Timothy Stroede

Petrified peach pit?

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What is it? And is it worth anything? Its lite but hard. I broke a small peiace off (seen in last pic.) it acts and feels like a rock.1492771553750866629726.thumb.jpg.13bbd2c0b84281eb0f2bdcccbd13e41e.jpg

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Could be a fossilized cone/seed? Or maybe some very weathered bone. 

 

Any other info on where it was found or how old it is?

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My guess is that it's actually a modern peach pit: "light but hard" would describe them very well.

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I agree with modern peach pit.

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Welcome to the forum. :)

it does look like a modern, dessicated peach pit. 

Just FYI, as per forum rules, we cannot appraise the commercial value of fossils ;)

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$23,759 dollars and 6 cents.  Ha!!!  :)

 

RB

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I'm very skeptical, but, looks like it has some mineral stainings (dendritic growth) all over, mostly visible at the back side (internal part of the pit - picture 2). I'm wondering, if couldn't be considered a fossil. (?) :headscratch:

 

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excerpt from Zheng Y, Crawford GW, Chen X. 2014. Archaeological Evidence for Peach (Prunus persica) Cultivation and Domestication in China. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106595

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