• Catherine Carr posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

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    I got to help there about three years ago. So glad y’all are still finding great specimens!

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    If you look up this fossil on google (images), you can find many more images like this.

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    Might the outer material provide additional clues? What does the other side look like? Please provide a measurement or measuring device next to it. I thought it might have been some soft-bodied creature, but then I thought the outer material might be a turtle shell, with that curving imprint evidence of aome sort of spine. I look forward to…[Read more]

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    Also, it is REALLY helpful if you can place a small measuring device or coin next to fossils so viewers can have a better idea of its size. My initial guess on this was that is was part of a tail from a ray. But I happily defer to the professional opinion.

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    Horses originated in the ‘Americas’ and spread from there a long time ago. Those which evolved here eventually died out. Contemporary horses were reintroduced when these continents were colonized by Europeans.

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    Simply stunning!

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    When lightning hits sand it sometimes melts some of it and makes a glassy substance – or a tube shape with partially melted sand around the outside. I think they are called fulgerites. This might be what you have. There might, of course, be inclusions.

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    Duh! I just saw this after posting my suggestion! Interesting!

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    Several shot from other angles would be helpful – and perhaps a really clear closeup of this.

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    Are any of the smaller features identifiable?

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    Just a guess: some sort of crystal. Take it to major gem and mineral show – but don’t sell it!

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    I’ve read it, too! Great read!

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    Fossilized coral, I believe. Study some photos and see if you can locate similar specimens. It’s also helpful to place a metric measuring tool next to a specimen to assist in identification.😉

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    You need to place a ruler or measuring tape with metric measurements next to your specimen. I think it it some sort of toe bone.

  • Catherine Carr posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

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    Have you checked Robin Brown’s ‘Florida Fossils’? It looks so familiar, but I can’t remember. Or send it along to Dr. Richard Hulbert at UF. He’s the vertebrate person for the museum.

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    Maybe a stromatolite? I have seen photos of them still growing in the ocean shallows in Australia.
    Sometimes people bring home geological souvenirs and their families just throw them in the yard when tasked with estate responsibilities😣.
    Maybe you could determine who used to live there. Also, there might be other geological discoveries…[Read more]

  • Catherine Carr posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

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    Do I see Dr. Bruce McFadden?! I know y’all had fun! Greetings from Catherine Carr. Thanks for the great experiences at the UF digs!!

  • Catherine Carr posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

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    Looks like a coprolite to me, too.

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