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Rikache

Hi there everyone!

 

I thought I would ask for some help in properly identifying this specimen that I recently acquired. This specimen is said to be a baby/juvenile M. Columbi tooth found in North Florida. The specimen is very obviously worn and has pink patches due to algae buildup.

 

I’ve included several photos below: 

Front, Right, Left, Bottom, Bottom, Top (Chewing surface), Top (Chewing surface).

 

I’m fairly certain this is a mammoth tooth but I’d greatly appreciate a positive ID since I can’t find much information about specimens like this online. My real inquiry is identifying whether this specimen would be considered as a milk tooth and if it’s partial. From my understanding, it’s missing most of its root which would obviously make it partial, but I’ve highlighted a section in red where I would’ve thought the rest of the tooth would go. 

 

Thank you guys in advance! You all are always extremely insightful and I truly feel like a part of this community. Cheers!

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Shellseeker

Here is an old thread with a similar sized whole tooth.  Seems to me you have one. Nice acquisition 

 

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Apple cider vinegar should do the trick on that algae while not harming the fossil ! Nice score.

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Yup. Nice one!

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Mark Kmiecik
19 hours ago, Cam G said:

Apple cider vinegar should do the trick on that algae while not harming the fossil ! Nice score.

 

Or just use plain old white vinegar unless you prefer paying four times the price.

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Yup. distilled white vinegar has the vinegar smell but is less odorous than apple cider vinegar. As you are not consuming it, just some simple distilled would probably work best/cheapest. Not a bad idea to let it soak in come fresh water (with occasional changes) just to leach out any lingering acid when you have melted off the algae.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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