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I found this mystery fossil at the Castle Hayne Quarry near Wilmington, North Carolina over 15 years ago. It was in limestone of the Eocene age Castle Hayne Fm. It consists of parallel shallow indentations that have grayish looking coatings in the bottom of them. I have had suggestions that it was a plant impression, soft coral, and bryozoan. I don't know what fossil forum to have it identified when nobody is sure if it's plant or animal. Any suggestions? The long direction of the specimen is about 3 inches by two or two and a half inches. 7.5 cm by 6 cm

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fifbrindacier

That's what I thought. 

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FranzBernhard

Sure that it isn´t an impression of a tire? ;).

Seriously, I don´t know what it is, but I think an can see the pattern also faintly at the bottom of the specimen, maybe slightly wrapped around the edge, esp. in the middle?

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Franz Bernhard

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Hi,

 

Why are the photo links broken ? Did you removed the photos once you had two answers ? If you have had them, it is because the two speakers have seen your photos. It isn't good to delete them ! The post is no longer useful while we have a vocation to share knowledge and learning...
 
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No I haven't done anything to the links. I do want more opinions. I'll put out a couple of more pics of the fossil later today. The 3.95 mb limit on pics makes it hard to get all the pics I want into the post 

 

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There are some flinty sponges in the Castle Hayne and we could be looking at laminations of one. I must admit to seeing sponges too frequently though...

  I look forward to seeing Al's new pics.

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2 hours ago, klattrocks said:

No I haven't done anything to the links. I do want more opinions. I'll put out a couple of more pics of the fossil later today. The 3.95 mb limit on pics makes it hard to get all the pics I want into the post 

 

 

You could upload a single photo per reply, if needed.  As you know, we prefer the photos are uploaded to TFF so all can see them.  The photos in your initial post appear as broken links to me and others.  ;)

 

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