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Henrico posted a topic in Questions & AnswersSo I'm visiting Canada(Alberta) for a while and came across this store that sold gemstones and fossils. I decided to buy a few fossils(chambered ammonites, orthoceras, trilobite elrathia kingii, Trilobite proetus) but when I got to my rental place I came to the realisation that these might be illegal to take with me back home. I'm from South Africa. Will it be a problem if I take them home with me or do I require some kind of permit to bring them with me on the flight home?
Shipping fossils from Canada to the United States
BellamyBlake posted a topic in Questions & AnswersI'm from Canada and was partaking in a trade with another member of the Forums, from the United States. These are shark teeth. Canada Post informed me that these are prohibited for import into the United States from Canada. For instance, their guide notes that "Mineral Products" are prohibited: https://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGIntDestDetails-e.asp?table=tblCountry&txtLetter=US This was a surprise to me. I know of countless Canadian businesses that ship (presumably legally) to the United States. Does it seem that the Canada Post agent (and myself) misunderstood what "
Would my fossils get seized by customs in Mexico?
Cenade posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHi everyone, I am a double national from Mexico/Canada, and I travel occasionally between both countries. In my time here in Canada I have started a small fossil collection- three sliced ammonites, three cheap trilobites, a Crinoid plate, a 3.5 inch Megalodon tooth, a piece of ammolite and another gemstone. All of these are relatively small in the 1-3 inch range, with the exception of one of the sliced ammonites being 5 inches. I do not have a trip to Mexico planned solidly but I am considering going back eventually once COVID starts slowing down, and I will bring my fo
Import of Restricted Fossils
BellamyBlake posted a topic in Questions & AnswersI'm curious about importing potentially restricted fossils and verifying provenance. I'm not sure if I'm overthinking it. Maybe someone with more experience can help me. I'll illustrate with an example. Various Caribbean nations like Cuba have banned the export of Megalodon teeth. Now, there are Cuban teeth in other collections that were obtained before that ban and exported legally. I found one in France. I spoke to the supplier, and he assures me that it's been acquired legally, from a private collection. What would I need to import that into Canada (or really any other country
Shipping fossils to India- illegal/expensive?
KrishnaRao10 posted a topic in Questions & AnswersGreetings kind people, Hope you are having a lovely day today! After weeks of research I decided to purchase my first set of fossils. But I'm worried about the rules and regulations here. Is it illegal to buy and import fossils here? Also I remember someone telling me importing antiques and minerals to India are extremely costly. All I need to know is, if someone from India has purchased from an international website and shipped it to India. Did it arrive safe? Was it super expensive to import? Did you have to face any legal penalties?
Taking Fossils on Vacation
pking18 posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHey! I have kind of an odd question. I am purchasing a fossil for a friend as a birthday gift -- between a tip of a mammoth tusk, or a section of mosasaur jaw with teeth. What makes this unique, however, is that we are traveling to the British Virgin Islands (from the United States) for said birthday and I would like to be able to gift the fossil on the birthday instead of waiting until she returns home as we live in different states and I would only be able to ship it to her house and not be there. I am concerned, however, about bringing the fossils with me on the trip as I have