Gold-coloured Teeth of Sheep


DURING the early part of the war the transport of sheep about the country districts was strictly regulated so that a local butcher could state definitely in which locality his meat had been fed. I noticed a large number of sheep's teeth encrusted with bright yellow tartar, identical in appearance with good average bright non-arsenical iron pyrites. I was assured that the sheep were fed upon Rye Marshes. I have a number of these jaws, and I should be pleased to send specimens to any museum interested in them or to anyone who would undertake to publish a full analysis and report upon the material.

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ABBOTT, W. Gold-coloured Teeth of Sheep. Nature 107, 459 (1921).

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