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May 9, 2014 10:23 AM

Re: Is this a tooth?

It weighs 19g. Feels quite light. Strange texture, not smooth like stone but looks as if stone has formed around it. Ridge running from top to bottom. Sounds like stone if tapped on glass?

 

Found in garden. Minster kent

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    May 8, 2014 9:30 PM (in response to Ali3867)
    Re: Is this a tooth?

    Please show us a photo of the broken end, ideally a bit sharper than you other photos - I'm looking for cellular structure that might indicate bone/antler/tooth.

     

    Also, how heavy and hard does it feel?

    Basically - heavy and hard like rock, or light and a bit softer like bone?

     

    Mike

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    May 8, 2014 10:36 PM (in response to Ali3867)
    Re: Is this a tooth?

    If you tap it against a drinking glass does it make a sound like a stone would or like hard wood? Like Mike I am trying to determine if it is bone (softer) or rock hard.

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      May 11, 2014 6:52 PM (in response to Ali3867)
      Re: Is this a tooth?

      The photo of the broken end looks just like stone to me, in particular it is reminiscent of flint. The density of flint can be as low as 2.57 (google search not my knowledge) which is quite light for a rock. It is as if it has cast the insider of something and then this something has completely eroded away. Mike is good with rock!

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