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Darktooth

Now, that is really cool! I don't think it is agate, but I have not seen a mineral formation quite like this before. Hard to say what it is. This is definitely an interesting specimen.

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grandpa

I believe those are orange calcite crystals inside your carb.  Beautiful specimen as was the previous crab. :envy:

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Darktooth
34 minutes ago, grandpa said:

I believe those are orange calcite crystals inside your carb.  Beautiful specimen as was the previous crab. :envy:

I was going to suggest calcite but I have never seen it with" knobby" growths.

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jpc

It is a geode, not really an agate.  These crabs you have shown are really cool.  

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JamieLynn

wow!! I am in awe. 

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FossilNerd

Ok... I was mistaken... This one was definitely the crab I dropped on the beach. Glad you found it for me! 
 

Alright... I’ll stop! I can feel the eye rolls from here. :rolleyes:

You have some great finds. I really do appreciate you sharing. This one is my favorite so far. Beautiful! :wub:

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fossisle
1 hour ago, Jenstar said:

This fossil was found on a Gold Coast beach in 2019.

I'm thinking Pliocene as it's like most of my beach fossil finds.

It's a curiosity as it has some crystals inside the carapace.

Any thoughts on this? 

Thankyou!

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WOW that is crazy!!

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dinosaur man

Really cool crab with crystal! :envy:

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Jenstar
7 hours ago, Darktooth said:

Now, that is really cool! I don't think it is agate, but I have not seen a mineral formation quite like this before. Hard to say what it is. This is definitely an interesting specimen.

Hi Darktooth, Thankyou! I think it's cool too! :thumbsu:

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Jenstar
7 hours ago, grandpa said:

I believe those are orange calcite crystals inside your carb.  Beautiful specimen as was the previous crab. :envy:

Hi grandpa,

Thankyou for you kind words. These are 2 of my favourite specimens. I'm glad you like them too! :D

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Jenstar
6 hours ago, jpc said:

It is a geode, not really an agate.  These crabs you have shown are really cool.  

Thankyou jpc for that great information. I will research geodes. And the nice compliment. Not bad for beach finds! :thumbsu:

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Jenstar
6 hours ago, JamieLynn said:

wow!! I am in awe. 

Hi JamieLynn Thankyou! I'm all awwww about it too. It fascinates me. :wub:

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Jenstar
6 hours ago, FossilNerd said:

Ok... I was mistaken... This one was definitely the crab I dropped on the beach. Glad you found it for me! 
 

Alright... I’ll stop! I can feel the eye rolls from here. :rolleyes:

You have some great finds. I really do appreciate you sharing. This one is my favorite so far. Beautiful! :wub:

Hi FossilNerd! Hahahaha! I knew you'd say this! lol! And thankyou for the lovely compliments. This is also my favourite. It's just a bit special :wub:

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Jenstar
6 hours ago, fossisle said:

WOW that is crazy!!

Hi fossicle,

Yeah its a weird one all right. But isn't that why we are all here hahah

Nature is crazy sometimes! :blink:

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Jenstar
3 hours ago, dinosaur man said:

Really cool crab with crystal! :envy:

Hi dinosaur man,

Thanks for the great compliment!

As a new member it makes me happy to make you :envy: hahaha!! As you all have such amazing finds! 

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RJB

Cool hunk of crab!  Put it in your collection.

 

RB

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Ludwigia

I'll go with calcite as well. I've seen this type of calcite aggregate before, particularly in geodes. Very special find. Like RB says, put it straight into your collection and cherish it forevermore.

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