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  1. I'd like some opinions on one more Megalodon tooth, please. It's 5.8". This one I am suspicious of because it looks a lot more polished than most of the teeth I've seen that were found in the Atlantic Ocean. The claim is no restorations, in any event, so some more eyes would be great. Thank you, Bellamy
  2. Megalodon Tooth Locality Identification

    I have here a Megalodon tooth. The one who sold it to me mention it's from Florida. I'm interested to know the locality because I'd like to acquire Megalodon from every major site. This looks Bone Valley to me, based on the coloration. Could anyone confirm if that's enough to say so?
  3. Hi everyone, I have here a 5.6" Megalodon tooth. Before considering it further, I'd like to know if anyone can see repairs on it. The claim is that there are none. I don't see any, but I'm also not too experienced with recognizing them yet. The images aren't too large. Unfortunately, they're the best quality available. I'd appreciate more eyes on this in any case. Thank you, Bellamy
  4. Exotic Megalodon Dealers

    Hi everyone, I've been looking for a Megalodon from one of the more exotic localities in Asia. The problem is, most of the dealers I know stick to those originating from the United States. I've found some on various auction sites, but I don't wish to get into that because I'm not very experienced in spotting fakes and reconstructions. I would be more interested in someone who you've had fruitful dealings with. If anyone could PM me suggestions for dealers to contact regarding teeth from these localities, I would appreciate it. Thank you, Shayan
  5. Best Teeth to Date!

    Had an amazing day at the river this morning and found the best teeth I have found to date! Largest semi-complete meg, and two great whites over 2”! The largest being 2.25” which is my new best GW. I saw the corner of the largest great white sticking out of the formation and low and behold it was complete (minus 2-3 serrations near the root), and super sharp! The others were found in gravel beds around a fallen tree.
  6. Megalodon Restoration

    Hi everyone, I posted yesterday about restoring my Megalodon tooth. I'd like to first and foremost thank the community for their help in answering those questions, and special shoutouts along that vein to @Reptilia and @mattbsharks. This is a 3" tooth from South Carolina that was around 85% complete. It was missing parts of the sides, and the tip. I completed the restoration today. Overall I'm happy with it. To me, it looks like it's been restored. That could simply be because I'm the one who worked on it. Nevertheless it was fun, not to mention great experience for next time! Supplies used: * Acrylic paint (Black, Brown, White, Tan, and Golden Brown) * Gloss finish * Epoxy putty (PaleoPutty is hard to find in Canada; I used JBWeld High Heat, which allows 1 hour before setting) * Sandpaper (220 grit) * Respirator (sanding safety!) * Paintbrushes (soft, made of the finest imported mammoth fur just kidding extremely generic) * Knife (detailing) Here's the tooth before I reconstructed it:
  7. Megalodon Restoration - Painting

