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  1. Hey everyone, I'm new to the site so hopefully I read all the posting rules correctly. Having said that, I was given this meg tooth as a gift. I am unsure however if it is real as it's missing the serrated edges and has a remarkable polish that gives it a glassy texture. I am not aware of any restoration methods or what not when it comes to selling to the general public so I can only go off my own knowledge of meg teeth. It's also heavier than my phone. Is there anyone who could maybe point out some red flags (or green ones!) to let me know if she was sold a replica? I can also add more images if need be. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1bcvrtv7m6d7q13/AAD-RcmDpOCMgeJ6aJ_Xh40Pa?dl=0 Please click that link to view all 6 images. (For some reason I can't upload them here)
  2. Storm Dennis Megs

    Got up nice and early to beat any other fossil enthusiasts who may be heading to the beach. However due to storm Dennis hitting the UK I didn’t need to as it was raining cats and dogs and rather windy! Anyway, got down to the red crag cliffs that have taken a hammering in the strong winds we have been having the past month. Within the first ten minutes found a heart brake half Meg, shame cause it was 94mm long. Found a smaller 59mm well polished Meg about ten yards away and thought I was going to be in for a Meg tooth filled day! However that was not the case, only other decent find was a nice 61mm Otodus. Few more small Isurus teeth and other bits n bobs but nothing amazing. I did spend an hour looking for the other half of the first Meg but to no avail.... (Apologies about the sideways images and any neck injuries that may occur whilst looking at them) Thanks for reading everyone!
  3. Megalodon tooth mystery

    Hi, bought this Megalodon tooth recently from the Hawthorn Formation in South Carolina. I noticed it had this ridges on the side, wondered if anyone knew what they were from. Thanks.
  4. Okay, I posted this yesterday and I’m not sure if it was that it was too long winded, in the wrong spot, or both. So, I will attempt to boil it down. There was a post on this topic in 2011 but I feel like there’s certainly more knowledge on this now. 1. What formations are megalodon teeth coming from? The plausible ones are the Parachucla (22ma), Marks Head (18ma), and Goose Creek Lime (3.5ma), all within the umbrella Hawthorn formation. The CofC Museum lists almost every specimen as coming from the Goose Creek Lime, yet the hottest spots at best have the Raysor formation(2.5ma) exposed. 2. Are said spots only good underwater where the river has cut through to the former three? 3. Is material between the Marks Head and Goose Creek era extant in any areas? People have suggested that the size of some teeth would place them in the middle of these two time periods, unless there’s reason to believe they’re reworked. 4. Wanting to see pictures of the formations mentioned (excluding Marks Head which is only subsurface), in addition the Wando and Chandler Bridge formations if anyone has pictures lying around.
  5. Tooth

    Reeled this is 7-8 years ago out of the broad river in Beaufort, SC about 7 miles inland from the port royal sound.
  6. Meg tooth

    I am looking to get a big Megalodon tooth and I’m looking for help on if this is a good price. It is 6.07 inches long and 4 and a half wide. It is not repaired or restored. The asking price is ..., is that a good deal? Thankyou
  7. Fossil ID Chubutensis

    Hi! I'm looking to buy a good Chubutensis tooth, and I came across this online. It's listed by a seller with a very good reputation, but I know that Megalodon teeth are often mistaken for Chubutensis teeth. I'd therefore like to have some seasoned shark tooth collectors help verify the ID of this tooth (I always like to double-check ) Note: It was found in South Carolina. Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi, amateur here! Many years back I purchased a Megalodon tooth on online. What I'm wondering is if this tooth has been altered in any way. There is a part of the root that is quite dark, which concerns me as I've heard this can be a sign of restoration. Also since I can't remember exactly what I purchased this for, what would be a good approximate price nowadays? Note: The tooth is roughly 4,5 inches. (Not easy to see here, but the middle part of the root is slightly darker than the rest of the root) Thanks in advance!
  9. Found in a land spot not too far from North Charleston. Only chunks but I’m still happy with them. Wondering if this is a meg tooth or another shark, also wondering if it’s possible age based on size. Serration on the side.
  10. Another English Meg!

    Good evening everyone! Quickly headed out to the local beach after work before storm Brendan hit, few little teeth before this caught my eye. 81mm and very worn, typical English Meg. Also found what I think is a partial crocodile scute from the London clay beds? If so it’s a first for me! Thanks all!
  11. Im a starter who is still in school,about 16 so I cant afford high prices(plus the expensive shipping to where i live) Can anyone please PM me some sellers or give me some advice as I explore the internet for more?
  12. Megalodon?

