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Description:

Small fossil, light brown/tan in color. Looks like it's covered in scales and was an egg of some sort.

Notes:

Found in a small stream. We also found shell fossils in same area, I added a picture of that fossil as well.



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4 Comments

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 7 years ago

http://www.elizawire.com/images/Fossiliz...

I found that link while going through images of fossilized coral, if you look closely the at the picture you can see the bottom piece resembles what you have very closely. Of course you may want to look further into it. I believe that my initial instinct is correct.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 7 years ago

I don't think it's a gall. The first one has cavity type areas that are fossilized, which look like coral or even a honey comb. Under the right conditions, a chunk of coral could have been fossilized and, later uncovered and tumbled by the stream over the ages until round and smooth. (this is all speculative) If you found the second rock in the same area and can identify any of those as Salt Water creatures, the theory may be plausible.

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 7 years ago

Looks much like an oak gall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall_wasp

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 7 years ago

that's interesting...would be awesome to know what it is

Theresa_Young
Spotted by
Theresa_Young

Maine, USA

Lat: 45.02, Long: -69.78

Spotted on Jul 14, 2010
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012

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