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Possible poo?

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Kane

I see a weathered rock. I'm not seeing anything diagnostic here to suggest coprolite. Maybe @GeschWhat will be able to confirm.

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Heteromorph

@GeschWhat

 

It looks like a water worn rock to me, not a fossil.

 

EDIT: @Kane, so close!

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Malone
1 minute ago, Kane said:

I see a weathered rock. I'm not seeing anything diagnostic here to suggest coprolite. Maybe @GeschWhat will be able to confirm.

Thank you!

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Malone
2 minutes ago, Heteromorph said:

@GeschWhat

 

It looks like a water worn rock to me, not a fossil.

Thank you 

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SailingAlongToo
10 minutes ago, Kane said:

I see a weathered rock. I'm not seeing anything diagnostic here to suggest coprolite. Maybe @GeschWhat will be able to confirm.

 

In all seriousness, I cut up some potatoes on Sunday for beef stew that looked exactly like this!!

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Malone
56 minutes ago, SailingAlongToo said:

 

In all seriousness, I cut up some potatoes on Sunday for beef stew that looked exactly like this!!

Yum

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Malone
8 hours ago, Kane said:

I see a weathered rock. I'm not seeing anything diagnostic here to suggest coprolite. Maybe @GeschWhat will be able to confirm.

Thank you for your response 

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GeschWhat

I agree with water worn rock - maybe flint/chert. It could be pretty if polished up!

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Malone
2 hours ago, GeschWhat said:

I agree with water worn rock - maybe flint/chert. It could be pretty if polished up!

Thank you for your response! It seems like it has wrinkles in it and I haven't seen rock fracture like that before, but that doesn't mean much.there's a lot of things I haven't seen! I have learned lots of great stuff since I have been getting responses from here!

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Malone
Just now, Malone said:

Thank you for your response! It seems like it has wrinkles in it and I haven't seen rock fracture like that before, but that doesn't mean much.there's a lot of things I haven't seen! I have learned lots of great stuff since I have been getting responses from here!

By the way really cool play on words with your title/name!

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Malone
On 2/7/2018 at 5:54 PM, GeschWhat said:

I agree with water worn rock - maybe flint/chert. It could be pretty if polished up!

I found one I think might be a coprolite and the general consensus seems to be you have the knowledge on coprolites. I would appreciate your opinion.

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ynot

Sorry, but that is not a coprolite either.

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Malone
7 hours ago, ynot said:

Sorry, but that is not a coprolite either.

It has a small claw in it. Just to the right of the long piece of debris and to the left of the dark piece of debris.

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Malone

The long piece looks a little like a bone 

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Malone

another possibly piece of poo

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Malone
On 2/6/2018 at 1:38 PM, Kane said:

I see a weathered rock. I'm not seeing anything diagnostic here to suggest coprolite. Maybe @GeschWhat will be able to confirm.

Question: could this be a gastrolith? The reason why I ask is because it really stands out from the rock of the same type that I have found in the area, also the fractures are all smooth giving the appearance of wrinkles. Would appreciate your thoughts!

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ynot

Gastroliths (gizzard stones) are used to help grind down the animals food. The ones I have seen are will polished, and the only way to be sure a rock is a gastrolith is to find it in association with an articulated fossil.

 

I do not see anything in the 2nd rock that looks like it came from organic origins. I see some granular mineralization that can often be found in sandtone.

 

The 3rd stone looks nothing like a coprolite either.

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On 2/7/2018 at 5:54 PM, GeschWhat said:

I agree with water worn rock - maybe flint/chert. It could be pretty if polished up!

Hi GeshWhat. I was wondering if this could possibly be a gastrolith? The reason I was wondering was due to the smoothness of  the fractured areas giving the appearance of wrinkles differentiating it from other rock in the same area.

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2 minutes ago, Malone said:

Hi GeshWhat. I was wondering if this could possibly be a gastrolith? The reason I was wondering was due to the smoothness of  the fractured areas giving the appearance of wrinkles differentiating it from other rock in the same area.

 

9 minutes ago, ynot said:

Gastroliths (gizzard stones) are used to help grind down the animals food. The ones I have seen are will polished, and the only way to be sure a rock is a gastrolith is to find it in association with an articulated fossil.

 

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Malone
33 minutes ago, ynot said:

 

 

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Malone

Is the absence of stomach acid the cause for the ingested stone? I picked this up because it was shiny and it's smooth even in the crack areas.

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Malone

The reason I asked is I thought the stomach acid might have a observable effect on the stone.

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ynot

This is not a "well polished" stone. Looks like it was found in river gravels.

Was it found in association with a articulated fossil?

 

2 minutes ago, Malone said:

Is the absence of stomach acid the cause for the ingested stone?

No, the gastrolith was/is a stone that is/was used as a secondary "tooth" to help grind the food to facilitate digestion.

Think of making bread with the whole seed instead of flour.

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