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Fossil Walrus Ivory

This beautiful material originates from Alaska and is available in a rough finish. The colour range is creamy ivory with brown outer skin. This is an all natural material with a Mohs hardness of 4. Fossilized Walrus Ivory is excellent for inlay, cabochons, bead-making and carving.

One of the few types of ivory available today that does not endanger a living animal; it is found in melting glaciers in Alaska and the Siberian tundra, and comes from either walrus, mastodon or mammoth that were sacrificed for food and tools in ancient times, when they were not in any ecological danger. Prehistorically, this material was utilized by the Eskimo to make tools and utensils; from harpoons to sled runners, ivory was considered a gift from the gods.
Fossilized Walrus Ivory

Fossilized Walrus Ivory



Fossilized Walrus Ivory Orders under 50 grams $2.00  per gram choose quantity:  grams
Fossilized Walrus Ivory Orders over 50 grams $1.50  per gram choose quantity:  grams

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