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Help Identifying mystery fossil found on Folly Beach


Elias

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Hi my name is Elias and I am new to the Forum!

About a week ago I found a large piece of what looked to be fossilized bone, on Folly Beach SC. Upon further examination I noticed that it seemed to have a solid light gray center surrounded by a ring of bone.  Further research has led me to believe this may be a chunk of Mastadon tusk, however the specimen is so beaten up it is hard to identify any Schreger lines.  I am much more experienced in Cambrian and Ordovician fossils, and have just recently begun exploring fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch.  I would appreciate any help on identifying what this is, and can send more or clearer photos if necessary!

 

Thank you so much for your help!

 

Elias

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13 minutes ago, Elias said:

About a week ago I found a large piece of what looked to be fossilized bone

I agree with your first thought.

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Fossildude19

Dugong rib section.

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A look at the other long side might be helpful. To judge the texture of the center better.

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