Texas mastodon Lone Star skull sells for $191K at Dallas auction

This mastodon skull, discovered in Texas, sold at auction for $191,200 on Sunday.
This mastodon skull, discovered in Texas, sold at auction for $191,200 on Sunday.

2008-01-20 - Dallas, United States , JOANNA CATTANACH

Lone Star, the world's largest four-tusk mastodon skull discovered in a gravel pit in La Grange, sold for $191,200 at auction Sunday. Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries featured the impressive pre-historic piece at its Natural History Auction along with several hundred other items including a golden nugget from Mexico dubbed the Boot of Cortez. The nearly-foot-long gold deposit sold for $1.6 million. But Lone Star was by far the star of the auction. Including skull and tusks, the mammoth pi...

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