Megalodon Shark Tooth Locations

Megalodon Shark Tooth Locations

Fossil Megalodon Tooth Locations

Fossil megalodon shark teeth are found all over the world.  Some locations are more rare than others. Listed below are some locations megalodon teeth have been found. 

North America - Florida Locations

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Venice, Florida

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Manasota Beach, Florida

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Golden Beach, Florida

Venice, Florida: Venice is well known as the shark tooth capital of the world, and rightfully so. You can find a plethora of teeth by just walking their beaches or even sifting for them in the water. But in order to find really big teeth, you need to go scuba diving for them. There are normally three different varieties of megalodon teeth that you can find in this location. Your regular Venice beach tooth (left), a beautiful Manasota beach tooth (middle), and the rare highly sought-after Golden Beach tooth (right).

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Peace River, Florida

The Peace River, Florida: The Peace River is another well-known area to find megalodon teeth and other fossils. With the seemingly endless creeks that branch off of the peace, the possibility of finding a megalodon tooth from this location can be pretty good. Especially if you find an area that no one has explored yet.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Bone Valley, Florida

Bone Valley (Central), Florida: The Bone Valley is a region of central Florida that encompasses portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties, in which phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural fertilizer. Megalodon teeth that come from this location usually have a wide variety of colors that range from blues, blacks, grays, oranges, greens, and even white. The classic Bone Valley coloration is usually a bone white root with a blue blade. The orange, green, multicolored, and black teeth with white roots are usually considered to be more on the rare side and tend to be pricier. Unfortunately, you can no longer collect teeth from this location. If you’re caught trespassing within the mines, you get a hefty fine and get sent to jail.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Suwannee River, Florida

Suwannee River, Florida: Located in North Western Florida, the Suwannee River produces some of the most uniquely colored shark teeth in the whole state. The deposits that produce shark teeth on the Suwannee are either late Eocene or early Oligocene. So finding megalodon teeth from this river are extremely rare. In fact, the person who owns the tooth above has only known two megalodon teeth being found from the Suwannee in his years of hunting and collecting. The rest have been nothing but large auriculatus shark teeth. An ancestor to the megalodon.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida: Gainesville is another well-known area in Florida that produces some very colorful megalodon and chubutensis shark teeth. The teeth that you generally find here are all found digging in creeks that usually cut through neighborhoods throughout the area. Unfortunately, fossil hunting recently got banned in the area due to people digging into the banks which causes erosion. So if you're caught using tools digging in the creeks, you will be fined or sent to jail.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Seminole Springs, Florida

Seminole Springs, FloridaSeminole Springs is a small town in northern Florida that is now fully developed with houses, parks, schools, etc. During the time when it was being developed, you could find fossil shark teeth, including megalodon teeth, in the retention ponds that they dug out. This specific juvenile megalodon tooth is from that time where the town was being developed.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from White Springs, Florida

White Springs, Florida: White Springs is a small town in northern Florida that is now fully developed with houses, parks, schools, etc. During the time when it was being developed, you could find fossil shark teeth, including megalodon teeth, in the retention ponds that they dug out. This specific juvenile megalodon tooth is from that time where the town was being developed.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida: A fossil megalodon tooth from a different and very rare location in Florida. In this part of North Florida the Miocene fossil deposit dives deep and is almost never exposed. Which is why teeth from this location are so rare to come by. These were found years ago when a digging operation hit a singular fossil deposit at a depth of 80 feet. The deposit was worked out and did not continue so these are no longer being found. All teeth from this location have been left uncleaned to show the unusual characteristics (mostly attached limestone) which is almost never seen on teeth this age from other locations. A very cool & unique location for Florida.

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North America - Georgia Locations

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Savannah, Georgia

Fossil Megalodon Tooth with Pyrite from Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia: Teeth that come from this location can only be found while diving. The depth that these teeth are found at can range from 30 feet to 80 feet with an average visibility range of just a few inches. You mainly have to “feel” for these teeth rather than using your eyes to spot them like how you can down in Venice, Florida.

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Fossil Megalodon tooth from The St. Mary's River, Georgia

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from The St. Mary's River, Georgia

The St. Mary’s River: This is another diving location that’s located on the Florida-Georgia borderline. The teeth that come out of this river are normally beaten up, broken, or really worn down. But when you do find some that are intact, the colors and quality can be absolutely incredible. The typical colors that you’ll see from this river range from reds, browns, tans, bluish grays, and blacks.

