Lee Creek

Buried Treasure Fossils offers incredible Lee Creek fossils for sale including incredible fossil shark teeth, Chubutensis, and Megalodon teeth. The PCS (formerly Texasgulf) Lee Creek phosphate mine is a well known fossil bearing locality located near Aurora, North Carolina. The shark teeth from Lee Creek are highly prized by collectors due to their exceptional preservation and excellent coloration. Being a land site, the detail and preservation exhibited by these shark teeth are nothing less than outstanding - some of the finest marine fossils known. The fossil bearing layers which reside up to 130 feet beneath the surface are represented by the Pungo River Formation (Miocene – 15 million years ago) and the Yorktown Formation (Pliocene – 4.5 million years ago). The fossil teeth are found in huge spoil heaps inside the mining area. The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History scientists have extensively collected and studied this site which represents one of the richest and best- known Miocene - Pliocene fossil deposits in the world. Authenticity guaranteed. Have a look.

Note - Unfortunately, the Lee Creek mine has been shut down to collecting since 2008. The Lee Creek fossils must now be sourced from old collections. This situation is an incredible disappointment to many collectors. However, top quality Lee Creek fossils are still available in limited supply. BTFossils provides quality that you can trust.


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  1. Carcharocles megalodon
    $8,750.00

    A GEM, 6" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. Our March 2017 Fossil of the Month. This Megalodon has an incredible light golden tan colored crown with an exceptional white bourlette and mostly complete. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional golden tan color! The bourlette is huge and near perfect. The serrations are razor sharp with an exceptional tip serration. Nearly PERFECT serrations (2-3 serrations damaged near the base  - all serrations are razor sharp. Exceptional serrations for a really big Meg! The root is an excellent white color with few no hydration cracks and complete. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). The finest example of a 6" classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth that I have seen considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's XXL LC tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! Museum Quality Megalodon. You rarely see a GEM or any 6" Lee Creek Megalodon teeth offered for sale. They just do not exist! This is the 6" Lee Creek Meg to own if you are going to own one! Note - this is an old estate piece. Absolutely NO repair. Best of the BEST!

    LC007            Size: 6"   (4-1/2" W)

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  2. Carcharocles megalodon
    $6,750.00

    A TOP QUALITY, ~6" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. Our June 2017 Fossil of the Month. This Megalodon has an incredible golden tan colored crown with an exceptional mahogany brown bourlette - essentially complete with two toned color. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional golden tan enamel! The bourlette is extra large and near perfect. The serrations are razor sharp with an exceptional tip serration. Nearly PERFECT serrations (a few serrations damaged near the base  - all serrations are razor sharp. Exceptional serrations for a really big Meg! The root is an excellent tan color with very few no hydration cracks and complete. This Megalodon was found in the Yorktown Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Pliocene age = 4.5 MYA). The finest example of a 6" classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth that I have seen considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's XXL LC tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! Museum Quality Megalodon. You rarely see a GEM or any 6" Lee Creek Megalodon teeth offered for sale. They just do not exist! This is the ~6" Lee Creek Meg to own if you are going to own one! Note - this is an old estate piece. Absolutely NO repair. Best of the BEST!     On HOLD

    LC003            Size: 5-15/6"   (4-3/8" W)

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  3. Carcharocles megalodon
    $2,650.00

    A GEM, 5-1/16" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. Our April 2017 Fossil of the Month. This Megalodon has an incredible light golden tan colored crown with an excellent hazel brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional golden tan color! The serrations are razor sharp with an exceptional tip serration. Nearly PERFECT serrations. Exceptional serrations for a big Meg! The root is an excellent tan color with few no hydration cracks and a "root ear" which is characteristic of the Miocene Megs. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). An excellent classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth considering the shape, color, and preservation. A tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! Museum Quality Megalodon. Absolutely NO repair. Best of the BEST!

