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Woolly Mammoth Tooth from Russia


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I just received this Woolly Mammoth Tooth from Russia and am sharing it with the forum for discussion. It appears to have been coated with a clear substance like poly urethane (At the tip of one root is a solidified drop). The specimen measures approximately 7”x6”x3”

 

 

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Fossildude19

Nice tooth, despite the coating.  :) 

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FossilNerd

I’m an invertebrate guy, but if I am not mistaken, woolly mammoth teeth are usually stabilized with a consolidant. The typical ones can be mixed to different viscosities. Maybe they put it on extra thick? :Confused05:

 

You could always test an inconspicuous spot to see if you can remove some of the coating with a solvent like acetone. 
 

Like Tim, I still think it is a nice tooth. :) 

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Harry Pristis

I hope it's not polyurethane, 'cause that stuff is next to impossible to remove.  

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Crankyjob21

Very shiny tooth but as Harry said I hope it’s not polyurethane 

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JeffTX

I will try to the acetone later this month.

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