1.6" Fossil Mako Tooth - Lee Creek (Aurora), NC

This is a gorgeous, glossy fossil broad-toothed Mako tooth from the Lee Creek Mine in Aurora, North Carolina. This famous site has been closed to collecting for many years now, so good fossil shark teeth are getting harder to come by.

Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis has been historically classified broad-toothed mako shark Eocene epoch to the Pleistocene epoch. Fossil teeth can be found in Miocene and Pliocene deposits worldwide. More recent research has reclassified it as part of the white shark lineage which would make the species name Carcharodon hastalis. You can read more about this here.

Teeth of this shark have been found up to 3 1/2" in length but teeth over 2 1/2" are uncommon and very rare over 3".
Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis
Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina
Pungo River Formation
1.6" long
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