Crystal the Mastodon
Crystal the Mastodon was found by an excavator who was digging a drainage ditch on the farm of Walter and Ida Eldridge, near Crystal, Michigan on June 9, 1986. Her bones were excavated and studied before she was returned to the county where she lived and died more than 10,000 years ago. Crystal was named for the area in which she was found. Crystal is on display outside of MCC’s Library through generous support from the MCC Foundation and donor Mort Pomeroy.