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PA fossil rock ID, very heavy, found near Devonian fossils


LindsayWilson

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LindsayWilson

I found this in our backyard in a rock pile. I find many Devonian fossils in the shale lined creeks around Erie, PA. This rock appears to be similar but is extremely heavy and different colored. I can make out fossils but don’t recognize some of the imprints abs it appears folded and is SUPER heavy.
 

For comparison, the rock I found with it, also pictured here is about 3-4x the size but the smaller one weighs 3x as much. No magnetism, but has a burnt spot. Was it perhaps originally a large piece of the lighter fossil plate that someone burned (possibly in a fire pit?) and that is how it appears metamorphic and significantly heavier or more dense?

 

does not look like a meteor...no shiny smooth surface, etc....

 

any ideas?

 

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FranzBernhard

Have you tried to scratch it with a nail?

Based on the weight, this could be a piece solder or lead.

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LindsayWilson

I think you are right. It’s just a ball of metal waste someone melted in the yard at some point. I scratched and some metal appeared underneath. As well, you can see what appear to be man made tool marks. It just happened to be sitting adjacent some local fossil rock plates. Mystery solved. Thanks Franz!

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