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Ceasar Miranda

Megalodon tooth from Puerto Rico

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Ceasar Miranda

Hello everyone, I'm visiting my family in Puerto Rico and I met a person who has this megalodon tooth for about 20 years. The location where the tooth was found is in Moca Puerto Rico a non coastal area but with the same limestone formation like the coast. I have until the 28 of this month to convince that person to sell me tooth before I go back Texas, so I wonder if anyone has a good idea a meg like this from a very rare location can worth.

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Tidgy's Dad

We're not permitted to give appraisals of value on the forum, i'm afraid. 

Jolly nice tooth, though.:)

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WhodamanHD

It’s certainly a beauty, I’ve never seen one from Puerto Rico before.

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Ramon
1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

It’s certainly a beauty, I’ve never seen one from Puerto Rico before.

 

True, I have never heard of Megalodon fossils coming out of Puerto Rico. It’s a very nice megalodon tooth!! 

 

Es un Maravilloso diente de Megalodon!! ;)

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Gizmo

Similar in appearance to Cuban Megs.

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Ramon

The geology for Moca, Puerto Rico seems consistent with that of Megalodon (Oligocene, Miocene, and Pliocene).

 

Location of Moca, Puerto Rico

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Geological Map

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Ceasar Miranda

A couple of things I found yesterday in Moca PR.

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Ceasar Miranda

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Ceasar Miranda

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caldigger

Fossils are only "worth" whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Usually sentimental value of finding it is the highest factor in that calculation.

What is the size on this tooth?

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Fossildude19

Check online retailers for teeth of similar quality and size. 

You should be able to form an opinion of value from that.

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siteseer

Many years ago, I saw some Oligocene/Miocene teeth from Cibao which is in the same area but they were black and showed water-wear.  That tooth looks great - maybe from a different formation.

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Ceasar Miranda

I was searching in that area today in Aguada PR.

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