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Jan 21, 2014 12:40 PM

Help please ID on a Tooth?

Hello, I hope someone could help please?

I found this 'Tooth' at Walton on the Naze. I picked up several Shark Teeth and then spotted this. It looks like a tooth.....

Any help really appreiciated - Thanks in advance.

 

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    Jan 21, 2014 5:51 PM (in response to Rik)
    Re: Help please ID on a Tooth?

    Hi Rik

    Nice find well done.

    Looks a bit pyritic but I don't think its a tooth.

     

    Tabfish

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        Jan 23, 2014 8:53 PM (in response to Rik)
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        Thank's Rik for the extra good images.

        I don't know! but i think you could be rite with shark tooth.

        Come on collectors on the Naze - what is it?

        In the past I remember seeing a Meg tooth that was pyratised, could this be one?

         

        Tabfish

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    Jan 24, 2014 4:14 PM (in response to Rik)
    Re: Help please ID on a Tooth?

    It is a section of pyrite nodule in the suggestive shape of a sharks tooth. A typical megalodon from the Naze would have a polished appearance, potentially due to being re-deposited from Miocene deposits and the colour stained from the iron pyrites in the London Clay (below the Red Crag). Keep looking, megalodon teeth turn up several times a year at Crag sites and you may get lucky.

     

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      Jan 24, 2014 5:22 PM (in response to UK Fossil Guy)
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      Nice megalodon tooth, UK fossil guy.  I agree with your ID (Riks piece deffinietly isn't a tooth.)

       

       

       

      There is also a megalodon tooth from this location on a website 'discovering fossils'.  If you google 'English megalodon tooth' it will turn up on the first line.  It is very water worn, but it is still very rare for that location (I think sand sharks are more common in that location.)

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      Jan 24, 2014 9:05 PM (in response to UK Fossil Guy)
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      Nice tooth UK Fossil Guy

      It looks like you found it at just the rite time.

       

      Tabfish

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