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Found this in a stream in Hocking Hills, Ohio. Guessing it’s some coral or something…?? 

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I'm not sure what this is, but I'm not seeing any obvious coralites or septa in your photos.

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Could be a sponge ?

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Superficially looks like a stromatoporoid. But the strata around Hocking Hills are mainly Mississippian-Pennsylvanian, if I recollect correctly. The stromatoporoids went belly-up at the end of the Devonian, of course. Since it was found in a stream, maybe it got washed in from Devonian outcrops in central Ohio, not too far west of Hocking County. Just speculating.

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Mikeydoeswork

Found this on Google, looks like you may have nailed it!!! Thanks! (Now off to do research to see what the heck a stromatoporoid is!) 

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Could this be a inside mould of brachiopod. Shape is correct. Looks like muscle scars on hinge side. Some lines which could be edge of remaining shell 

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