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Clayton OK Fossil or Rock?

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joser

Could the attached photo be a fossil.  

It was found underground by a trenching crew near Clayton, OK.

Seen it on a desk as a paper weight, curiosity is killing me.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Yes it could be a fossil.

If You can provide pictures of the whole piece and several angles (back and sides) it would help to say what type of fossil.

 

Tony

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westcoast

My first impression is stigmaria-type fossil root..

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WhodamanHD
7 minutes ago, westcoast said:

My first impression is stigmaria-type fossil root..

I agree with that with this picture.

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Ludwigia
6 hours ago, westcoast said:

My first impression is stigmaria-type fossil root..

+1

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joser

This is from the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, OK. 

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Hi Jose,

 

You have found a fossil of a plant root from the Pennsylvanian period (~320 million years old) called Stigmaria (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigmaria). These are fairly common in eastern Oklahoma near where coal occurs. More information can be found at: http://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/common-fossils-of-oklahoma/plant-fossils/fossils-by-plant-group/fossil-lycophytes/

 

Roger

Pretty common but still amazing to me.  Now, if I can only find more.  Is this a birth of a hobby?

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