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Joyce

As we all know, GMR is good for random chunks of things. I found these 2 yesterday. The first i thought was tusk. The second I picked up because I thought it was a split whale tooth but then I got home and saw faint lines and rings. The third looked like enamel but I can't match it to anything. Thanks all!

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WhodamanHD

Perhaps it’s just me, but may be others including myself don’t know what GMR is (I am assuming a river somewhere in Virginia?). Assuming it’s miocene, first is looking like a broken whale or dolphin tooth (which do have layers).

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1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

Perhaps it’s just me, but may be others including myself don’t know what GMR is (I am assuming a river somewhere in Virginia?). Assuming it’s miocene, first is looking like a broken whale or dolphin tooth (which do have layers).

It is Green Mill Run in North Carolina. And it holds many layers of fossils up to 65 million years old

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WhodamanHD
Just now, Joyce said:

It is green mill run in North Carolina. And it holds many layers of fossils up to 65 million years ols

Oh, I’ve heard of that. A few late Cretaceous deposits as well as later deposits (to which I suppose this be belongs). Sticking to my original ID but let’s see what others say.

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Joyce

It runs from ice age to Cretaceous. Thanks for your opinion anyway!

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ynot

All three look like pieces of tusk to Me.

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Foozil

I agree with ynoT

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SailingAlongToo
21 hours ago, ynot said:

All three look like pieces of tusk to Me.

 

@Joyce

Julie found that 8" piece of walrus tusk in GMR back in Oct., so we know pieces of tusk have been found there.

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Joyce
1 hour ago, SailingAlongToo said:

 

@Joyce

Julie found that 8" piece of walrus tusk in GMR back in Oct., so we know pieces of tusk have been found there.

Ya!! I heard that lucky so & so did! :) This doesn't look like walrus from any reference though. Dude I know found a mastodon tooth in there. I was just trying to figure out what these weird rando pieces were if they are. BTW how's Mrs. SA2? 

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sixgill pete

I have found walrus and elephant ivory at GMR. Mostly in pieces like yours. However I do have a large piece of walrus tusk base from there. I am thinking elephant for yours.

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Just now, sixgill pete said:

I have found walrus and elephant ivory at GMR. Mostly in pieces like yours. However I do have a large piece of walrus tusk base from there. I am thinking elephant for yours.

Thanks Pete! I was really conflicted about the pointy piece because whale teeth are also found in there. The inside jist looked different. You think that tiny piece is too??

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8 minutes ago, Joyce said:

Thanks Pete! I was really conflicted about the pointy piece because whale teeth are also found in there. The inside jist looked different. You think that tiny piece is too??

The pointy piece could be whale tooth. All of these would likely be easier to I.D. in hand.

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abyssunder

The lack of Schreger patterns exclude proboscidean tusk.

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Jniederkorn

Oops, sorry, turns out that the 8" walrus tusk that SA2 referred to was later identified as a whale tooth.  It was initially identified via a photo, always good to get an opinion with the fossil in hand. :shrug:

Miss ya Joyce!

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12 minutes ago, Jniederkorn said:

Oops, sorry, turns out that the 8" walrus tusk that SA2 referred to was later identified as a whale tooth.  It was initially identified via a photo, always good to get an opinion with the fossil in hand. :shrug:

Miss ya Joyce!

Awweee Julie! I hate that for you but a whale tooth is still cool. Thats why I originally kept the 2nd piece.

Oh yes! You are correct about that!! I miss you too!!! Hopefully get to see you at one if the NCFC trips or if nothing else, Aurora!!

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