Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Megalodon Teeth? We've got answers.
Yes, everything listed on our website is 100% real, and 100% natural. The Megalodon teeth listed are all personally recovered by our divers off the North Carolina coast. Each tooth comes with a certificate of authenticity describing where it was found. We have never and will never sell fake or restored Megalodon teeth. you can always purchase with confidence from The Fossil Exchange.
All of the fossils we have for sale were recovered approximately 40 miles of the coast of Wilmington, NC. They are found while SCUBA diving to depths of 110ft. The teeth are found by digging through ancient fossil beds at the bottom of the ocean. The diving can be extremely challenging, with many risk factors, but our divers are professionals and always safety conscious. Please follow our instagram account to see videos of us in action!
The Megalodon was the largest predator to ever roam the oceans. It’s believed that the Megalodon could grow to over 70ft long. Of course, this is just an estimate, because the only part of the shark that fossilized were the teeth. A good rule of thumb is that every 1 inch of tooth correlates to 10ft of shark. Based on this, a 6″ Megalodon tooth most likely came from a 60ft shark!
Megalodon teeth come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, qualities, and colors, but the 2 biggest factors in determining a value of a tooth are size and quality. Larger teeth are more impressive, but also more rare, hence the higher price. Once a tooth reaches the magical 6″ mark, the price can jump significantly, because of just how rare teeth of this size are. Quality is another important factor. A tooth that is perfectly intact with all of its serrations is extremely rare, and obviously extremely impressive when you think about that tooth being on the earth for over 3.6 million years! Collectors demand the highest quality teeth, while some people just want to own a Megalodon tooth at an affordable price. At the Fossil Exchange, We have something for everyone.
We want you to be 100% satisfied with your Megalodon Tooth or Fossil purchased. We offer hassle free returns. Please read our return policy here:
All of our products can be shipped worldwide! If you are an international customer, a shipping charge of $25 will be automatically added to your order at checkout. International orders will ship via USPS first class mail.
We will handle the customs form and include the international HTS code 9705.00 (paleontological collectible item). the customs declaration will read “fossil for study”. We regularly ship items globally, and understand that some countries charge import duties on packages. You are responsible for paying the appropriate duties once your package arrives in your country. If you have special instructions or a specific value that you would like us to declare on the package, please leave a comment during the checkout process or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)