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karahbell

Hello! 

My son received this as a gift from his grandfather years ago, and we were told this is a raptor egg. However thats all we were told... And my son and I are wondering if it is in fact a raptor egg and would love to know as much as possible about it.

 

I took a lot of photographs and even through a macro lens. There are lines all over it which I thought were embryo veins...but now I think they might be cracks in what used to be a shell? under the macro lens you can see what I think might be calcite formations in the cracks and possibly crystalized throughout the inside as one of the nodules looks like glassy calcite up close. 

 

I would love to get your opinion on this piece, age, quality, type, etc. This is a prize piece in my sons collection and we would really appreciate any information from the experts :) Thank you!!

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-Andy-

This is not a dinosaur egg but a rock concretion or geode. It lacks the shape and eggshell texture of a dino egg.

 

But this doesn't diminish the fact it's a gift of love from your son's grandfather. I too have a geode given to me by my niece as a dinosaur egg, and it still holds a place of honor in my cabinet.

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karahbell
20 minutes ago, -Andy- said:

This is not a dinosaur egg but a rock concretion or geode. It lacks the shape and eggshell texture of a dino egg.

 

But this doesn't diminish the fact it's a gift of love from your son's grandfather. I too have a geode given to me by my niece as a dinosaur egg, and it still holds a place of honor in my cabinet.

Thank you Andy for taking a look. And that information. Do you know if this was a geode, if some are older than others and how to date them?

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daves64

I'm thinking septarian concretion or nodule. They are sometimes listed for sale as "Dragon Eggs".

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karahbell
5 minutes ago, daves64 said:

I'm thinking septarian concretion or nodule. They are sometimes listed for sale as "Dragon Eggs".

Thank you! Yes I just read about those one minute ago. Thank you! I am so glad its properly identified now. Thank you!!! 

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Rockwood
3 hours ago, daves64 said:

I'm thinking septarian concretion or nodule. They are sometimes listed for sale as "Dragon Eggs".

It may be, but I suspect it could be just differential weathering of crack fill in a rock fragment.

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Troodon

Welcome to the forum.  Let me add that I wish everyone provided photos like yours.  It gives us a very good picture of your specimen.  Sorry it was not what you had hoped for but still a cool alien looking rock a real keeper for your son.

 

@ynot  anything to add?

 

 

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

I agree with @Rockwood, it is a sandstone type rock with mineral filled cracks and differential weathering.

Does not look like septarian nodule to Me.

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SULLY

It almost looks like a petrified bake:hearty-laugh:d potato 

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SULLY

Very cool piece none the less!

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karahbell
15 hours ago, Troodon said:

Welcome to the forum.  Let me add that I wish everyone provided photos like yours.  It gives us a very good picture of your specimen.  Sorry it was not what you had hoped for but still a cool alien looking rock a real keeper for your son.

 

@ynot  anything to add?

 

 

Thank you and thank you! :)  It's ok if its not what we were told. Its still pretty cool looking. 

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karahbell
3 hours ago, SULLY said:

It almost looks like a petrified bake:hearty-laugh:d potato 

Haha!!! I know right!

 

13 hours ago, ynot said:

Welcome to TFF!

I agree with @Rockwood, it is a sandstone type rock with mineral filled cracks and differential weathering.

Does not look like septarian nodule to Me.

Thank you for taking a look! :)

17 hours ago, Rockwood said:

It may be, but I suspect it could be just differential weathering of crack fill in a rock fragment.

Thanks! Its very strange, I've never seen anything like it really. Thanks for looking!

3 hours ago, SULLY said:

Very cool piece none the less!

Thanks!

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