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Hello, I recently found this object at the beach in Bolivar Peninsula, Tx. The fossils from the beach are washing out of an offshore late pleistocene deposit, probably from the Beaumont formation. I picked it up thinking it was some shell fragment, but it looks to me like it might be some enamel from a tooth. It has shades of colors bright orange, reds, and tints of blue and grey. Let me know what y’all think about it. 

 

 

Top side

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Top side revealing the texture patterns which look like they’ve been eroded.

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Bottom side (there seems to be a layer of a different material on top the of the “enamel”)

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More pictures..

 

 

Pictures of the edges

(Notice the different colors, it reminds me of the enamel I have seen in various fossilized teeth)

 

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The edges do look like mastodon teeth fragments that I have

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Agreed that it is enamel, some fragment from lamellar teeth, but it's to small to determine, i'm afraid - therefore not necessarly mammut/mastodon.

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Thanks for the responses!! I guess I’ll just label it as  Proboscidea Indet. 

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3 hours ago, Ramon said:

Thanks for the responses!! I guess I’ll just label it as  Proboscidea Indet. 

BRAVO!!!!

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