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North America Locations - South Carolina

Fossil Megalodon tooth from Beaufort, South Carolina

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina: Similar to Georgia, these teeth are normally found in rivers with very low visibility. You normally have to feel around for these teeth with just inches of visibility on the river bottom. On top of having to deal with the potential alligator or bull shark. But teeth from this location are typically more common than other locations.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Gold Site, South Carolina

Gold Site, South Carolina: This specific site located in South Carolina was found accidentally by a couple of divers. The megalodon teeth that came out of this specific location were often beat up, worn down, but had an amazing golden/blueish colors to them. So, they named the location The Gold Site.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Battery Creek, South Carolina

Battery Creek, South Carolina: Battery creek is a location that branches off from the main river that cuts through Beaufort, South Carolina. This river, like the main one that it branches off from, is very dark and you normally have to feel for the fossil megalodon teeth that you're looking for. But the teeth that do come from this location are extremely beautiful and sharp.

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Fossil Megalodon tooth from Summerville, South Carolina

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Summerville, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina: Unlike the other South Carolina locations, most, if not all fossil megalodon teeth that come out of Summerville are all found on landsites or creeks. The ones that are normally found on landsite are normally construction sites where new homes, parks, or commercial areas are being built.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Ashepoo River, South Carolina

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Ashepoo River, South Carolina

Ashepoo River, South Carolina: Similar to any other river in South Carolina, the Ashepoo River is known to have a very low range of visibility and everything found is found by feel. This river is also a very dangerous river to dive in due to many downed trees and debris in the river. So, because of the danger and rarity of these teeth, fossil megalodon teeth from this location can often fetch a higher price than ones found in Beaufort.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Blue Site, South Carolina

Blue Site, South Carolina: This is another location that was found on accident by a group of fossil hunters who were scouting landsites. They found this specific site which produced some gorgeous blue and tan colored megalodon teeth. Since then, this site has been built over by homes. So, there are no new megalodon teeth that are coming out of this location.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Fire Site, South Carolina

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Fire Site, South Carolina

Fire Site, South CarolinaThis specific site produces some gorgeous megalodon teeth. The colors on these teeth resemble a burning fire, hence the name for the location. This specific site is found in a certain stretch of river and the roots are normally worn down and soft. So most of the teeth will have some form of restoration work done to the root.

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North America Locations - North Carolina

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Lee Creek, South Carolina

Lee Creek, North Carolina: Known for their tans, blues, and cream colored megalodon teeth, Lee Creek is a very popular location to find fossils in. Especially fossil megalodon teeth. The color of these teeth come from the phosphate that they were fossilized in over the course of millions of years. However, they do not get the same coloration as Bone Valley teeth. This location was once open to collectors, but since has closed to the public. It is now illegal to fossil hunt within the mines due to safety.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Meg Ledge, North Carolina

Meg Ledge, North Carolina: Located about 30-40 miles off of the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina, meg ledge is well known for its abundance of commercial quality megalodon teeth. They can also come in a variety of colors, but rarely come in black or grey like megalodon teeth found in some South Carolina rivers.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Green Mill Run, North Carolina

Greens Mill Run, North Carolina: Not a lot is known about this location. Whether this tooth was found in a creek, landsite, or river. But this megalodon tooth was found somewhere at this location. It is the only one that I know of coming from this location as well.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Meherrin River, North Carolina

Meherrin River, North Carolina: The meherrin river is well known for their red/orangish fossil shark teeth. But like any river in the Carolina's, the diving conditions aren't great at all. But the megalodon teeth that do come out of this river can be absolutely gorgeous in color.

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North America Locations - Virginia

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Virginia River, Virginia

Virginia River, Virginia: Similar to the fire site and the meherrin river, Virginia river teeth can produce some amazing colors. Reds, oranges, blacks, and tans, the multicoloration on these teeth are absolutely amazing and heavily sought after for higher end collectors.

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Fossil Megalodon Tooth from the Potomac River, Virginia

Potomac River, Virginia: Not a lot is known about this location when it comes to the river. But this specific megalodon tooth is one of the very few specimens that I know of that came from this location. An overall gorgeous tooth with the blues and whites.

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North America Locations - Maryland

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Calvert Cliffs, Maryland

Calvert Cliffs, Maryland: Calvert Cliffs is a well known location for fossils in Maryland. You can access this area through a specific state park or you can take a boat and hit a different area of the beach that the cliffs are located on. But you do have to time the tides perfectly in order to be able to hunt this spot. It can also be dangerous because there's stuff falling from the cliffs every day. So don't stand too close to them while hunting. Megalodon teeth from this location are normally on the smaller side, but every so often, you can find a bigger tooth.

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North America Locations - California

Fossil Megalodon Tooth from Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, California: Bakersfield is one of the only places in California where you can find fossil megalodon teeth in as well as other species of shark like mako and cow. The teeth that do come from this location can be absolutely gorgeous with a variety of colors and are heavily sought after because of their rarity.

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