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  1. Fellow fossil hunters! I live in Jacksonville Beach, FL and have been collecting sharks teeth and shells on our local beaches for a decade. I have found some great teeth on the beach (mostly in the winter when the tourists have gone ) but have yet to find a megalodon tooth or even a fragment of one! My father had some beautiful meg teeth in his collection from when they would dredge for beach renourishment, St. Johns River projects, ect. So I know they are out there to find but I've never been lucky enough to come across one. Has anyone had any luck finding meg teeth in Jacksonville? If so, any tips on where to look would be GREATLY appreciated! I'm attaching a picture with a handful of my favorite finds over the years here in Jax Beach, enjoy! -Nikki
  2. I am looking for references for a professional preparator to take the matrix off the back of my newly purchased Megalodon Tooth from Chile. I have been told the matrix is like concrete and need to find someone with lots of experience.
  3. Upper or Lower Megalodon teeth

    Hey guys. I picked this tooth up recently and have delved into the world of Meg teeth. I’ve been trying to identify the position of this tooth. I am having great trouble finding a way to properly identify lower vs upper teeth. I read some things that say it’s all in the root, V shaped is lower and U shaped is upper. Other things I’ve read are no it’s all in the curve of the tooth, uppers curve outwards while lowers curve inwards. So can someone help me out and teach me how to spot the differences and properly identify these teeth? And any idea on my tooth’s position? I had it as an upper A2 initially but now I’m not so sure. It measures 6-1/16” on the slant. Thanks y’all!
  4. Hey everyone, Recently took a trip with a buddy of mine down to South Carolina to search for megalodon teeth. We found many small teeth along with some decent sized ones. These were found in the general area between Charleston and Summerville. The ruler is imperial. Big thanks to everyone who offers their guesses Pictured are three of my biggest from the whole trip. What are they?
  5. I hope everyone is enjoying their summers! I have these megalodon teeth up for trade and more, all completely natural. The approximate measurements can be seen on the ruler and I can take more exact measurements upon request. Some over 5" and 2 of them are just barely under 6". They are all from the southeast coast of the United States. Some from north and some from South Carolina. IN RETURN: I'm very interested in high quality shark teeth as well as trilobites, crabs, lobsters, fish, shrimp, cannonball ammonite nodules, keichesourus, mammal teeth, and anything else cool you may have. For shark teeth open to all kinds but especially: isurus desori teeth, ginsu shark teeth, large Cretaceous or eocene teeth, cool khazakstani teeth, high quality large hastilis, Large unrepaired otodus obliqous teeth.
  6. TFF member on Shark Week

    Last night forum member Bobby Boessenecker (@Boesse) made an appearance on Discovery channel’s Shark Week discussing Otodus megalodon. Good to see real scientists and real paleontology being shown. Nice job, and nice meg!
  7. Hey everyone, I got a lot of great feedback with the recent image I posted of my mammoth and megalodon tooth. Here's the footage from the trip!
  8. Partial mammoth tooth and megalodon from this weekend's diving. These are my favorite pieces from a few dozen pulled up. In the last few months I've started my blackwater diving career and jumped in rivers from FL up to SC! It's been a fun ride to see what is hidden beneath the black waters of the southeast!
  9. First let me just say that my wife is awesome! Secondly, today is my birthday! My before mentioned awesome wife has surprised me with the purchase of a nice Megalodon tooth! It’s my first one! I had been recently talking about wanting to check out a website that deals in meg teeth and is run by a forum member. She took the liberty to check it out herself and correspond with the owner (since she knows nothing about fossils ) Unfortunately, due to some shipping issues it hasn’t arrived yet, but it should be here in the next few days. I was too excited to wait to share! Here is a picture from the website. I’ll post my own pics of the tooth as soon as it arrives. L1: 4.21" L2: 4.10" Width: 3.07"
  10. My biggest meg

    From the album Macro Florida Fossils

    It's a little beat up but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
  11. SC fossil trip

