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Nov 12, 2013 7:56 PM

help identify masive fossil

Here is a big ( 30 inches) across fossil that the farmer dragged up when ploughing a couple of years ago. It has what appears a worn out bowl like a ball and socket joint. Its in the dordogne and was found at the top of a slope to a valley we have found smaller ones in limestone but this one looks like sandstone .We also have 5 inch one in a flint like material any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Nov 12, 2013 8:18 PM (in response to tarzans dad)
    Re: help identify masive fossil

    I'm not convinced it's a fossil.  I think it's jus t a big rock that happens to be the shape of a bone.  I've forgot the name of the rock, but it looks very firmiluar.  I may be wrong but I am almost surtain it is just a big rock.  Rocks can come in all different shapes and sizes.

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      Nov 12, 2013 9:01 PM (in response to Dan)
      Re: help identify masive fossil

      I agree with Dan - it is very probably not a fossil.

      It is an usual shape, but I think that reflects how it had become eroded before it broke into the smaller piece you have today.

       

      The smaller one in a flint-like material is probably flint, especially if you have limestone in the area.

      Flints come in all sorts of weird and symmetrical shapes, most of them are not fossils in themselves (but many flints contain smaller fossils within them).

       

      Mike

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