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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: rockgurl7 on 22/04/2018 20:41:22

Title: Mammoth found in Wyoming! Sharing exciting pictures here!
Post by: rockgurl7 on 22/04/2018 20:41:22
Mammoth found about 2 miles from our house here in Wyoming! They are casting it today and removing it as quickly as possible due to increasing water levels of the low reservoir it was discovered in! Ill keep posting photos for you to see!

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Post by: rockgurl7 on 22/04/2018 20:44:09
Here is the exposed tooth found about 20 feet from the rest of the mammoth! Easily identifies what creature this was when it was first found a few days ago! This land will be underwater again in about 1-2 weeks with the snow run off the mountains, so they are moving fast to remove!
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Post by: chris on 22/04/2018 23:15:07
Wow - you are lucky - are you actually there watching the excavations?
Title: Re: Mammoth found in Wyoming! Sharing exciting pictures here!
Post by: rockgurl7 on 23/04/2018 02:35:03
Wow - you are lucky - are you actually there watching the excavations?

Yes, We are out here watching them as they work on removing it! The site is usually underwater because its part of the reservoir so water is coming up quickly and they need to get it out quick. As you can see they have some bone fragments at the back end casted and they are working on getting underneath the one exposed rib you see towards the front.

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Post by: chris on 23/04/2018 17:27:16
You're really lucky to get to see that! Did they drain the water level down in order to recover the bones, or was the water level serendipitiously low already?
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Post by: rockgurl7 on 24/04/2018 03:02:13
You're really lucky to get to see that! Did they drain the water level down in order to recover the bones, or was the water level serendipitiously low already?

The reservoir is low in the winter and then rises in the summer with the snow melt off from the mountains surrounding.
Title: Re: Mammoth found in Wyoming! Sharing exciting pictures here!
Post by: chris on 24/04/2018 17:58:41
Beautifully sharp pictures, by the way...
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Post by: chris on 27/04/2018 22:47:37
@rockgurl7 - any more progress on the mammoth excavation?