    Found this in the river in North Carolina, pretty sure it's my first meg.
  13. So I recently made a post showing some of the teeth I pulled from the Peace River over the holiday break at the end of 2019 ( link below ). I love Megalodon teeth with a passion. Like many other hunters, they are my goal when I go out fossil hunting. I have found though that river teeth are much more fragile and lighter than most land found teeth. I'm not sure if that is due to properties in the water. Maybe over time the rivers wash away some of the minerals in the teeth making them more fragile and worn down. Either way after my 3 day river hunt I was happy with the haul of Meg teeth that I had found but only 2 out of the 29 teeth I found made it to the keep pile. The rest hit the broken bin for later projects. Feeling dissatisfied with the quality of my finds I set out for one more day of hunting. Christmas day was perfect. The weather was nice and I had a new land site in mind that I wanted to explore. So I left early in the morning so that I could explore as much as possible for the whole day. After about an hour hike I came across this vein of rock that looked to be a layer of fossils. I mostly found worn down Dugong bones and fragments but I knew that meant Megalodon was not far behind. After about 20 minutes of searching this area I found my first tooth I have learned from hunting land sites how easy it is to stay in one spot once you find one tooth. You think "oh this area is so large I should stay here and hunt. If I found one, there are more here." But land sites I have found are not like the rivers. Fossils don't collect in one spot like they do in moving water. So I chose to explore more of the new area so that I wouldn't miss out on other finds. After 6 hours of finding nothing but one more broken meg and a few small teeth, I chose to loop back to my first and only good spot of the day to search it for one more hour before heading home. I chose to take my time in this spot and really look at the gravel and dirt. I had found one good tooth in this area so there must be others. However what I thought was an untouched area turned out to not be. While in my last hours of hunting time I spotted two other hunters staring at the ground just like me on the top of a hill. Little did they know I had already looked at the area they were searching. I lost some faith that I would find much in this area now knowing that other people already knew about this spot and were hitting it, however I still searched for a while. I think it's fair to say that when land hunting most fossil hunters including myself only surface collect. It's too hot and time consuming to dig in one spot looking for teeth. It's much better to let mother nature wash them from the sand and gravel as it rains. Seeing that this area had been hunted before I realized why I was not seeing many teeth on the surface of these gravel piles. Either way I used my last hour well, looking in the cracks and water run off areas in the hills where teeth would collect as they get washed out and then all of a sudden I spotted a very exciting looking rock poking out of the side wall of one of these erosion points. I dug around the rock and to my surprise and excitement it was exactly what I was hoping for. A fully intact and untouched Megalodon tooth. Out of all of my Bone Valley teeth I have only ever found one that I would consider almost perfect. It has all of the serrations and a fully intact root with a beautiful marbled grey and blue coloration. However like most Bone Valley teeth it has a tip ding. That is part of Bone Valley though since it was a baby Meg Nursery full of food to crunch their teeth on. So when this new tooth came out of the sand on Christmas day it was the perfect gift for all those hours out on the hunt. It is fully intact with only some small feeding damage on the top right side of the tooth, it even has the tip!! This tooth measures 4.25 inches, making it now my biggest and most complete tooth yet. I am so happy with this find. However it dried sort of dark greenish brown so I am thinking of setting it out in the sun to let it lighten up. The part that had been exposed to the sun is really nice and white so maybe more sun will bring out those nice colors. Let me know if you think that is a good idea or not. Here's a link to the river hunt I posted the other day.
  14. Shark Tooth ID

    Can any one tell me what shark came from and if it might have came from a Megalodon?
  15. Peace river Jackpot

