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Please help identify this rock

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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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I hope that this is in the right spot. If not please move.

Last Summer my daughter and her friends were digging under a tree in my yard. They dug up approximately 50 rocks of various shapes. Most were arrowheads. I thought that it was unusual that these rocks would all be buried in one particular spot. I have investigated, and identified most, however I have not been able to find this particular rock anywhere. I am certain that it is nothing special, but am still curious. Anyone having expertise it rocks I would certainly appreciate your help.
I have not learned to inbed yet so I apologize in advance.

s1233.photobucket.com...
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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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I'm no geologist, but to me it looks like a solidified geode.

www.rocksforkids.com...&M/geodes.html
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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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I get a broken link on that..but I will look on the site. Thanks



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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It looks to me like an obsidian geode that hadn't hollowed out. Also explains the arrow heads. Obsidian ( volcanic glass) fractures super sharp, perfect for a projectile tip. But I could be wrong. Do you have a close up?



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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I can take some more close ups. But I believe Photobucket will let you enlarge. I am mostly curious about the inside ring.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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It looks like a bit of unpolished agate to me




posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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It looks like a potato that has become petrified. Haha.
Yeah, it is probably a geode.
Anyway, it is a very interesting rock.

I'd tell people it was a potato though.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Heres the original resized.




posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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looks to me like an opalized geode.
basically an agate geode with a bit of opal in it.
i'd bet that is what the white ring is.
here's an image of a similar rock.




posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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The outer part sure looks the same. The inside is black with a brown ring.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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You say this was dug up?

I wonder what could have caused it to be cut so sharply and smoothly?
Maybe this used to be part of someone's rock collection or something.
But then how did it get buried?
Do rocks like this typically have some sort of fracture point that they could just break smoothly like that? Or was this cut by human hand?



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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These kind of stones are actually often called "potato stones" so your not as far away as you think



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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I thought it might have been someones collection also, there was some very strange rocks there. One look exactly like a gold bar. It wasn't. They were buried under a pine tree in my yard. If someone buried their rock collection there they had to have done it before my town was establish for this was an empty area prior to me building my house.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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That is an interesting story to think of. Who could have left their stones there? Maybe they were to mark the grave of a beloved pet. Did you find any bones there? Maybe a child played with some stones and arrow heads there, and one day forgot about them, and they just became buried over time until you found them.
I'd do some more digging and see what else could be there.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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You should try polishing it if you have the patients.
Just start of with some 220 grade wet sandpaper and then move on to finer 400-600, after that you need some polishing compound



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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My house was build is an undeveloped area of my town in Southern Illinois.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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lloks to me like the stones in the op were cut with a rock saw.
i've been a rock hound most of my life, one thing that is quite normal is to collect a bunch of stuff, then do what is called 'highgrading', basically just keeping the best specimens.
my guess is that someone cut up a bunch of stuff, kept the best pieces and disguarded the rest, which id the stuff you found.
i used to dig for crystals in arkansas, we'd bring everything back to camp and clean it, keeping the stuff we wanted and leaving the rest in a pile for others to pick through.
as the old saying goes, one mans trash is anothers treasure.
if the clarity was not good, or the crystals were chipped, we had no use for them, but others sure did.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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It's a fossilized irregular gobstopper. Haha.
I'd be inclined to go with the agate theory, only the rings appear to be a perfect circle, almost.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by davespanners
Heres the original resized.

ha,ha,I thought it looked like a petrified lemon.I was peeling potatoes one time and pulled out what looked like a potato but was a rock,a geod,and I have kept this rock in my kitchen ever since,I have had it over 22 years and consider it my lucky potato.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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I search through every goggle image of a geod, and just can't seem yo find one that looks like this.



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