Fossil Mastodon Ivory is generally well over 300,000 years of age and a rare, and fragile find. This Fossil Ivory is only found in heavily Perma-frosted areas in Alaska, Canada and Siberia. Very Rare.
There are three ways to tell the difference between Mammoth Ivory and Mastodon.
1. color. Mastodon is generally very dark in color and when found it had a wonderful coloring of Vivianite, a naturally occurring Blue colored rusting on organic matter from Calcium and Phosphorous found in the soil.
2. Smell. When worked, mastodon puts off a horrible smell. It is very distinct and only lasts a few moments.
3. Hardness. Mastodon is generally a great deal harder than Mammoth, as it is so much older and has had time to chance into a somewhat Fossilized condition.
4. The brilliant shine that the Mastodon takes on, is almost glass shine reflective.