Kingofthekats

Fossil?

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Someone told me to do the tongue test to see if there is suction, There was a very noticeable suction very strong suction

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The "tongue test" only tells You if the piece is porous, not whether it is a fossil or not.

The piece You have does not look like a fossil.

It looks like limestone and may have some shell bits in it.

 

Where was it found and how big is it?

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Looks like a porous limestone, the pores are probably from dissolving by water (acidic water of course)

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I found it laying on a side of a hill

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I'm gonna have to say it's just a rock. Sorry.

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14 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

I found it laying on a side of a hill

There are millions of hill sides in America.

Can You be a little more specific on the location?

Nearby city, county and state.

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Pennsylvania Raubsville Easton PA

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By "Where was it found?" ,  we usually mean country, state or province, county, city.

It isn't always evident where the fossil or rock was found. It could have been found while on vacation, travelling for work, etc.

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12 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

Pennsylvania Raubsville Easton PA

Thank You.

Maybe someone familiar with the area can say what type of rock it is.

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looks like some kind of silty limestone to me, sorry

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I broke it open why it the outside of it so soft

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I think now we can probably rule out fossil for certain.

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Thank you

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This is a silica rich siltstone. The difference between the inside and outside is caused by oxidation of the rock.

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