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Ted37

Tried purse again high tide was coming on so a miserable walk back through the water. Found a few decent teeth nothing big. Most ate dinged up. Any ways I have two I would appreciate assistance on. One is the tooth on my pinkie. The other I photographed each side.  Thanks?

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Ted37

Other side.

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Ted37

I forgot this other find.back and front

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Ted37

Other side

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JBMugu

The ones in the 2nd and 3rd pictures look like an ear bone to me.

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Daleksec

Bog iron

Pleistocene age

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MarcoSr

Agree with Trevor, bog iron.

 

Marco Sr.

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Ted37

Which one pic 2 and 3? When I googled bog iron it looks nothing like any of my pics

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MarcoSr
On 6/13/2019 at 7:14 AM, Ted37 said:

Which one pic 2 and 3? When I googled bog iron it looks nothing like any of my pics

 

I've been working for over 5 years with a researcher, Dr. Weems, studying bog iron deposits along the Potomac River.  Dr. Weems, a USGS emeritus, studied and wrote numerous papers on formations up and down the East Coast.  We've been collecting bog iron footprints from two of the different bog iron exposures.  Bog iron is extremely common in a good number of sites along the Potomac River.  Bog iron has a number of classic forms and has a variety of colors from yellow, to orange, to light tan, to brown and dark brown, to red, to almost black etc.  Both of your specimens are bog iron, not fossils.

 

Marco Sr.

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Ted37

Ok, thanks. I thought they both looked pretty interesting, with the one looking like it has enamel on it.

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I_gotta_rock

I love bog iron! It's just a really cool kind of rock. Sometimes it looks like fossils, other times it looks like colorful, abstract art. This is one I found in VA. The base "base of the sculpture" is at least 3 feet across the long axis. Another, of which I shamefully did not take a picture, had two layers of iron separated by hollow, iron pillars created by gasses bubbling up from the lower layer when it was, in fact, a bog.

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Ted37

Thanks for the replies. I finally had the chance to look at everything  I found that day. That one piece on the left looks a lot like iron (bog?)  to me. It was my best day so far at purse. 

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ynot

Nice finds!

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