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North Sulphur River Mosasaur Bone with hole in it Natural? Drilled? Ladonia Texas


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I found this very small mosasaur bone (part of the paddle I assume), and it has a very small hole towards the top. This was found in the Cretaceous North Sulphur River of Ladonia, Texas. There have been a few discussions on other forums whether this is a natural or man-mad occurance. Has anyone else here ever found a mosasaur vertebrae or bone that has a near perfect hole in it? I’m very interested in how this occurred. 

Thank you for your input! 

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That's a first for me. Maybe scavenger damage before mineralization? Don't see any tooth marks, though.  

 

Looks pretty worn...

 

 

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Have you looked at the hole under magnification? You may get a clue based on the pattern of scratches. 

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I would wear that! 

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I admit! My first thought when I found it was that it would make a great pendant! :D I do need to get a close up of the hole to see if I can tell anything about the way it was made...then I’ll wear it. Lol!! 

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I have a vert with an almost perfect hole but it's from where the process once was. I think yours is natural but still a cool find. 

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