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Sjelliott93

I need help identifying this. It has a lot of sand and seashell in it. Is this a fossil. Its about 3 inches long id say. Found in Oregon United States. 

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Ludwigia

If it wasn't found on a beach then it's probably fossil.

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DPS Ammonite
9 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

If it wasn't found on a beach then it's probably fossil.

The shell appears to be in well cemented sandstone which suggests that it probably is over 10k years old. I believe that Tertiary fossil outcrops are common at Oregon beaches.

 

It might be tough to ID this beat up piece. The first step would be to find out what formation and age this is from and then look for help from the literature.

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Sjelliott93

Thank you. This was found in Eugene, Oregon out of all places. Perhaps it was shipped there, lost there unsure where its origin is. What is the best way to figure out the formation and age 

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Fossildude19

According to this geologic map:

 

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The area around Eugene has Quarternary sediments and Eocene/Oligocene Eugene and Fisher Formations

 

You might check out these links:   LINK 1    LINK 2

 

I hope this helps. 

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Sjelliott93

Thank you for all your help guys. This is a screenshot of the exact location the speciemen was Found and information on it. Does that help AT all? 

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Plax

I'm seeing a crepidula but I have a good imagination.

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