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Shawna86

Found in NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI, USA

 

My mom and my nephew found this "rock" a few years ago. I was telling my mom about this group, she asked me to post this here. She's wondered for years if it could potentially be a Petrified heart, it has what appears to be valves on it.  She doesn't know who she would contact to find out if it is a Petrified heart, so if anyone knows who to contact about this, we'd appreciate it. 

 

It weighs 1.92lbs.

Thought you guys would think it was cool.

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Tis a lump of chert which has formed vaguely suggestive of the shape of a heart. 

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Fossildude19

I agree. 

Not a fossilized heart. 

 

If you are not convinced, please take it to a local museum paleontologist, or a local university paleontologist. 

 

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As a museum professional who works on fossil bones and more, I have to agree with the others.  Sorry, not a heart.  There are very few fossilized hearts out there... only one that I know of, and even that one is not 100% agreed on by folks who have studied it.  

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2 hours ago, Shawna86 said:

Found in NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI, USA

 

My mom and my nephew found this "rock" a few years ago. I was telling my mom about this group, she asked me to post this here. She's wondered for years if it could potentially be a Petrified heart, it has what appears to be valves on it.  She doesn't know who she would contact to find out if it is a Petrified heart, so if anyone knows who to contact about this, we'd appreciate it. 

 

It weighs 1.92lbs.

Thought you guys would think it was cool.

 

    

    

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This view confirms it is a chert nodule.  They occur in all types of shapes (bones, eggs, hearts, skulls, etc.) quite commonly in Missouri.  Search online for "amoebic chert nodule" to see other examples.

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Mahnmut

Welcome to the forum,

sorry to agree that this is not a fossilized heart.

My cousin once found a stone looking very much like a heart, including coronary arteries, just after my uncle, his father, needed to get a bypass. Also not a fossil, but a nice natural sculpture.

 

Best Regards,

J

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