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Rockwood
18 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

So, you think the cartridges are still attached to the bullets?

or were for some time.

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caldigger

Just throwing this out there.

Could this bullet have become attached to a tar ball and thus would explain the little bits of everything attached to it.

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abyssunder
27 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

or were for some time.

One of my speculation was that there are just fired tracer bullets in concretions formed at the base of them due to the chemical composition of the pyrotechnic flare material, which may be a good substrate for further crystallization/deposition of minerals and organic material. Maybe it has something to due with phosphatization or, in a good case, with phosphatic fossilization.

 

tracer ammunition

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Rockwood
2 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Just throwing this out there.

Could this bullet have become attached to a tar ball and thus would explain the little bits of everything attached to it.

Got a match ?

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abyssunder
3 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Just throwing this out there.

Could this bullet have become attached to a tar ball and thus would explain the little bits of everything attached to it.

:headscratch:I don't know...

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PSchleis

 Regardless of how the concretion happened, does anyone know how long it would take for that to happen. For instance, given what the concretion looks like, is it likely this bullet is from the past decade or is it older? 

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sixgill pete
6 hours ago, Wolf89 said:

I have never heard of belemnites or cretaceous in general from myrtle beach

Cretaceous PeeDee Formation fossils are very common finds at Myrtle Beach. This has been discussed many times on the forum. The PeeDee Formation is named for the PeeDee River in South Carolina.

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