Batagai is a center for mining, and it has a small geological museum thick with minerals as well as specimens of yakutian fauna. Most notably mammoth bones and teeth, which seem to be found everywhere here. The best pieces are on display abroad or in larger cities like S. Petersburg, where you can admire "Dima", the baby mammoth found whole and well preserved not far from here in the 70's. A copy can be seen at the geological museum in Yakutsk.

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