How To Identify Ivory

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                                      How To Identify Ivory

Mammoth And Elephant Ivory Share A Unique Grain Pattern. Polished Cross-Sections Of Elephant And Mammoth Ivory DentineWill Display Unique Characteristics Known As Schreger Lines.These Lines May Also Be Referred To As Cross Hatchings, EngineTurnings Or Stacked Chevrons. Schreger Lines Are Helpful In Identifying Ivory As Either Elephant Or Mammoth Ivory.
Elephant Ivory Has A 115 Degree Angle In The Schreger Lines While The Mammoth Ivory Has A 90 Degree Angle In The Schreger Lines. Mammoth Has Been Extinct For More Than 10,000 Years But Because Of The Elephant Tusk Ban, Artisians Have Resorted To Using Mommoth Tusk For Their Decorative Carvings. Mommoth Tusk Can Be Found In Near Perfect Condition In The Frozen Glaciers Of Northern Siberia. However, When The Frozen Tusk Supply Is Depleted, The Price Will Rise Considerably.

                                             

   

 


 

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