This catalog contains gorgeous teeth from the Six-gilled or cow shark, Hexanchus gigas. The highly desirable lower jaw teeth are very large and noted for a saw-like row of cusps and wide rectangular roots. Upper jaw teeth vary from single crowns to fewer multi-crowns. These top quality shark teeth are fairly rare, very showy and difficult to find, making them an excellent addition to your shark teeth collection. These teeth are rarely seen for sale and the Chile site is producing some phenomenal specimens (more so than any where else in the world!). Those who have hunted in the Lee Creek mine know how difficult it is to find this tooth.
Please note that exceptional Hexanchus gigas teeth are very difficult to locate. Most of these teeth are destroyed when collected due to their fragile nature or are covered with matrix that is too hard to remove. Thus, you will often find many incomplete or broken teeth on the market. The group of teeth offered below are exceptional examples, large, incredibly colored, and superbly preserved, and matrix free. This is the best group that I have seen. OK, you can find them cheaper, but you will not find them better. Look out for those glued, restored, and otherwise broken specimens that you will see offered by others. These teeth represent the best quality Hexanchus teeth to be found - any where. You may see others offered, but none will be finer than these. A lower jaw Hexanchus tooth with similar quality found in the US will $350-450 or more! These fantastic Museum Quality teeth for the discriminating collector and bargain priced for a rare and fragile tooth! Get one while they last.
Note - lower jaw teeth sizes are expressed in width and the upper jaw are expressed slant height. Click on photos to enlarge. Catalog updated July 31, 2010.
Note - An incredible group of perfect or near perfect teeth from my old inventory. No repair to any of these teeth and they are typically found broken! You will never see a group of top quality teeth this large!