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Skin? Hoof? Fat and Bone? Help..

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galaxy777

Ok, last one I promise. I have found a few pieces of these fossil bone fragments with an odd type of material attached to them. Rather odd texture, sort of bumpy. My first thought was some type of skin or hoof. I am puzzled. Any ideas?

Found in Post oak creek, Grayson Co. Texas

Lower Austin, upper Eagle Ford Gulf series.

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ynot

The whitish areas of Your rocks is a mineral growth (likely calcite), not a fossil.

Not sure the darker areas are bone.

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hndmarshall

fragments of a large mammal I purchased some Mammoth teeth fragments and it kind of looks similar but I am no expert and it could be something else. sorry meant to say Mastodon now that i think about it.

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Al Dente

I think they are pieces of gomphothere or mastodon tooth enamel.

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hndmarshall
3 minutes ago, ynot said:

The whitish areas of Your rocks is a mineral growth (likely calcite), not a fossil.

Not sure the darker areas are bone.

whelp looks like I guessed wrong thats a newbie for ya....sorry lol...or maby i guessed right?...lol....we will see

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ynot
5 minutes ago, hndmarshall said:

whelp looks like I guessed wrong thats a newbie for ya....sorry lol...or maby i guessed right?...lol....we will see

Or maybe I guessed wrong.

Do they fizz when You drop some vinegar on them?

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galaxy777

I'll go check.. Brb.

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fossilus
21 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

I think they are pieces of gomphothere or mastodon tooth enamel.

I agree.

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galaxy777

Nope. Doesn't fizz. 

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LordTrilobite

It does look a bit toothy.

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ynot
Just now, galaxy777 said:

Nope. Doesn't fizz. 

The others are probably right with gomph or mastodon then.

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galaxy777

Thanks yall. I've been curious about those pieces for awhile. 

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Innocentx

These are beautiful whatever they are! Great photos!

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Rocky Stoner
15 hours ago, Innocentx said:

These are beautiful whatever they are! Great photos!

I agree !

You are to be commended on the photography. I wish mine came out as well as yours !

Thanks

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Carl

Yeah, I see proboscidean tooth fragments, too. And a lucky galaxy777!

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