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Kurufossils posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all, this strange piece came with a batch of edestus fossils that were found in a coal mine in Illinois. Have no idea what it could be, the front seems to be coated in black coal mostly while the back has what appears to be ridges. All I know about the location is it was found in a coal mine along with some edestus teeth that is Carboniferous in age. Hoping with some help to get to the bottom of this mystery.
About a month or so ago I found something on the side of the road by my house. I am somewhat familliar with the indigenous rocks in the area, however, I am not an expert. This "thing" that I found has layers of some sort, and in places looks like the shed skin of my leopard gecko (it's not), sandwiched between other bumpy layers. The crispy, skin like stuff seems to flake off and folds over in some places. In another area, there seems to be even rows of "pores" that are aligned perfectly. The pictures don't really do it much justice though. I wish they were better. I know that "on the road