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grierhiggins

Hello Fossil nerds.  Hope all is well.  I have been following all of the cool Instagram fossil accounts and it reminded me of something my son and I found this summer.

 

USA

California

Santa Barbara County

Jalama Beach

34°29'44.0"N 120°29'46.8"W

 

measurements are in cm.  

 

Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.

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caldigger

Looks like strangely weathered rock. Not seeing anything toothy here. :shrug:

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Agree with odd shaped non fossil rock.

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digit

Yup. Looks like a wannabe rock posing as something it's not. Appears to be a seam of more silicified material infused into a crack in some sort of sedimentary rock. The weathering shows that the surrounding rock is softer than the seam. A tooth would be showing a crown of more shiny fossilized enamel which this one is not. I can see what caused to you to pick up this odd rock. Cool--but not a fossil tooth.

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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grierhiggins

Thank you to everyone for your input and quick responses.  What a great community I look forward to learning.  

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Max-fossils

Hi there, and welcome to TFF

I'm sorry to agree with the rest, but there's no fossil there. Southern California does have a couple fossil sites though, do a search on this forum and you should come up with some results where you could take your son to :) 

 

22 hours ago, grierhiggins said:

all of the cool Instagram fossil accounts

One of them better be mine! Lol just kidding :P 

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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