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Frank Eaton

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My best guess is turtle shell. The top layer of this specimen seems to be keratin... but beyond that I’m clueless. All layers are very crumbly. Specimen has no redeeming aesthetic value, beyond being mysterious and... weird. 

 

Found in a spoil pile near Aurora, NC. 

 

 

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Sorry.

Looks like a geological oddity to me. 

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I don't see the thickness or texture you normally see on Turtle shell pieces. 

I'm with Dale, ... I think it may be a geological oddity. 

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It is most likely a phosphatic crust on a rock. 

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12 minutes ago, Frank Eaton said:

I’m going to take “phosphatic crust” as my answer and chunk this one in the garbage. 

It would be of more use on your garden. Should be good fertilizer. :)

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21 minutes ago, Frank Eaton said:

I’m going to take “phosphatic crust” as my answer and chunk this one in the garbage. 

Oooo, don't let @Randyw know you are throwing anything away. You know how upset he gets! 

He might start a home for unwanted geological crusty stuff. ;)

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