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Mommypryce2

Hello I am new to this site and was wondering if anyone could help me identify what this is. While on vacation in Myrtle Beach,SC my 2 year old son found this.We were just walking higher up on the beach and he picked it up. Thanks for help.  .

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DPS Ammonite

Welcome to the Forum. Please take some pictures of the rock from two or three other sides. Also, the pictures need to show more of the up close detail. We are looking to see if it has a texture that might indicate bone.

 

Rub the rock on a piece of unglazed tile or the underside of your toilet tank lid. The streak color might help us ID the rock. Also, does a steel knife blade scratch the rock?

 

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Mommypryce2

20190426_162422.thumb.jpg.bc12cff68fc4d30a31f6b4f82be6ae26.jpgOk hopefully these are better.  A steel blade doesn't scratch the rock. I rubbed it on the toilet tank lid and its a light grey streak.

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Rockwood

Iron stone ?

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Al Dente

I think it’s a phosphatic clast or concretion.

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Scylla

It has a shape suggestive of a very worn shark tooth, but I don't see any enamel. A red or brown streak (color of the material left behind on the unglazed porcelain) would indicate it is an iron concretion.

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Rockwood

Something tells me that as soon as the term concretion is added to a mineral name the streak test goes right in the can.

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SailingAlongToo
52 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

I think it’s a phosphatic clast or concretion.

I agree with phosphate nodule, very abundant and common along Myrtle Beach.

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Mommypryce2

Ok, Thank y'all for the help.

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Rockwood

A search for phosphate minerals with a grey streak yields no results. :headscratch: 

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ynot

I think it is a very worn down and bio-eroded megalodon tooth.

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Rockwood
11 minutes ago, ynot said:

I think it is a very worn down and bio-eroded megalodon tooth.

Second 

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Mommypryce2

Seriously? My son is going to be so excited he loves sharks. Thank you. 

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Rockwood
33 minutes ago, Mommypryce2 said:

Seriously? My son is going to be so excited he loves sharks. Thank you. 

If you can give us a shot of the broken end strait on (and in focus:)) it would be helpful in confirming it.

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Mommypryce2

I have a horrible camera. Hopefully these are better. 

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Rockwood

I think it helps the tooth case. There is a symmetry to it that seems right to me.

I am by no means an expert on these though.

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Mommypryce2

I really appreciate your help. If it is a tooth it's not a bad find for a 2 year old!

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steelhead9

I agree with the very worn megalodon  theory. The very straight cracks in the blade lend credence to this. 

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Mommypryce2

I took it to the aquarium they confirmed its a worn meg tooth.

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ynot
5 hours ago, Mommypryce2 said:

I took it to the aquarium they confirmed its a worn meg tooth.

YEA!

Great find for a youngster!

Congratulations (to him)!

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Scylla

Congrats!

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garyc

Darn it! I’m losing the meg contest to a 2 year old!!

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fossilus
1 hour ago, garyc said:

Darn it! I’m losing the meg contest to a 2 year old!!

Yes, but us Texans are at a distinct disadvantage.  I'm not sure they're even found here.

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garyc
3 hours ago, fossilus said:

Yes, but us Texans are at a distinct disadvantage.  I'm not sure they're even found here.

You’re right, Ron. No megs in Texas. But I have been to Florida a few times.

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