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Rock Or Bone Fossil


MaryLiz58

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This rock (?) was dredged out of the South Umpqua River, along the Oregon Coast. I just want to know if anyone can tell me if it is a rock or a fossilized bone.post-15234-0-22193300-1399649844_thumb.jpg

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There is also the possibility that it is petrified wood.

Views from other angles might help. :)

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Thank you...I have a few more shots of it, I just need to figure out how to post them. :blink:

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Be sure to put something in the picture for scale so we know the size.

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Thank you...I have a few more shots of it, I just need to figure out how to post them. :blink:

These tips will make it easy:

LINK1 (RE: image and file size limits)

LINK2 (the rest of the steps)

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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I don't believe it to be petrified wood, the rings in it are not consistent with that of wood, at least in my view.post-15234-0-73325200-1399670226_thumb.jpg

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I think it is petrified wood; not a full-round, but a piece.

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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I'm using an ipad to take the photos, so forgive me if they are not the best quality.

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You can entries add to your existing thread, by replying to it through the "More Reply Options" button.

I have merged your topic posts into the original topic.

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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These are shell fossils I found on a mountain in southern AZ

Brachiopods; someone here with more specific knowledge can no doubt ID them more closely.

This also came from the same place in S. AZ

This looks like a section through a horn coral.

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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Hey Maryliz58, Welcome to the forum. I live and collect here in Oregon. I have seen loads of both fossil bone and fossil wood from this area. I completely agree with Auspex on this one. I would label it Petrified wood. Like Auspex stated, its a piece from a rather large tree. The growth rings you can see in your photo look flat and unrounded because it is only a very small segment from a much larger tree. Good find.

Nick

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