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This extraordinary fossil shark tooth (Carcharocles megalodon) has been inlaid with sparkling pyrite. It is a gorgeous and attention-grabbing conversation piece.
Megalodon was the largest predatory fish to ever swim the oceans. Amazingly, bite marks have been found in whale bones. Scientists estimate that megalodon measured 10 feet for every inch of shark tooth length. This monster probably measured about 60 feet long!
Age: Miocene Epoch, 23 - 5.3 million years old.
This imposing fossil shark tooth measures just over 6.2 inches (15.8 cm) long at largest edge, and 5.3 inches (13.6 cm) wide. Weighs 568 grams (1 lb 4 oz.).
From Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.
Wood and brass stand included.