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"Genuine Dinosaur Bone"

 

That is what is said on the painters tape written on black sharpie as I walked a Texas flea market.  "Do you know what it is" I asked the old timer sitting among a collection of tools and plywood tables...

 

"That's a dinosaur bone, I bought it years ago."

 

He wanted $40.  We settled for $25.  I told him after I bought it that is was actually a mammoth tooth, showed him the enamel sticking through and thanked him for the purchase.

 

So this morning, I took some quick pictures before work to get your thoughts.   (not great quality, still has a lot of matrix on it.

 

 

Mammoth1.jpg

Mammoth2.jpg

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cthomp50

Mammoth5.jpg

Mammoth6.jpg

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-AnThOnY-

Could use a little love, but thats a helluva price for it regardless. Nice!

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msantix

Certainly a mammoth tooth, and imo a bargain as well. Very cool piece!

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digit

Yup. Good eye! You got a deal on this one. All of my mammoth teeth come from the Peace River here in Florida and require no clean-up as they are generally devoid of any matrix. Would love to see photos of this one if you manage to get it cleaned-up and freed from some of the matrix that is hanging on.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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caldigger

Not sure how much matrix you have on there. It looks like remaining dentine.

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digit

 A lot probably is but I can see some conglomerate with rounded pebbles in one photo that were obviously not part of the tooth. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Darktooth

Score!:dinothumb:

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