Fossil Megalodon Shark 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.
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 the 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).
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 possibilities of finding a megalodon tooth from this location can be pretty good. Especially if you find an area where no one has explored yet.
Bone Valley (Central), Florida: The Bone Valley is a region of central Florida which 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 beat up, broken, or really worn down. But when you do find some that are in tact, 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.
South Carolina Locations
Beaufort, South Carolina:
Gold Site, South Carolina:
Battery Creek, South Carolina:
Summerville, South Carolina:
Ashepoo River, South Carolina:
“Blue Site”, South Carolina:
“Fire Site”, South Carolina:
North Carolina Locations
Lee Creek, North Carolina:
“Meg Ledge”, North Carolina:
Green Mill Run, North Carolina:
Meherrin River, North Carolina:
Virginia River, Virginia:
Potomac River, Virginia:
Calvert Cliffs, Maryland: