Location: Hawthorn Formation, South Carolina
Age: Miocene (2.6-15 MYO)
Specimen is approx 4.5" x 2.25"
This beautiful Megalodon Sharks Tooth has been professionally polished on a lapidary machine which involves a 13 step process using 6 different diamond grit wheels.
Lapidary machines are commonly used to polish semi-precious stones, fossil wood, Ammonites and various other fossils.
These are 100% authentic Megalodon shark teeth found diving off coastal waters of South Carolina. The Megalodon grew in excess of 60 feet long and weighed over 20 tons, carried a deadly arsenal of 184 razor sharp teeth, and the teeth could grow up to over 7 inches long. Megalodon was the top predator in our oceans from approximately 2-15 million years ago. Megladons ate everything including whales, dugongs and giant squids.
O. megalodon was not only the biggest shark in the world, but one of the largest fish ever to exist. Estimates suggest it grew to between 15 and 18 meters in length, three times longer than the largest recorded great white shark.