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Martinhill

I know a lot of people have posted like this but,... this really has me and a couple geologists here in TX perplexed. My dad found this in Oregon in the 1960's. It was not anywhere near a riverbank but rather, was sticking out of a sidehill. It is translucent almost like quartz, has indentations where it appears it was once soft (see close up) and I recently took it to my vet who x-rayed it and it appears to have a uniform inner density different from the exterior see x ray. 

Are there better x rays out there?

Thanks Much

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Kane

Well, we can likely rule out dinosaur egg as it has no eggshell texture, and they rarely preserve in a perfect ovoid shape. I would guess something along the lines of a worn quartz-related nodule of some kind. I'll tag @ynot who is much more an expert on non-fossil rocks and minerals. 

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facehugger

If you live up in Sulphur Springs, you are in a great area of Texas to find some fossils!

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Martinhill

Thank y'all for responding so quick. Yes I'm learning that this area is rich in fossil history.

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks like quartzite to me. 

Glacial erratic, maybe? 

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

I find it hard to believe that a geologist would not be able to identify this as a river tumbled quartz rock.

Sorry, but not a fossil of any kind.

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