Saturday, March 6, 2010

"In the late 19th century, gold-miners thawed thousands of yards of permafrost to access the gold bearing gravel which ran in a layer beneath frozen Pleistocene frozen silt, deposited by melting glaciers and thousands of years of winds and  'Ice Age' storms.  "Mammoth tusks were a by-product of the effort along with a myriad of other extinct fossil fauna from the Ice Age."

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