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
The maximum scientific size for the largest known mammoth tusks reach 14 feet in length (4.25 meters). A tusk of that size is so incredibly rare and frankly, have not seen a complete example of that size. With this listing we present an EXTREMELY RARE opportunity to add a partial specimen of a mammoth tusk THAT WOULD have been 14 feet long based on the enormous circumference and dimension of this piece. Have you ever seen a section that is nearly 22 inches in circumference? Imagine having a part of the LARGEST KNOWN MAMMOTH TUSK IN THE WORLD ... this is it! In all our travels to Europe and seeing warehouses full of tusks over the last 20+ years, never have we seen a piece of this size. One end of this tusk section is the actual complete back end that would have entered the skull so with confidence, we can ascertain the actual length of the complete tusk this section would have come from. In addition, the color and quality of the tusk ivory is truly magnificent with stunning white hues accented by large areas of RARE BLUE IVORY -
MASSIVE partial tusk from the Woolly Mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, of the last European Ice Age. THIS SECTION IS FROM THE LARGEST KNOWN SIZE MAMMOTH TUSK EVER FOUND. IT WOULD HAVE COME FROM A 14 FOOT LONG TUSK THAT WOULD EASILY SELL FOR $250,000!!
With a circumference the size of a tree trunk, this is truly a jaw-dropping specimen to display. It is about a fourth of the complete tusk, having come from a 14 FOOT tusk. We offer it here for a fraction of what a fourth 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,
This specimen has been stabilized to protect from any deterioration or damage. The distal end required epoxy filling to stabilize and solidify the interior of the tusk on that end so it is solid. This tusk is safe and durable to display in any interior environment.
A STAND IS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS BUT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TUSK. A CUSTOM-MADE STEEL STAND COULD BE FABRICATED. PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS TUSK.
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.
THIS TUSK HAS BEEN OUT OF THE WATER AND DRIED FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND IS 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