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Crab Harpactocarcinus F4193
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Fossil Identification

Mystery Object

skorpion   19-05-2007 at 14:29

Junior Member
Registered: 12-05-2007
Messages: 29

Hi Folks

Sorry to bore you but could this be a fossil?
It is very light.



webmaster   31-05-2007 at 11:41

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Registered: 09-09-2003
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I do not think it is a fossil. I cannot recognise any structures op living compartments of corals or other organisms. I thing the rock is some volcanic pumice rock.

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Stijn   31-05-2007 at 13:48

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Registered: 15-09-2006
Messages: 1832

no fossil indeed

look for reaction with HCl to look if it is a weathered limestone, or to the microstructure of the stone if it can be volcanic rock (pumice)

cheers stijn

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Junior   05-06-2007 at 19:05

Junior Member
Registered: 26-06-2006
Messages: 67

I have a rock like that to,
when I found it my friends grandad(who is an archeologist) sed it was an, I don't know how to call it in English, so I have to say it in dutch, an 'vuursteen' from the Createcious Era.

PS: does annybody knows how it's called in english?

greets sem

DNAtim   05-06-2007 at 20:53

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Registered: 05-04-2005
Messages: 160

Vuursteen= Flint(stone) or Silex. The stone shown here aint flint, pumice also seems the most reasonable to me.


Junior   05-06-2007 at 21:24

Junior Member
Registered: 26-06-2006
Messages: 67

oh, ok.
i saw it just now, it ain't the same thing...

greets sem