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Here is a very large tooth i found about 2-3 weeks back. It was found in this state of decay, and even though it looks bad, i'm actually impressed that i was able to save and preserve as much of this specimen as i did. The tooth was practically falling to pieces when found, just geting it back to the lab was almost impossible, then trying to extract it from the ferrocrete matrix was right at hopeless!....i layered it with hardner as i cleaned some matrix away...slowly, alittle at a time...still, some was lost and this was simply the best that could be done to save what bit of the tooth i could. With that being said, i wouldn't be a bit suprised if it is in such a state that it can't now be identified! I'm hoping though that someone can give an i.d. This tooth may be ugly, but what i had to go through to get it, i'm very proud of it. i can only guess at how much was already missing by the time i found it....it seems to have been about a 1/2 inch in diameter (or a hair more) in cross section at the base originally. This tooth does compare favorably w/ another Mosasaur tooth i have, but i'd like the opinions of anyone else i could get please, cause i'm not certain what mouth it came out of. I will also attach an "in situ" of the tooth to show what a job i was in for. Thanks for anything you all may be able to tell me about it. It's Late Cretaceous, Campanian.