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Birddogski

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Birddogski,

 

 I think your object is a mineral concretion. They can grow in high mineral areas and have this wild growth pattern.
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Welcome to the Forum. :)

I moved your post to it's own topic.   More eyes on it this way.  ;)

I agree with tmaier. 

Looks mineral to me, as well. 

Can you get another shot like # 1, but more in focus?

Regards, 

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fifbrindacier

I agree for the ID of mineral concretion.

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The bedrock structure of your area is paleoproterozoic so unlikely to produce much unless glaciation brought in something. The rock looks geologic to me. Nice Smallies!!!! From the mighty Mississippi?

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Coral should have corallites, the "holes" or sections where individual polyps (coral animals) lived.  These structures are absent in your specimen.

 

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There might be something fossiliferous in this, but at a distance it simply looks "weathered." Are there any unique features in this piece? As @FossilDAWG noted, if it were coral, we'd see some corallites. Zoom in on anything that looks unique in terms of a feature. Look at any colouration or shapes that are not in conformity with the rest of the rock. And, welcome to the Forum. :)

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