GIGANTIC MEGALODON TOOTH WITH PYRITE
This extraordinary fossil shark tooth (Carcharocles megalodon) is from South Carolina. A tooth like this is highly sought-after because of its almost unmatched size and completeness. This imposing tooth is perfect for someone looking conversation piece. The tip of this huge tooth was inlaid with sparkling pyrite!
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 6.25 inches (16 cm) long at largest edge, and 4.75 inches (11 cm) wide. Weighs 510 grams (1lb.2 oz.).
From Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.
Wood and brass stand included.