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Geauxswin

20190528_164203.thumb.jpg.1f189fe30c51ec3ce401f3e97f4f13a4.jpgFound this fossil yesterday on a sandbar in the Colorado River in Columbus,  Texas. Can anyone help me identify it? Thank you!

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kate_rose

From the top picture it looks like an ammonite which I know occur down on the Colorado but the detailed pic makes me think not.  

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Geauxswin

It honestly looks like a pineapple. There are sections attached to a solid base.  The clusters are either diamond shaped or rosettes. I can't find anything similar other than coral, but nothing matches those pictures or drawings either. 

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rfarrar

Looks like a piece of a cycadeoid trunk, with buds, to me.

 

Bob

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Geauxswin

Thank you so much! I fiound  pics of the  cycadeoid and it is a perfect match!

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Carl

I agree with cycadeoid trunk. Exceptionally rare. Exceptionally cool!

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fifbrindacier

You're a lucky one !:envy:

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Geauxswin

Thank you  for the confirmation.  I've found other fossils on the river but nothing as large or interesting. I was incredibly excited to find it.  Wishing I had taken more geology classes in college! Thanks for your help!

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