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I found what appears to me to a mammal vertebra of some sort.  I'm a newb, so any help would be appreciated.  Found in the Texas Hill Country, less than a foot down.  

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

I'm not a bone guy, but that doesn't look like any vert I have ever seen on here. :unsure: 

Looks like oddly eroded limestone, to me. 

Maybe some of the locals will weigh in? 

 

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Bronzviking

Welcome to the forum from sunny Florida. Looks like clay or mudstone to me not a bone, sorry.

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LBI

I’ll try to get some better pics and clean it up some. What about these?

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Fossildude19

Sorry, but it looks like more eroded limestone, to me. :unsure: 

 

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JohnJ

I agree it is suggestively shaped limestone with small marine fossils possibly visible.

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fossilus

Lots of limestone in the Texas hill country. 

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goatinformationist

I am in the limestone camp too.  Have seen  lots of this in my life.

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LBI

Okay, let’s try these. Found in the Hill Country as well

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LBI

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JohnJ

The light colored one is another rock.  The dirtier, dark one looks like porous rock as well, but it would be easier to tell if cleaned up.

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fossilus

Agree looks like a rock, likely limestone.

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LBI

Couple more

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Fossildude19

You have plenty of limestone, should you need to make a rock wall. :) 

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LBI

Should I use this in my wall as well?

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LBI

And just in case you’re wondering, yes those are ALL fossilized bones in that pic. It’s a mammoth by the way. 

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Auspex
7 minutes ago, LBI said:

And just in case you’re wondering, yes those are ALL fossilized bones in that pic. It’s a mammoth by the way. 

Um...I'm not seeing it.

Your local geology is Karst: <LINK>

This should answer most of your questions.:)

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JarrodB
20 minutes ago, LBI said:

And just in case you’re wondering, yes those are ALL fossilized bones in that pic. It’s a mammoth by the way. 

I'm sorry but you're mistaken. 

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jpc

Limestone.  There is no bone texture in these.  Limestone nodules often take funny shapes like these guys.  

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JohnJ

Sorry, @LBI

This is a classic example of the interesting limestone found in your area.  Underground water has shaped it it many unusual forms.

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LBI

You guys are killing me. It still has the teeth. And that big knot at the upper left of the “karst”, that’s the break point of the tusk. The rock above it is a mandible as well. I’ll send you guys some more pics this evening. Give me your thoughts on this one. Troodon, please don’t help. 

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LBI

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Kane

Science does not proceed by declarative belief, but by evidence. And I don't think it is appropriate to exclude particular members from providing their input on an open forum. 

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JohnJ
4 minutes ago, LBI said:

You guys are killing me. It still has the teeth. And that big knot at the upper left of the “karst”, that’s the break point of the tusk. The rock above it is a mandible as well. I’ll send you guys some more pics this evening. Give me your thoughts on this one. Troodon, please don’t help. 

 

What are you suggesting this is?  Several of us are very familiar with the rocks in your area.

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