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hndmarshall

found this in the gravel piles ... its weird for sure. Not sure its a fossil think its a not-fossil ....could be some type of agate?.

location: west of Houston in Brookshire

gravel load from Brazos river size 1"x1 1/2 " inch.

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Misha

Looks pretty interesting, not sure what it is, try placing it in acid to see if it fizzes.

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fossilus

Agree with ynot. I've seen alot of look alikes in the Brazos. Probably weathered out of Cretaceous carbonates up river.

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Innocentx

This looks pretty organized, and lines continue through the piece in worn areas. :popcorn:

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hndmarshall

I have been looking up insect pupa as it does resemble a cocoon of some type but that may be a far fetched idea and it still may just be a foss-not piece of banded agate?

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jpc

shark poop?  

 

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hndmarshall
27 minutes ago, jpc said:

shark poop?  

 

oooooh if it is i bet it tickled

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JohnJ

Looks like differential weathering of banded rock.  Pics in sunlight might show any translucency or other features.

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hndmarshall

here it is in better light. I also soaked it in an acid bath for a bit not much change though if any.

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JohnJ

Probably more banded chert.  ;)

 

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hndmarshall

another weird fossnot for my box of fossnots....lol

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abyssunder

...but, It's really nice! :)

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hndmarshall
14 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

...but, It's really nice! :)

yea looks kinda like a but...think I have found a nickname!..."fossnot finder"....lol

 

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abyssunder

 

2 minutes ago, hndmarshall said:

yea looks kinda like a but...think I have found a nickname!..."fossnot finder"....lol

:hearty-laugh:

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Innocentx

Very cool how these patterns are revealed by weathering. Quite special.

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hndmarshall
15 hours ago, jpc said:

shark poop?  

 

you could be on to something! found these........

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ynot

I do not see a coprolite in Your piece.

The grain size is to coarse and the banding is not spiraled.

But let's see what @GeschWhat and @Carl think.

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hndmarshall
11 minutes ago, ynot said:

I do not see a coprolite in Your piece.

The grain size is to coarse and the banding is not spiraled.

But let's see what @GeschWhat and @Carl think.

if you look at the back side it is kinda spiraled it actually looks wrapped.

first two are mine the others from the net... the criss cross pattern on the fat end could be erosion and is a bit pattern like so still in the dark of its true origin untill further evidence is found ...still looking.

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ynot
1 minute ago, hndmarshall said:

it is kinda spiraled

Can You follow the ridges all the way around the object to see if they are in a spiral or concentric rings?

 

I still do not see more than a vague resemblance to a spiral coprolite, but wait for the tagged members to give their opinions.

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Tidgy's Dad

I'm in the banded agate camp. 

Currently digging a latrine. 

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Carl

Sorry, not seeing a coprolite there.

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hndmarshall
6 minutes ago, PFOOLEY said:

At the Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum, the Mineral of the Month for March 2017 was chert...a few pictured there have similarities with your piece.

 

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similar pattern to a point the banded stone in your pics lower right corner is similar in pattern but the bands on this stone are raised and do wrap around kind of like it can be peeled like an onion...I have found rocks similar to the one in your pic here is one pictured below with a pic of the stone in question guess it goes in the fossnot wth box...lol

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