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Found 6 results

  1. Cast Fossil? Central MN Bird Head Imprint?

    Howdy-ho, folks: I was helping my dad dig a ditch and found this, it's in Stearns County MN. We live on top of a glacial dropoff (top of a rather large Hill, similar to powder ridge if you know the area). It looks like the head of something, with a beak and all. However, am i seeing something that's not there? is it worth my time to take somewhere? If you look at it up close, it has features, and what looks like freaking feathers. There are even symmetrical eye holes, looks like it laid down somewhere and that was it. I did post this on reddit and got laughed at, i figured before cutting this thing up into strips I'd get a second opinion. It's about 8 inches long, sorry i forgot to take pics of it with a ruler. Worse case worse - to prove it's not anything, should I just cut it up? Views: left, right, bottom. Edit: for anyone interested, I inherited grandfather's rock "collection" (but really these were rocks he found at the farm) and if you know anything about the other rocks I just added - if you know anything, let me know. I'd also be game of giving some of these to anyone in the local mn area, if interested. these were in a pike on his workbench, supposedly they were "rarer" rocks, but that was just from him picking things up, could have been just what he found pretty or something. grandpa was a grade a [jerk] so no one really wants 'em for the sentimental value, sadly enough. I may just create a new posting with pics of some of the rocks, don't want to waste too much of your guys/girls time however. i myself travel most of the time and live in a tiny apartment so keeping more than one or two is out of the question, unfortunately as well.
  2. Mind Blown

    Hello, I am reluctant to post this because of the flame I might get. I don't know how else to interpret this "rock". I can't believe it left as much detail as to even have the pink spot at the end of the trunk. Where should I go from here?
  3. What is this?

    I wasn't sure if this was a rock or a cast. I just found something in the first two photos. It looks like a mineralized blood vessel. Can anyone confirm that?
  4. What is this?

    Hello, Could just be a rock...but it sure has some interesting features.
  5. Cast Fossil of a skull.

    Hello, I recently found an extremely suggestive rock that mirrors a skull with a round object fused to it's jaw. I took it to a geologist from University of Georgia, Dr. Garrison. He estimated that it was approximately 250 million years old. He also said that it was a cast of a creature that died in sediment. The sediment filled in the organic parts and created a cast. Definition of cast fossils: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossilsarchive/casmol.html I will attach some photos. Also, Here is the direct link to a YouTube video of it: https://youtu.be/01M7u7E84Dw I really appreciate your time.
  6. Claw

    Hi I'm new here and I inherited some rocks from my brother who passed last year. This one stood out. It looks like a claw and is slightly less smaller than the size of my hand. My brother was an avid spelunker in the 80's and this would probably be from western Massachusetts. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
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