Fossilized Walrus Ivory and Oosik


Fossilized walrus ivory is found only in a few isolated areas in the world and is truly one of the rarest of the rare finds. There are only three recognized forms of true ivory: elephant (including mammoth and mastodon), walrus, and narwhal. A common misconception is that warthog and hippo tusks are ivory; they are not.

With the exception of pre-CITES (pre-ban ivory harvested or collected before 1972), fossilized ivory is one of the only forms of ivory that is legal to sell, buy, or trade. All the fossilized ivory listed below was collected on fee simple lands within the State of Alaska and is therefore exempt from State antiquity laws as well as the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Fossilized ivory pre-dates both Acts, thus it is not required to be registered. Exporting fossilized ivory or artifacts made of ivory outside of the U.S.A. requires a permit and additional charges will apply.

The fossilized ivory and fossilized ivory artifacts shown are genuine, not reproductions. These pieces are expensive and one of a kind. They may be 100 to 1000's of years old.

NOTE: Some pieces have been sanded and polished on both sides while others only on one side.


If the item is marked with a (pawprint), it is already sold.

Photo 19:
F19 - Fossilized Walrus Ivory Artifact
10.5" long by 1.25-1.4" thick by 1.75-2.75" wide. Tooling marks on both sides.

$630 - Click on photo for a back view

Photo 30:
F30 - Fossilized Walrus Ivory Tusk
11" long by 1.5-1.75" thick by 2" wide. Solid tusk section with nice ivory coloring. It has an 1/8" crack on the top (dark line visible in photo) that runs the length of the tusk.

$625 - Click on photo for a back view

Photo 33:
F33 - Fossilized Walrus Ivory Tusk
6.75" long by 1.5" thick by 2.5" wide.

$380 - Click on photo for a back view

Photo 36:
F36 - Fossilized Walrus Ivory Tusk
9" long by 1-1.5" thick by 1.5-2" wide. Could be an artifact remnant.

$305 - Click on photo for a back view

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