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Sinisterimplications

This is One Of Those Things.

Hereafter referred to as OOTT.

I have no knowledge of what it is and am seeking illumination.

To me it looks like a hand minus most of the fingers.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Warmest regards,

 

G.

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Lone Hunter

Well it's not a hand, it's helpful to know where it was found. 

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Fossildude19

Definitely not a hand, and likely not even a fossil.

This looks like some sort of mineral.


Is it heavy? Does it break easily? Is the black material powdery or grainy?

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  • Fossildude19 changed the title to Hand fossil?

Looks perhaps like a volcanic geode ?

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Mark Kmiecik

I see no resemblance to a hand at all. 

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To my eye, it looks to be a pretty cool geologic curiosity ("PCGC").

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Sinisterimplications

I want to thank everyone for replying.

As I said all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Although,

I know that some of you want to kill the romantic in me.

Rain on me.

Expose my delusion.

Shame on you.

:)

G.

 

The Hand Argument.

 

Its heavy!

Weighs about three or four pounds.

It's not powdery 

The outside reminds me of iron oxide as in Moqui marbles and as to the black substance it appears to be some sort of dried residue.

It has been suggested that the substance is dried arterial blood. Hence, the black coloring.

(Note: I said 'Suggested.')

There is a large rip in the surface material and the dried black substance appears to have leaked from this tear.

I say rip and tear because that is exactly what it appears to be.

It is not a chip, a ding, or a crack.

In the area where the black substance is there is a separate and distinct bone like structure that has been crushed and splintered. However, a great deal of the material remains.

The reason that I say it looks like a hand is because, well, I think it looks like a hand minus the fingers.

In my eyes it appears to be a small hand of either a child or small woman.

There are corresponding indentations where the fingers would have been.

 In the area where the little finger would have been there is a large flap of material that appears to have peeled back.

The middle 'Finger' seems to have been forced into the ring finger at some point causing the bones to meld.

The mounds in the palm can been clearly seen.

It LOOKS like the 'Hand' has been severed at the wrist and the bone, at one time or another, as with the middle and ring finger, has been injured causing a great deal of damage that eventually mended, albeit, grotesquely.

You can SEE the 'Bone' inside of the wrist!

Examine your right hand, maybe your left.

According to Palmists, there are seven 'Mounts' on the palm.

(Had to look that one up.)

You have Seven Mounts on your hand just as we all do, depending.

Four of them are located at the base of your fingers

There are Seven Mounts on this object that are located in the 'Palm' area.

Four of them are located at the base of where the fingers would have been.

 

This is what I see.

 

 

It could be a calcified, iron oxide covered, concretion of dubious origin for all I know.

 

No idea where it was found or where it came from.

 

I bought it from a guy behind the 7-11.

 

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Sinisterimplications

Also,

 

Please forgive me.

I'm not being rude.

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing just yet and don't know how to answer individual posts and replies,

I'll figure it out.

 

Thanks, again.

 

G.

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Lone Hunter

You bought it from a guy behind a 7-Eleven? So he convinced you that it is a hand? Understand how you don't want to have wasted your money but nothing good comes from deals behind a 7-Eleven. 

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26 minutes ago, Sinisterimplications said:

It has been suggested that the substance is dried arterial blood. Hence, the black coloring.

Suggested by whom? Please don’t take offense, as I’m not trying to offend, but I don’t think the person that sold it to you was very honest (or maybe they didn’t quite know either). There are many, many knowledgeable people on this forum and I have to agree that it’s not a hand. 

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It may be Just One Of Those Crazy Things. It is an interesting curiosity though. Good luck in your search to understand it. 

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The thing you may be unaware of is that hands simply do not ever preserve anything like that. Even fossils that preserve original or mostly original material look nothing like that. The closest thing to having preserved, external flesh would be something found in either ice, peat, tar or something dessicated like a mummy and none of those would look even close to how your rock looks. 

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Sinisterimplications

 

Nucleophilic Substitution, perhaps?

 

 

Again, thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions.

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Sinisterimplications

The 7-11 thing was an attempt at humor.

 

It seems to have been found lacking.

 

 

How about this?

 

Any ideas?

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fifbrindacier

Hi, i do not see all the little bones you can hope to find in a wrist (see the photo below). If the residue is dried, so, it isn' t fossil because it is not petrified.

What you have there looks like an iron stone concretion with crystalization.

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I think your second item is also geologic.

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3 hours ago, Sinisterimplications said:

The 7-11 thing was an attempt at humor.

 

It seems to have been found lacking.

 

You are correct in your assumption. I didn't find this at all funny. You obviously aren't willing to take us seriously, so what's the point of this game?

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5 hours ago, Sinisterimplications said:

How about this?

 

Any ideas?

This lacks the texture of bone. The shape is suggestive of it's being a fossil, but concretion is commonly found which has a similar shape. Lacking any definite indications to the contrary I believe that to be the most likely identification.

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Sorry to ask, but what is 7-11? I would just like to understand the joke attempt which is not funny. By MP Roger if you prefer.
 
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10 minutes ago, Coco said:
Sorry to ask, but what is 7-11? I would just like to understand the joke attempt which is not funny. By MP Roger if you prefer.
 
Coco

A 7-11 is a North American convenience store chain (in France, think of chains like Carréfour).

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On 11/23/2021 at 1:17 AM, Sinisterimplications said:

I have no knowledge of what it is and am seeking illumination.

To me it looks like a hand minus most of the fingers.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hopefully, you have received the "illumination" you were requesting. Several experts here on the forum have commented that your curious item is not a fossil but instead looks to possibly be some oddly shaped mineral. You can choose to accept this "illumination" or (as many do) you can stick to your initial assessment based on "no knowledge" and continue to insist that we are just not seeing what you do.

 

To you this may very well look "like a hand minus most of the fingers" but that does not MAKE it such a thing. Pareidolia is an interesting phenomenon that allows our advanced brains to perceive things that are, in fact, not actually there. It is responsible for seeing fanciful shapes in clouds, human or animal profiles in rock formations, or faces in everyday objects. You can convinced yourself this is a fingerless hand and have searched for "evidence" to support this assertion. The "bone" inside is merely the inner layer of what appears to be a layered concretion. The anatomical features you are imagining you see are just that "imagination" and not based on facts.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=pareidolia&tbm=isch

 

Fossils can be found in Alaska--we have a member from there who posts interesting trip reports filled with actual fossils. Your "hand" is decidedly NOT a fossil. I hope you were indeed joking that your purchased this object. I do not believe there are any fossil/geology clubs in your area so it would be difficult to find local groups who know about fossils in your area. There is a lot of fossil information stored here on the forum. I hope you take the time to browse and learn about actual fossils.

 

There is little more to be said about this object and so this topic will be locked.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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