This rare fossil is from Europe, was legally exported from Europe and can be legally shipped to any country. It was not illegally exported out of Russian (Siberia) as ALL Russian / Siberian Ice Age fossils are. Shipping Siberian fossils across country borders risks seizure of the shipment without reimbursement. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3757538/Photographs-reveal-illegal-mining-selling-woolly-mammoth-tusks-Russia.html
With this listing we present an EXTREMELY RARE and MASSIVE partial tusk from the Woolly Mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, of the last European Ice Age. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST TUSK SECTIONS WE HAVE EVER SEEN AND THE ONLY ONE WITH BLUE IVORY. IT WOULD HAVE COME FROM A 12 FOOT LONG TUSK THAT WOULD EASILY SELL FOR $150,000!!
With a circumference the size of a tree trunk, this is truly a jaw-dropping specimen to display. It is the largest portion of an ENORMOUS Woolly Mammoth tusk from Europe and measures is a third of the complete tusk, having come from a 12 FOOT tusk. We offer it here for a fraction of what a third of the price would be had it been complete. Furthermore, most people not only lack the budget for a "six figure tusk" but the room as well, to display it. Here, you have the rare opportunity to display what would be the MAXIMUM SIZE mammoth tusk yet, one that takes up much less room although still conveying the impressiveness of the size based on its sheer thickness. One portion on the bottom displays rare BLUE IVORY, fossilized in an environment rich in vivianite to create the natural blue-gray tint on the surface. Blue ivory is the MOST DESIRED of all fossil mammoth ivory!
This specimen has been stabilized to protect from any deterioration or damage. It is safe and durable to display in any interior environment. It comes with a custom made wood and stainless steel stand.
True European Woolly mammoth fossils are far more scarce and rarer than Russian (Siberian) or Alaskan fossils and fetch higher market prices because of this.
WOOLLY MAMMOTH TUSKS are one of the most popular large display fossils of any collection. Even the casual observer recognizes this type of fossil and the value and appreciation of a COMPLETE fossil ivory tusk from the great Woolly Mammoth has garnered international appeal and awe. The famous Woolly mammoth can be considered the mascot animal of the Earth's final Ice Age and this massive beast most certainly gained respect to all that got in its way including both Neanderthals and modern humans. The lore of Cave Paintings and Neanderthal hunting parties are embodied in the magnificence and power of a genuine fossil mammoth tusk of Europe's final Ice Age where the Woolly Mammoth ruled the frozen tundra.
OUR TUSKS HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE WATER AND DRIED FOR OVER 5 YEARS AND ARE STABLE. MOST TUSKS SOLD ARE FRESH FINDS AND UNLESS DRIED IN A DEHUMIDIFIED ENVIRONMENT FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS, THEY WILL LIKELY CRACK AND SPLIT.