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MWL Ester

I am a new member and definitely an amateur. Can anyone identify these photos ? I think possibly coprolite (found on creek behind my house )?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Misha

Looks like a concretion to me, not a fossil 

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MWL Ester
18 minutes ago, Misha said:

Looks like a concretion to me, not a fossil 

Thanks Misha . I will do some searches for info on concretions

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ynot
57 minutes ago, MWL Ester said:

I will do some searches for info on concretions

You might also look at chert /flint nodules.

Does not look like a biologic formation (not a fossil).

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FranzBernhard

Welcome to TFF from Austria!

Yes, this is most probably not a fossil in itself (the whole thing).

 

But this is a somewhat strange object and I would like to dig deeper. Would you like to give us some extra infos?

- How large is it?

- Does it fizz with vinegar or hydrochloric/muriatic acid?

- Can you easily scratch it with a knife?

- Would you also like to provide us with some detailed pics of this item? I have the gut feeling, that the material is somewhat structured. This is especially visible in the second pic, but I can not discern, what these structures could be.

Many thanks!
Franz Bernhard

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

Despite the fact that it is not a fossil, it is an interesting and visually pleasing shaped rock that I would have picked up to put in my garden. :) 

Concretions.

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MWL Ester

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the help !

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MWL Ester
On 5/18/2019 at 12:24 AM, FranzBernhard said:

Welcome to TFF from Austria!

Yes, this is most probably not a fossil in itself (the whole thing).

 

But this is a somewhat strange object and I would like to dig deeper. Would you like to give us some extra infos?

- How large is it?

- Does it fizz with vinegar or hydrochloric/muriatic acid?

- Can you easily scratch it with a knife?

- Would you also like to provide us with some detailed pics of this item? I have the gut feeling, that the material is somewhat structured. This is especially visible in the second pic, but I can not discern, what these structures could be.

Many thanks!
Franz Bernhard

It is approx 6 inches long and 4 inches across at the widest point. It does not scratch easily. I did not have any muratic acid to test with vinegar.

 Thanks!!

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Mark Kmiecik

I wonder what all those arcs are. Does it show more detail of those features when wet?

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MWL Ester

Here is a photo when wet . I am not sure if it significantly enhances the features though.

Thanks !!

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MWL Ester
29 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

I wonder what all those arcs are. Does it show more detail of those features when wet?

 

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MWL Ester

My Grandson found this . Is it a prehistoric horse tooth ? Approx how old is it ?

 Thanks!!

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ynot

Looks like a horse tooth to Me.

Need to know where it came from.

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MWL Ester

Coleto Creek in Goliad County Texas. In the coastal bend of Texas

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MWL Ester
9 hours ago, ynot said:

Looks like a horse tooth to Me.

Need to know where it came from.

Came from Coleto Creek in Goliad County Texas. In the coastal bend of Texas.

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