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Leaf or shell?

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Moozillion

A friend picked up a fossil on the beach at Fossil Island, Alaska about 15 years ago. 

He's always thought it was a leaf, but I think it looks more like a shell. 

 

 

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Moozillion

...and another view:

 

 

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Macrophyseter

Looks geological to me, although more pictures could change my current opinion :)

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Rockwood

Agreed.

Another possibility is that it's the result of previous collection activities, but didn't make the cut when in came to carrying it home for someone else. 

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Pemphix

Better photos may help to clarify the question....

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Ludwigia

I'll go along with the others. Without better, more sharply focussed photos from different viewpoints it's hard to judge.

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Plantguy

I'm with the others on needing sharper images, but I dont think plant and do think organic--possibly Cretaceous/Jurassic in age. Because of the distinct ridges I was thinking initially ammonite but right now my best guess is you have an Inoceramid type bivalve/clam showing fragments of side by side valves. Here's a similar type Buchiid type bivalve/clam from Northern California that shows similar shell structure/arrangement and an Inoceramus from South Dakota for comparison. 

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Regards, Chris 

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