    Hi everyone, I have a Megalodon tooth that I'm looking to restore. It's 85% complete and has sections missing from the sides, and a little bit from the tip. I've read the guides here and understand how to restore it. I also have to think about which acrylic paints to purchase, and that's what my question pertains to. It seems the dark brown for the root will be easy - black mixed with brown. How about the taupe color for the enamel? Could anyone please suggest which paints to purchase to obtain that?
  8. Since this forum is often visited by new collectors. Note: intention for this post is not to hurt resellers, but caveat emptor: The market is currently flooded with megalodon teeth from West Java! Although the first specimens started to pop on the market already about 2 years ago or earlier, anyone nowadays still telling you megs from West Java are rare, is joking. It has become clear! There are millions of meg teeth in Indo-Australian archipelago, and the simple fact that they have been generally overlooked by collectors and resellers in the past decades and years, doesn't make Java teeth any rarer. Deposits in west and central Java, where megalodon teeth are found, range from middle miocene to early pliocene and it seems megs are found in at least 3 or 4 different layers/formations, in different preservations and colors. We often see descriptions praising the glossy enamel and fantastic colors and many resellers are probably stocking up. But careful: As always, use paypal! Colors change and the vibrant tones fade away when these teeth are exposed to UV and dry out in our climate (Indonesia has a very high % of humidity). Location is not rare and Indonesian megs will be probably just as common in your future collections as SC or FL megs, or perhaps even more due to the droping prices, even in 5" size and over. Even the price of all megs in general might drop, unless supply changes and that usually doesn't happen "over night" (nor because the deposits with millions of teeth would stop producing)... When it comes to the pricing of megs, quality and all tiny details matters - it's the high end collectors and resellers who are pushing up the prices and low supply vs. demand. That said, there's a flood of new teeth comming into the market and as much as resellers are trying to praise the overall nice enamel condition and rarity - the teeth are nice, but 95% of the teeth from Indonesia comming into the market now, have root pitting and eroded roots, covered by matrix - difficult to notice in some photos, you might not tell the matrix covering the holes from the root, especially if you are buying your first tooth and expect the root is just a little "dirty" or covered. It's usually not just sediment over the root, but depends on the area and layers where teeth were found. Often the acid dissolved/eroded roots are also carved from matrix (sandstone naturally filling the broken or eroded parts) and broken/eroded areas sometimes restored, covered up with matrix, to resell for a higher price. Keep in mind, these teeth typically change at least 2 or 3 "hands" before they get to you and the price might not reflect the condition. Even if you think you are looking at the real root or a natural fossil tooth, double check - if you can't see the root texture, often what you think is root, might be just sandstone matrix covering the eroded real root below or no root at all. Or just sandstone matrix shaped like root. Unfortunatelly, not many resellers, not even in USA, will point out the root issues, but will try to present the "flaws" as nice as possible - often the tooth is cleaned, eroded root smoothed with a fine grit sandpaper and buffing, and all you need is a "story" how rare, how nice, how risky is to buy directly, some nice photos and a sucker who pays, if you add a 0 to your purchase price (for the new reselling price)... The real roots are very solid, uniform, smooth, with texture, detailed, not soft, grained or crumbly polished matrix/sand! Enamel and bourlette preservation of these megs is among the best, worldwide, but all good preserved Indo teeth have smooth enamel like glass and a very nice preserved full or almost full bourlette. That's not a bonus, but a "feature" of more as 70% megs found in Indonesia. However, probably more as 70% of teeth in the market now, have root damage and erosion covered up, even some at high 3-10x reselling prices. On the opposite, a full bourlette on USA river/ocean found teeth is a rare sight. Land-found teeth from Indonesia seem to be well mineralized and gum is solid, often better preserved to what we are used to see in the market, but I wouldn't call that a rare find, since all indo megs are land finds and have nicer preserved gum lines and serrations as river worn megs. Praising fantastic gum line, smooth enamel and sharp serrations on land found teeth, is like praising devonian Moroccan trilobites' eye lenses. All have them, unless they are damaged in preparation or weathered. Indonesian megs are mined in different layers with picks and shovel and sometimes damaged (and therefore sometimes restored, if hit with tools). Preservation and colors are different, depending on different layers and sediments. Always ask for good photos in natural light and if there are any improvements. Many Indonesian sellers are just as honest as resellers in USA, some however, will try to convince you with poor resolution photos or a very high first asking price (if it's expensive, then it must be worth it, right?). Although many sellers are honest, non will pass the opportunity to make a good profit even on teeth with erosion, broken root lobes, restoration or other damage. Most Indonesian sellers don't have any experience in pricing or selling megs, in example they might price similar size megs the same, even if one has a broken root and the other one a restored tip, but they are learning the difference preservation, colors, size etc. make. So the first (often way too high) asking price usually doesn't reflect the condition or size, but it's not the last price... All damaged and restored teeth drop in price by more than half, if you point out the improvements and damage, and although "meg-crazy" collectors and resellers buy the best preserved teeth before you notice, there's also haggling involved. It's not the point of this post to give pricing tips, but keep in mind, that when each new tooth is found, the miners send photos to different reseller, so often different resellers are trying to sell the same tooth, and often they buy from each other or create different avatars to reach more clients - each reseller might be asking a different price for the same tooth, usually 2-5x what they pay the miners. Check if the reseller has the tooth you are buying in hands or buy from resellers in USA or EU, but keep in mind that the price of all imported teeth goes up again, a lot more as you might expect. In Indonesia a nice 5" tooth often sells for less as 150... And if you were among the few who were buying them for american prices in the "beginning" (or from resellers in USA), as investment (as some often do), expect the values to drop once even more of these teeth flood the market. If you're a reseller - be honest and don't destroy the reputation of all Indonesian sellers or BS about rarity for your own gain, to drive up your price; miners and sellers in Indonesia invest all the work to find the teeth and bring them to the market, not resellers in USA or EU, who just take new photos and buy 3 more teeth with profits... We all understand the risks involved, and that this is a job for professional resellers, but there's many ways how to scam or create a bubble. Perhaps as a result of this mining activity new scientific discoveries will be made in Java aswell. Some resellers in Indonesia also use putty and paint to improve small imperfections and sell the teeth for a better price, trying to pass them as natural. And they are quite good at it, you may not notice it on photographs or even in hand, without closer inspection and checking... And they'll keep doing it, as long as there's the next meg-crazy guy around the corner. Everything is up for your consideration, just carefull with restorations and resellers telling you how expensive or nice their megs are, keep in mind that the price of all Indonesian megs, even the good ones, is very low compared to usa market prices (that's another "bubble" story). Although all megs "gain" in value by changing hands: the risks, lack of trust and preservation issues are keeping the value down (at the source, most Indonesian sellers don't hoard hundreds of teeth and overprice them, untill they can find a sucker willing to pay crazy money, they try to sell fast and make a living). Keep in mind also, that most of the indonesian meg teeth offered for resale on various websites were not purchased more as 1 or 2 months ago, these are not old collections "impossible to get anymore", like high-valued 6" Peruvian or Chile teeth, slowly released into the market. If you're willing to invest high sums of money for a speculation, you're better off investing in stocks! When buying from resellers therefore keep in mind that these indo teeth are ATM not rare as advertised, just next month they might start to dig in a different formation with different preservation, but just as (or more) common as megs from USA. Unless you fall in love with a specific tooth, you can guarantee to find another one, cheaper one, in similar quality, size and preservation, despite the hype and efforts of some resellers. Buyer beware, restored and overpriced indo megs are the next bubble in the fossil collecting world and a good chance to scam or rip you off.
  9. Florida Shark Teeth

