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BurquenoJoe

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BurquenoJoe

Hello! I found these two (nearly) identical pieces in an area west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, that would have been the eastern shoreline of the Laramidia continent during the cretaceous. I checked on a geologic map, and the exposed area is all cretaceous sediments. These samples are very hard, despite their seemingly brittle shape, and do not break or disintegrate even when I apply a lot of force to them. They have no other remarkable markings other than their very unusual shape. Do you have any ideas what they could be? Thank you!

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum.  :) 

Better pictures of all angles will be helpful. 

Make sure to use natural daylight with no shadows, and use a ruler or yardstick/tape measure for scale. 

 

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BurquenoJoe

I actually left these where I found them, unfortunately! So I can't get better pictures right now. They're about 4 inches across :)

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Any chances that they're manmade or did you find them miles away from civilization? Almost looks like concrete. Pity you can't give us more detailed photos.

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BurquenoJoe

Yeah, there's no chance these are concrete, which is why I'm so confused about what these could be. This is really in the middle of nowhere, about three miles from the nearest dirt road

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abyssunder

If they are not bone fragments maybe they might be sponge fragments. Hard to say without more close-up pictures taken from different angles. :headscratch:

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BurquenoJoe

I did find another photo! :) This shows a third as well. I don't know how much this helps but it does show a different angle

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