    LC002            Size: 5-1/16"   (3-3/4" W)

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  4. Carcharocles megalodon
    $2,350.00

    A TOP QUALITY, ~5-1/2" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth. A monster sized lower jaw ANTERIOR tooth, and our 3rd February 2017 Fossil of the Month. This Megalodon has an incredible golden tan colored crown with an excellent tan bourlette which is  complete. Highest quality enamel with some hydration cracking. Exceptional golden tan & white color! The bourlette is excellent and near perfect. The serrations are razor sharp with a good tip serration. Excellent serrations. The root is an incredible white color with essentially no hydration cracks and absolutely huge  & complete. The root measures 1-3/4" thick. One of the largest roots that I have seen! This Megalodon was found in the Yorktown Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Pliocene age = 4.5 MYA).  One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek lower jaw anterior Megalodon tooth considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! Museum Quality Megalodon. Absolutely NO repair. You don't see these lowers very often...

    LC008            Size: 5-7/16"   (1-3/4" Thick Root)

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  5. Carcharocles megalodon
    $1,750.00

    A HIGH QUALITY, 6-1/4" No. Carolina Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible tan colored crown which turns to orange at the base of the crown. It has an exceptional mahogany brown bourlette with a natural two toned color. Highest quality enamel. Incredible tan and orange color! The serrations are razor sharp with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations for a really big Meg! The root is an excellent tan color with very few no hydration cracks and complete. This Megalodon was found offshore of Wilmington, No. Carolina. Megalodon teeth from this locations are typically damaged and worn due to ocean currents and rarely rate above commercial grade. This BIG Meg is an exception. It has excellent enamel, serrations, and color! A very rare find for this this location. It does have two small aesthetic repair s done. On the right of the tip (short side) the serrated edge was restored and the very top of the bourlette was restored.  The end result is a very attractive  and affordable BIG Meg tooth which will fit as the center piece of someone's collection. You are not going to find a more attractive 6-1/4" Megalodon tooth and never one from Wilmington, NC. A great buy!

    NC001            Size: 6-1/4"   (4-7/16" W)

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  6. Carcharocles megalodon
    $975.00

    A TOP QUALITY, 4-7/16" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light yellow - tan colored crown with an excellent near white bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional color! The bourlette is excellent and near perfect. The serrations are razor sharp with an exceptional tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC021            Size: 4-7/16"

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  7. Carcharocles megalodon
    $700.00

    A TOP QUALITY, 3-13/16" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light blue colored crown with an excellent dark brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional color! The bourlette is excellent and near perfect. The serrations are razor sharp with an exceptional tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! Museum Quality Megalodon. NO repair!

    LC023            Size: 3-13/16"

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  8. Parotodus benedeni                    
    $675.00

    An Exceptionally Large, very rare Parotodus benedeni teeth. Lateral tooth. The crown has sharp cutting edges. Exceptional light tan color and preservation. An incredible wide bourlette. The root is ~3/4" thick and shows few hydration cracks! One of the largest and best LC lateral Parotodus teeth that I have seen. This incredible Parotodus was found in the Yorktown Formation (Pliocene age). A very special, rare collector's tooth.

    LC101           Size: 2-13/16"

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  9. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $525.00

    A GEM Lee Creek Carcharocles chubutensis, the C. megalodon tooth predecessor - upper jaw Principal Anterior tooth. A gorgeous Lee Creek Chubutensis. An exceptional collector's tooth. NO repair! The BEST of the BEST!

    LC046            Size: 3-1/8" (2-1/2" W)

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  10. Carcharocles megalodon
    $450.00

    A TOP QUALITY, 4-1/4" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light tan colored crown with an excellent light tan bourlette. High quality enamel. Exceptional color! The bourlette is excellent. The serrations are razor sharp with a good tip serration. Very good serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). An excellent example of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! Museum Quality Megalodon. NO repair!

