2.15 Inch Lee Creek Mako - Rare Location

Here is a fossil Mako tooth from a rare location, the Lee Creek Mine near Aurora, North Carolina. Fossil teeth from Lee Creek are highly coveted by collectors due to both their rarity and their stunning light coloration. This tooth is good size at 2.15 inches long and the blade is simply gorgeous. Don't pass this one up.

 


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".
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis
LOCATION
Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, NC
FORMATION
Pungo Formation
SIZE
2.15 Inches
ITEM
#1533
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