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Found 9 results

  1. Trout River NWT find - fossil or not?

    Found this at Trout River, NWT amongst other fossils in an area that is supposedly Silurian period. Rock is only porous on one side. I have no idea if it is a fossil or if the rock has been through some sort of physical change. Let me know if higher res pictures are needed. All responses are appreciated.
  2. Another stone from Croatia

    Hi, it's me bothering you guys again with yet another find I can't identify. The stine is close to 10cm on the longest side. I found it at the coast near Nin surrounded by some Nummulites. Some pieces look almost sponge like... like there are canals running through? I can't make heads or tails of it.
  3. Some kind of Fossilized Egg??

    Hello, so I’m not sure where this is exactly from, my dad gave it to me when I was little and he said that he found it while working, excavating for TXDOT(State of Texas construction work). I’ve kept it ever since and recently after going through my collection, I’ve noticed that this could possibly be an egg of some sort. So after extensive research with no luck, can anyone possibly help me figure out what this is?
  4. The Bone "Lick Test"

    Most people who have spent a fair amount of learning about paleontology know about "the lick test", but I still can't find a real explanation to why your finger sticks to material that's porous when its wet. The only thing I've found explaining it, is basically just a rephrasing of the test itself, for example "Because it's porous" I've also heard that the saliva gets sucked from your finger into the porous material, but why does your finger stick from that?
  5. British Columbia rock or bone

    Hello, I was out walking literally in the middle of nowhere near Jarray, British columbia. There were many different rock out crops and cliffs so i decided to have a peak around. Eventually I came to a hill littered with tens of thousands of rock chunks. Then this guy caught my eye, nothing else in the area even remotely resembled the porous characteristic of this specimen. So I was curious on your thoughts whether this could be bone or just a run of the mill porous rock? Thanks!
  6. Was hiking across the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point/Canyonlands a few years back and found this. Looks porous and cemented in a siliceous rock. Any ideas? Thanks!
  7. Fossil bone?

    NW Arizona, near grand canyon caverns. I found this today, i brought it home because it looks almost like it's been cut on a bandsaw. It looks like a bone that's been cut and fossilized. Is this just a rock or something else?
  8. Fossilized bone?

    Hello!! New to this site..... Can anyone help me to identify if this is fossilized bone?
  9. Back in the 1970's my dad found this in Balmoreah, TX. He was an avid arrowhead hunter and made a rock garden. I guess I just want to know for sure that it is a concretion and nothing else. It's very large at 10 1/2" x 6" and heavy yet porous (at least on the surface.). Also, he was at one time told that the Indians used these for rolling on hides.
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