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I worked with a guy that liked showing off fossils he found and I spotted this rock that looked similar to one I remembered seeing. It is shaped like a turtle, but I doubt it is. Hopefully it is something with opening up.

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Definitely NOT a turtle.

Looks like a possible stromatolite, or stromatoporoid, though.

 

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Welcome to the forum!  You are correct...not a turtle.

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12 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Definitely NOT a turtle.

Looks like a possible stromatolite, or stromatoporoid, though.

 

So this would not be a Stone that I would crack open?

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I would leave it as it is, but thats a question of taste. I would not expect to find something special inside, besides beautiful layers.

 

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It sounds like this is nothing particularly special, but I am glad I asked before stubbornly cracking it open. Thanks for the info and any further information is appreciated.

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It's collectible in my opinion, unless there's thousands more where you got this one.

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Mark.

 

Fossil hunting is easy -- they don't run away when you shoot at them!

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