Protected deep within the Late Pleistocene gravel bars of the Maas River, this is an EXTREMELY RARE fossil antler base section of an Ice Age extinct Giant Deer (aka Irish Elk), Megaloceros giganteus. This antler fossil is the beginning portion that comes out of the skull, as seen by the rounded, flat base on one end. Fossil antler pieces from this Ice Age beast are scarce, ESPECIALLY the fattest, base sections like this. At an length over 18 inches long, this is a SUBSTANTIAL part and you can see on the other end, just where the antler would start to flare out and become wider.
This would make an ideal display fossil as is, or a great candidate to carve or use in handcrafted items such as knife handles, gun grips or jewelry. Detail and anatomy is very well preserved from the protection it once had deep in the gravel bed.
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