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Mammoth Fur (Hair)?


gomcse

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I'm hoping some of you have experience with the company and product my question is about. Can anyone tell me if this item looks like authentic Mammoth Fur/hair? I don't know anything about it except that most stuff advertised is actually Yak fur. The dealer has perfect e-bay feedback with over 2200 replies, and apparently she works fossil shows. The colors in this photo are very accurate to what I see when I look at it in my home under a daylight lamp. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I don't know if posting a link to e bay or mentioning the dealer by user ID is allowed, so I will wait to hear from you guys before doing that. Thanks in advance!

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I don't know the dealer but I put some pointers on mammoth hair in this thread previously:

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/47435-is-this-genuine-mammoth-hair/?hl=%2Bmammoth+%2Bhair

From a picture alone, I think all I would be prepared to say is that it potentially looks OK.

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Thank you! I agree that it looks good, but that is based on comparisons with other photos of authenticated mammoth hair. The video you posted was very informative and helpful. Maybe I will take my sample to UCSD or the Museum for some microscopic verification.

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We've had interesting topics on buying from eBay. I used your exact argument in regards to seller ratings. A topic was then posted about a fossil for sale on ebay that was misrepresented by a 100% seller. I will say that there is a lot of mammoth hair out there. So the odds are in your favor, but it would be wise to authenticate your specimen.

Best regards,

Paul

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I have sold quite a bit of mammoth hair over the years and this looks legit.

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I am fairly certain I bought mine from the same seller.

Has anyone with the means to do so ever bought a few different samples like this and tested/authenticated them? Where would you even go to have them tested/authenticated?

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