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Mystery fossil...

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posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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So...I found this thing when I was about 6 years old. I never tried to find out what it was...all I know is that as a little girl, I made a few wishes on this thing and they came true, so I've held on to it for all these years.

My little girl calls it the wishing rock...and when I told her it was a fossil, she asked me what kind it was. I drew a blank. Can anyone help me figure out what it is/was? Here's a few pics, and I can get more if needed. Sorry it's blurry, but it is the only camera I have.

Thanks,
Ventessa







posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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Hello Ventessa !

This may be of some help with your identification .

Identify Unknown Fossils ( by their shape)

I knew there would be a reason for bookmarking that webpage last week .





posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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It appears to be a Crinoid. A very common fossil.



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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Thanks, I tried to find something similar to this on there, but it's different from all of them. This thing is weird... it's like a rock, brown and shaped funny, and on the inside, it has a bunch of shiny crystal looking things. The top has an indentation with lines everywhere... I'm not quite sure what it could be.



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Do you think the indentations were made by crystals , it may also explain the geometric shape . Perhaps there were once crystals protruding out of it ?
It may not be a fossil at all .



it's like a rock, brown and shaped funny, and on the inside, it has a bunch of shiny crystal looking things. The top has an indentation with lines everywhere..





[edit on 12-4-2010 by UmbraSumus]



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:01 PM
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It's possible. I'm not sure. It's friggin neat what ever it is though!!!
I'll put more pics up so you can see more of it. It might be a while though, I have to send them from my cell phone which takes FOREVER.



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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I can`t go for a walk along the beach without bringing several kgs of curiously coloured and shaped stones & pebbles home with me .


Humans will have come and gone off the face of this Earth and that odd rock you have in your possession will still exist .

Thats my ATS for tonight .
See you around Ventessa !



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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hey there!...I'm pretty sure its a piece of horn coral...or the top of a piece that broke of the whole...most fossils in Indiana and Ohio date around 300 million years BP...this whole area was covered by a vast ocean thus most fossils that have not been eroded away are coral, trilobites, et al...



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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...the crystals are more than likely quartz that fused with the fossil...or something like that...sedimentation



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Thanks you guys. I'll put more pics up soon. still working on sending them from my phone. Hopefully they turned out better.
Good night!



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