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    I have this Stone or Bone that has been laying around for some time. I have never been able to find anyone or anywhere that can identify what it is. Its odd shaped not like it would be a stone, but it seems too heavy to be a bone. Check out the pictures, and let me know what you think. Id like to find someone to help me figure out what this thing is before it does get broke.

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    You think it might be a fossilised bone? Where/ how did you find it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by yojeffrey View Post
    I have this Stone or Bone that has been laying around for some time. I have never been able to find anyone or anywhere that can identify what it is. Its odd shaped not like it would be a stone, but it seems too heavy to be a bone. Check out the pictures, and let me know what you think. Id like to find someone to help me figure out what this thing is before it does get broke.

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    From what I understand, when bone is fossiolized the calcium is replaced by minerals. So the bone should feel as heavy as a stone.
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    Take it to a palaeontological museum and ask. Or a university.
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    Were it not for the unusual shape I would confidently identify it as a chert nodule. Can you shed any light on where it was collected?
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    Location (general not specific if you dont want to) is needed.


    My first though would be a concretion. was it found in rock or loose on the surface of the ground?
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    It could be from anywhere really. I can possibly narrow it down to Tuscon, AZ but Im not even sure how I got it to be honest. I really wish I did though every time I see it. Maybe I will try to take it to a museum and see what they say. Thanks
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    I really wish I could add something constructive. To me, looks like a fossil of some such. It also looks a little bit like a duck. Definitley have someone take a look at that. Very neat.
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    If it was bought at the Tucson Show then it really could be from anywhere. To be honest there isnt much that can be said from the images, the structuring is odd, but does not seem to correspond to most bone shapes. Without locality information it is very difficult to make assertions.
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