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Ohiowright

Hi- we are new to this forum and have great interest in finding out what we picked up this weekend after Hurricane Dorian on the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  We actually drove from Ohio Friday night to look for sharks teeth and came home with a few (nothing sizely this visit) and this piece of what we believe to be fossilized tusk.

Tusk Shot.png

Tusk Multip.png

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Bobby Rico

I have quite a few fossilised ivory samples in my collection and I am also with caldigger it looks more like bone . Ivory has a more densely layered look to it. Nice bit of bone.

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Rockwood

I think something this dense must be a dugong rib. Perhaps with a bivalve bore hole on one end.

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JarrodB

Fossil bone for sure.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

The cross section photos tell the tale. 

There is no evidence of any visible Schreger lines.

These would be visibly evident if you had fossil ivory. 

 

Here's a LINK to identifying ivory.

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Plax

I'm with Rockwood

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El_Hueso

Big welcome from Texas!

Gorgeous specimens. I'm in love with the color

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grandpa

Another Texan welcoming you to the forum.  You sound like a dedicated fossil hunter.  I myself was wanting to go to N. Car. after Dorian, but wanting and doing are two different things.  You actually did it - dedicated!

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