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RichMc

Hoping to get an opinion on whether this is a fossilized dino egg?

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RichMc

I found this in the valley in a rock pile from an old rock avalanche in West Vail, CO. I've given it to my son's 4th grade class to figure out as well. Thanks for any leads. 

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JohnBrewer

No pictures! :) 

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WhodamanHD

Well you have a team of experts on it, why do you need us?:P

 

A picture might help. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nope, nothing showing, i'm afraid. :(

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WhodamanHD

That is unfortunately not an egg, more likely a concretion. 

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fifbrindacier

That's really egg-like. Let the experts give their advice.

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-Andy-

It's unlikely to be an egg.

 

I have to say though, it's more egg-like than the usual concretions I see posted here. I can see why you picked this up. If I had saw this from a location known for dino eggs, I would think it's a good candidate. It even has a bumpy texture, and cracks.

 

I will leave it to the mineral experts to explain why it's a concretion.

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steelhead9

That is one eggy looking concretion!

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fifbrindacier
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RichMc

Either way the kids loved the idea of an adult NOT KNOWING so they ran with it. They do really want to know for sure. I do too! 

 

Even if it's not the real things it's still fun to teach kids about new stuff geology ect. Even help em differentiate later on their own fossil hunting. 

 

Thanks!

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snolly50

It is very common to see photos of concretions posted on the Forum with the inquiry as to their status as a dinosaur egg. I will say the one you posted is the most convincing I have seen. The second photo gives a distinct dino egg impression - the other shots, shout "concretion." I believe that is what it is.

 

That being said, I would have picked this one up. 

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Tidgy's Dad

It is an extremely lovely and really extraordinary looking concretion. 

As others have said, I would have picked up.

At least twice. 

And then taken it home. 

https://vmnhpaleontology.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/sorry-its-not-an-egg/

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Bobby Rico

Yes to it been concretion and wow I have been collecting fossil for 25 years and I would have taken that home and asked the TFF for help with an ID because that is egg like.

 

Thanks for sharing

 

Bobby

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