While working with a full diameter core I came across a "different" grain that looks very much like a tooth. Please take a look on the images below.
Any idea of what animal are we talking about? My first thought was to take it to the National History Museum for an expert to take a look and after reading a bit I found this forum
The 2nd picture just illustrates the place where I think I found it. Actually the tooth came out of the rock when we were cleaning the core surface with an iron brush. The rock is an unconsolidated sandstone.
Many thanks for any feedback.
I have a core sample 'somewere' with a plant inside of it but I think your specimen could be what's left of a shark's tooth.
An exceptional find! well done.
I think you should take it to the NHM for id because of were/how it was found.
Many thanks for the quick feedback. It's just incredible how this forum works! Amazing!!
Would you have someone in mind that I should look for at the NHM? Do you know if I need to book in advance or it is just a matter of popping up with the tooth and look for the fossil identification department?
Thank you so much for your enquiry, it was very interesting to see your specimen and talk to you in person. I have sent the images to expert shark specialists and look forward to hearing what they have to say about it.
Thank you Tabfish for suggesting you bring this in to show us.
Many thanks for your reply.
I think it is Tertiary. Would that help?
Have you came across a similar tooth that you might be able to share the picture, just for comparative purposes?
Yes it would help - please can you check. Any additional information regarding the sediments and age is helpful. A more precise location would be useful.
All the best,