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Schreger Lines from North Florida Beach?


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DC-FL-DC

Friends, daddy/daughter recent extensive beach fossil hunt yielded lots of fossils. My daughter and I found the piece pictured below, which shares the same color of the teeth we find in North Florida but has the most unusual intersecting lines in a very regular pattern leading me to a multiple week search.

 

We *think* we see Schreger lines and my 9 year old daughter is quite literally exploding with excitement.  Can this community of experts who have helped do IDs in the past help us figure this out? If these are Schreger lines is there a way to determine whether these are likely mastodon, mammoth or other proboscidean fossil?

 

Thank you all in advance.

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Fossildude19

Yup, it looks like a bit of mammoth/mastodon tusk. 

Congrats on a cool little find.  :) 

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DC-FL-DC

I just wanted to send a big thanks to @Fossildude19. My daughter has been telling her entire class about her find.

 

Just amazing what a few moments of your time can do to lift the spirits of kids during a really, really tough year. She's science crazy and so this helps propel her on her way.

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Fossildude19

Happy to help.  Glad your daughter has gotten interested in fossils.  :) 

 

Here is a link for further study.  LINK

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