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Any ideas... No way can it be JUST A ROCK.

Found in Utah.

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And yet, it IS just a rock.

Why  do you think this is a fossil?

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Welcome to the forum!

What fossil part of an elephant do you see here?

Or do you ask if it is a prehistoric piece of art?

I do not think it is, but in that case an archeologist would be the one to ask rather than us fossil people, fossils being traces and parts of plants and animals past.

What I see is a rock shaped by erosion to maybe  look with some fantasy like an abstract sculpture of an elephants head- nice, but no fossil.

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J

 

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12 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

And yet, it IS just a rock.

Why  do you think this is a fossil?

No I did not think it was necessarily a fossil. I just thought it was a something and I figured as knowledgeable as everyone here seems to be someone may know what. 

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9 hours ago, Mahnmut said:

Welcome to the forum!

What fossil part of an elephant do you see here?

Or do you ask if it is a prehistoric piece of art?

I do not think it is, but in that case an archeologist would be the one to ask rather than us fossil people, fossils being traces and parts of plants and animals past.

What I see is a rock shaped by erosion to maybe  look with some fantasy like an abstract sculpture of an elephants head- nice, but no fossil.

Best regards,

J

 

I don't think it's an elephant anything. It just looks like an elephant to me. I thought if it was a fossil it would be something out of the ocean. 

I really believe it's an Native American artifact if some kind. 

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I know this is a fossil forum but there are a lot of smart people on here thought I would ask 

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Sorry, I'm not seeing an artifact here.

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To be fair, you're lucky it's not a fossil. It's illegal to collect fossils in Utah without a permit.

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21 hours ago, Psittacosaur9 said:

To be fair, you're lucky it's not a fossil. It's illegal to collect fossils in Utah without a permit.

now now, let's not misinform people here.  It is perfectly legal to collect fossils in Utah, as long as you have the landowner's permission.  Thing is... a lot of the land belongs to the people of the USA, read: the federal gov't.  It is indeed illegal to collect vertebrate fossils on federal lands.  People are allowed to collect inverts and leaves on federal land, as long as you don't sell them, or even barter with them.  And if you are on private land, you can collect whatever the landowner allows you to collect.  No blanket statewide rules in Utah, or any other US states.

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