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Dinosaur Poo

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:25 AM
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I think I may have found a giant piece of Dinosaur poo.

From what I have found on the internet, this could be T-Rex poo poo.

It has alot of bone fragments and some of the bone chips have fallen off.

its about the size of a soft ball.

I want to break it open and maybe find a full little creature skeleton in it.

or something more identifiable.

Should I break it open?

I will post pics of said turd.




posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:30 AM
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Could be a really big dog's poop that just finished eating a bone.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:32 AM
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Wonderfully worded. Dino droppings?

Oh man, that was a good chuckle.

But where'd you happen across this poop?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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I would highly recommend taking it to a professional paleontologist for proper examination.

Consider there could very well be a one of a kind find of important significance, and through your haste and ignorance of what you actually have, you wind up destroying something priceless.

Further, once the proper people examine this, they can assess whether it holds any value.
A complete T-Rex skeleton will sell for millions for instance. that is, of course with proper papers verifying context, detailing age, where it was found, and all the little important details that accumulate to verify and validate the significance and value of something so ancient.

Do NOT go breaking this thing open, please.

What if this thing has the very earliest oldest bones of the earliest ever to be discovered mammal or proto-mammal? More than just bones, important items like pollen, fossilized bacteria, and many other things you wouldn't even think to consider are likely trapped in the matrix of this rock.

Further on finding anything in the field, taking anything out of the field without first proper documenting it in situ, relative to surrounding stata and such, including other remains that you may have not even noticed or recognized as remains risks decreasing and even nullifying the value and significance of any find.

Context is very important. disturbing a find is is one of those things that drives serious researchers crazy.

Destroying the contextualization by taking objects out of the field and then, on top of that breaking into pieces is near equivalent to cutting up a winning lottery ticket just so you can sort the numbers out in sequential order, or breaking up a jewel encrusted faberge egg just to see if there's a jewel encrusted baby chicken inside.

It's very important that you disturb this piece no further. I can not express and stress that enough.

Please, please, please, whatever you do, do not mess with this piece any more other than taking it to a proper paleontologist which can either be found at the closest natural history/science museum, or university.

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also, look at this - corprolite for sale
that piece is selling for $65.
The bigger and more interesting the poop, the greater the value it's going to have.

and you say this one has bones embedding in it!!!! that's fantastically amazing for corprolite and possibly quite very very significant.

You may have something very valuable there.
Please, one again, take it a proper paleontologist.

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:58 AM
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I live in AZ.

I found the Coprolite in my front yard in a pile of rocks.

They are landscaping in my neighborhood. so the Coprolite came from a place that sells boulders and rocks for landscaping.

I will not break it open.

But I can see large bones and small bones. it fragile but heavy.

I thought it was a form af plaster. but I asked a crew member that was there and he said it wasnt, and that it was a rock.

But I can clearly see bones.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:59 AM
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I saw dinosaur poop in a selling prog ram the other day.

It didn't sell for much. So I think you can just go throw that away!




posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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could you take pictures and post them please?

that would be awesome.

Please don't listen to anyone that says this is worthless. There's no way to say how worthless or how valuable this might be until it is looked at and examined by a proper professional.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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Okay first of all - Best Title Ever!
Second - please please please post pictures of said Poop.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Please don't listen to anyone who says that your "poo" discovery is valuable....monetarily...it has little or no value!

That is of course...that you actually have fossilized dinosaur excrement!

The world of archeology doesn't place much emphasis on dinosaur excrement...sorry to say...hope you weren't after money!

Without a picture...or a professional examination...you have a landscaping rock!



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Ok I just got off from work.

I will post pics.

I'm doing this all from my phone.

So give me a minute.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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I think it's neat. You should save it and contact people who study this sort of thing.

Also, "Dinosaur Poo" is a great name for a band.

beez



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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are these showing up?

I see them on my phone.

but not on my computer.

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Your pictures showed up fine...but I have to ask...

Why do you think this is from a dinosaur....it's fossilized for sure...but what makes you think dinosaur?

Fossilized might be a stretch too...so maybe petrified?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Hmmm...might have a specimen from a pyroclastic (or other volcanic activity) flow too....the end of one anyway...and that would be notable!

Looks like a volcanic mineral of old...so it might be plausible also!

I'll have to break out some geology books from college and do some visual identification...but your local community college is probably your best bet!



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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Ash over 2 cm. is lapilli and often found with bones in it too...

So falling ash causing asphyxiation and petrification of bones is common around recent volcanic activity (meaning within the last 10,000 years or so...) ...that is a possibility too!



posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by Frankenchrist
 


Your pictures showed up fine...but I have to ask...

Why do you think this is from a dinosaur....it's fossilized for sure...but what makes you think dinosaur?

Fossilized might be a stretch too...so maybe petrified?



I only think that because it has crushed bone, and to me it looks cow-pie-ish.

There is a mineral store in town that has all kinds of rocks. I will prolly take it there.

But I can see what looks like fosselized marrow.


Can a Mod edit my thread title and add "With Pics"

Please.

thanks

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posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist




edit on 6-4-2012 by Frankenchrist because: (no reason given)



In this one I can clearly see a bone.



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