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Enormous Giant Clam - weighs around 300 lbs!

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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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This beauty has an interesting story about how i came to own it. As a kid, i always wanted a giant clam for my extensive shell collection, but i never did find one. A few months ago, i had a dream that i found one and i was really happy. The next day, i found a very nice, but much smaller one at the Berkeley city dump. A few days later, i was out walking my dog and we found this on a sidewalk near in my neighborhood - in front of a house which had been foreclosed. I think that a Samoan family lived there and lost their home and were unable to take this w/ them. It takes 3 strong guys to lift and move this with a lot of effort. It is almost 40" x 24" and very thick - hence almost 300 lbs.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Oh how wonderful ! I love it . I also love shells and what a find this was :-)
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thanks manikin. i have never seen one this large for sale in the last few years. have you?
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    good question. years ago, i found some fossil oysters near patterson, california and the fossilized shells were 6" thick. I figured they must have been at least 5-600 years old when they died.
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 days ago
    It's awesome in its hugeness!!
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 days ago
    thanks AmberRose. i just added more pics of it.

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