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Fossil or pseudofossil?

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KimTexan

I found this out at North Sulfur River last Saturday. I'm not sure if it's a fossil or just a rock. If it's a fossil I am thinking it could be part of a jaw fragment. In the middle of the widest part is a little white nub that could be part of a tooth, but I really am just guessing.

Anyone have a more educated idea on it?

the last pic is from the bottom

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coled18

Could you upload some higher quality pictures? Its pretty hard to tell with the current quality, but it looks like it could be a bone fragment. Higher quality pictures would enable us to see small structures and textures indicative of a fossil. 

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KimTexan

I'll try to do that tomorrow. All I have is my iPhone. I think I need sunlight for higher quality. I took a number of them and just couldn't get the quality any better in the lighting I had.

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Fossildude19

I agree about the pictures - from what's posted now, I am only seeing an interestingly shaped rock. :unsure: 

 

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KimTexan

I tried taking more pics, but I just can't get them to be sharp enough with my iPhone 7 camera. Maybe it is the mottled nature of the piece and the phone can't focus on the detail.

One picture I've marked. Inside the white lines there is a V shaped depression or trough almost. Then the red line is pointing to a light colored circular peg like structure that protrudes from the rock a bit like a tooth might. 

If you can't tell anything from it I'll just call it an unusual rock.

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abyssunder

It looks like a worn bivalve steinkern, to me.

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ynot

Yeah, what Abyssunder said.

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