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KraZshardLady

I have no idea, but it's small enough that good pics have been tricky and my curiosity has gotten the better of me so I am posting what I have. Can you give it a guess?20180111_000653.thumb.jpg.213ce23615b54aa612be96ae81153862.jpg20180111_000559.thumb.jpg.1006fb3b5061d6cdc6874ef74714e28d.jpg20180111_000823.thumb.jpg.039559c3d6f231031a60c9ca15912ecc.jpg20180111_001122.thumb.jpg.afe80128105788c21fac12334f86758c.jpg20180110_235937.thumb.jpg.48e4d9f07cef1ef529f485565a071a5a.jpg20180110_235850.thumb.jpg.9a57bea5d9be3011c42a37a90c9f822c.jpg20180111_000227.thumb.jpg.6bc43e843c6c07fcbb33bb0b8c660c49.jpg20180111_000121.thumb.jpg.52f88037361af632f22c2581e1a04163.jpg20180111_000322.thumb.jpg.e3144fd61e0fbaf2df7352039f387a49.jpg20180111_000349.thumb.jpg.5111c5d8f0bb20198497231acf9a886e.jpg

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ynot

Wrong texture for bone.

Looks like clam shell fragments.

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3depix

Doesn't look like bone to me...  To smooth and should be also porous inside. Did you find it? Do you know what paleoenvironment used to be at the place where it was found? Age?  

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KraZshardLady
1 hour ago, 3depix said:

Doesn't look like bone to me...  To smooth and should be also porous inside. Did you find it? Do you know what paleoenvironment used to be at the place where it was found? Age?  

I found it, yes, but I'm not sure about the paleoenvironment. I am sure that I should figure that out about the few places I dig. I'll get back to you on that!

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KraZshardLady
16 minutes ago, KraZshardLady said:

I found it, yes, but I'm not sure about the paleoenvironment. I am sure that I should figure that out about the few places I dig. I'll get back to you on that!

I think I'm going to need some help figuring this out.

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Fossildude19

I agree with Tony, ... this appears to be some type of shell fragment.

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caldigger

I'm in the shell camp on this one. A section around the hinge area.

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Taogan

Looks like the hinge of a shell to me as well

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KraZshardLady

Ok, I thought it was too pretty to be a bone so it's going in the tiny shell jar.

Also,  thank you for the map, it's the very one I had seen before but couldn't find again last night! I am digging in Jurassic or Triassic period areas around most of Bucks County, but that little orange strip labeled Cambrian is where we dig 90% of the time. It is the strip of land that I have mentioned is the exception to the rule, an anomaly, of Bucks County geology and runs through my back yard.

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Fossildude19
1 hour ago, KraZshardLady said:

ou for the map, it's the very one I had seen before but couldn't find again last night! I am digging in Jurassic or Triassic period areas around most of Bucks County, but that little orange strip labeled Cambrian is where we di

How certain are you that you are mostly hunting in the Cambrian?

Cambrian fossils to look for would be trilobites and extremely rare anomalocarids. 

 

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For research purposes, I would google and read anything related to the Kinzers Formation. 

Regards,

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FossilDAWG

This is definitely the hinge area of a bivalve.  It's also definitely not Cambrian as Cambrian bivalves are all small and have simpler hinge structures.  To my eye it resembles a unionid hinge (Unio or a similar form).  Unionids are characteristic of freshwater environments from the Triassic to the present.  I suspect this is a worn fragment of a recent specimen.

 

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KraZshardLady

Well, I was sure we were in the Cambrian strip of Bucks County but we are about a mile up river. Tho, I have done some digging there, very near the old mill and along the towpath, most of what I have has been found from near my home along the stretch of creek heading to the Delaware river and along the river at Lumberville and Bull Island, NJ. 

So, until the snow melts, I know I am digging in Jurassic or Triassic period areas. Once springtime hits, I'm going tromping around that old mill for trilobotes and bottle dumps! 

Thanks again for the help, Everyone, I learn so much every time I log in!

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