Many people never heard that the worlds Largest Mastodon christened the Lone Star Mastodon was unveiled in San Antonio Texas exactly one year ago today. Unearthed from a Texan gravel bed in 2000 and painstakingly restored by bone digger Joe Taylor of the Mount Blanco Museum, this creature is destined to become the prize possession of some collector, Museum or University. But we need your help.
The Lost World Museum is hard at work getting ready for its Spring 2007 opening. We even purchased a life size replica of this ancient beast for our Giant Mammal Room.
The good news is that since we are up to our arms in bones and dust we need your help to find a new home for this World Record 800 lbs. Mastodon head and tusks.
Just to give you an idea how massive this prehistoric mammal was imagine an elephant of today. About 9-10 feet at the shoulder 4-6 tons. Ok get ready to compare this record breaking pacaderm at 14 feet at the shoulder, 10-12 tons and 30 feet long from its 7 foot long tusks to tail. That is one big beast that scientists say roamed all over the United States prior to its extinction.
Here is where you can earn one gargantuan paycheck. We need a buyer for the original fossil. Itâ€™s up for sale with as estimated value of $500,000. Thatâ€™s probably more than you or I will make in a decade. But for certain collectors or institutions who want the most unique, the biggest or the rarest, this is no problem. Therefore what we need to do is find that one buyer and let them know about this colossal prize. When they purchase the Mastodon, we will pay you up to $10,000.
Grab a pencil and paper. Start making a list of all universities, businesses, rich eccentrics, collectors and museums. Donâ€™t limit it to the US. Think globally.
We have some marketing materials and a sample letter you can use to present this ancient fossil, even to total strangers and you will make a referral fee of 2% of the net sales price.
The Lone Star Mastodon is bigger than any Elephant, Mammoth or Mastodon that ever walked the face of the earth. Larger than even P.T. Barnum’s Jumbo! The Mastodon adventure begins here today. As Walt Disney once said Dream, Believe, Do. I have every confidence in your ability to make this happen. Let’s find the Lone Star a new home. Perhaps someplace cool, Texas is hot in the summer.