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I FINALLY got something recognizable that didn't flake or crumble and now I don't know what it is.  It was collected near Monster Lake in Braidwood.  According to my identification book it may be a Cyperite, however, the book also says that these are "uncommon in most areas."  

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old bones

I brightened your photo a bit to aid in ID. Hope you don't mind. :)20180627_204806.jpg.5a59b96ae878831b9781767769ea2c2c.thumb.jpg.498b42c63df3e677d1c3f5c59171344d.jpg

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ynot

Light bulb! Proves that Edison was not the first.

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HB2
4 minutes ago, ynot said:

Light bulb! Proves that Edison was not the first.

Lol, great point!

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deutscheben

It has the general shape of Cyperites, but it is hard to tell for sure from the pictures- I would need a clearer one to be sure. 

 

I wouldn't say that it is particularly uncommon- in some areas I have collected it is one of the most common plants actually.

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HB2

In addition to providing a better image, would cleaning the fossil help reveal more detail?  If so, what is the preferred method for this type?

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ynot

Usually the cleaning of mason creek fossils is done with vinegar and a soft toothbrush.

This will clean off the white calcite, but Your fossil does not have much calcite.

I think side lighting the piece in the picture often brings out some detail that can help with ID.

Maybe @Nimravis will have an idea.

 

 

PS Us coins are not good reference pieces as many non US people have no idea how big they are. Please use a ruler.

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HB2

Great!  Thanks for the advice and info.  I'll give it a try.   

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