    LC011           Size: 4-1/4"

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  11. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $450.00

    A GEM GREEN, CLASSIC Lee Creek Carcharocles chubutensis

    LC010    Size: 2-11/16"

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  12. Carcharocles megalodon
    $400.00

    A TOP QUALITY, 3-3/16" Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light blue colored crown with an excellent two tone brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Excellent color! The bourlette is excellent and perfect. The serrations are razor sharp with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC075            Size: 3-3/16"

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  13. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $400.00

    A TOP QUALITY, 3" Classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth (predecessor of Megalodon) - ANTERIOR tooth. This Chubutensis has an incredible light tan colored crown with a light brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel with a few hydration cracks. Excellent color! The bourlette is excellent. The serrations are razor sharp - near perfect with needle-like tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! 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). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC077            Size: 3"

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  14. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $395.00

    A TOP QUALITY, 3" Classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth (predecessor of Megalodon) - ANTERIOR tooth. This Chubutensis has an incredible light tan colored crown with a brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel with a few hydration cracks. Excellent color! The bourlette is exceptional - complete. The serrations are razor sharp - near perfect with needle-like tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! 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). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC013           Size: 3-1/16"

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  15. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $375.00

    A GEM LARGE, CLASSIC Lee Creek Carcharocles chubutensis.  

    LC026    Size: 2-3/4"

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  16. Carcharocles megalodon
    $350.00

    A TOP QUALITY, Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light tan colored crown with an excellent two tone brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Excellent color! The bourlette is excellent and perfect. The serrations are razor sharp, near perfect, with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. Also note the interesting "root ears" at the base of the crown - a Miocene Megalodon trait. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC078            Size: 2-13/16"

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  17. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $350.00

    A TOP QUALITY, Classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light tan colored crown with an excellent white bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Excellent color! The bourlette is excellent and perfect. The serrations are razor sharp, near perfect, with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. Also note the interesting small side cusps - a Miocene Megalodon predecessor trait. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC081           Size: 2-11/16"

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  18. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $350.00

    An EXCEPTIONAL, LARGE, CLASSIC Lee Creek Carcharocles chubutensis.    

    LC015    Size: 2-15/16"

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  19. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $350.00

    A TOP QUALITY, Classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible bue colored crown with an excellent tan bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Excellent blue crown color! The bourlette is excellent and perfect. The serrations are razor sharp, near perfect, with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. Also note the interesting small side cusps - a Miocene Megalodon predecessor trait. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC082           Size: 2-5/8"

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  20. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $350.00

    A TOP QUALITY, Classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light tan colored crown with an excellent light brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Excellent color! The bourlette is excellent and perfect. The serrations are razor sharp, near perfect, with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. Also note the interesting small side cusps - a Miocene Megalodon predecessor trait. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC080           Size: 3"

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  21. Carcharocles megalodon
    $325.00

    An VERY NICE CLASSIC Lee Creek C. megalodon - anterior tooth. 

    A gorgeous light blue-gray colored crown with an excellent tan bourlette. No enamel peel. High quality enamel! The root is an excellent tan color and complete with no hydration cracks - a very rare occurrence - as good as Bone Valley! Excellent color! The serrations are razor sharp including the tip! This incredible Megalodon was found in the Yorktown Formation (Pliocene age).

    LC001     Size: 3-3/4" 

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  22. Carcharocles megalodon
    $295.00

    A TOP QUALITY, Classic Lee Creek Megalodon tooth - ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light tan colored crown with an excellent dark brown bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional color! The bourlette is excellent. The serrations are razor sharp with a damaged tip and a bite mark. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent tan color with no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. This Megalodon was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). An excellent example of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. An excellent collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC012           Size: 3-13/16"

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  23. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $195.00

    An EXCELLENT LARGE, CLASSIC Lee Creek Carcharocles chubutensis.

    LC012     Size: 2-1/2"

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  24. Whale Ear Bone          
    $125.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, top quality Whale Ear Bone - tympanic bulla. Exceptional preservation. All detail is well preserved. Incredible condition! Complete whale ear bones are extremely difficult to find! They typically shatter to pieces in the mine. A rare, complete ear bone. Museum Quality.

