Huge Wire Wrapped Fossil Mako Shark Tooth

This is a unique piece of jewelry featuring a several million year old fossil mako shark tooth from the Hawthorn Formation. The tooth itself is very large at 2.3" long and has been highly polished and wrapped in non-tarnish gold colored wire.

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
SE United States
Hawthorn Formation
2.3" long
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