Mammoth Tusk Ivory Scales
Size: .4" x 1.65" x 5.3"
The listed thickness is the thickness in the center of the scales. They will taper towards the edges.
Listing is for one set of scales as pictured.
Each of these pieces is cut off of a larger piece of mammoth tusk. The backs of the scales may have gaps/low areas filled with resin and sanded flat.
The photos in our listings are of the actual piece/pieces that you are purchasing so please look closely before buying. Some pieces may not be perfectly rectangular, may be missing corners etc but what you see in the photos is what you will be receiving.
These Fossils are genuine mammoth fossils. They date all the way back to the last ice age (10,000-40,000 BP). Needless to say, this rare material is in itself very special. For that reason it also makes unique products even more special. Occasionally, tusks, molars and bones are found from these iconic mammoths. All of the treatments stabilize the fossils with vacuum, high pressure and strong resins. These Fossils are commonly used for knife handle scales, pistol grips, jewelry, inlays, accessories and other precious objects.
Working with Fossil materials:
These mammoth fossils are not yet petrified. However, they do contain natural minerals and are harder to work than non-fossil material. Mammoth ivory is the softest of the mammoth materials and we recommend that you process it with normal tools for bone and horn.
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