Man pulls 73 kg mammoth tusk out of Alaska river 22 years after mother found ancient elephant fossil

August 14, 2014 10:16 PM

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Man pulls 73 kg mammoth tusk out of Alaska river 22 years after mother found ancient elephant fossil

A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.

Andrew Harrelson found the three-and-a-half-metre fossilized tusk on Sunday in a bend of the Fish River near his home village of White Mountain about 100 kilometres east of Nome, the Alaska Dispatch News reported Wednesday.

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