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Found This Fossil Today - What Is It?

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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 09:46 PM
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My other thread showed some petrified wood I had collected recently near a creek area. Today I was surprised to find this ... it looks like some type of coral. Can anyone here identify it? Is it odd to find coral in the Denver area?

Top of fossil



Bottom of fossil ... looks like one of the tubes still has a tendril or something still in it.




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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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nevermind
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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 09:54 PM
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Could it be a Favosite?

Upper Cambrian to Upper Permian Era. 500 - 250 MYA

fossil coral id
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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7 That's a helpful link, thanks!



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: eeyipes

I'm probably wrong and I didn't look it up but could it be a sea sponge?



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Looks like Brain Coral to me.

ETA: Never mind. After Googling some pics, I don't think it's brain coral. Coral of some kind, imo. Looks like something I own in my shell collection. But it's in a box somewhere I don't have access to atm.

Nice find though!


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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: eeyipes

That is really neat.
Nice find.


I does look like coral.
But in Denver?

I found Petoskey Stones near Muskegon
Lake Michigan while camping on the beach there,
but they are a Freshwater Petrified Coral.

Your specimen does not look petrified, and appears
to have a marine quality to it.(calcification)

How interesting.
I'm sure there is a discerning mind here on ATS that
will help you identify that.

I would veer away from coral due to the location,
but I could be wrong, as I have found seashells
at higher altitudes where they would be least
expected.

Nice Thread

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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:11 PM
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It just looked like a hardened wasps nest to me.



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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Coral. Not a fossil.


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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: MaMaa

Nope, definately not. Can a wasp nest become a fossil? That would be really cool.



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

It's the location that is weirding me out too. Like I said, I was surprised to find this. I posted a pic of this on a Reddit board too, and someone suggested that a coral find in my location would be rare and most likely brought there from somewhere else. But who would dump a coral fossil out in empty greenspace? I am at about 5900 ft above sea level.

Maybe I should find a mineral shop and have them check it out?



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax Nope, it's definately a rock, not just calcium carbonate. Pretty sure anyway .. is there a way to test it?


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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: eeyipes

Those mountains were not always there and a good part of the U.S. was under 2500 feet of water at one time. I've found coral fossils in the hills of Eastern Ky.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: eeyipes

It’s the skeletal remains of coral, i.e. calcium carbonate. I grew up by the beach. I’ve seen things like that since I was a toddler.

Here are a few pictures of coral skeletons.



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:34 PM
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You should polish that bad boy



posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

Yes, I have some chunks of coral in my seashell collection. This is not white or bone colored, not fresh. It is hard and grey, there is texture but it is somewhat worn. I gave it a good scrubbing before taking pictures.

Edited to add ... I found online that real (or "fresh" I suppose) coral can be tested with vinegar ... it will fizz on contact. So I dipped it in some vinegar ... no fizz.




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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
Looks like Brain Coral to me.

ETA: Never mind. After Googling some pics, I don't think it's brain coral. Coral of some kind, imo. Looks like something I own in my shell collection. But it's in a box somewhere I don't have access to atm.

Nice find though!

Agreed! Definitely looks like some kind of Coral. That may be worth quite a bit if your intirested in selling it. Personally I would keep it. Very cool find.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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Looks like bone to me, but the consensus seems to be some kind of coral... By bone, I mean some kind of part of a joint, like a knobby end to a fibula, or an elephant knee cap, and it's been worn down and smoothed over time...
Prolly corral, though.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 12:52 AM
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Nice sample of bone....bone from the last Epoch.....bone which came from living creatures before Noahs flood.

Our ideas of how things turn to stone have been recently changed....as outlined somewhere here on ATS if someone would be so kind as to link to the prior post on how some country is pumping co2 underground and when they pumped a slurry down deep enough under the right overburden under specific conditions ROCK FORMED IN ONLY A FEW YEARS.

This above process we "just discovered" is a MICRO-PROCESS in comparison to how some of your samples and some of MY SAMPLES of MEAT FLESH AND BONE have been turned to stone in some cases in a seemingly absolutely fresh state......I will try to give you some pictures of the pieces of torn meat I have found....when I say torn I mean that you can see how the flesh was rended and ripped almost flaked apart,you can see flesh and fat and sinew .

This process is how many OOPARTS are created and or placed.

Carefull we are treading on Noahs Flood territory and if we slip up we might accurately date it at 3652 years ago give or take a few full moons......lol.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 12:58 AM
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End of the bone was my thought too, like that bit on the chicken bone that I knaw off and try to eat the marrow.




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