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    Pristine Megalodon Tooth Found Near Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

    I found this beautiful specimen on the banks of the York in Virginia! I’ve only been doing this for a little over a year and I’ve found a lot of shark teeth and fossils. BUT, this is definitely my favorite find so far. I’ll be back out there fossil hunting tomorrow!
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    Wow! Congratz for sure.
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    1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard liamfaulkner! Take a look at Forum: Virginia for information (i.e., clubs, etc.) directly related to your state.
    2nd - OUTĚSTANDĚING find. Thanks for sharing...
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    Pristine is right. Congratulations on a great find and welcome to Tnet.

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    As you know, those nice big Megs are rare in the Chesapeake area. Congrats and good luck today. Only trick to finding more is to keep at it! (I'm going out today as well...)

    And welcome to tnet too!


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    It certainly is "pristine". Most of mine exhibit tiny nicks along the edges that are a sign of feeding damage. Keep looking at that spot and at spots that show the same relationship of cliff to water's edge. And look at fossil whale bones for signs of shark damage to them. Sometimes when you find scratched whale bones, the dislodged teeth are nearby.

    BTW, excellent photo. Be careful not to include too much background in your pics. There are some hunters who can tell where a find was made by the background. I leave my phone at home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    ...BTW, excellent photo. Be careful not to include too much background in your pics. There are some hunters who can tell where a find was made by the background...
    Beautiful find and I agree, excellent photo, nicely cropped. Not only does trimming your pics keep people from figuring out where your find was made, viewers also don't have to look at grungy feet and dirty dishes!
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    That is an amazing find to eyeball! Imagine finding that before things were known about dinosaurs etc? The best explanation was probably monsters or dragons!!! Also imagine what this beast was eating and how big it was!!!

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    Thank you! Yes, you are 100% right. They don’t come easy at all around here. I’ve only found 2 so far on probably 50+ hunts! Good luck today also!

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    Thank you! Will do.

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    I know! The questions I have!
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    Thank you!
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    Thanks man!
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    That is cool! Were you just. Walking along the beach and spotted it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    That is an amazing find to eyeball! Imagine finding that before things were known about dinosaurs etc? The best explanation was probably monsters or dragons!!! Also imagine what this beast was eating and how big it was!!!
    A shark the size of a school bus. It could eat other sharks the size of the one in "Jaws" whole for a snack. The movie "The Meg" had an implausible premise but some details were probably accurate - like the size and the scavenger role - eating dead whales.

    These teeth were also found by Native Americans who used them for tools - which was probably very important in the Coastal plain here where there are very few stone sources. One of the many Meg teeth found by my son was notched at its base for hafting - and either used as a spear point or scraper.


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