This is a SUPREME COLLECTOR GRADE Megalodon fossil shark tooth with crisp serrations, intact tip, and stunning RARE silver and copper brown pearly hues that display a strong chatoyance in light. The enamel has incredible swirled patterns with spotting famous and unique to the location of the St. Mary's River deposits. A gem of a tooth that will surely continue to appreciate in value as time goes by as all of these top teeth have.
Divers will tell you that Megalodon teeth like this are extremely difficult to find in today's waters. This spectacular specimen is loaded with so many features desired by advanced Megalodon tooth collectors. Current and increasing future demand will never be satisfied by the dwindling numbers of the truly top grade specimens such as this beauty, hence their constantly increasing prices each year.
Megalodon teeth found in rivers are almost always heavily eroded and worn from the high energy environment in which they were subjected to. They usually have dull, sand-blasted enamel, peeling back from the core. The roots are often damaged. While we strictly avoid Megalodon teeth with restoration or repair, Caveat emptor as some Megalodon teeth in dealers' inventories in the larger sizes and "seemingly" fine qualities, have repair or restoration and this is not often disclosed to the buyer accurately either because of ignorance or dishonesty. We get all our Megalodon teeth directly from divers and we clean every tooth in our own on-premises lab facility.