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fossilnut

This "bone" (sounds like fossil bone not modern) has a very distinctive grooved surface. It is 4 1/2" long, 3" high 1" thick. In the top groove my index finger fits perfectly. In what looks to me to be a joint surface (cup depression) my thumb conforms. I have found Cretaceous fossils-Exogyra and sea urchins. In previous years fossil shark teeth. The beach has been "renourished" I was told from 3 miles offshore. Very few shark teeth this year and they have been Miocene/Pliocene--great white, a small meg. Seen others with bull and sand tigers but no Cretaceous shark teeth. This bone has a very distinctive coloration--light brown/yellowish. I found 2 other fossils with this color. (Will post these later) Any ideas would be appreciated. ThanksDSCN4867.thumb.JPG.8a0d554fa09089aef377c421a64a687f.JPG

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fossilnut

I have not figured out how to resize pictures so I am adding them as additional posts.This a the reverse of 1st picture Sorry

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fossilnut

This is the cup shaped depression that my thumb fits in perfectly

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This is the groove on the top (my designation as I do not know the actual bone orientation) My index finger fits perfectly in this groove

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fossilnut

It does not appear to show header info I had thought I put in:   North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  Beach find. Just wanted that to be clear about where this was found

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WhodamanHD

Definitely bone, maybe modern though. Have you tried the flame test?

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fossilnut

Thanks. I am not clear on the test. If modern will the flame cause a smell that won't occur if it is permineralized? Any idea of what this bone was for and from what animal?

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fossilnut

I hope this is not impolite but could I ask Bosse to take a look? I don't know how to do that? If it is ok could one of the administrators help. Thanks and I apologize if I am out of line.  @Boesse

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added for Boesse to take a look after ynot's information

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thelivingdead531

Do you mean @Boesse perhaps? :)

If it’s a modern bone it will give off an odor, if it’s a fossil then it will not smell. Sorry I can’t help on the ID though. Good luck!

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ynot
26 minutes ago, fossilnut said:

I hope this is not impolite but could I ask Bosse to take a look?

Not inpolite at all.

For tagging a member type @ followed by the user name. You will get a drop down menu. You must select the appropriate user name from the dropdown list.  When it is done properly the "tag" will be highlighted.

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fossilnut

Thanks "the living dead 531" for the information both on the smell and giving me the correct spelling for Boesse

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thelivingdead531

You’re welcome @fossilnut! Best of luck on the ID. :)

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fossilnut

Thanks for looking and your thoughts . At least I have a direction that this is whale. Its various elements including the sutures make it for me a most intriguing piece that I will treasure finding.

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