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Mammoth tusk found near White Mountain

Andrew Harrelson found a mammoth tusk August 10, 2014, in the same bend of Fish River that his mother found a tusk around 20 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Harrelson
Luann Harrelson and her son Andrew pose with the mammoth tusk that Luann found on the Fish River in the early 1990's. Andrew Harrelson found a mammoth tusk August 10, 2014, in the same bend of Fish River that his mother found a tusk more than 20 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Luann Harrelson
Andrew Harrelson, left, and Irving Ashenfelter, pose with the mammoth tusk that was found on the Fish River. Irving helped Andrew pull out the tusk. This is taken in White Mountain on August 10, 2014. Andrew Harrelson found a mammoth tusk August 10, 2014, in the same bend of Fish River that his mother found a tusk around 20 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Harrelson
Andrew Harrelson's family waited in the boat, directly above the tusk. In the boat is Andrew's dog, Kina, a german short haired pointer, his fiance Renee Parker, and their children: Hannah, 2, and Danielle, 11 months. Andrew Harrelson found a mammoth tusk August 10, 2014, in the same bend of Fish River that his mother found a tusk around 20 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Luann Harrelson
Kyle Hopkins

After catching just a single silver salmon in two hours Sunday along the Fish River near White Mountain in Western Alaska, Andrew Harrelson decided to look for woolly mammoth tusks at a muddy bend in the river where villagers had previously found fossil mammoth teeth and where, 22 years earlier, his mother had found a full mammoth tusk.

It didn't take Harrelson long to find another.

Word of Harrelson's discovery has quickly spread, and prospective buyers are ringing his cellphone, he said.

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