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Fossilized Tusk or Dugong Bone?

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MakoMeCrazy

It has been forever since I have posted on here, but I need help Identifying an unknown fossil. 

This fossil was found around Charleston, South Carolina along with many Angustidens and other shark teeth. 

This fossil appears to be approximately 4.5 inches from tip to base. 

I believe this fossil comes from the Oligocene epoch.

Please check out the very center and the growth rings. Thank you very much for the help!

I am identifying this fossil for a friend and the fossil is currently located in Charleston, SC, so I am not able to take more pictures of it. 

 

 

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GeschWhat

It looks like an ivory tusk, but wait for the experts to chime in!

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caldigger

 Hey Brian, I'll tell you what's making me crazy is that GW you have as an avatar, what a beauty!

I know absolutely nothing about Dugong bones except the ribs are extremely dense. I'm getting a tusky vibe from this bad boy.

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ynot

I agree with tusk, but I do not see any schreger lines, and it does not look right for walrus (to old anyways).

 

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Fossildude19

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abyssunder

Sperm Whale tooth will be my guess.

 

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Rockwood
6 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

Sperm Whale tooth will be my guess.

The hollow being this close to the apparent tip would be better explained this way.

@Fossildude19 I'm putting you in too, just because of the @. :) 

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