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Hey, you got fossils in my obsidian!

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InfoHungryMom

I am figuring this “Fossil ID thing”!  Please let me know if these pictures are clear enough/large enough.  I see so much in this obsidian,.... but I don’t know what they are!

 

So, is there obsidian in these fossils, or are there fossils in this obsidian? 

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InfoHungryMom

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InfoHungryMom

Okay.... this isn’t a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (if you are old enough to get the reference..... dang, you are OLD ... like me!)

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daves64

Obsidian, being volcanic glass, won't have any fossils in it. They wouldn't survive the heat. That looks weathered & partly devitrified.

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MrR

I believe that obsidian breaks conchoidally, which could deceive one into thinking that there was a clam type creature leaving a fossil. It's just the pattern of breakage of the material. Maybe the OP is seeing something that I'm missing, but I'm just seeing those fan shapes, which are conchoidal. Note: I am not expert on this. I just remember reading it recently when researching a piece of obsidian that I have.

 

conchoidal definition

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InfoHungryMom

UGH!!!   @Dave64, yer killing me here!  

 

MrR- interesting, thank you! But.... there is non-Obsidian material in the center?  Nah.  You’re both right.

 

Pele insinuated that SHE, PERSONALLY, threw some stuff in that obsidian “before she spit it out”... but FINE!

 

Okay.... posting some boring stuff (I think) and then hoping for some more answers!  

 

(And thank you both...!)

 

 

 

 

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abyssunder
1 hour ago, daves64 said:

Obsidian, being volcanic glass, won't have any fossils in it. They wouldn't survive the heat.

That's correct!

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