Rare Blue Mammoth Tusk, 8'2"
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This marvellous blue fossil mammoth tusk is in an outstanding condition – a truly rare find from Yakutia, Siberia. Found preserved in the permafrost, the tusk belonged to a mammoth that inhabited the northern tundra more than 15,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch.
This show-stopping fossil is fitting for your home, office or natural history institution. An elegant oak stand highlights its beautiful shape and curvature.
Overall, its completeness and gorgeous coloration – including rare blue, green, ivory white and earthy brown – makes this a superb specimen. This coloration is extremely sought after due to its beauty and rarity. The vivid blue occurs because of the presence of the mineral vivianite.
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All Fossil Realm mammoth tusks have been professionally stabilized; however, these specimens must be kept in an indoor environment with stable humidity and temperature. Ideal conditions are 50% to 60% humidity and 68 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Species: Mammuthus primigenius (Woolly mammoth)
Location: Yakutia, Siberia, in Russia.
Age: Late Pleistocene
Fossil mammoth ivory can be distinguished from present-day elephant ivory by the angle of crosshatching (Schreger lines) and can be traded internationally.
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Model of woolly mammoth at Royal BC Museum. Source: Wikipedia