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Details about  1.01" FOSSIL LEMON SHARK TOOTH, FOUND BONEYARD VENICE FL, LEMON SHARK TEETH 0008

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1.01" FOSSIL LEMON SHARK TOOTH, FOUND BONEYARD VENICE FL, LEMON SHARK TEETH 0008
1-01-FOSSIL-LEMON-SHARK-TOOTH-FOUND-BONEYARD-VENICE-FL-LEMON-SHARK-TEETH-0008
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May 30, 2012
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Englewood, Florida, United States

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Fossil Shark Tooth Pendant: Fossil Shark Tooth Pendant

I live localy in Florida and personaly find all fossils sold in my store. Some are found in rivers, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on land. I run a small local bussiness running fishing, diving, and sightseeing charters out of south west Florida. Please visit my websight's photo galery to see some of our exciting recent discoveries. http://www.mobcharters.com/ 

Most of the diving is done outside Venice Fl, where an ancient river bed holds a verity of species of fossils. All fossils have been cleaned properly and are free of any and all repairs. I do my best to include as much detail in each photo as possable. Feel free to ask any questions, and again, thank you for visiting SWFloridaFossils....

General Fossil Shark Tooth Information

 Since shark skeletons are composed of cartilage instead of bone, often the only parts of the shark to survive as fossils are teeth. Fossil shark teeth date back hundreds of millions of years. The most common, however, are from the Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to present). How a Tooth Becomes A Fossil A tooth become a fossil when it is buried in sediment (or other material) soon after being lost from a shark's mouth. The sediment precludes oxygen and harmful bacteria from reaching the tooth and destroying it. The general fossilization process varies greatly depending on the exact situation. In general it takes approximately 10,000 years for a tooth to become a true fossil.

Why Fossil Teeth Are Different Colors

The color of a tooth is determined solely by the color of sediment in which it is buried while fossilizing. The tooth absorbs minerals from the surrounding sediment. As the minerals replace the natural structure of the tooth, the tooth becomes the same general color as the sediment. Therefore, color is not an effective indicator of the age of a tooth. The most common color for shark teeth is a black root with a grayish crown. Different colors are more uncommon and significantly increase the value of a tooth.

Another factor that greatly increases the value of a tooth is the degree of preservation. The vast majority of teeth that have become fossils have been destroyed by natural processes (erosion, chemical processes, etc.). Most teeth found have undergone quite a bit of destruction, with chunks of the tooth broken off, the enamel eaten through, or significant erosion wearing the natural features of the tooth. Occasionally, one comes across a perfectly preserved tooth still bearing its original features and sheen. While uncommon, teeth like this are found and are of significant value. I try to concentrate on these more perfect teeth, although I do have teeth for sale with minor erosion (worn serrations, etc.) for those who just want to own a nice piece of history at a significantly lower price.



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