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I was holidaying on Haida Gwaii (previously known as Queen Charlotte Islands) and had an afternoon on a beach near Tlell. We were actually keeping our eyes peeled for agates but I did come up with one interesting nugget. Maybe somebody knows what this might be?

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JustPlainPetrified
2 minutes ago, JustPlainPetrified said:

I was holidaying on Haida Gwaii (previously known as Queen Charlotte Islands) and had an afternoon on a beach near Tlell. We were actually keeping our eyes peeled for agates but I did come up with one interesting nugget. Maybe somebody knows what this might be?

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The mask is made of human hair, bear fur, shells and cedar wood. It is used in a potlatch dance/ceremony by the Haida culture. The stone is a white agate. The photo of the coastline is from the top of Tow Hill at the north end of Graham Island on Haida Gwaii. The colourful totem is the latest one installed and we were lucky to learn of its location. It is not on any of the current brochures and was raised only two weeks earlier near Tow Hill across the Hiellen River on Haida Gwaii. 

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WhodamanHD

 Is there a geologic age associated with these rocks (or better a formation)?

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JustPlainPetrified

I did some checking but rocks along the shore aren't always the best indicators of strata. "The Haida Formation is a geologic formation in British Columbia. It preserves fossils dating back to the Cretaceous period." That's about as close as I would give this

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2 minutes ago, JustPlainPetrified said:

I did some checking but rocks along the shore aren't always the best indicators of strata. "The Haida Formation is a geologic formation in British Columbia. It preserves fossils dating back to the Cretaceous period." That's about as close as I would give this

Then my first guess would be an inoceramid (perhaps inoceramus itself)

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abyssunder

They remind me of cone-in-cone structures.

 

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pictures from here

 

Also, here are some nice examples. One of them:

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westcoast

Cone-in-cone was my first thought too.

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TqB

I agree, cone-in-cone.

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JustPlainPetrified

Thanks everyone for helping me in determining what this is. 

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