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Fossil tooth mold?

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daves64

Dunno if this is wishful thinking, or a real tooth mold, but here it is. Longest side (right) of the tooth is 2.25cm long. The whole thing is 6cm x 4cm with the odd dome to the left being 2cm thick. I have pics of other angles and the backside as well. Just saw it laying partially buried in the ground in an empty field in Central Washington State this morning. 

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ynot

This is not a tooth (mold). Although it does resemble bone to some degree it looks like a non fossil piece of agate.

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DatFossilBoy

Hi

+1 for non fossil. Sorry...

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daves64

I'm not sure whats up with that camera I was using. The pics do look like agate, but the rock actually looks more like sandstone of a sort. No shine, no gloss. Let me try a different camera real quick to see if I can make it look more like it actually does.

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Rockwood

I think you may actually be thinking of it as being a poorly preserved tooth.

I feel quite certain that it is not however.

Sorry.

 

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Scylla

Agree not a tooth, is it limestone?

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ynot
2 hours ago, daves64 said:

I'm not sure whats up with that camera I was using. The pics do look like agate, but the rock actually looks more like sandstone of a sort. No shine, no gloss. Let me try a different camera real quick to see if I can make it look more like it actually does.

Try taking the pictures in natural sunlight.

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abyssunder

It looks very siliceous in this light, so it could be agate or similar.

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daves64
6 hours ago, ynot said:

Try taking the pictures in natural sunlight.

I will try that. The lighting in my apt is garbage to say the least & I can't afford a good lighting rig, and working nights leaves me with a small window of daylight most times. I will try the sunlight pics in the morning. The rock does look like limestone or sandstone. Not greasy like the pics currently look.

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ynot

Can You scratch it with a knife?

Make a few attempts in areas that look different (color, pattern).

Does it fizz when vinegar is dripped on it?

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daves64

I can barely scratch some areas with a knife and others not at all. No fizz with vinegar. Outdoor shots look pretty much the same. Looking at it with a bright light and magnifier I can see some quartz and/or agate. Odd structures as well. Most of it is rough to the touch. I'm going to put the pics on a rock hound forum & see what they think. I did however (gonna probably sound weird) try smelling it & it smells like a bare, dusty field if that makes any sense (I got bored last night at work). 

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ynot

I will still say it is a cryptocrystalline quartz. Agate, chert or flint.

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