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Stan Simpson

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Stan Simpson

I have another piece found near Houston Texas in a dredge operation. It has areas that are almost clear or crystal like but at the same time has a similar look and texture as bone.

Does anyone have any ideas.

Thanks so much.

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ynot

Looks like a chert or agate. Could be a piece of petrified wood, Does not look like a bone to Me.

Tony

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Jdeutsch

Agree with ynot.

Looks like some chalcedony

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caldigger

It has those botryoidal "bubbles" similar to the fossil coral found in northern Florida.

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ynot
21 minutes ago, caldigger said:

It has those bottoidal "bubbles" similar to the fossil coral found in northern Florida.

The botryoidal area is a common feature of agate (and many other minerals). 

The geode corals of Florida and Georgia do have some great examples of botryoidal agate.

 

Tony

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abyssunder

I could see the botryoidal shapes and perpendicular crystal laminations. It's not a tooth or bone, but a mineral, though.

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goatinformationist

I'll throw my hat in the ring for agatized coral, worn.

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