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NJ Cretaceous ID Help

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jerseygurl

Hello.  The following items remain in my "take it back to the lab to analyze" section of my findings.  I have not been able to id any by looking thru books and online references. It just may be that they are nothing but unique patterned rocks.  However, I do know I have at least one claw although I can't tell what it came from.  Any help is always very appreciated.  Did my best with the pics.. And thanks in advance.  

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Plax

first one looks like an ungual bone. If cretaceous it is a significant fossil. the rest look like concretions to me. Google "ungual bone" and see what comes up.

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jerseygurl

Thank you!  I found (#1 top left the first picture) just this weekend.  Caught my eye as different from the normal stuff in the stream bars.

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Mike from North Queensland

Remember stream finds can be from cretaceous to recent . 

:wacko: so also sometimes frustrating to ID

 

Mike

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Fossildude19

Deer hoof core on the far left. The others look like concretions to me.

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jerseygurl

Yep. Deer hoof core. Nailed it thank u

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The Jersey Devil

Is the bone on the far left in question mineralized?

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jerseygurl

I do not know any other way to check for mineralization other than the burn test. There is no odor that I can detect when I hold a match to it. if I can use any other tests... i am open to suggestions.  This is the first time I have found anything like this little guy. Be great if it was a fossil.  My finds pretty much consist of corals, teeth, and whatever interesting shapes catch my eye.  I recently found a bone tube bead.  Sometimes those shapes end up being more than just shapes.  
 

Oh and I have picked up some pretty gross bones that smell awful when I used the test. There is nothing like it. Yuck!

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