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brett.w.green
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Found August 1st in Calvert Cliffs State Park in Maryland. Found digging around in deposits about 4 feet into the water. Area is known for Miocene fossils... Sharks teeth, vertebrae, whale bone, etc.

 

It is definitely stone not some kind of metal.

 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

Hi There,

 

Not the best photos for identifying the object .. but on the face of it, it looks like an ironstone concretion or phosphate nodule. Though with that thin shape on one side I'd lean towards ironstone or something similar.

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

PS. I love this site for it's varied examples of Iron-Oxide concretions .. in all shapes and sizes. https://sites.wustl.edu/meteoritesite/items/concretions/

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Darbi

+1 for ironstone concretion. I do not see any bone textures.

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brett.w.green

Thanks. I thought it could be a concretion but you know how the imagination gets you. There were definitely iron chunks all over. That site shows just how deceptive those iron concretions can be!

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WhodamanHD
8 hours ago, brett.w.green said:

you know how the imagination gets you.

That we do! But much better to have picked up a rock than to have missed a fossil :)

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