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Dinosaur eggs from Ganzhou, Jiangxi?

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Crazyhen

These are said to be crystallized dinosaur eggs from Ganzhou, Jiangxi of China.  You can see clearly the crystallization inside.  Are these genuine dinosaur eggs or concretion?

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Troodon

They look like dino eggs but the crystal is not important in this ID but the eggshell. Do you have any closeup pictures of the shell. What size are these.

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Crazyhen

The size I guess is about 10cm.

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-Andy-

These are real dinosaur eggs, typical with what you see from Ganzhou. I can see proper eggshell pattern on them. Some sellers call them 'Small hadrosaurs" but who knows what they really are.

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Crazyhen

Another photo of the eggs.

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Troodon

:dinothumb: they are real but at 10 cm  possibly Dendroolithus type eggs

 

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Crazyhen
9 minutes ago, Troodon said:

:dinothumb: they are real but at 10 cm who knows what they are

You mean 10cm is not typical of hadrosaur or other common types of dinosaurs?

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Troodon

You do not put species names to eggs but refer to them in terms of eggshell type.  Few egg types are known to a species since the eggs were found with bones.

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Crazyhen

By the way, it was said that crystallized dinosaur eggs are the rarest types of dinosaur eggs found in China, if you don’t count those with foetus inside.

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Troodon

Yes you rarely see them like this

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HamptonsDoc

Agree with Troodon looks like real dendroolithus eggs to me. Very cool with the crystals, would love to own one like that! 

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Troodon
Just now, HamptonsDoc said:

Agree with Troodon looks like real dendroolithus eggs to me. Very cool with the crystals, would love to own one like that! 

No they are nicer in my collection :P

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Crazyhen
4 minutes ago, Troodon said:

You do not put species names to eggs but refer to them in terms of eggshell type.  Few egg types are known to a species since the eggs were found with bones.

Thanks, now I know better.  The eggs really look very nice, though I was told that the dinosaur eggs are not treated carefully.

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abyssunder

The crystals remind me of "dog tooth" calcite.

 

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comparative picture from here

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Coco
3 hours ago, abyssunder said:

The crystals remind me of "dog tooth" calcite.

 

That's right !

 

Coco

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RJB

These are cool.

 

RB

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