    It had been a while since my last good fossil hunting trip so I was very excited to have free time over most of December. I had three free days the week before Christmas and I made use of everyone of them. The first day I went out with the goal of trying new areas that I had not tried before, so I spent most of day one trying new locations and coming up with only one good spot that produced some nice smaller teeth but nothing too amazing shark tooth wise. I did however find my first Tapir tooth but the root structure was missing. The next day out was spent mostly adventuring through other new areas with little luck except for right at the end of the day when I found my first 3 whole Meg teeth of the trip. I came across a large gravel deposit with large rocks mixed into the pile. I scanned over the gravel pile to see if I could surface spot a tooth and sure enough down in the water was this staring back at me. These finds are the reason I decided to make the 2 hour drive for a third time that week. I was already very tired from 2 full days of hunting with little luck but finding 3 nice teeth right at the end of the second day made me want to explore this new area even more. So I headed out for a third time and made it a goal to only hunt this new section of river. I was not disappointed by my choice to go out again. I had planned to only go for half the day as my legs were chaffed from the waders from days 1 and 2 but the spot I was in was too amazing to leave early. I found a nice honey hole within the first 2 hours out and decided to try a few other spots with little luck. I decided to just dig the honey hole for the rest of the day and its surrounding areas. The teeth that came out of this spot were amazing. Meg after Meg piece came out of this hole. In one of my last few screens came my collection heart breaker. The big tooth pictured below measures 4.25 inches as is from the highest edge to the tip. It's a shame that this tooth was so beat up but at least it was mother nature that did the damage and not me. I also found what I think is a Bison tooth right next to the Meg I found by sight in the water. Correct me if I am wrong, I'm not sure on my identification. (PS: I screen shot my river pics because I am not sure if the forum removes meta data from the photos before adding them to a post.)
  16. Cream Meg and corals/sponges

    On December 28th I had a chance to do a little searching at Brownies. Spent most of the day in a gentle rain but found a variety of the usual suspects. More than anything, it was amazing to be on the water in the fog and rain. Super quiet and beautiful. In the shark department, I was stoked to find this 3.1" Meg (uncleaned) in situ. It keeps getting lighter, so I suspect it will be near white once done. I also came across some of these corals/sponges. One has a nice cup on it that looks to have been oriented upwards along with a barnacle, like a sponge. Any thoughts on ID? They look to have come from Zone 10:
  17. Venice dive trip 12/28

    Finished the last dive of the year off Venice with my first complete mammoth tooth and a few small megs to top it off.
  18. Unusual Markings Shark Tooth

    Hi, This question is between categories. Has anyone seen markings (numbers) on a shark tooth like this? I have tried to wipe them off with acetone, and they will not come off. Any idea how they were applied or how to remove them?
  19. Hello, I was able to purchase my first fossil ever, and its a megalodon teeth, while i do trust the place sells authentic stuff, i am always doubting whether the things i buy are real or not. it would be great if someone is able to to identify whether if this is real to me. Thanks!
  20. Hi everyone, You have been overwhelming helpful in previous posts. Thank you! A local person is wanting to sell this tooth. He says it is from the Cooper River. L1 is 5.81, L2 is 5.64 and W is 4.52. It weighs 15.6 oz. I looked at it under UV and magnifying glass, and it looked legit. Do you think it is real or fake?
  21. I’ve had this for a while, and always assumed it was real. I saw a video of someone looking at fake teeth, and they said you could tell because you could see bubbles in the tooth from if it was a mold of some sort. It’s a little over 5 inches long, and I believe it was an Atlantic Ocean find, but I don’t remember much more about where it was supposedly found. I circled the area that I thought looked the most bubble like, but I’m not really sure what to think. Any help is appreciated.
  22. Got a bunch of pics from the past 12 months of fine Florida hunting. Been busy getting out with quite a few members and had a few real nice finds. Gonna take a while to post all these so please be patient and thanks for lookingFirst some in situs
  23. Was hoping to get some help from someone on here. Not sure if this is the right forum. My wifes work is getting Christmas presents for the local orphanage/children’s home. One of the kids put on his info form that his favorite animal is a Megalodon. I was wondering if someone on here might have an extra Megalodon tooth that they’d be willing to donate or sell cheaply so we could help this kid out for Christmas. The boxes go out on Dec. 4th so I’d need to have it by the 3rd. Thanks so so much everyone for your help in hopefully giving this kid a very special Christmas.
  24. I have this megalodon tooth and I was wondering if if it is real or not. Please help.
  25. Shark Tooth Identification Help

    Hi, I recently bought this tooth from a friend, but I am uncertain which species it belongs to. The root is very thin with great white characteristics, but the lack of serrations on the blade is more like a mako. My best guess is that it is a Giant White Shark (Charcharodon Plicatitis). It measure 2.75 inches. The last 2 photos show the tooth in comparison to a Great White tooth on the right side and a Mako Shark tooth on the left side of the tooth in question. What do you believe it is? Thank you for helping me out.