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  1. Gomphotherium
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    A rare, GEM Miocene Gomphotherium molar. Our 2nd October 2017 Fossil of the Month. Incredible preservation with a full root. An extinct elephant ancestor that evolved in the Early Miocene of North America. Exceptional unerupted cusps with fantastic detail and color. The root is extra large, fully articulated and complete. Well fossilized. Weighs 1.5 lbs+. No damage. No repair. My finest Gomp teeth. Museum quality. An exceptional display piece. Authenticity guaranteed. Best of the BEST!

    X611 BoP         Size: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" W x 4-1/4" H

    Name: Gomphotherium

    Location: Broad River, Beaufort Co., SC

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  2. Zygorhiza kochii (Archaeocete whale)
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    A TOP QUALITY, EXTRA LARGE & very rare Archaeocete whale, Zygorhiza kochii. Our November Fossil of the Month is a highly desirable Zygorhiza molar or "yoke" tooth.  An exceptional light brown colored crown and tan root. Nicely articulated. Complete root. This tooth has minimal repair to 2nd & 4th cusp on the left side and a small amount to the 4th cusp on the right side. Very little repair overall for a yoke tooth which are typically heavily repaired.  The BEST Archaeocete molar that I have seen from So. Carolina in a long time. A very rare collector's tooth. Museum Quality.  Note - 6" x 8' Riker frame included.

    SC1321        SIZE: 4-1/2"


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  3. Megalonyx leptostomus (Ground Sloth claw)
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    A TOP QUALITY Megalonyx leptostomus sloth claw from an extinct genus of giant ground sloths and our December 2017 Fossil of the Month. This claw has excellent preservation and shows little water wear. It's complete down to a nice tip with absolutely no restoration or repair. Excellent preservation of the proximal end. There is a little eriosion on the top of the claw. A wonderful Late Pliocene - Early Pleistocene display piece from northern Florida. Authenticity guaranteed. One of my favorites!

    X701 BoP         SIZE: 5-3/16" x 1-1/2" x 2-1/8"

     

     

     

     

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  4. Araucaria mirabilis
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    A TOP QUALITY,  LARGE rare Araucaria mirabilis pine cone cut and polished specimen from Argentina. These Jurassic pine cones are exquisite and known for their highy quality and extreme preservation. This cone is large and shows both great interior and exterior detail.The internal detail is exceptional. One of my finest cut and  polished pine cone specimen in stock and I will not be getting any more as exports have stopped.  Authenticity guaranteed. 

     X308  BoP    Size: 2-1/2" x 2-1/8"

    Note - Adding 14 new pine cone specimens in December 2017.      Link to Pine Cone fossils.


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  5. Carcharocles chubutensis
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    An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY, classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth (predecessor of Megalodon) - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. Another December 2017 Fossil fo the Month.This Chubutensis has an incredible light gray colored crown with fades to a golden tan. The bourlette is essentially complete and a great light brown color. Highest quality enamel with a no hydration cracks. Exceptional color! The serrations are razor sharp - near perfect with a needle-like tip serration. The root is an excellent light tan color and absolutely complete. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). NO repair! Authenticity guaranteeed. One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. Incredible size and eye appeal. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! 

    LC024 BoP           Size: 3-7/16"

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  6. Carcharocles chubutensis
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    An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY, classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth (predecessor of Megalodon) - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. Another December 2017 Fossil fo the Month.This Chubutensis has an incredible light tan and blue colored crown. The bourlette is great light tan color and complete. Highest quality enamel with a no hydration cracks. Exceptional color! The serrations are razor sharp and perfect with a needle-like tip serration. The root is an excellent tan color and absolutely complete. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). NO repair! Authenticity guaranteeed. One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. Incredible size and eye appeal. The PERFECT Chub  tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine. My finest Chubutensis tooth!     On HOLD

    LC025 BoP            Size: 2-7/8"

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  7. Carcharodon carcharias
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    An incredibly sized, GEM Great White shark tooth from Chile. Another December 2017 Fossil of the Month.This ULTRA RARE, MONSTER sized Great White tooth measures ~2-3/4" - a huge upper jaw PRINCIPAL ANTERIOR tooth. Highest quality enamel! Excellent color. The serrations are exceptional with an excellent tip serration. Incredible, large "gum line". Extra wide root. This was a big shark. Exceptional preservation - note the preserved nutrient hole on the root. Absolutely no repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. The PERFECT BIG Chilean Great White tooth. My finest remaining exceptionally large tooth. You won't see these big, top quality GW teeth any more. The BEST of the BEST!

