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NJ fossil?

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StevieFresh

Not sure if it is a fossil, but really want to identify it. Tried some forums before, and thinking of taking it to get checked out. Thanks for looking.

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ynot

Welcome to :tff: !

I do not see a fossil. 

I think it is a agate replacement of a mineral such as tremolite..

Very nice example of a pseudomorph. (Where one mineral replaces another.

Tony

PS It kind of looks like coral, but it is missing the detail of a coral.

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Jeffrey P

Doesn't look like a fossil to me either. Where in New Jersey was it found?

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StevieFresh

Thanks, I appreciate your comments. Salem county NJ.

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abyssunder

It looks similar to Scolecite.

also here

 

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Pagurus

I was thinking coral at first but I agree it's likely a mineral, as Tony and others have suggested.

I think Stilbite might be a good possibility, though I'm only going by what I've seen on internet searches:

 

New Jersey Red Stilbite (search):    link          One of these images looks very much like yours, but I can't testify to the accuracy of the ID.

 

Quartz pseudomorphs after Anhydrite with Stilbite-Ca from Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey   link

 

 

 

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fifbrindacier

That's also what i thought in the first place, but when i looked more closely i wasn't so sure.

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