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vellis

This was found around the bottom of the Eagle Ford or the top of the Woodbine in Texas.  It is heavy enough to be fossilized, weighs about 11g.  No response to a magnet.  It is about 1cm x 1.5cm x 2.5cm.  I’m not sure what it is, if anything.  

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vellis

Magnified photos

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fifbrindacier

Hi, could you give us its geologic age ?

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vellis

Cenomanian to Turonian 96–90 Ma, according to Wikipedia

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Carl

I think it's a piece of seriously weathered bone. I'd figure mosasaur but not likely to be provable.

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mikeymig

My first thought and the age is correct - 

 

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Carl
10 minutes ago, mikeymig said:

My first thought and the age is correct - 

 

Texture's all wrong for a fossil fig.

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vellis

I didn’t even consider petrified  fruit from the Cretaceous. :)

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