    Hi Everyone! I’m new here and hope to get some knowledge. I have been an avid shark tooth hunter for about 6 years. I’m looking to expand to all fossils though, I’ve done lots of research lately and would love to know more about shark tooth hunting in particular. I have mostly only been on beach to look but have researched and would love to find the bigger teeth and Megalodon teeth and whatever other fossils I can find. My question is, I will be going to Myrtle Beach in the next couple of weeks does anyone have any suggestions to go look for the teeth I mentioned above near there besides on the beach? Also I’m looking to go to Summerville soon but not on this trip. Thanks guys, I’m happy to have found this place.
  12. I have a megalodon tooth. The seller said it was recovered by a diver in N. Carolina "from the Yorktown or Hawthorne formation." It has a nice spot of coral on it. Is there any way to know if the coral is modern or a fossil also?
  13. Just A Couple Megs

    Just drawing a couple Calvert megs with pen and ink. A bit of improvement, I think
  14. Big tooth

    Big tooth found by my wife yesterday in Summerville sc sawmillbranch 4.5 long 3.5 wide
  15. Hello forum, Recently I went to Walton on the Naze and I found a nodule on the beach that contained many fossil, some quite remarkable containing a shark tooth, scales, bones, fossilized wood and many more things to excavated. At first I was not going to pick it up ,as it was heavy (20lb to be exact). But I was upset to find out that I walked past a large megalodon tooth that someone else picked up. So here I am and now have this lump of rock, I have soak it for some time, to hopefully stop or slowdown pyritization. Now in the next few days I will be starting my prepping journey. Will anyone be able to give me advice, as I'm only using Dremel's, I wont be able to afford any thing else as it will not be in my budget. Opinion WANT TO REMOVE THE FOSSIL WOOD! THE SHELL ARE CHALKY DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO TO STOP THIS FROM FALLING APART? AND PREVENTING PYRITIZATION WITH NAIL POLISH OR CLEAR VARNISH ? Here are some pictures out of many.
  16. So i have a small fossil collection and i want to learn how to study teeth and their anatomy the teeth i already have are from spinosaurus, mosasaur, carcharodontosaurus and megalodon if anyone could help me learn how to do it i would be really thankful. Thanks.
  17. How to study fossils.

    So having a small fossil collection i have thought of the possibility of studying the fossils especially the dinosaur teeth but the problem is im not a scientist so i don't know how to study them so if someone could tell me if cheap fossils like these could be studied and how it would be largely appreciated. (Collection includes 2 spinosaurus teeth, a meg tooth, 2 mosasaur teeth, mammoth hair, carcharodontosaurus tooth) Thanks.
  18. Help identify shark tooth

    So I found this tooth sifting through all the little extras from my fossil trip to Florida, it doesn’t look like any of the other common bull sharks, lemons etc. I think it is a baby megalodon but I’m not sure, it is serrated but a little worn, it’s much wider and not as narrow/pointy as a typical bull. Thoughts?
  19. Been awhile since I posted anything so I thought I'd drop some pics of the nice teeth from my trip two weeks ago. The makos are both a little shy of 3" and were laying about twelve inches from each other on the bottom. The nicer one was sticking up out of the bottom and if you look closely, you can see the discoloration on the tip where it was exposed. Those were the only teeth I found at that spot besides a 6" shamer that was split in two, so I was really happy to find them. The big one was a really lucky find. I was on an older spot that I'd hit before so I tried going a different direction and ended up in a spot where two feet of mud covered hard bottom. It was pretty tough going and I was just starting to wonder if maybe it would be a good idea to head back to some easier spots when my hands ran over the tooth. Again, that was the only tooth I found on that dive, so I was pretty stoked. There's a little enamel peel, but I worked so hard to find it that I really just don't care. It comes in at 5 3/4. It looks bigger than that because of the position. You can see how big the root is for the blade size. Had it been an anterior tooth, it would've easily be 6". Hope you like looking at them as much as I liked finding them.
  20. Hello im new here im looking at buying this megalodon tooth its nearly 5 1/2" in size to me its looks like a near perfect tooth but im not a proffesional is there anyone that can help me with this has it had any restoration? or faked? or been polished? would you consider it a good quality tooth or are their problems im not seeing thankyou for your help
  21. Megalodon tooth from Puerto Rico

