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Jacob L

While I was searching on the beach for fossils I found these 2 weird looking objects. The small one almost looks like a piece of skin, with scales. And the other one looks maybe like a small sea urgin inside a stone. Anyone knows if they are fossils?

 

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Fossildude19

The first item looks like a siderite nodule. 

The second may be, but it could also just be a discoloration of the rock. 

I'm leaning towards the second. 

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GeschWhat

+1 for siderite nodule. The second one looks like a clam boring that may be filled with calcite.

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Jacob L
9 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

The first item looks like a siderite nodule. 

The second may be, but it could also just be a discoloration of the rock. 

I'm leaning towards the second. 

So, I took a closer look and I see clear lines going towards the middle of the circle. As what you would see on a dead/dried out sea urchin. I tried taking a picture of it, but the camera of my phone isn't good enough.

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GeschWhat
1 minute ago, Jacob L said:

So, I took a closer look and I see clear lines going towards the middle of the circle. As what you would see on a dead/dried out sea urchin. I tried taking a picture of it, but the camera of my phone isn't good enough.

Could it be crystalization that you are seeing?

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Jacob L
Just now, GeschWhat said:

Could it be crystalization that you are seeing?

Not completely sure. But what I am seeing is a slightly darker line going from the outside to the inside, with the same space in between them

 

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Fossildude19

Without better pictures, it is mere conjecture. 

Personally, if I have to look that hard to see a fossil, it really isn't of interest, to me.  :shrug:

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Jacob L
Just now, Fossildude19 said:

Without better pictures, it is mere conjecture. 

Personally, if I have to look that hard to see a fossil, it really isn't of interest, to me.  :shrug:

I'll post a better picture once I get home. It's not that hard to see but the camera just won't pick it up

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Peat Burns
50 minutes ago, Jacob L said:

I'll post a better picture once I get home. It's not that hard to see but the camera just won't pick it up

 Try using a non-textured, non-patterned backgound. It's easier on the eyes:)

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ynot
1 hour ago, Jacob L said:

. It's not that hard to see but the camera just won't pick it up

Better focus may help.

Try backing off a little. You can then crop the picture.

Also, as Pete said, a solid color background will help.

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Jacob L
1 hour ago, ynot said:

Better focus may help.

Try backing off a little. You can then crop the picture.

Also, as Pete said, a solid color background will help.

Ye I will do both of those tomorrow

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