Richard M. Wicker
creator of digital collection
Gussie MacCracken DMNS Volunteer carefully removes dirt from Stegomastodon found in the Weiss Gravel Pit near Holyoke, Colorado. The stegmastodon is an extinct proboscidean which lived 1.2 to 6 million years ago. It stood 2.8 metres (9 ft) tall and looked like a robust version of the modern elephant. It weighed about 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lb).
date of photograph
USA, Colorado, Phillips County, Weiss Gravel Pit
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science