"Vivian" - Blue Mammoth Tusk, 9'
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This remarkable mammoth tusk, named "Vivian" (after the mineral "vivianite") boasts a mesmerizing symphony of colours, including blue, grey-blue, creamy white, beige and earthy brown. These hues form intricate patterns - like we've never seen before - from base to tip.
Bone, teeth and tusk fossils can occasionally change to a beautiful blue colour over time: apatite, consisting of calcium phosphate, reacts with iron and transforms to vivianite, a gorgeous green-blue mineral.
It’s been years since we’ve offered a tusk with such outstanding colouration - and it will likely be years before we source a comparable specimen!
Ready to be displayed in home, office or museum with a hand-crafted oak stand that dramatically elevates the tusk and highlights its breathtaking curvature.
The specimen measures 9' along the outer curve and weighs 103 lbs.
Condition report, and full-sized images/videos available upon request.
NOTE: due to present restrictions we cannot ship to California, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, Nevada, Illinois, DC or New Hampshire
Model of woolly mammoth at Royal BC Museum. Source: Wikipedia