Mystery Item.....Found in Spanish Fort AL....Help ID

atprojm

Tenderfoot
May 29, 2017
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I found this in my backyard fossil/rock hunting
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Kray Gelder

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Feb 24, 2017
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Georgetown, SC
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Fisher F75
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Looks like some type of coral that was attached to large rocks at one time. As there aren't any rocks in the ocean in Alabama, it may have been a ballast stone brought in on a ship, and used for some other purpose. Cool find.
 

uglymailman

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Feb 3, 2010
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There is a thread here "Got a rock you identified?" with some very helpful people that post on it. You might try them. Good luck.
 

Red-Coat

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Dec 23, 2019
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It looks like trabecular bone to me (broken)... typically found internally at the ends of "long" bones. If it is bone, how old or what from I wouldn't like to say... especially since we only have one view of it (possibly showing an articulation surface) but no size reference nor weight indication.
 

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