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This is my first post here so I’m not exactly sure of the formats but I found a possible bone that I am unable to identify. I found this at Calvert Cliffs and have never found anything like it. It could just be a stone but it seems like a very unique shape and structure/composition. Ask if more images are needed because the end is broken off and the internal structure is complex.image.thumb.jpg.81936a6d7e9527269fce4d0cfcdedae2.jpg

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BenHE

Hello, I’m new to this forum. I really don’t know much about fossil bones and mostly look for shark teeth. However, last year I found an interesting object at Calvert Cliffs. At first I thought it was a rock, but it seems to be quite a unique shape and composition, so I am uncertain. I’d love someone to tell me if it is truly just a rock or if it’s a bone of some sort. I can take more pictures if needed. image.thumb.jpg.f8d907251a695a96c26c6627b1c9acd6.jpgThanks! 

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Ramon

It doesn’t look like a fossil, it looks like it might be a concretion.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

You should post ID requests in the ID sub forum rather than the questions sub forum.

I agree with this being a concretion.

 

PS The mods. moved it while I was typing.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

Moved to Fossil ID.

I agree that this is more likely to be a concretion.

I see no bone texture.

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Johannes

Maybe a part of Thalassinoides.

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Rockwood

It's basically an ironstone concretion. It's possible that it is a fossil burrow. Can you describe the texture of the center, or give us a better look ?

The topic of this thread is what I had in mind.

crab burrow

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Rockwood
26 minutes ago, Johannes said:

Maybe a part of Thalassinoides.

The bathroom perhaps.

Maybe @Carl, or @GeschWhat would have a sniff ?

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BenHE

This is my best attempt at a better photo. The inside is quite rough. On the top there is another opening that is more hollowed out. The back side has more lumps than the front and is much less smooth.

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fifbrindacier

Hi, welcome to:tff:, i also think this is a concretion with an odd shape.

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Herb

another vote for concretion

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Johannes

and I change from Thallasinoides isp. to Ophiomorpha isp..

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BenHE

Thanks everyone for the quick responses! It makes sense that it is a concretion and I’m happy that I now know for certain its origin.

 

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Carl

I agree with ironstone concretion - doesn't pass the coprolite tests.

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daves64
12 minutes ago, Carl said:

I agree with ironstone concretion - doesn't pass the coprolite tests.

You licked it? :faint:

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