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What is this? Ancient Egg? Meteorite?

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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I found this in 1994. It was discovered in Victoria in a little spot where I was digging for gold, yes, I know it sounds silly.

I really don't know what it is, but it is inreresting. Its black surface is very smooth to the touch, bubbly, and your finger slides right off it. The rock surrounding it reminds me of petrified mud, as it is made up of what looks to be very small grains of dirt. The inside, which can be seen through a hole in the object, is filled with a solid, but it looks like a powder. The object has walls of about 3mm thick.

Please tell me what you think it may be.





















































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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:09 AM
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More info please.

Wieght
is it metalic?
Is it magnetic
Did it show up on your metal detector? (I assume you were using one when digging for gold)
Do you thinbk it is hollow and just full of mud, or is the brown stuff seen through the hole hard rock?
What part of Victoria?
And whats up with that first picture? Why does it look flat there, and egg shaped in all the others?

Nice find, very interesting


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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:17 AM
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Hi, Nice speci. I have seen this before. Aquifers produce sediment in hydrothermal veins and the roundness is due to a unique weathering. Somewhat rare. Oxidisation is due to large amounts of water present near the water table. I have seen crystals as well as glass like specimens present in particular to the Yilgarn. Nice Piece



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by Shamatt
More info please.

Wieght
is it metalic?
Is it magnetic
Did it show up on your metal detector? (I assume you were using one when digging for gold)
Do you thinbk it is hollow and just full of mud, or is the brown stuff seen through the hole hard rock?
What part of Victoria?
And whats up with that first picture? Why does it look flat there, and egg shaped in all the others?

Nice find, very interesting


edit on 1-3-2011 by Shamatt because: (no reason given)


Weight = 123 grams.

Metallic, no. It looks like HIGHLY polished rock, but it's all bubbly.

Magnetic, no.

The insides may be full of dried mud, as it is VERY fine. It can be scraped with hardly any effort, and smoothed back again with a few rubs of a finger-tip.

Found in Ballarat.

First picture may be a bad angle, but it does look a little like a squashed egg, if the egg was soft to begin with.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:23 AM
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I have seen a lot of stones looking like this one, while walking the coast of Denmark.
Can't say it's the same, but looking similar.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:26 AM
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The second response sounds reasonable but I suggest that you google Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs before making your own mind up!
And I do agree "nice specimen"



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:27 AM
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Originally posted by Mianeye
I have seen a lot of stones looking like this one, while walking the coast of Denmark.
Can't say it's the same, but looking similar.



Well, it looks almost like a stone (or egg) within a rock shell.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:32 AM
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Originally posted by wiser3
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The second response sounds reasonable but I suggest that you google Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs before making your own mind up!
And I do agree "nice specimen"



Very interesting. Found a few that look very similar.

Dinosaur egg, 65 million years old.

Oviraptor egg (note the squashed appearance and bumpiness.)


So, if it were an egg, could the hole in it possible be a spot where a hungry reptile has decided to nibble its way in?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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I agree
Those i found had the same outside layer, with the powder substance in side.
can't remember the buble black stuff though.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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Hmmm! Dr. Watson I presume? Hehehe!
Your guess is probably as good as mine at this stage but I too have some specimens that I discussed with a friend last weekend, chatted about having to take pics and post here, I will let you know when I do!



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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I have no idea about these kind of things, but I was thinking meteorite too. I thought they usually get a bubbly glassy shell on the outside from passing through the atmosphere.

That's all I could thing of, probably wrong though!
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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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Nice photos!

Fossil avocado?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Peace pipe!

Does it still work?



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:07 AM
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dont touch that! go wash your hands! lol. idk what it is but it looks more egg like. i hope its a meteorite and you can sell it FOR TRILLIONS!


more like 100 to 1000 dollas...idk



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:26 AM
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Its not a thunder egg is it? These are made from flows of magma i think.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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That's what I'm thinking too and the Vic goldfields area is a place known for these. The fact that it has a hollow technically makes it a geode but some thunder eggs are known to exhibit that feature when the internal crystalline structure is very soft compared to the ironstone (or other harder mineral) exterior.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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looks like big lizard egg.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Great pictures and lovely specimen


My guess is tektite that impacted onto a sedimentary conglomerate that once hardened formed the outer casing.

Woody



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I found a rock in a pile down in San Antonio, TX, about 20 years ago. I always thought it was an egg and I kept it since then. I was later told it was a "concretion" and is formed when mud swirls in a pool of water, but I am not too sure about that. If the OP doesn't mind I can put some pictures up and see if someone else thinks my rock is an egg too.

At any rate, the symbol of the egg may be be the important aspect, that being an "idea" or "beginning" is represented, and is considered very good luck and a sign of "fertility". Perhaps the OP is about ready to step into a new way of life, or gain a new perspective or approach to life. I have always been drawn to the esoteric nature of things in our world.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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Here is my "concretion" egg.




in this next picture just above my thumb it appears to almost have eggshell showing, very odd!







here is the backside,






It is odd to have something for so many years and for it just to be hardened mud, but I guess I will always believe it is an egg! LOL



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