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casjaskula

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Hello!! This is my first time here and I was really hoping to get some assistance is identifying some stuff. Several years ago my uncle built a large workshop on his property and had has this huge pile of rocks in his backyard ever since. I am not positive of the whole story, but I do believe that the company he hired to dig for the foundation came across one, or several dinos, and just left the broken specimen in a large pile. I have several large chunks, this is only one piece, with the photos taken from several angles and ranges in an attempt to show the most detail. There are some weird little pink squiggly things that kind of look like worms in all of the larger chunks that I have, those really piqued my interest because I've never seen anything like that stuck in rock before. I have painstakingly attempted to clean some of the larger pieces up; I didn't want to unnecessarily bombard the forum with a ton of pictures, but will happily post more if anybody is interested. I'm kind of totally new to all of this paleontology stuff and any guidance or assistance will be very greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks for your time!!

--Cassie

 

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Sorry, forgot to mention these were dug up in Crowley, Texas--about 50 miles northeast of Glen Rose, Texas; about 30 miles southwest of Arlington, Texas

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12 minutes ago, casjaskula said:

Sorry, forgot to mention these were dug up in Crowley, Texas--about 50 miles northeast of Glen Rose, Texas; about 30 miles southwest of Arlington, Texas

 

A closeup of the area in your 5th picture would be helpful, but otherwise it looks like a chunk of weathered limestone

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I think I see cliona sans aragonitic shell in a depression in pic one at 12 o'clock

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Fossildude19

Interesting area - 

 

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Looks like worm tubes, to me. 

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Yeah, one little area looks to have some 'wormy' stuff, but otherwise it looks like a rock.

 

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3 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Interesting area - 

:look:

If we could get a closer look, or larger file ?

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Thanks so much for the feedback!! I apologize for my delay in response, life got hectic for a minute. I will definitely try to get some better images up tonight--side note: those weird wormy things are also in various places in at least 2 other large pieces that all came from the same pile of rocks in my uncle's backyard.

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