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#6273862 - 04/24/16 08:48 PM Interesting Rock - Need ID help
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Recently we burned some brush and the next day I found this laying in the middle of the burn pile. It is egg shaped and very smooth and the interesting thing is that it FLOATS in a glass of water! It feels lighter than it should be but has a very hard exterior.

Any ideas on what it is?



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#6273923 - 04/24/16 09:23 PM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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Geode?
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#6273931 - 04/24/16 09:30 PM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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Fossilized egg?
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#6274029 - 04/24/16 10:48 PM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
Fossilized egg?

+1 That was what came to mind when I first looked at it.

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#6274037 - 04/24/16 10:57 PM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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Fossilized moose shyte:



Probably about 10,000 years old as this is the last time a moose was spotted in Texas. roflmao

In reality it sure looks like an egg to me.


Edited by Hirogen (04/24/16 11:00 PM)
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#6274080 - 04/25/16 05:13 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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Post a pic of it floating in water. Looks like a concretion to me.
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#6274088 - 04/25/16 05:42 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: NDN98]
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Originally Posted By: NDN98
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Fossilized egg?

+1 That was what came to mind when I first looked at it.


I was thinking petrofyed patato confused2. Cool what ever it is up
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#6274197 - 04/25/16 08:02 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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Pretty darn cool whatever it turns out to be up If you go on the Perot Museum of science you can send in a picture and information on it and they should be able to tell you what it is or direct you elsewhere.
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#6274235 - 04/25/16 08:31 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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I will bet some one had a Chicken coop there or around there at one time, snake may have eaten a "starter egg" or someone may have thrown it there, either way, I am betting it's a "starter egg" for chickens. The discoloration is from the burn and age I would presume. 2cents cowboy
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#6274238 - 04/25/16 08:35 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mr. Clean]
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I will bet some one had a Chicken coop there or around there at one time, snake may have eaten a "starter egg" or someone may have thrown it there, either way, I am betting it's a "starter egg" for chickens. The discoloration is from the burn and age I would presume. 2cents cowboy


This seems very logical.


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#6274272 - 04/25/16 09:01 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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#6274443 - 04/25/16 11:03 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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It certainly has an egg shape, but fossilized eggs are pretty rare and a 'surface find' would be even rarer.

Pretty cool...whatever it is.
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#6274531 - 04/25/16 11:52 AM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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OK, from the idiot section what is a "Starter Egg" confused2
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#6274763 - 04/25/16 02:45 PM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Thank you for all of the responses so far, I may take it to a geologist at UTA later this week to put my mind at ease.

Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Post a pic of it floating in water. Looks like a concretion to me.


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#6274830 - 04/25/16 04:23 PM Re: Interesting Rock - Need ID help [Re: Mountain Lion]
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