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Looking for cavities in Mosasaur teeth.

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aplomado

Oh, fantistic!  Wonderful pictures and a great idea!

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-AnThOnY-

This count? I've always joked about the circle at the base of this tooth being a cavity.

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The QCC

In my opinion as a not-dentist it looks like a cavity to me.

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Carcharodontosaurus

Sorry to revive a long dead thread, but I've become very interested in fossil microscopy (despite not having my own microscope) and I'm thinking of buying some mosasaur teeth soon, with one tooth specifically destined to be sliced and have the internal structure looked at under the microscope. What type of equipment is used for slicing, grinding and polishing these teeth? I've seen normal grinders and they look like they could destroy the entire tooth if not used properly.

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The QCC

Mosasaur  teeth are not overly large in my experience can be sliced with a fine hacksaw for cross sections.
The primary tool is a flat lap disk grinder with six diamond disks with grits ranging from 100 to 1500 plus one or two polishing disks.

I use a Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need flat lap  grinder. Flat lap grinder


 

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