A crew of miners working outside Dawson City, Yukon, has unearthed a pile of fossils that appear to be the nearly-complete skeletons of two woolly mammoths.
“Throughout the day I was picking bones. Ribs, teeth, all kinds of things,” said Trey Charlie, a placer miner at the Little Flake Mine on the Indian River.
“It’s probably one of the best days I’ve had working. It’s so much fun to discover these things.”
Charlie and a co-worker were working with excavators about two weeks ago, moving mud at the mine site when they found a tusk.
“We were amazed by the size of it and how heavy it was, so we brought it back to
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