Elephant Tusk


The visible, ivory part of the tusk is made of dentine with an outer layer of enamel. Tusks are used to produce ivory, which is used in artifacts and jewelry, billiards balls, identification chops and formerly in other items such as piano keys.

Although there are many sources of ivory such as walruses, rhinoceros, and narwhals, elephant ivory has always been the most highly sought because of its particular texture, softness, and its lack of a tough outer coating of enamel.


 

Tusks are used to produce ivory, which is used in artifacts and jewelry, billiards balls, identification chops and formerly in other items such as piano keys.


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