1.9" Otodus Shark Tooth Fossil in Rock with Geode - Eocene

 
 
This is a large fossil tooth of the extinct, giant mackerel shark, Otodus obliquus. It's Eocene in age, approximately 54 million years old and comes from the phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco. This tooth is still embedded in the natural rock it was found in, as well as multiple geode cavities that can be found along the edge of the specimen. The crystals within this geode are very likely calcite. There are several repairs in the tooth.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

These teeth are collected during the massive phosphate mining operations. While teeth of Otodus are very common fossils at the mines, large, good quality specimens are hard to find as they are often destroyed by the mining equipment.

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FOR SALE
$12
DETAILS
SPECIES
Otodus obliquus
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
Tooth 1.9" long, Rock is 4.2x2.9"
ITEM
#87348
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