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IsaacTheFossilMan

Hello. The pictures are much too blurry for an accurate identification. Is there any chance you could take better ones? :)

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Fossildude19

Where was this found? State, county?

Looks like a mammal bone chunk. Not sure you can get any further than that with it. 

Have you tried the flame test? 

 

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Rockwood

Excuse the technical terms here.

The hollow, twisted look with a smooshed flare on the end would be found in a mammal humerus.

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Baseraider
1 hour ago, Rockwood said:

Excuse the technical terms here.

The hollow, twisted look with a smooshed flare on the end would be found in a mammal humerus.

Thanks for the info. This was my assumption. Sorry for the poor picture quality ;)

 

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Baseraider
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

Where was this found? State, county?

Looks like a mammal bone chunk. Not sure you can get any further than that with it. 

Have you tried the flame test? 

 

Found in river rocks used for planters. Unsure where they originated.  Im in kleberg County , Texas

 

Have not tried a flame test... can you elaborate ;)

 

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Fossildude19

Hold the bone to an open flame. If it burns, or gives off a burnt hair type smell, it is modern bone.

If it doesn't burn, doesn't smell, it is mineralized, and therefore a fossil. 

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Baseraider
16 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Hold the bone to an open flame. If it burns, or gives off a burnt hair type smell, it is modern bone.

If it doesn't burn, doesn't smell, it is mineralized, and therefore a fossil. 

Definitely mineralized. No smell or burning upon applying open flame and stabbing with a hot needle. Thanks again for the info

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