    Hello everyone, I'm visiting my family in Puerto Rico and I met a person who has this megalodon tooth for about 20 years. The location where the tooth was found is in Moca Puerto Rico a non coastal area but with the same limestone formation like the coast. I have until the 28 of this month to convince that person to sell me tooth before I go back Texas, so I wonder if anyone has a good idea a meg like this from a very rare location can worth.
  22. Running a bit late on this trip report for a trip to some Yorktown Formation sites in Virginia on 4/28/19 with @Gizmo. The water was way colder than we expected, so a two day trip got whittled down to a long one-day trip. After a beautiful, but cold, day on the water we came away with 20+ pounds of fossils and ichnofossils. Below are some highlights. Sorry in advance for using a coin as a reference and for the less than optimal pictures. Teeth are uncleaned, but you can see hints of blue, black marbling and red/copper. Some random shark teeth and mammal teeth. The hemipristis is 2.01". (I am still super stoked about that. My first!) Some great whites and a tiger Whale cervical vertebra Fossil bird bones: Fish jaws: A fossil hypural with a modern day sponge growing on it:
  23. Hello everyone! After a busy day at work on Friday i decided to take myself down to the local beach for a couple of hours of peaceful, stress-free shark tooth searching. The weather has been horrendous for the past week in this part of the UK with strong winds and waves smashing up the coastline. For those who are unsure of the location, it is a red crag formation located on top of London clay. As i got to the steps leading to the beach i could see that the cliffs had taken a hammering, there were falls everywhere, in some places as much as 2 metres had come down. Also on the beach the shingle had all been sucked out to see, leaving just sand and the underlying London clay which is a perfect time/conditions for finding fossils. I was getting teeth pretty much as soon as i got onto the beach, with most located at the base of the cliff sitting on the London clay. Cosmopolitodus hastalis/Carcharodon hastalis and Otodus obliquus making up the majority of the finds. Soon i also picked up a crab or lobster leg which is a first for this location. After spending a couple of hours there and with the worst back pain after being bent in half looking down i headed off home with the intention of getting up early and getting to the beach first thing. Back at the beach for 7am Saturday morning hoping i would be there before anyone else, sure enough no other mad souls were around and i had the beach to myself again. Didn't find as many as the previous evening with the reason that overnight it hadn't been as rough as i had hoped it would be and the high tide mark barely made it to the base of the cliffs. Gosh darn it, i thought to myself. Never mind i will look over the same place as yesterday to see if i had missed any. Found a few Cosmopolitodus hastalis/Carcharodon hastalis again and then i spotted it. What looked to be a very black pebble sitting on its own on the sand. Strange i thought to myself. Picked it up, turned it over and my eyes widened. My first proper meg! And only 6cm long so by no means a biggie and very well worn but i didn't care! I spent another hour or so on the beach but nothing else major turned up. I am going to try again tonight as the conditions at the beach can change with a single tide so need to make the most of the good conditions whilst i can....If anyone can give me alternative or additional identifications or would like any more photos please ask. Thanks for reading everyone!
  24. Possible megalodon tooth in NJ?

    The grey tooth on the right is a small posterior megalodon tooth found in the peace river Florida. The copper tooth was found in a very shallow creek part of big brook NJ. Is it possible that a meg could have swam farther north like modern great whites do during a split time when the water level overlapped the big brook area and dropped it? I’m still new at identifying teeth but they seem VERY very similar
  25. Carcharocles megalodon

    From the album Sharks

    Two small megalodon teeth from N. Carolina.