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zs1994

found this in the chunky river in central mississippi while point hunting looks an awful lot like a big tooth just curious as to what it may be

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zs1994

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JohnBrian

It appears to be a suggestively shaped piece of sandstone or limestone. Mother Nature can fool you but you'd better not fool her!

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Rockwood

Agreed.

It's likely that the larger end is composed of a gradation into a mineral that is more resistant to erosion.

Tough spot in the rock. :)

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caldigger

I want to know what's in your river that would prompt it to be called "Chunky". :headscratch:

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

I want to know what's in your river that would prompt it to be called "Chunky".

Well .. I never.  Apparently they couldn't spell properly when they named the river.

 

"Chunky is a name derived from the Choctaw language most likely meaning martin (bird). The United States Board on Geographic Names settled on "Chunky River" as the stream's name in 1963."

 

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Cheers,

B

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zs1994

yea it’s got tons of arrowheads and also lots of civil war relics in 1863 a train carrying confederate troops derailed into the river its got a lot of history surrounding it that’s why i wouldn’t be surprised much to find a dinosaur tooth in it seems like everything else is in it.

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zs1994

also it’s translucent when held over a bright light of this helps identify what it is 

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