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Taffie

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Found this on the Stono River, Johns Island, SC. Dredge material. It's about 5 inches long. Looks like a bone but I never seen this texture on a bone before. Any help would be appreciated.

Taffie

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Looks like a deer's leg bone fragment (tibia).

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I think fish is an appropriate direction to explore, though I don't recognize the textures of this specimen as xiphiid. There must be plenty of Middle Miocene (probably) fish possibilities.

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/16947-billfish-rostrum/

http://pristis.wix.com/the-demijohn-page

 

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I guess this one will remain a mystery. Thanks everyone for your help.

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Obsessed1 is right. It is from a billfish rostrum. You can download Geology and Paleontology of the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina vol. 3 and see many examples with this texture. You can find the publication on the Smithsonian website.

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I didn't get home while it was still light out to take some good photos and I don't have a good artificial light source at this time. Here is the best I could do for today.

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Your photos look fine, I can see the texture. That's a great specimen, thank you for going to the trouble of taking the photos and posting them.

Taffie

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