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b.seg

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b.seg

I found this over 15 years ago in an alley. I have kept it in a box all this time and now would like to finally figure out what it could be . Any ideas ?

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Kane

Initially assuming it might be local, could you give us a location?

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

 

A few more pictures from different angles would help. 

Front, back, sides, top bottom. 

Also, can you narrow down the location? Maybe by county?

 

Regards,

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abyssunder

Maybe fractured chert, similar to the ones from here .

 

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ynot

I agree with it being a chert nodule.

More pictures may show a fossil, but I do not see one there.

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b.seg

 

 

I hope this helps  to get a better idea of the shape... 

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Fossildude19

I'm in the chert nodule camp. 
Geologic oddity, not a fossil. 

Regards,

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Plax

What fossildude said but also possibly a broken sponge. Page 4 of the attached pdf comes to mind. Sorry I haven't correlated names to these pics yet despite a monograph on Castle Hayne sponges being published recently. Am sure your find is much older than our Eocene Castle Hayne Formation.

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Ludwigia

The substance is chert at any rate, even if it does turn out to be a fossilized sponge.

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b.seg

Thank you for the responses . Wow, after all this time to find out it's not even a fossil . I still find it to be such a strange form for a rock  . It has peculiar symmetry. I thought it to be a bone of some kind. It does not have a porous texture though . I thought maybe a "replacement fossil". Maybe the shape of it is just getting to the best of my imagination . 

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Ludwigia
58 minutes ago, b.seg said:

I thought maybe a "replacement fossil". 

That's what Plax is suggesting and he may be right. It's not unusual for fossil substance to be replaced by chert.

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