    Hi everyone, I have here three shark teeth that were given to me by a friend from Florida. That's where they were found, but I have no locations more specific than that. I'm pretty sure the second and third are Megalodon, but believe the first one is Carcharodon Carcharias. I would appreciate confirmation. 1 - Front 1 - Rear 2 - Front 2 - Rear 3 - Front 3 - Rear
  10. Hi everyone, fellow Charlestonian here. I've recently got back into shark teeth hunting and have been to a few locations such as behind the YMCA and in those creek branches round there. I am posting here to ask everyone if they have any good locations they would share. I know this community is tight lipped and secretive when it comes to this, but I was hoping there would be a few individuals who didn't mind helping someone actually find some good finds. I get most sites are on private property or the individual has connections to get onto quarries (i.e. Black River Fossils), but I know there are viable locations out there that are not well known too. Thank you.
  11. Need Help with Identification

    Hi everyone, need help with some identification here. The first photos of the brown looking tooth was found in Edisto, while the bone you see was found in Dorchester Creek in Summerville.
  12. Hi everyone, I have here a 5.64" Megalodon tooth that I purchased. I don't have any reason to believe it's fake, but I got a decent deal on it and just want to make sure it's genuine. It was found off the coast of North Carolina.
  13. Heres a fun thread for those to show off their widest and fattest looking megalodon teeth fossils in thier collections. I'll set the tone with the widest fat boy in my collection, I don't have digital calipers but it measure roughly 5.4 inches wide by 6.1 inches long. When I close my hand together it looks even more monstrous. Share yours and join the wide boyclub Got the idea while thinking about what the widest megalodon tooth ever found measures, if anyone does know do share in this thread!
  14. Marine animal tooth?

    I just joined this group. I found this today in the surf of Holden Beach, NC. Just hoping someone can identify it for me
  15. The girls and I got turned away from Matoaka Cabins at capacity) last weekend and I’m sure glad they did. We had a blast - a couple hours at the Cliffs and came across this little beauty laying in a muddy fall pile. I’m assuming a Hubbell Meg with some slight patho ripples. We also met @HemiHunter and his boys poking around the waves too
  16. These are mostly South Carolina River finds, with a couple of Moroccan specimens mixed in. The Megalodon teeth are all natural, ranging from 3” to the 4” range. The shark vertebra go up to about 3.5” in diameter. I have more elsewhere as well. And more Megalodon teeth. LOOKING FOR: I am open to all offers. I am especially interested in matrix pieces of different kinds, unprepared fish, but again I am very open to all sorts of offers.
  17. Worn meg/great white

    Hi, I found this tooth in Florida Miocene Polk county. There are serration impressions on it but I don’t know you can see them from the pics.
  18. Meg or Great White?

    Found this bad boy the other day, debating if its a meg or GW, what do you guys think?
  19. Its still very hard to me to tell between the two when discussing the 1.5-3" range. I know angustidens have cusp but not all of them necessarily do. I know angustidens are also more triangle shaped but really that is not given as megs can also have that depending on tooth location. I attached a picture of some mixed ones and I still dont know which are which. My guesses would be the yellow top one, the black one right next to it, and the bottom left black tooth. The rest are megs? Open to discussion
  20. Shark Tooth Collection

    9This is my shark tooth collection. Thought it would be cool to share here. My collection is a very small one, and is nothing compared to what some people have, but I am quite proud of it. (Image is in reply below)
  21. Shark teeth

    Hi everyone, I have here 4 partial tooth fragments. They were found in Charleston, South Carolina. I believe the first one is C. Angustiden, while the rest are Megalodon. Could anybody kindly confirm?
  22. Hi guys I recently purchased this Megalodon tooth and I'm pretty sure it's real but I wanna know what you guys think.
  23. Baby Meg?

    Hello, i found these shark teeth in manasota key fl, i thought the big one is a megalodon (hope yes) but the small one not sure, maybe a baby meg? Can someone let me know what species they are? Thankyou!!