    LC902         Size: 3-1/2"  x  2-3/4"

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  25. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $125.00

    An EXCELLENT CLASSIC Lee Creek Carcharocles chubutensis.  

    LC016     Size: 2-5/16"

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  26. Physteridae species                   
    $100.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, top quality sized Physteridae tooth. An enamel like tip. The hollow ends are well preserved. Incredible condition! These complete whale teeth are very difficult to find! Excellent bony tip! Complete tooth. Museum Quality.

    LC915         Size: 4"

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  27. Physteridae species                   
    $95.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, top quality sized Physteridae tooth. An enamel like tip. The hollow ends are well preserved. Incredible condition! These complete whale teeth are very difficult to find! Excellent bony tip! Complete tooth. Museum Quality.

    LC901          Size: 3-11/16"

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  28. Isurus xiphodon
    $75.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, GEM I. xiphodon tooth. Lower jaw anterior position. Gorgeous blue-gray colored crown with exceptional gloss and a light gray root. Absolutely great preservation and condition - extra sharp edges and tip - exceptionally clean. An exceptional collector's tooth. Perfect tooth!

    LC304      SIZE: 2-7/16"

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  29. Isurus xiphodon
    $75.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY I. xiphodon tooth. Lower jaw anterior position. Gorgeous light tan colored crown with exceptional gloss and a light tan root. Great preservation and condition - extra sharp edges and tip - exceptionally clean. An exceptional collector's tooth. Near Perfect tooth!

    LC301       SIZE: 2-9/16"

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  30. Isurus xiphodon
    $75.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, GEM I. xiphodon tooth. Lower jaw anterior position. Gorgeous tan colored crown with exceptional gloss and a light tan root. Absolutely great preservation and condition - extra sharp edges and tip - exceptionally clean. An exceptional collector's tooth. Perfect tooth!

    LC305        SIZE: 2-7/16"

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  31. Carcharocles megalodon
    $75.00

    An EXCELLENT CLASSIC Lee Creek C. megalodon - lower jaw tooth.

    LC004     Size: ~3"

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  32. Isurus xiphodon
    $75.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY I. xiphodon tooth. Upper jaw anterior position. Gorgeous tan & blue colored crown with exceptional gloss and a tan root. Great preservation and condition - extra sharp edges and tip - exceptionally clean. An exceptional collector's tooth. Near Perfect tooth!

    LC302        SIZE: 2-7/16"

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  33. Carcharocles chubutensis
    $75.00

    A TOP QUALITY, Classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. This Megalodon has an incredible light tan colored crown with an excellent tan bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Excellent color! The bourlette is excellent and perfect. The serrations are razor sharp, near perfect, with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations - razor sharp! The root is an excellent light tan color with essentially no hydration cracks, very wide, and absolutely complete. Also note the interesting small side cusps - a Miocene Megalodon predecessor trait. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth considering the shape, color, and preservation. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! NO repair!

    LC084           Size: 1-9/16"

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  34. Hemipristis serra
    $70.00

    A GEM, EXTRA LARGE upper jaw Hemipristis lateral tooth. This tooth has a beautiful gun metal blue crown and a tan root. Just about a perfect tooth!

    LC505           Size: 1-11/16"

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  35. Hemipristis serra
    $70.00

    A GEM, EXTRA LARGE upper jaw Hemipristis lateral tooth. This tooth has a beautiful tan & gray crown and a white root. An essentially perfect tooth!

    LC507            Size: 1-11/16" 

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  36. Isurus xiphodon
    $65.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY I. xiphodon tooth. Upper jaw anterior position. Gorgeous tan & blue colored crown with exceptional gloss and a gray root. Great preservation and condition - extra sharp edges and tip - exceptionally clean. An exceptional collector's tooth. Perfect tooth!

     LC303          SIZE: 2-3/8"

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