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Hello everyone. Thanks for any comment or information.

 

Looks like limestone. Not sure if its just a natural formation or some type of egg fossilized in the limestone or a complete petrified egg. Any input is appreciated. The item was found in a creek in Middle Tennessee near the Kentucky State Line. No measurements photographed but its an oval shape 4 1/2 inches long and 3 inches in diameter. It was split when it was found. The pieces were approximately 5 feet apart. Looks like it has been cracked for some time from the wear where it fits back together. When placing both sides together just right it seats solidly in place so, I know at one time it was a solid piece.

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Welcome to the forum!

 

Not an egg but a really interesting concretion with some interesting internal structure to it. We see lots of new members with curious spherical objects that they've found. In only 1 of these cases was the item an actual egg (something the poster's grandfather had found years before). All others have ended up being curious concretions like yours. Here's some information on what actual fossil eggs look like by one of our specialists in this area:

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

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fossilhunter21

Welcome to TFF:)

 

Unfortuantely, I have to agree with, Ken. It is not a fossil but a neat kind of rock called a concretion. Though it may not be a fossilized egg, it is still a neat rock. 

 

-Micah

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Clueless-Holler-Hunter

Thank you both for your input.  I’ll keep looking up and down the creeks and hollers! 

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5 hours ago, Clueless-Holler-Hunter said:

 I’ll keep looking up and down the creeks and hollers! 

Best way to find fossils (and other geologic curiosities and oddities). ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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