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Steve Clarke

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Hello.

Found these two fossils near Cromer, Norfolk at low tide yesterday. The first is, I believe a mammoth tooth or similar. The other has the shape of a tusk but I am unsure. Any experts able to verify this?

Regards Steve.

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tomwhite

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First one is definitely a tooth yes and a nice one! The 2nd and 3rd photos do not show a tusk im afraid, from the photos it appears to have no Schreger lines. Probably more likely to be a piece of rib.
You might want to soak your tooth in fresh water for a week, helps to wash out the salt and makes it a bit less likely to disintegrate! 
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Steve Clarke

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Thanks Tom. The tooth actually feels like solid stone but will take your advice regarding the fresh water just incase. Can I do the same with the bone and is there anything else I can do to stabilise it?

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I assume 1, 4 &5 are the same specimen? I THINK it's Hippopotamus but I'm no expert. They should ALL be desalinated and I would suggest ising 1part PVA (pure, not 'wood glue') to 3 parts distilled water and soaking after desalination.
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