l specialize in fossils I find myself in interior Alaska along the rivers. Most are 40,000 to 60,000 years old, from the last ice age. Such finds have to come off land with mineral rights. Mammoth and bison are most common, but also camel, musk ox, wolf. I attend 'the' fossil show in Tucson each year, the biggest show in the world. My mother lives there and I show up to sell, buy, trade. I sometimes trade for other fossils, dinosaur material or items I cannot find in Alaska. I use all my types of material myself in my own art for knife handles and pendants, so understand the artists needs. It is rare that the one who finds the material is the one selling it as well. Most of the material will have a story and 'provenance.' Since I am the source I can answer questions, provide authenticity and have the best prices with no middle people. Downsides to keep in mind... I live remote at the source, internet can be slow, I might be out hunting, think 'Indian time.' Also 'raw' to me is wet still covered in mud. I do clean dry and do a rough job making good material presentable, but it is not a finished product. Not a top shine, not perfect straight lines, thickness could vary by a 16th - possibly more variance then you are used to seeing. I figure you are reshaping it anyhow, so why pay an expert shop time to finish it up? I hope the lower prices and savings is desired
It is the middle of March 2020, had a good fossil show in Tucson-- traded for lots of new Siberian mammoth ivory bark from Russian friends- dealers I'll be listing soon.
Mammoth ivory bark 3.1 ounces
Mammoth ivory chunk 1 pound 12.9 ounces.
Mammoth ivory chunk 1 pound 2 ounces
Mammoth fossil ivory chunk 10.3 ounces
mammoth fossil ivory chunk 1lb 40z
Mammoth fossil bone slice 33.4 oz
Mammoth fossil bone slice 1.8 oz
fossil mammoth ivory scales 6.9 ounces
Mammoth fossil bone slice 1.5 ounces
Mammoth fossil ivory scraps $50 to $75 lb
Mammoth tooth large slice 13.7oz
Mammoth tooth slice set 6.6 ounces
Set of mammoth tooth slices traditionaly sold for knife handle scales but could have other uses. 2 x 3 inches, 1/4 inch thick. Almost rock hard but can be worked with belt sander, normal cutting tools- just hard on tools if it's not rock equipment. These are all natural slices in dyed ungtreated. Could possibly get two knife scale sets. I would not choose this as scrimshaw material as there is alternating harder and softer layers. Wonderful colors, rare unique material.