Buy-rannosaurus rex! ‘The Meg’ shark tooth, blue woolly mammoth tusk, mating flies in amber and more could sell for $250,000

A bone shattering tooth from a real life ‘THE MEG’, a blue woolly mammoth tusk, mating flies frozen in amber and more could sell for a quarter of a million dollars (200kGBP).

The prices for these prehistoric pieces are stego-soaring at Heritage Auctions, with just over a week (AUG 18) left to snap-up dinosaur bones, fossilised items and more.

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A shark tooth from the upper jaw of a prehistoric Megalodon that measures 6.1inches long by 4.6inches wide could sell for $7,000 (5.5kGBP).

The extinct shark, an ancestor of the Great White, was up to 18 metres in length and lived between 23 and 2.6 million years ago – and is now portrayed in the movie ‘The Meg’.

Discovered in Lee Creek, a commonly known area for the ancient sea monster, it has a beautiful tan colouration and preserved enamel with little damage.

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The fossilised footprint of a carnivorous dinosaur could sell for $6,000 (4.6kGBP) – the three-toed imprint clearly highlighted on an earthy matrix.

Two woolly mammoth tusks could sell for $25,000 (20kGBP) each, one of the Ice Age ivories measures 53 inches and weighing 11lb – as well as having a dramatically blue hue.

This features alongside a femur of a woolly mammoth, the largest bone in the body for the creature, that has an estimate of $5,000 (4kGBP) and a tooth for $1,500 (1.1kGBP).

A piece of Baltic Amber holding two mating flies could sell for $5,000 (4kGBP) it’s claimed to be rare for this act to have been preserved.

Craig Kissick, Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Director, said: “The large Megalodon tooth is tan colour and is a pristine example over six inches from Lee Creek.

“You can see its almost pristine condition and is spectacular on both sides.

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“It’s wonderful and with the movie Meg coming out this month it couldn’t be better timing for the tooth.

“There are a lot of good representation by category we have good petrified wood, amber with insect inclusions in there, there is a really nice grouping of stuff.

“One piece of amber has mating flies, you don’t find that ’behaviour’ in the fossil records.

“We have a mammoth tusk that has such a vivid blue colour from the vivianite, which makes it an exceptional piece.

“We have a piece of Petrified wood that has green from the Malachite, it’s not a typical preservation and should tweak the curiosity of some.

“There really is something for everybody.”

Featuring alongside are two rare gem ammonite shells exhibiting vibrant myriad of colours and described as ‘national treasures’ of Canada.

These preserved creatures roamed the ancient oceans while dinosaurs dominated the land above.

They could sell for $25,000 (20kGBP) and $15,000 (11.6kGBP).

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A giant fossilised Sabalites Palm Frond from the world-renowned Green River Formation could sell for $25,000 (20kGBP).

The impressive piece features a charming trio of Priscacara fossil fish, alongside the leaf from the extinct ancient tree.

An extremely rare petrified conifer from the Triassic period, approximately 50.6 – 251.9 million years ago, could sell for $12,000 (9.5kGBP).

The log originates from the Zuni Mountains, in Cibola County, New Mexico, USA, and boasts an impressive blue and green colouring from the preservation process.

Alongside many other piece, is the fossil of a prehistoric creature called the Drotops Trilobite that could sell for $5,000 (4kGBP).

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This particular creature it is larger than most other types of species and has bumpy and sharp spiny points raising off its body.

The Nature and Science Signature Auction at Heritage concludes in Dallas, Texas, on August 18th.

For more information or to bid visit: www.ha.com

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SOME OF THE LOTS FROM THE QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLAR SALE
Woolly Mammoth Tusk. Mammuthus primigenius. Pleistocene. Alaska, USA. – $25,000 (20kGBP)
Woolly Mammoth Tusk. Mammuthus primigenius. Pleistocene. Alaska, USA. – $25,000 (20kGBP)
Fossil Palm Frond. Sabalites sp. and Priscacara sp.. Eocence. Green River Formation – $25,000 (20kGBP)
“Gem” Ammonite in Matrix. Placenticeras costatum. Late Cretaceous. Bearpaw Formation – $25,000 (20kGBP)
“Gem” Ammonite. Placenticeras meeki. Late Cretaceous. Bearpaw Formation. – $15,000 (11.6kGBP)
Petrified Conifer Specimen. Triassic. Zuni Mountains. Cibola County, New Mexico, USA. – $12,000 (9.5kGBP)
Megalodon Shark Tooth. Carcharocles megalodon. Pliocene. Lower Yorktown Formation – $7,000 (5.5kGBP)
Dinosaur Footprint. Eubrontes giganteus. Jurassic. Portland Formation, Connecticut River. – $6,000 (4.6kGBP)
Drotops Trilobite. Drotops armatus. Devonian. Morocco. – $5,000 (4kGBP).
Amber with Inclusions. Pinites succinifer. Eocene. Baltic Coast. Kalining – $5,000 (4kGBP)
Woolly Mammoth Bone. Mammuthus primigenius. Pleistocene. Alaska, USA. – $5,000 (4kGBP)
Woolly Mammoth Tooth. Mammuthus primigenius. Pleistocene. Alaska, USA. – $1,500 (1.1kGBP)