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  1. 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!
  2. 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)...
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 6.12 inch Peruvian Megalodon tooth

    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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Meg "in situ"

    From the album Fossil Collection

  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Meg

    The first large meg and the best condition to date that I have from Greens Mill Run in Greenville North Carolina.
  14. The temperatures are finally dropping here in North Florida, signaling an end to this year's dive season. Today was the final trip. At the end of september my Dad and I found a new spot which gave up some nice megs the first day. Problem was, when I went back with my buddy I just couldn't seem to get into the good material. I was ready to give up on the spot but when we went out five days ago, he score two 5" megs during his second dive. I barely found anything so I was pretty psyched out, sorta thought I was losing my touch. So I got myself mentally prepared for another potentially poor day, but I was hoping to end the season with another 5-incher (don't we all) Well, the water was 63 degrees and the air was 72. Not bad except that it was sort of cloudy and I forgot my wind breaker. Even with a wetsuit, the wind will chill you. We did three tanks. The first was great. I scored half a dozen small megs in 30 minutes, but the second half of my dive was a big bust. I ran over a shelf of barren limestone and couldn't find my way back to fossil material until I was down to 500 psi and had to come back up. On the second tank, we decided to move upstream to start the second tank where we left off with the first. It worked. I hit the bottom in sweet, sweet gravel--the big chunks that usually hold nice teeth--and started working my way upcurrent. It was slow going at first, ran across some limestone shelves and only scored a little beat up meg in the first 20 minutes. I decided to skirt the edge of the hole, where the steep bank forms a natural barrier. I started running across big rocks and bone fragments--always a good sign--and then I saw it. There was just a faint triangular outline covered in silt, but it was unmistakable. It was big and whole. As I cleaned off the mud I prayed, "No peel, no peel, no peel, come on baby" And boom! Sweet meg. All the enamel intact. I'm usually all business when I'm down under--every wasted second is a second you could be searching for that six-incher--but I took a break to admire this one. It's a rare and special thing to end the season with a biggun. Incidentally, I also scored a nice 4-incher about 15 minutes later. Here's my top three teeth of the day. Fingertip is 4 1/8", Middle 5 1/8', wrist is about 3 1/2"
  15. Chris and I went out today to scout two new areas but neither produced so we went to another spot where we have had some good luck with small Megs. Most tend to be beach worn and are generally black in color but we find quite a few and we have both found some really nice ones it there occasionally in our hunts. These are all the whole ones I found today, the one in the lower left has evidence of cusps which is a first for me: ) Would've been nice if it was in a little better shape but I'll take with I can get : )
  16. South Carolina DNR cracks down on fossil hunters by Bo Petersen Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, November 6, 2016 http://www.postandcourier.com/news/dnr-cracks-down-on-fossil-hunters/article_f7c52752-a108-11e6-a6b0-1745f70896e0.html Yours, Paul H.
  17. I grew up in Southern MD and spent a lot of time over the years looking for teeth at Westmorland. I never found any giant teeth, but here are a few I did find.
  18. C megalodon

    Field collected in 2012.
  19. image.jpeg

    From the album Hollys Fossil Finds

    Boyfriends First Tooth!! Lucky!
  20. 4.6" Georgia Meg

    From the album TEETH

    This is one of the most well preserved teeth I have ever found.
  21. 4.6" Georgia Meg

    From the album TEETH

  22. So, I'm new to this fossil forum as a user but I have looked around on here a lot for help with IDing fossils. I have been browsing online looking for a nice unrepaired megalodon shark tooth that is over the 6" range. I came across this one here, it seems to be very affordable and the seller claims that it is unrepaired, but to me the root of the tooth looks very fishy, I'd like some people's opinions before I decide on making the purchase or not.
  23. Took a trip down to Calvert Cliffs today at Brownies Beach, and found this beauty. I covered a lot of ground in remote areas, but found this towards the entrance on my way out. Who knows how many people walked by it? Someone on the beach identified it as a baby megalodon tooth, but I want to hear your guys' thoughts! PS it's about 1.3 inches. Also cool to notice how the colors changed from when it was wet to dry.
  24. Hi everyone - This is my first time posting. My girlfriend and I are coming down to Summerville, SC to look for megalodon teeth. Does anyone know of any good locations that they would be willing to share? If not, does anyone know if the teeth are found "evenly" throughout the Hawthorn Formation? In other words, are there parts of the Hawthorn Formation that have many teeth compared to parts that do not have any? Sorry for any silly questions!. I'm a geologist but do not know much about this area. Thanks! Pete