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alej9582

Hi guys,

 

Found this interesting mineralized fragment while on the Peace River un Sunday. Have no clue any input would be wellcomed!

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks like quartzite with some interesting erosion. 

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alej9582

@Tidgy's Dad thought the same thing until I flipped it (second photo) and got it under microscope. If it ends up being quartzite will end up as a paper weight! lol

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Plantguy

With that shape and texture it looks like a very worn bone fragment to me. Most of the peace river dugong/whale/bone/teeth stuff is dark and black but there are pockets of the lighter/beige colored fossils out there like you pick up in the phosphate pits in the area. 

Regards, Chris 

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alej9582

Thanks @Plantguy I was actually on Hardee County known for phosphate and the deposit was rich in phosphatic clay.

 

Thanks again

Alex

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Shellseeker
7 hours ago, alej9582 said:

Found this interesting mineralized fragment while on the Peace River un Sunday. Have no clue any input would be wellcomed!

You were ON the Peace River Sunday?  I am crazy but not that crazy. :headscratch:That red line at 16 feet is flood stage.

I agree with Chris,  you have a chunk of very worn bone...

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Found this is the Peace last January,  Never was able to Identify.  Compare the texture to your fossil..

 

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fifbrindacier

To me it looks like a stone with traces of sponges. But it also could be a worn chunk of bone.

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alej9582

@Shellseeker current was nasty but funy enough there where locals in the water and their kids swinging from ropes into the water. I was next to a boat ramp and it was quite busy. I left because there where rain storms and funnels reaching down. Se picture below taken by my father.

 

Thanks

Alex

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, alej9582 said:

@Shellseeker current was nasty but funy enough there where locals in the water and their kids swinging from ropes into the water. I was next to a boat ramp and it was quite busy. I left because there where rain storms and funnels reaching down. Se picture below taken by my father.

 

Thanks

Alex

Thanks for the photo, Alex..

I love seeing pictures of the Peace River. In some of my previous incarnations, I have gone hunting in similar conditions.... but I am older and wiser now.. I think.

This also is in Hardee county.

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alej9582
23 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

Thanks for the photo, Alex..

I love seeing pictures of the Peace River. In some of my previous incarnations, I have gone hunting in similar conditions.... but I am older and wiser now.. I think.

This also is in Hardee county.

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Awesome photo @Shellseeker. This river produces a sense of peace (even though the name is modern adaptation of it’s native american name). Suits him well.

 

Alex

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Max-fossils

My vote also goes for a very worn piece of bone. 

From my memory of my hunt with @Sacha and @Cam28, bone pieces are very common finds in the Peace, so I suppose that is the most likely option. Plus, that third picture definitely shows the typical bone structure. 

 

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alej9582
2 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

My vote also goes for a very worn piece of bone. 

From my memory of my hunt with @Sacha and @Cam28, bone pieces are very common finds in the Peace, so I suppose that is the most likely option. Plus, that third picture definitely shows the typical bone structure. 

 

Thanks for the insight @Max-fossils!!

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alej9582

Guys at UF think its a piece of Dugong bone due to the locality. Will never know for sure! For now he remains Bone Sp. with possible chances of Rock sp. lol

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