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Some Type Of Coral With Sparkly Flecks?


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My dad found this here in NW Michigan. It looks like coral, but I've never seen one with sparkly flecks in it. It's about the size of a golf ball and is pretty lightweight. Unfortunately the sparkles didn't show up well in the photos. ID would be appreciated!






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The 'cheesecloth' mesh and the light weight are suspicious features.

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The crystals are calcite, or quartz that has replaced calcite. Corals replaced with crystalline minerals is a common form of fossilization.

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a coral geode replaced by calcite?

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