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I dug up an old post about what the user suspected to be a fossilized walnut. It looks a little too similar to my suspected nut to be coincidence. Both were found in Indiana.

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Rockwood

Not a nut.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

 

If you read the old thread through, you would have seen that it was determined to be a concretion, colloquially called a "knobstone", and not a nut. ;)  

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Mark Kmiecik

Not a coincidence. Nature never makes "just one" of anything. If you find something the odds are quite good that you'll find another. They are nice concretions, and worth having in a collection. However, they are not nuts. I'm a nut and those are nothing like me. All the fossil bearing rock in Indiana is Pennsylvanian or older. Walnuts are much more recent on the evolutionary time scale.

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Ianindiana
21 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Welcome to the Forum. :)

 

If you read the old thread through, you would have seen that it was determined to be a concretion, colloquially called a "knobstone", and not a nut. ;)  

Thank you for the friendly reply, I didn’t read to the conclusion of that thread and should’ve taken the time to do so!

12 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Not a coincidence. Nature never makes "just one" of anything. If you find something the odds are quite good that you'll find another. They are nice concretions, and worth having in a collection. However, they are not nuts. I'm a nut and those are nothing like me. All the fossil bearing rock in Indiana is Pennsylvanian or older. Walnuts are much more recent on the evolutionary time scale.

I’m very grateful for the info, it’s actually quite fascinating :) 

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