Jun 15, 2012, 11:24 PM
Anyone have any idea what this might be?
www.dropbox.com/sh/j4zg114tadt4uxt/gWDDXxhWTW I found This in South East New Mexico in an area called the permian basin. The spelling may not be right. If the link won't work I will send photos. To who ever would like them.
Jun 15, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Jun 16, 2012, 07:24 AM
Ok I will try to fix it after work. I never tried to use Dropbox this way before.
Jun 16, 2012, 06:53 PM
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j4zg114tadt4uxt/gWDDXxhwTW Here are photos taken so far. This is my first time trying to share using dropbox. I hope it works.
Jun 16, 2012, 10:31 PM
At first I thought it was a tooth but then I saw how big it is...
Jun 16, 2012, 10:51 PM
So did I. It's about 50 lbs.
Jun 17, 2012, 02:54 PM
Here's a wild guess. If it's hardened clay or a softer type stone, it could be a section that has worn away from the main piece of ground. The hole could have been formed many years ago from a rodent, snake, very early large prehistoric worm, or even water running through a small crevice in the earth. As mentioned- just a wild guess.
Jun 17, 2012, 02:58 PM
Even if it turns out to be nothing I'm going to keep. It will remind me I need to be out looking.
Jun 17, 2012, 03:12 PM
I did a lot of caving when I was younger. The hole looks like it was caused by water abrasion, but it is hard to tell for sure.
Jun 18, 2012, 08:54 AM
The hole could be from grinding grain, It looks like it could be part of a larger stone at one time....Maybe part of a larger grinding stone....jmho....HH
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Jun 22, 2012, 01:57 AM
A lot people this it's made from water.The thought is it broke off a larger piece.
Jun 22, 2012, 02:27 AM
Did you find it in Area 51?
Originally Posted by vonlick
All kidding aside... at first I thought it to be a broken piece from a mill stone. However, the curvature rules that out. Therefore, as said by other replies, I believe it is part of a natural formation.The hole as stated could be formed by water, or a small trunk, or root. I found a clay bead site in SW Florida whereas the beads had perfect symmetry on the drill hole. Then I found crude pieces of clay with perfect holes and thought it was a weather worn bead. Then I found a clay pit near the bottom of the site along a dry, but damp creek bed. It had reed grass growing along side of it; as well as dead, washed out reed grass. The latter had chunks of sun-dry clay adhered to it. Once the reed decays, the clay remains with the perfect symmetry. Based on this discovery, I wrote a paper on how the prehistoric Indians made such perfect clay beads. They would pull out the reed grass; form the bead on the stock-reed; then put it in a fire to harden the clay and burn out the reed. Someday I will publish it.
Jun 22, 2012, 10:41 AM
This area was under water during the last ice age so anything could have happened.
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