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JBMugu

Hello everyone, 

 

I was hoping someone could help me with the identification with this bone that I found at the Royal Peacock Opal Mine in the Virgin Valley, Humboldt County, Northeastern Nevada, USA. Geologic age is the Miocene. Bones are very rarely found in this area. It is mostly opal, petrified wood, and fossilized wood. I am guessing this came from a land mammal. Possibly a camel. Does anyone have a better idea what it could be? 

 

I donated this bone to the mine owner due to its rarity. I thought it should stay where it was found.

 

PS: In the next few days I will post a couple of other rare fossils found at the mine by the owner's son (Jake Anderson).

RPOM Bone 4.jpg

RPOM Bone 3.jpg

RPOM Bone 2.jpg

RPOM Bone 1.jpg

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siteseer
7 hours ago, JBMugu said:

Hello everyone, 

 

I was hoping someone could help me with the identification with this bone that I found at the Royal Peacock Opal Mine in the Virgin Valley, Humboldt County, Northeastern Nevada, USA. Geologic age is the Miocene. Bones are very rarely found in this area. It is mostly opal, petrified wood, and fossilized wood. I am guessing this came from a land mammal. Possibly a camel. Does anyone have a better idea what it could be? 

 

I donated this bone to the mine owner due to its rarity. I thought it should stay where it was found.

 

PS: In the next few days I will post a couple of other rare fossils found at the mine by the owner's son (Jake Anderson).

RPOM Bone 4.jpg  RPOM Bone 3.jpg  RPOM Bone 2.jpg  RPOM Bone 1.jpg

 

Hi Jesse,

 

That looks like the proximal end of an ulna.  It might be tough to get an ID to genus or family with just a partial like that.  I saw a jaw of a Merychippus-like horse from there before. 

 

Jess

 

 

 

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LordTrilobite

I agree, ulna.

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JBMugu

I agree with the proximal end of an ulna. I was thinking about something like a small three toed horse? @Harry Pristis is usualy spot on with bone ID's. Any idea Harry?

 

Jesse

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JBMugu

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Osteobyte

This is very flat. What about pelvis? The acetabulum missing the pubis extension?

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1 hour ago, Osteobyte said:

This is very flat. What about pelvis? The acetabulum missing the pubis extension?

 

I had the same feeling! Glad you brought it up.

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