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Sheryl Belzile

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Sheryl Belzile

We live approx. 3kms from the Pipestone Creek bone bed. I volunteer in the lab at the museum once in a while. My grandkids and I were snooping around in our rock pile (we built on our acreage in 2001), that we piled up as we did the new build and cleaned up the yard. We found this weird rock. I left a message with Derek and emailed a couple of pics to him as well. Have not heard from anyone as yet. Just thought that I would share and ask what this is? It weighs between 16 and 17 pounds and is approx. 24cm long.

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Tis huge, but i think it is a septarian concretion. 

Nice find. 

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Sheryl Belzile

Thanks for responding. Should we break it open or should I take it over to our dinosaur museum when we open back up?

 

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Ludwigia
4 hours ago, Sheryl Belzile said:

Thanks for responding. Should we break it open or should I take it over to our dinosaur museum when we open back up?

 

Take a look at these pics and then you can decide for yourself.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

 

Nice septarian nodule.   

 

I kind of like it the way it is.  

 

 

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Ruger9a

I found they look mostly the same inside as out.

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Sheryl Belzile

Wow! Well, now this whole family definitely wants to "see" inside it. I think that we are now "hooked" and we will never look at our yard in the same way again. lol! Thank you all for the info.

 

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ynot

If You do open it - cut it rather than breaking it. You will have a much nicer looking piece.

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Ruger9a

Have you cracked it open?  If so, what did you find?

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Mark Kmiecik

Very nice septarian. Keep it as is. The inside looks pretty much like the outside, and unless you can find a diamond-bladed saw big enough to cut it, it's not worth it. It will break into fragments as defined by the lines you see on the surface. In other words you'll just end up with a bunch of smaller rocks that don't look as cool.

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