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Suburbanpowerstroke

This comes from 600+ft of water off the coast of maine. It seems to be petrified wood or coral. Any ideas?

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MeargleSchmeargl

Any more image angles and photos in a brighter light? Can't see any diagnostic features just yet.

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caldigger

How were these acquired? Through dredging the sea floor?

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Vieira

I don't see any fossil there...

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Rockwood

Presumpscott formation glauconite concreted on tree roots or branches. There is a small exposure just east of your village landing.

That would make them Pleistocene fossils. 

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Rockwood
46 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

There is a small exposure just east of your village landing.

May not be east, but that's it right over there. :)

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Al Dente

Looks like eroded bits of soft coral. Are they flexible at all?

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Jazfossilator

The shape suggests soft coral  to me as well, more pics would be helpful though

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Rockwood
24 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

Looks like eroded bits of soft coral. Are they flexible at all?

If I am correct the wood will be soft and the outer coating hard but crumbles with a small force. I'm fairly sure they make kitty litter out of it.

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caldigger
10 hours ago, caldigger said:

How were these acquired? Through dredging the sea floor?

I'm just trying to figure out where this 600+ foot of water thing comes in to play. I know darn well he's not diving that deep.

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Plax

scallopers, clammers etc?

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Suburbanpowerstroke

I'm a lobsterfisherman and they came up in a lobstertrap, almost 30 miles off the coast and the inside seems to have a bark like coating under the white coating. I'm just trying to figure out what it might be 

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Rockwood

The first photo was taken 1/4 of a turn from the previous one in Milbridge.

The second are Leighton family heirlooms of uncertain origin.

The third are concretions from an outcrop of Presumpscott formation in Winterport, ME. 

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Suburbanpowerstroke
3 hours ago, Rockwood said:

The first photo was taken 1/4 of a turn from the previous one in Milbridge.

The second are Leighton family heirlooms of uncertain origin.

The third are concretions from an outcrop of Presumpscott formation in Winterport, ME. 

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Thanks for the help. I also have a couple other up close pictures 

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