Couple hiking after Alaska storm discover gigantic mammoth bone that could be worth ‘thousands’
Couple walks on beach after Alaska storm and discovers giant MAMMOTH bone worth thousands and says they’ll sell it and tusk they found earlier to build a house
- Joseph and Andrea Nassuk, of Elim, found a 46-inch, 62-pound mammoth bone in Nome, Alaska
- “As I lifted it out of the mud, I thought to myself, ‘It’s quite heavy,'” Andrea said. It was her first trip in search of bones
- They found it while hiking after Typhoon Merbok hit the state and hope to sell it for $8,000 to $10,000
- Joseph had also previously found a seven-foot blue tusk, which he said could sell for more than $75,000
- They hope to use the money to build a “tiny house” for their family of six and their dog River
An Alaskan couple discovered a giant mammoth bone that could cost thousands of dollars while hiking after a storm.
Joseph and Andrea Nassuk, of Elim, who have been married for four years, were hiking in Nome, Alaska, when the latter discovered the giant bone, which measures nearly the height of one of their sons.
The prehistoric relic was discovered after a dangerous and deadly storm rolled through the state after Typhoon Merbok formed in the Pacific Ocean last month, exposing new gems among all the damage.
Andrea told her husband that she had “found a bone” and he got excited when he saw its sheer size.
“When I lifted it out of the mud, I thought to myself, ‘It’s kinda heavy,'” she told me KTUU. “So I kept lifting it and said to my husband, ‘I found a huge bone!'”
‘And I asked her if it was whole, and she said, ‘Yes.’ So I looked over it and it was over half her height, and I got all excited,” Joseph told the outlet.
The giant bone weighs a whopping 62 pounds, Joseph told DailyMail.com on Wednesday. However, as the bone continues to “dry,” it will lighten, he said.
The mammoth bone found in Nome, Alaska (pictured) and measures 46 inches and weighs 62 pounds, but will lighten as it dries
Joseph and Andrea Nassuk, from Elim, were hiking in Nome, Alaska, when the latter discovered the giant bone
The bone is almost as big as one of their sons (pictured)
It also measures 46 inches long and the widest part of the bone measures 34.5 inches around, he told DailyMail.com.
The couple plans to sell the huge bone and use the money to build a “tiny house” for them, their four children and their dog River, and move into their current apartment.
Besides the huge find, this was Andrea’s first time looking for bones with her husband, who also found vertebrae, skull parts and even a six-foot blue mammoth tusk.
The Nassuks currently still have the tusk and bone, and Joseph told DailyMail.com he hopes it will go to a “museum or university and show it to the world.”
They are hoping to get somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000 for the bot, but they are “open to offers.”
They also hope to sell the blue tusk, estimating it could cost $20,000 to $70,000, according to KTUU.
The couple hopes to use the money to build a house for their family
The couple has been married for four years
The Nassuk’s have also found a seven-foot blue, which they believe can get them up to $70,000.
Joseph has found many bones over the years, but says the tusk and recently found bone are still in his possession
More bones the Nassuk’s found besides a quart to show the size difference