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British Megalodon Tooth

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Ojnoj2

Hello, 

 

I've just been given a megalodon tooth by a fisherman from Essex. He tells me that he found it on his local beach (Harwich) and because he isn't really interested in fossils, it was gathering dust in his shed and he was happy to give it to me. 

 

British megs of this quality are basically unheard of... My question is, is it possible that this is a British meg? I have no reason to think he was lying, but if that's the case, this tooth is unbelievable for the location! 

 

Cheers! 

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Ojnoj2

also, if anybody is interested, my friend and I run a fossil insta page called: Jonahandthewhalelikeoldthings where we showcase out fossils. Feel free to follow! 

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Chris Jones

Nice tooth! I had a look online, it seems they are found in Britain, but are extremely rare.

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Tidgy's Dad

I don't know if this is British or not, but that's a wonderful gift. :meg:

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DatFossilBoy

It’s unlikely this tooth is from GB. I’ve never seen one this quality and colour. The only ones I saw were incredibly rough.

I would be guessing you tooth is from the US.

Kind regards 

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Bobby Rico

My friend  @TomWhite has found some really nice megs in the U.K. but he has the gift of finds them. My gut instinct is that it looks like the megs preservation from South Carolina but I can’t rule out it that it is from the U.K. I have only seen a couple. Why would your fisherman friend lie. Very nice tooth anyway to be gifted . I hope you got him a creat of beers as a thank you :meg:

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Pterygotus

Nice tooth! I’m pretty sure it’s not from britain as the preservation is wrong but still a nice addition!

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FossilsAnonymous

Looks like a Carolinian Meg..:. 

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Ojnoj2

Thanks guys, I was dubious about it too. The preservation looks too good to be British and is identical to some of the US ones. 
 

That said, he had absolutely zero reason to lie. He reached out over Instagram and told me that he’d picked up a tooth that was gathering dust in his shed so it was better in my hands than his. 
 

think I’ll just take it on trust that it’s British unless anybody is 100% certain that it’s not 

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will stevenson

take it in mind people sometimes seed famous localities for their kids to find etc, so it's possiblt they just lost this one^_^

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