Jacob Danner struck what he calls shark tooth gold.
Three weeks after discovering a 3-inch megalodon tooth, he discovered a fair greater one.
He was proud to point out off that 4-inch megalodon tooth he says he discovered on Fernandina seashore to Information 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden on Florida’s Fourth Property.
Danner mentioned he has been fascinated with treasures since he was a toddler. However, he hasn’t at all times been so fortunate.
He mentioned he moved to Fernandina Seaside in March of 2020. Two days later he mentioned he discovered his first shark tooth. Danner mentioned was very small.
“It was like a ‘microladon’,” joked Danner.
Slightly over a 12 months later he mentioned he nonetheless finds loads of small shark enamel, however discovering these two massive megalodon enamel is “like the highest of the totem pole” and is what “everybody that hunts for these kinds of issues aspires to.” He even in contrast it to discovering a gold doubloon.
So how did he do it?
Danner says he was simply casually trying round.
“Folks out right here who get down on their palms and knees and so they have high-intensity flashlights and magnifying glass, I imply every kind of contraptions all people’s received their shtick you already know, that they use. However, me you already know I’m simply casually trying.”
He mentioned each of the megalodon enamel he found had been solely 30% seen. So, he simply kicked some sand away earlier than choosing it up.
“I’m 6 years previous once more and discovering these treasures that you already know you place in your jar.”
He mentioned after his story went viral he began listening to from folks from different nations asking if he would promote the enamel and if he may share his suggestions with them.
He mentioned he ought to cost for the data however gave them just a few freebies. He mentioned there are specific issues to search for like form and texture. He additionally figured the smaller ones can be nearer to the floor of the sand and that the larger ones can be at the least partially coated in sand.
However not all people is happy about him letting the key out. He mentioned folks have instructed him they need to preserve their little secret shark tooth mine underneath wraps.
Some are questioning whether or not these enamel are even actual.
When Information 6 requested Danner how he feels about those that doubt that he truly discovered these two enamel, he had the next response:
“These feedback don’t say something about me, it says one thing about them.” And as for him, he mentioned “I’m going to succeed in in with each palms and discover all the sweetness and love and charm and marvel that I can discover and I’m simply going to tug it in and share it with enthusiasm.”
Hear Jacob Danner discuss his distinctive discoveries and how one can turn out to be a shark tooth hunter too by downloading Florida’s Fourth Property from wherever you take heed to podcasts.
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