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pking18

Hey! 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 heard nightmares about customs causing long hold ups or seizing fossils. 

 

Does anyone have any advice on this? 

 

Thanks! 

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caldigger

Not to mention she will have to go through the same type of nightmares getting it back into the U.S. when she returns.

 

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pking18
5 hours ago, caldigger said:

Not to mention she will have to go through the same type of nightmares getting it back into the U.S. when she returns.

 

Well, quite. Hence the request for advice. 

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connorp

Really doesn't seem worth the risk for either of you. Especially since larger fossils often raise more attention. Also, you might want to post a picture of the mosasaur jaw here, they are more often than not fake.

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pking18
1 hour ago, connorp said:

Really doesn't seem worth the risk for either of you. Especially since larger fossils often raise more attention. Also, you might want to post a picture of the mosasaur jaw here, they are more often than not fake.

Thanks for the tip!

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