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Offline Uskuada

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Can someone tell me what is this?
« on: 30/07/2012 22:33:58 »
Hi all,

While digging in my backyard I found this weird looking rock, that is imprinted with what seems like elephant toes... I know it's strange, and probably nothing, but I'm very curious about it.

Thank you!


 

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Re: Can someone tell me what is this?
« Reply #1 on: 31/07/2012 08:51:30 »
Possibly a cast of smooth [tumbled] stones encased in sediment.

i.e. conglomerate where the pebble/cobble-sized clasts are missing ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CambrianConglomerate.jpg

« Last Edit: 31/07/2012 09:17:26 by RD »
 

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Re: Can someone tell me what is this?
« Reply #2 on: 31/07/2012 13:09:31 »
Thank you for the answer... It doesn't mean it's very old right?
So no use to dig for more interesting artifact or anything I guess... oh well!  ;)
 

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