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    necklace bead or what

    I found this piece near a spring fed creek. As you can see it has a hole drilled in it. It is 1 3/4 inches in length and is as big around as a nickle. The hole in one end is bigger than the other. It was definitely wooden as you see the growth rings in it. It is petrified now. Could this have been an indian necklace bead or artifact of some kind?
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    Re: necklace bead or what

    mmm possible.

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    Re: necklace bead or what

    I do not mean to burst anyone's bubble but, since you asked it is NOT a bead and NOT wooden but, a mineral formation that is formed much like a geode. This is not to say that it was never picked up and used as a bead but, that would be tough to prove unless it was gouged out or worn from suspension.



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    Re: necklace bead or what

    Vertebrae of a fossil. I think it is called a crinoid. I think that they used them sometimes as a ready made bead if drilled out. Here is a link.
    http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Extension/fossils/crinoid.html
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    Re: necklace bead or what

    Quote Originally Posted by ohio
    I do not mean to burst anyone's bubble but, since you asked it is NOT a bead and NOT wooden but, a mineral formation that is formed much like a geode. This is not to say that it was never picked up and used as a bead but, that would be tough to prove unless it was gouged out or worn from suspension.



    Chuck


    Thanks for the reply Chuck. I don't know much about these things. The reason I called it wooden was because the rings that you can see in the end of it looks like growth rings in trees. How the hole got there is a mystery to me though. How would that be formed in the center?

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    Re: necklace bead or what

    It's a fossilized plant of some kind and the hole through the center is natural and formed by the center core of the plant eroding away. I doubt it was a Bead though.
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    Re: necklace bead or what

    it's a chunk of a stalactite...that's why it has growth rings, and it's hollow.

 

 

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