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Hello! Let me introduce myself. Im an old guy in Northeastern Calif. I Do a lot of hiking in the High Desert  of Lassen county. Last week on a 2 night 20 hike i found this. Im a fairly knowledgeable about what i usually find. Arrowheads ,jasper, petroglyphs but this is the first time ive found what i believe to be a fossil tooth. The area is Near Karlo Calif and is known to  have Pleistocene fossils according to  a friend. Any help or input would be great.

Peace

Alan

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

This does not look like a tooth, but it is hard to be sure what it is with only one out of focus picture.

Please take better pictures from all sides with a scale for size reference.

 

Thanks,

Tony

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abyssunder

It's just a far guess of mine looking at that picture: banded chert?

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Fruitbat

Welcome to The Fossil Forum!  I agree...not a tooth.  There definitely weren't any Pleistocene mammals who carried that around in their mouth.

 

-Joe

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Plantguy

Yep, welcome! That is pretty neat. The general Lassen area up that away was beautiful as I recall-lots of volcanics to be amazed by but I do believe some non-volcanics also. 

 As Tony requested above some additional photos/angles with a scale of some sort to guage its relative size will help. I have some crazy similar small blobs that have banding but from around here (Florida) and I always wondered if they were not worn chert pebbles but something organic/boney/critter based. 

 

Regards, Chris 

 

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Hello, Alan, and a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco! :)

I also think this is mineralogical and not a fossil. 

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