Mammoth Molar 2017-07-04T13:22:37+00:00

Mammoth Molar

Raffir Mammoth Molar is a genuine mammoth fossil dating back to the last ice age (10,000-40,000 BP). The material is uniquely beautiful due to its three-part layer structure of dentin, cementum and enamel, but also more difficult to process because of the different hardness of the layers. We have developed a unique pressure treatment with epoxy resin for this material to fill porosities and bind the layers.
The mammoth molars are not petrified, but do contain natural minerals and are harder to work than non-fossil material. Raffir Mammoth Molar is the hardest of the three mammoth fossils because of its inherent enamel plates. Diamond tools are recommended, but tools for hard steel can be used at low process speed instead if diamond tools are not available. We also recommend saturating the surface of the material with cyanoacrylics (Super Glue) after grinding followed by additional fine sanding and polishing for a smother and stronger result.
Standard measures are blocks of 120*40*23mm and scales of 120*40*6mm, but custom measures can also be made.