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  1. #1
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    Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Forgive me for double posting but my curiosity got the best of me.

    (pasted from other thread)
    I went for a walk through a creek after work today and found this stuck in the mud. I dug it out, rinsed it off in the creek then lugged it back home for a better cleaning. It weighs around 10lbs (edited) or more. The white coloring will not scratch off and is not paint, at least not recent paint. The black ring must be from being buried or underwater at a different location, prior to settling where I found it.
    What struck me was how round it is when viewed from the top and side. It's also quite smooth. The bottom is broken off flat-ish as you can see by the bottom pictures.
    Folks over at the Today's Finds board are thinking nutting stone (but no indents) or fossilized dinosaur egg.
    Any thoughts?
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  3. #2
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Egg?

    I was looking at some Hadrosaur eggs that had what can only be described as a 'nesting base' attached to the bottom. Though mine is lacking the usual, (but not always) crackling, there are definite similarities in size and shape. IF this is an egg, the broken flat portion is exactly where that base was located.
    That's how I found it.
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    Mar 2010
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Egg?

    When I read the topic title, I though.... NAH!

    But that pic looks interesting. Take it to the local U's geology/paleontology dept.
    Lucas

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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Egg?

    gopherdagold, you say, It weighs around 15lbs or more and is roughly a 6" x 4" rock?/something
    the weight alone for that size is unusual, do you think it has iron in it, i would have it checked out
    i put your rock in natural lite, in auto fix in the win photo program
    it is a cool rock/something



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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Egg?

    I'm probably way off on the weight but after toting it for a half mile it felt like a ton. It may be closer to 10lbs. It is 7" wide by 4 1/2" tall, roughly. Not magnetic.
    I edited my OP on the weight.
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    i got one just like it unbroken... i'll try to get a picture
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Egg?

    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    it looks like it has a yoke in the center
    That is exactly what i told a friend in Tnet chat tonight an they looked at the link an said they agreed
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    That REALLY looks like an egg. There seems to be a uniform "edge" or rim,...all the way around the perimeter,..like you would expect an egg to have. You NEED to take this somewhere and get it examined by a specialist. A geologist maybe?

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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderoftreasure
    i got one just like it unbroken... i'll try to get a picture
    Can't wait to see it!
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Tex Luv, yer always thinking of food ?? True pioneer woman. How many chickens do you have now?

    Don Jose de La Mancha
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Quote Originally Posted by gemee
    That REALLY looks like an egg. There seems to be a uniform "edge" or rim,...all the way around the perimeter,..like you would expect an egg to have. You NEED to take this somewhere and get it examined by a specialist. A geologist maybe?
    You're right but I'm afraid that would be logistically impossible right now.
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    I showed this to my wife she says it's a Water Horse... I never seen the movie so I'm not sure....
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    What is a water horse? Wiki describes it as a mythological creature.
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    I find a lot of rocks like this in the ancient river beds,I cant remember the type of stone it is though.They always seem to split exactly in half too!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    It looks like a limestone or sandstone or ? stone concretion. Some of them look a LOT like eggs. Take a look at this link.

    http://www.rocksforkids.com/R&M/concretions.html

    Just a guess though.

    Doug

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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold
    What is a water horse? Wiki describes it as a mythological creature.
    So I guess you never seen the movie either
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Nope.
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  19. #18
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    May 2010
    Long Island NY
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    There appears many suggestions. To me, an uneducated on rocks guy, it looks like a WELL rounded river rock, but like many before me, I do suggest you bring it down to the local U's arch dept. Cool find!!
    Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. J. Lennon

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    Aug 2010
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    Re: Rock? Artifact? Fossilized Dinosaur Egg?

    Where was it found?

 

 

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