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Odd chunk of enamel? Stratford Hall

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Terrible surf and tides today on the Potomac at Stratford Hall, but I picked up this odd chunk of what appears to be enamel... portion of a tooth? But not marine as far as I have experience. Anyone have any ideas? Pictures aren’t great tonight, I’ll post more in the daylight. Thanks!

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cck

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cck

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cck

This view looks a little like Basilosaurus or similar, but I’m not saying it’s that..just trying to place it

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Al Dente

The thick cross section reminds me of gomphothere or mastodon.

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jcbshark

I’m with Eric, that was my first thought too

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cck

Wow! Is that even a possibility at this location? I’m ignorant....Thanks for the input!

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cck

A few brighter shots

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MarcoSr

Gomphothere fossils are found in the Miocene deposits of Virginia but they are extremely rare.  Your specimen looks like a piece of a Gomphothere tooth.  See the below picture of a Gomphothere tooth that my son Mel found.

 

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To see pictures of additional teeth and tusk pieces, check out our website at the below link:

 

 

http://phatfossils.com/Gomphotherium%20Calvertensis.php

 

 

 

Marco Sr.

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cck

Thank you sir! That’s a beauty. I’m happy to have a fragment of a terrestrial story of that time!

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