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Stromatolite, brain coral, or ?
heatherhjorth posted a topic in Fossil IDThis is probably an exercise in pareidolia - but could it be a brain endocast? This was self collected July 9, 2011 on San Juan island in Washington State. It was found on private property near the shoreline on the SW corner of the island. The local geology is a complex mixture of Orcas chert and formations of sedimentary and volcanic layers contorted together, peppered with glacial deposits. There are other fossils in the vicinity, including various plants and what I believe are devonian era fish fossils. At first, I thought this was a thunder-egg or nodule that turned
Myrmica posted a topic in Fossil IDI have wondered about this one for several years. It is from the east side of Lake Turkana, in Kenya but I wasn't at the actual spot from where it was picked up, so I don't know anything about the specifics of the location. This was one of at least a dozen specimens that I saw. The other side looks the same as what you can see in the photo. I have wondered if it could be a stromatolite but the shape is odd for that. Could it be some sort of evaporative feature? It is the only one I have, so I haven't tried cutting it open. I'd love to hear some opinions.
Please help identify
RRyen posted a topic in Fossil IDMy husband found this fossil in a stream in Westfield, NY and I would love if someone could identify it for me. Any help would be great. Hope the pics are ok.
Just a Interesting Rock?
minnbuckeye posted a topic in Fossil IDHere is a rock that I have had in my basement since summer. It has finally made it to Forum members to voice their opinion on. I know it is NOT a rugosa coral (a joke for those who saw my previous ID request). I am thinking possibly a stromatolite? Or because of the karst topography in the region, it may be a type of flowstone from a cave. Or maybe one of those rocks to put out in the garden. The bottom of the specimen: The top: Side views:
fossilman7 posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this in Herkimer, NY. I don't think it dates back to fossil animal times, but the head guy showed me a big fossil he said that looked a lot like this. If it is a fossil, what is it? And if not, should I sacrifice it in search of Herkimer Diamonds inside?