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Finally - Four inch Angustidens!!

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Sharks of SC

Hello everyone,

I've been hunting the creeks, beaches, banks, streams, and rivers around Charleston since I was about 10 years old. As my passion for the hobby grew, so did my determination to scout new sites and find bigger and better fossils. Ive stayed above the waterline for the most parts, putting in thousands and thousands of hours in the mud and marl. 

In that time I've found very few megalodon teeth, generally in worn condition, which is typical for Mio-Plio layers locally. Because of this, my goal for years has been to find a well-preserved four inch anterior tooth from a Carcharocles angustidens. Ive come close to realizing this goal several times - I found a great lower tooth on the Edisto River that was just shy of the magic mark, and another upper missing a root lobe, but I had never found the 4-incher I've dreamt of. 

Until today...

This tooth is an absolute beast. It seems like teeth of this size and quality are rare to find in the Ashley Formation, particularly in the reworked sediments I hunt, which makes this find particularly gratifying. The nick to the tip looks to be a compression fracture, indicative of feeding damage. Otherwise, this tooth is about 100%. 

I couldn't be happier. To make things better, it was sitting about a foot away from another beautiful smaller angustidens - a hunting day to remember for sure.

Keep dreaming 

The monster - 

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And his little brother - 

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jpc

ooohhh.....  

congrats on finding a dream Fossil.  I know we all have them and not all of us have found it... yet.  

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FossilDudeCO

Congratulations!

Those are both amazing teeth!

Well worth the wait!

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Darktooth

Wow, super nice! Congratulations on an awesome find!

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hokiehunter

Congrats on a well earned trophy!  I'm in the same but but my quarry is a perfect 5"+ meg.  How big exactly is that tooth? 

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MCG DAWG

Wow!  Great tooth.  love that brown coloration up by the root on the posteior.  Awesome find.  

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Fossildude19

Wow!   :blink:

Very nice!! :wub: 

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11 minutes ago, hokiehunter said:

Congrats on a well earned trophy!  I'm in the same but but my quarry is a perfect 5"+ meg.  How big exactly is that tooth? 

it is exactly 4 inches. Thanks! 

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JarrodB

Beautiful tooth. Congrats

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Sir.tommy.the.toad

Very nice congrats:dinothumb:

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sixgill pete

Great couple of teeth. The big one is very nice. But the smaller one looks perfect. No broken tip, no enamel peel that's a fantastic tooth.

 

However a 4" angustidens, zoiks!!!!!!!!

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ynot

Ditto to what the others have said!!:meg::thumbsu:

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t-tree

Well done on your dream find it looks great.

 

John

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RCW3D

Wow!!! Gorgeous teeth!!! Congratulations!!!

 

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FossilDAWG

Those are both extremely drool-worthy teeth! :wub::drool::drool::wub:

Summerville is only a 4 hr drive from me.  I really have to make it down that way soon.

 

Don

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2 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

Those are both extremely drool-worthy teeth! :wub::drool::drool::wub:

Summerville is only a 4 hr drive from me.  I really have to make it down that way soon.

 

Don

So, funny thing - I've never had much success in Sumerville. I'd love to figure it out someday, but its sooo unpredictable. This tooth (as well as almost everything I've posted in the last year) came from a deposit within Charleston City Limits. I think the key to finding the good material these days is to get away from anywhere accessible - finding those overlooked nooks and crannies.

So, If you do ever make it down this way, give me a holler first - Ill point you in the right direction.   

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Ludwigia

What they all said! Brilliant! :wub: Congratulations! :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76::yay-smiley-1:

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flyg

Gorgeous tooth. I'm fairly new at this, but I honestly think the auriculatus and angustidens teeth are more impressive in general appearance than the megalodons.

 

G

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Just now, flyg said:

Gorgeous tooth. I'm fairly new at this, but I honestly think the auriculatus and angustidens teeth are more impressive in general appearance than the megalodons.

 

G

I agree entirely! I can only imagine that a jaw full of teeth WITH side cusps must've been terrifying.:o

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Gizmo

Very nice, congrats! :)

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JustPlainPetrified

It's all been said! Fantastic find! Nice, wow, great and well done! A bit jealous here in Northern Alberta.:ank:

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jcbshark

Beautiful find, Congrats!:fistbump:

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Grimlock

:envy:

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RJB

Im not a tooth guy, but that one is DANG IMPRESSIVE!!!  

 

RB

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Vieira

Congratulations :dinothumb:

 

Amazing and beautiful teeth.

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