|I am trying to find out what I have found. Can
you help me? I recently found another object
even bigger than the picture attached. Thank
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what I found 1
what I found 2
|Question Date: 2012-07-23|
It looks to me like a tooth of a mammal,
probably an ungulate (hoofed mammal), although
what kind I can't say, although it looks large.
Can you send more pictures, taken from different
angles? Where did you find it?
I think it probably is biological - the
pattern of erosion on the left suggests calcium
carbonate dissolution while the pattern on the
right suggests laminae. If it is small, it
could be a pelecypod shell; if large, a tooth.
The area this person cites is generally noted
for producing marine fossils, so it indeed might
be an eroded oyster shell. I sent the earlier
picture to a different scientist, who suggested
it might be a highly erode mastodon tooth, but
if so it is rather small, but it 'could be". It
would be useful to know precisely where these
came from near Pine Mountain - and also to see
the actual specimen.
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