting a popular dredge spoil location for teeth. So instead of laying around mid day the past Friday as we usually do, I loaded up two buddies and we headed off. Hurricane Matthew had sculpted away a lot of the beach area that usually produced a lot of teeth but we still had some good luck. In a couple of hours we found over 100 teeth overall and I found my second megalodon, albeit a small one. Also got a really nice hemi which at 1.75 inches is bar far my largest of that type. The meg had some great lightening coloration. Imagine my surprise when I looked at the in situ pic and saw what appears to likely be a nice mako stuck in some matrix just above it. I completely missed that due to my heart stopping when I first saw the meg. Good start to a new year of tooth hunting. Next beach trip isn't till April. Already trying to figure out a way to get she who must be obeyed to allow me a quick run to the coast for a hunt before then.
  17. Hello Folks, I've been looking for resources or information concerning the origins of the Otodus genus ? Everywhere I look folks are obsessed with how it spawned the Carcharocles genus, but what were its ancestors ? I'm aware of Cretolamna and it's possible connection .. but there is debate about how it might be connected to the Great White. Is there a location where that evolutionary timeline is laid out more in depth ? It's mostly just out of curiosity, I like to have some historical context so to speak for the teeth that I find and I'm possibly just not looking in the right spots online. Book recommendations would be cool as well. Thanks in advance as always. Cheers, Brett
  18. From the album Megalodon Collection

    This is an all natural 6.1 inch C. megalodon tooth from Peru. This location produces some of the most amazing colored megalodon teeth on the planet.
  19. Work and life have been busy, so I haven't had a chance to post this before. About six weeks ago I took a day off from work...It was going to be stupid warm that day for November (I think it got up to 80 that day)...and decided I wanted to go looking for teeth. I couldn't go to my normal hunting spot that day (closed)...so decided to contact a friend of my wife and myself who lives in a community that has access to a beach on the bay, and off I went. So I parked at her house, walked the couple hundred yards down the hill to the beach...and then walked a couple of miles along the water before I got to any areas with any exposed clay or otherwise had any potential. Suddenly, I saw it...I couldn't believe it...walked right up to it...it was just laying there fully exposed saying 'pick me up'. I took a very short video as I came up on it: As you can see...the root is kind of chewed up...but otherwise...a pretty nice tooth. Good serrations...tip in good shape too. About 3 1/4 inches. I've found one or two a bit larger over the years, but none had enamel that was in such good condition as this one. It was the first tooth I found that day...and frankly, I should have just left at that point...despite another couple of miles of walking on the beach, I found nothing else of significance. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
  20. A few pics of the fossils and other things we found at Folly yesterday morning (at high tide no less ). We also got a lot of great shells and shell pieces, two new horseshoe crab shells (complete), and a spider crab shell (I believe that's what it is), and some corals. One of the shells Toby found that is complete is the olive shell - SC's state shell! It appears that I found coal, and possible charcoal (looks like wood on one end), so that was pretty cool! I can safely say I've never found coal or charcoal washed up on any beaches before. As far as fossils go, we got some great bone frags! They are pretty big and one of them has matrix with something else stuck to it. Debating on possibly trying to remove the matrix to see what that something else is. We also found, at the same time (we almost dove for it once we saw it - instantly new what it was! LOL) a chunk of what would have been a HUGE meg! The chuck itself is 3 inches on the diag! WHAT! So that was exciting. Toby swears he had an angy as well but dropped it in the water by mistake (I think he was trying to clean it off). I went to look for it when the waves regressed but wasn't paying attention and got soaked from the knees down. LOL I also picked some great concretions I found interesting. I also found a sea urchin! It was completely emptied on the inside so no life left. We did rescue one horseshoe crab and a sea star that were still alive and returned them to the ocean. Hope they made it! But the best part is we had a great time - about a two hour walk on the beach. The weather was amazing! Slight breeze, but not windy so no sand blowing in our faces. Temperature was perfect! Sun was out... What an amazing day! Hoping to make it back out again this week so we can go during low tide and hit those low tide lines. We have too many plans w/family for parties and Xmas gatherings this weekend to hit low tide now.
  21. From the album Fossil Collection

  22. Is this a Mako tooth? It was found in the Peace River (Florida) in the same spot as some megalodon teeth, but this one looks different. Thanks!
  23. Our conversation while showing my daughter a couple of my shark teeth. Dad: these teeth are from a giant shark, as big as your school bus! Daughter: wow dad, that's pretty big! Dad: I wonder what such a big shark would eat? Daughter: probly chicken Also, a good sized great white tooth for scale and perspective.
  24. Hello everyone! Something has been confusing me for a long time, so now I finally want to spit it out. What is the "real" megalodon species? I am asking this because I have seen many different genera associated with the same species name: Carcharodon megalodon, Carcharocles megalodon, Megaselachus megalodon, Otodus megalodon, etc. And I know that two completely different genera can have the same species name (eg: Liopleurodon ferox and Titanosuchus ferox, etc.), but the thing is that with the megalodon all the teeth look a lot like each other (or as we say in French: comme deux gouttes d'eau). Now I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there is a lot of paleontological debate going over this topic, but I would still like to know what the "real" megalodon species is, or at leat according to you, and why. What do you have to say? Max