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venefica

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Hello all,

I've got boxes and boxes of rocks and fossil-ish bits and pieces that have been collected almost exclusively from an area of NE Tennessee. This particular spot is unique in that there have been massive excavtions done decades ago in the course of the TVA's projects, revealing lots of fascinating things that would otherwise have been stuck, forever, beneath tons of dirt. Flowing water hasn't hurt, either, and most of these items are in the exact state in which they were found.

 

There are many more, some much more compelling and interesting than these, but in the interest of time and space, I'm trying to just be methodical at this point. That said, if anything appears to be worth a closer look, please say so, and I will take more detailed shots, describe further, etc, and I will continue to photograph the rest in the meantime. 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice and assistance in identifying or ruling out "just rocks", etc! IMG_0773.JPGIMG_0806.JPG

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At first sight I don't see any fossil in there...

 

Only rocks, but wait for more comments.

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I have to agree - these all look like rocks to me. :unsure: 

 

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More rocks, I'm afraid. :( 

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The top item in picture 9 -- I would like to see some better pictures from all sides. I think it may be a bone fragment.

All the other items look like rocks.

Tony

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Thanks for the additional pictures. Sorry but it is not a bone but a piece of gneiss.

Picture 10 does show some fossils though. Could use better pictures of all of those items.

Tony

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some of this last group are fossils. The others are rocks. The area you are collecting in is right about where the crystaline rocks stop and the sedimentary rocks start. Interesting collection!

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Not seeing any fossils, but some of the rocks in 10 are interesting. Some of these look they were formed in a cavernous environment.

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I'm afraid that my iphone camera leaves quite a bit of resolution to be desired; quite isucks, honestly. 

 

Fortunately, there is hope in the forms of my roommate's Nikon and Canon...I will pester him for the use of one when he returns home today. Will post better shots of the hopefuls ASAP.

 

Thanks to everyone for the input so far! Btw, does it seem possible that the strange sort of bone-like chunk of gneiss could be some sort of artifact? The area had extensive native activity, and it seems a peculiar shape for a natural object, no? It wasn't found in rapid creek water- most of these werent- it was stuck high up in a bank, with the tip poked out, so I'd doubt it was shaped by water...

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These last pics look like a mineral formation. Better pis would help. Get to pestering that roommate!

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