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daves64
On 5/12/2019 at 10:31 PM, Mark Kmiecik said:

Here's a current beauty from our favorite auction site:

 

Petrified Dinosaur/Bird/Reptile Head

Doesn't look petrified -- a little scared, maybe.

I see... 

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:heartylaugh:

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Kane

I never knew I always wanted one of these...trolibites:headscratch::P

 

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digit

Even though it is nothing of the sort--I now instantly want this item. :P

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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snolly50
3 hours ago, digit said:

Even thought it is nothing of the sort--I now instantly want this item.

I find it to be an appealing object. It may be my imagination (or foolish hope); but to me, it seems that with the annotation a little of the all to rare Goodness of Humankind has rubbed off on it.

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fifbrindacier

I recently found that owl in my garden

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fifbrindacier

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Pippa

When I discovered jurassic Dino-Hound, a truly unique vegetarian, there were still some half-chewed petrified pine branches sticking out from its open jaws.

Fossils just don't get any better than this!

Alas, I had to leave this find behind. It just was a bit too large and heavy to carry to the car.

 

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digit

Well spotted!

 

Now that was a formidable beastie--despite its non-carnivorous tendencies. :P

 

Would be a great POTM entry if we had a Pareidolia Of The Month contest. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Wrangellian
On 11/12/2019 at 4:37 PM, fifbrindacier said:

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Why don't you encase it in cement so that some future rockhound will actually find a fossil mushroom, for once - one that resembles something else at the same time?  :P

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fifbrindacier
5 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Why don't you encase it in cement so that some future rockhound will actually find a fossil mushroom, for once - one that resembles something else at the same time?  :P

:heartylaugh::heartylaugh: yes, you're right !

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Mark Kmiecik

Here's a beauty. Petrified turtle head from Nevada.

 

 

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digit

I've seen pumpkins at Halloween that have looked less scary than that one. That pseudo-turtle was not having a good day when it fossilized. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Tidgy's Dad

Thanks for that. 

Tidgy is now having nightmares. :o

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