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Big Brook Monmouth County New Jersey Fossil Identification


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Hello, and thank you for your help and interest.  I have collected from Big Brook in the past, but this time I was finding items of similar composition in the same general area of the stream bed.  There had been recent heavy rainfall and the stream bed seemed layered differently.  I have been tricked before, and could be getting tricked again, because after a while I trick myself into thinking everything is a fossil.  After reading "When Dinosaurs Roamed New Jersey," I went back to Monmouth County with a renewed excitement.  Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated if any of these specimens could be fossils.  I placed the numbers under the specimens, and a standard ruler at the bottom, hoping that could assist.  I changed the angles of the specimens.  Thank you for your time and have a nice day!

Bill

 

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I'm seeing a lot of ironstone concretions here, unfortunately.  :(

#7 may be bone, but that is the only one that really looks like bone to me. 

Better pictures of all sides of that may be helpful.

Try a burn test on it - lots of modern bone turns up in the brooks there.

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I am not totally sure why I skipped 11, but that definitely messed with my mind...sorry about that...:DOH:

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I agree with @Fossildude19 response. I thought #7 was the only piece that might be bone, before I even saw what he replied.

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Thank you so much for the information Fossildude19!  I really appreciate it and have included some additional pictures of #7.

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More Ironstone, I'm afraid.  :(

Pesky things.

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Unfortunately i dont see anything with bone texture.  It seems to be ironstone like the rest,   Paredelia is still a common vice of mine and i can still imagine a bone on matrix  in a couple  of these photos.  If it were mine i would take s hammer  snd chisel and see if the “bone” would separate and again if  I could see bone texture.  If it is bone it can be glued and if not no harm no foul 

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