    C1201          Size: 2-11/16" (2" W)

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  8. Carcharodon megalodon
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    An ultra rare, 5-5/8" GEM, Deep Red North Carolina Carcharocles megalodon, an upper jaw Principal Anterior tooth from the Meherrin River copper-red site. This incredibly rare tooth is our February Fossil of the Month. NC001 has an incredible deep red colored crown. The finest color from the copper red site! The enamel is the highest quality. The serrations are essentially prefect with a needle-like tip serration. The root is perfect. Definitely a Miocene Meg with "root ears" and serration bumps at base. Note - you rarely see a copper-red Megalodon shark tooth that has a top quality crown, root and serrations - a top .1% tooth from this site! This is one of the finest big Megs from this site and I would say the finest deep red colored big Meg tooth from this site! NO repair! An old collection piece from the rarest location to find large, top quality Megalodon teeth - rarer than Chile, Peru, Bone Valley, etc. You will not see another Meherrin River Meg this nice! Authenticity guaranteed. The BEST of the BEST!      On HOLD

    NC001         SIZE: 5-5/8"   (4-1/4" W)

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  9. Carcharocles megalodon
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    A GEM quality, light green colored Megalodon tooth from GeorgiaAnother March 2018 Fossil of the Month. The enamel is the Highest Quality; glass-like with no hydration cracks! An exceptional black bourlette - 100% complete. Razor sharp serrations including an excellent tip serration. The serrations are 100% complete! The root is incredible - a medium brown, nicely articulated, and complete with no hydration cracks. One of the finest preserved Megs that I have seen. An exceptional collector's Megalodon tooth from Georgia. The PERFECT Megalodon tooth. I rarely see a perefect tooth! Authenticity guaranteed. BEST of the BEST!

    G101 BoP            Size: 4-3/16"

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  10. Carcharocles megalodon
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    An incredible Top Quality Megalodon tooth from Georgia and a June 2018 Fossil of the Month. The crown has a fantastic charcoal gray with light gray and black serrations. The crown also has a very unique wide” spade-like” shape. The enamel is the Highest Quality; glass-like with few hydration cracks! An exceptional, extra large black bourlette – nearly perfect. Razor sharp serrations including an exceptional tip serration. Nearly perfect serrations! The root is nicely articulated, brown colored, and complete. This Georgia Meg is very special – a real “looker”. Definitely a Miocene age Meg tooth with small Chubutensis like bumps at the base of the crown and grooves along the edge of the root lobes. Note - these Georgia Megs are fantastic - essentially no sign of wear and excellent preservation. You would think that these Georgia teeth were collected from a land site with the degree of perfection that they exhibit. A near Perfect Meg tooth. An exceptional collector's Megalodon tooth from Georgia. Authenticity guaranteed. Exceptional eye appeal! My of my favorites!

    G109 BoP           Size: 4-7/8"

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  11. Anzu wyliei claw
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    A rare, Top Quality, EXTRA LARGE Anzu wyliei hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. Another June 2018 Fossil of the Month. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An exceptional manus claw. Highest quality rich brown color and patina. This specimen has incredible perservation with exceptional surfaces - no pitting, nicks or wear - superb surface articulation! There is some professional restoration which is typical for a big Anzu wyliei manus claw. The tip has a small section repaired and the proximal edge has a small triangular area repaired which starts at the center of proximal surface (see photo). A high quality, collector's claw from one of my favorite collecting sites. Note - 2014 Anzu wyleii description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyliei claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana.  Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality. One of my favorites! Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA01 BoP     Size: 3-7/8" (always straightline) (Note - 1-7/8" height at the proximal end!)

    Note - Adding four Anzu wyliei claws in June 2018.       Link to Anzu wyliei claws.

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  12. Isurus xiphodon
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    A GEM, 3" Lee Creek Isurus xiphodon tooth - upper jaw anterior tooth. Yes, I said a 3" LC Mako!!! (Ok, let's call it 2-31/32".) This tooth is from an old collection. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine. One of the largest LC Makos that I have seen! An incredible extra large LC Mako - talk about rare! The BEST of the BEST! 

    LC300             Size: 2-31/32"  (2-1/8" W)

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