hi could be an egg u need to get it to a museum ... I
Need to know excact location where it wAS FOUND if it is egg it quite rare
however it possibly is also be a volcanic bomb ... ?
The crumbly texture and hard outside crust looks like a volcanic bomb
It was found on top of a layer of gravel-like dirt, some of which is visible on the lower part of the last picture. Rain or possibly waves had unearthed it, making the top half visible. The smaller pieces lay around the main mass. The location was really close -1 meter actually- to a rocky beach between Limasol and Larnaca, some 20 meters from the shoreline. No other comparable objects were found.
very diffult to tell from the photos try a look under microscope
Egg shell has little dimbles and a honey coombe structure ?
Cyprus is volcanic so i wold guess 99% volcanic bomb ...,. BUT
possible egg it would be from mor recent deposits last 5-milion yrs
Cyrpus and all the island where part of the mainland europe before the med flooded full of elephants rhinos birds emus crocs etc... so i t may be from that period ???? however eggs would not be found in with gravel etc. since its a glacial or river sediment is too active (high energy ) and eggs would be destroyed..
If you take a close look at the last picture, you can see that this specific kind of gravel is not a glacial or river sediment, it has very rough edges and -in my opinion- shows no signs of erosion as would be caused by water or ice.
Also the object itself has much finer parts of this material in which it was buried attached to it.
The "shell" was viewed under a microscope, weathering and possibly remineralisation make it impossible to come to a conclusion.
what about gas bubbles ? are there any bubble or circular holes in the rock inPoss. dicating volcanic origin ?
could chopit in half ie n ice clean xsection see if there are any signs of small bones inside ?
the moderator might know more ...
microscope slide of the rock would give u the material if it was volcanic origin ....
There are no bubbles or circular holes visible. The inner mass is completely solid.
Chopping it in half seems not a good idea to me, X-rays already been done and no bones visible.
A slide of "shell" could reveal it's origin, say volcanic, egg or other, especially when seen in polarized light and by Electron Microscope since anatomy of eggshell is largely known.
Unfortunately I do not have the necessary equipment.
you could take it to Geological museum london or a local uni geo dept ?
my guess is its volcanic bomb
the crust on the outside is typical of them and being cyprus is an active area
the Deposits could be glacial / lahar or even tsunami related so it may have b een deposited along with a mix of other rocks ....Tsnami was created by the explosion of santorini