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Hope someone can give me some info. I'm a newbie, but lifelong fossil lover. Thank you in advance. 

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Likely a concretion. :(

 

 

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Oh, and welcome to the forum. :)

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You are welcome. Concretions can look very much like eggs. I actually think they are kind of cool. Here is one I photographed in North Dakota. 

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Definitely cool, even if they are not eggs. Fascinating formations regardless. :)

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@GeschWhat, Lori - Duchess of Dookie, Princess of Poo-cretions!!  :egypt:

 

She's the best!

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And while I'm at it, welcome to the forum from Austin, Tx.

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3 minutes ago, Sinner3am said:

Definitely cool, even if they are not eggs. Fascinating formations regardless. :)

I agree 100%. Next to coprolites (fossil poop), concretions are my next favorite thing. :)

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12 hours ago, GeschWhat said:

I agree 100%. Next to coprolites (fossil poop), concretions are my next favorite thing. :)

Extremely fascinating yes but my hated by me and my fellow diggers.  When you are working in a channel deposit, they can be everywhere in all layers and mimic bones and teeth.  Some even look like the butt end of a Trex teeth.  You have to slow down, sometimes even use glue on them "just in case"  hate them with a passion.   Now that I've got that off my chest :D they are cool.

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10 hours ago, Troodon said:

 

Extremely fascinating yes but my hated by me and my fellow diggers.  When you are working in a channel deposit, they can be everywhere in all layers and mimic bones and teeth.  Some even look like the butt end of a Trex teeth.  You have to slow down, sometimes even use glue on them "just in case"  hate them with a passion.   Now that I've got that off my chest :D they are cool.

I must admit, I don't like them when they encase bones or my beloved coprolites. It makes prepping a booger. :blink:

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Mark Kmiecik

Not an egg, but I would have collected that also. The folks who hunt Mazon Creek fossils love concretions. That's what 99% of the fossils we find come in. And I know of a few ammonite and crab folks who like them as well. Many contain fossils that have exquisite detail.

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On 20.5.2020 at 11:39 AM, Troodon said:

 

Extremely fascinating yes but my hated by me and my fellow diggers.  When you are working in a channel deposit, they can be everywhere in all layers and mimic bones and teeth.  Some even look like the butt end of a Trex teeth.  You have to slow down, sometimes even use glue on them "just in case"  hate them with a passion.   Now that I've got that off my chest :D they are cool.

 

On 20.5.2020 at 10:31 PM, GeschWhat said:

I must admit, I don't like them when they encase bones or my beloved coprolites. It makes prepping a booger. :blink:

I agree with you on these points, but there's also the other side to them. We do love them when they contain nice crabs and ammonites, right? Even when it might mean a bit of prep work, eh? :fistbump:

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3 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

 

I agree with you on these points, but there's also the other side to them. We do love them when they contain nice crabs and ammonites, right? Even when it might mean a bit of prep work, eh? :fistbump:

Good point! :)

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