A seven year old Havelock boy made a once in a lifetime find at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham- a 10-15 million-year-old shark tooth from Eastern Carolina.
The museum says Jessie Duncan told his mom he found "something cool." It turned out to be a symphyseal cow shark tooth that one collector called as the "Holy Grail" of sharks teeth. The fossil is in pristine condition.
The Durham museum's dig site comes from dirt at the PCS Phosphate mine in Aurora.
The child's mother says they have no plans on selling the rare fossil and have placed it in a safe deposit box. The Duncans are talking with the museum about placing the fossil on exhibit. "I want other children to see it and learn from it," said a proud Jessie.