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#1 Shellseeker

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

Mastodon has been guessed by fossil friends but I am not that comfortable with growth rings and pattern on the broken edges.  I can think of 2 other possibilities, but will leave the identifying to others.

 

Thanks for the Help SS

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

I'm am by far no expert, but it could be a gomphothere (elephant) tooth fragment.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:06 AM

It had a trunk I bet. I found another chunk of mastodon the other day. 



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:13 PM

I have a lot of Mastodon including a number of complete teeth. I can not find something comparable to those circular growth lines going either way (horizontal or vertical) on my Mastodon samples.

If you have some photos , please post.

 

I did find some similar looking growth lines on this 3.5 inch fossil tooth fragment found last March.

 

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Thanks SS



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:53 AM

Part of the root of mastodon or gomphothere.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Thanks to all for the identification.  I had thought toothed whale, but consensus is mastodon. SS





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