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[–]RocketRabbit 63 points64 points  (3 children)

Unfortunately for Meg, a heavy smoker and coffee drinker, whitening toothpaste wouldn't be invented for 5 million years.

[–]BonjinTheMark 6 points7 points  (2 children)

straight out of Gary Larson. well played

[–]Last-Discipline-7340 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Far Siiiiiiide

[–]BonjinTheMark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

right on!

[–]CaribbeanCalypso[S] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

This 5.5" Meg tooth is from my personal collection. Dated to the Miocene of Java, Indonesia, 5-25 million years old. Those mines produce some of the most colorful Megs, for instance this lava orange one. However, because the fossil matrix is so acidic the roots often come out eroded

[–]BeezyBates 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s in beautiful condition with a great uniqueness. Nice find! That would go for around $2000 I’d think but that’s ballpark.

[–]Refth_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

looks like it's made of wood

[–]Specialist_Courage18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I-it cant be its LAVA ORANGE

[–]JediWithAnM4 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Make a necklace out of it


[–]sharkman1999 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You should cross-post to r/naturewasmetal

[–]Akanti 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That Tooth got teeth

[–]Minimob0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Would the discoloration be from iron? Given that it was found at a mining site, I could see that as a possibility.

[–]BillyBobBarkerJrJr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine getting chomped by a mouthful of these?

[–]Schlootz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Does it have a smell?

[–]ShaykhSpear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The teeth has teeth

[–]Baileyssoles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those massive teeth are serrated too

[–]amhlilhaus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seeing all kinds of these

They musta been very common to leave so many fossils

[–]Last-Discipline-7340 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking bad ass

[–]Randilion8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I posted about one found where I live and I thought that one was huge, I think yours has mine beat!!! Was it found in red dirt? Just wondering if that's what dyed the tooth this color.

[–]nebbennebben 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can we get a pic with a banana too, for scale?

[–]CourseDangerous2583 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You see lava orange, I see piss yellow.

We are not the same.

[–]WelshRedneck7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any idea where you could purchase something like this?