SHELDON, Iowa -- A man made a prehistoric, "once-in-a-lifetime" discovery in Iowa.
He discovered a woolly mammoth tooth while on a construction site in the city of Sheldon, CNN reported.
It weighs a whopping 11.2 pounds and is nearly a foot long.
Justin Blauwet found the tooth. He said it was laying there, clearly exposed during excavation.
According to a paleontology professor, Blauwet got lucky because most woolly mammoth teeth disintegrate quickly.
Experts also said this tooth is suspected to be over 20,000 years old.
It will be on "semi-permanently loaned display" in Northwest Iowa Community College's Sheldon Prairie Museum.
'Once-in-a-lifetime' discovery: Woolly Mammoth tooth found at Iowa construction site
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