|Quote:||Posted by GoldDigger1950|
|So to sum it up, your experts have done no better than we have. That's not at all indicative of us being incorrect, mate. I seem to recall that your item was identified after all. Some sort of fossil clam shell hinge or something. Is that the one?|
Specimens or not, they are just common rocks with no significance in their existence. What do you believe they are?
To be precise, the stones that this guy posted are I think, just what they appear to be, specimens of common stones.
That my friend is what I think and what I think makes very little difference.
Having a little fun at the expense of others is not very courteous. I know I am guilty of this discretion but I keep it to a point of not insulting some ones integrity.
As far as what I posted, some of the replies I received from forum members were not just incorrect, but just poking fun at a serious question. I felt that maybe someone may have seen a similar specimen in their paleontological classes or perhaps in a museum.
Not clam hinge, not snail, nor is it fossil poo.
I particularly liked the ice cream comment.
There were a few other comments that were particularly amusing without being insulting. That's OK I guess.
The specimen is incomplete and all that was concluded was that it is a piece of bone. It is not an insect burrow. This was an observation from Lewis Jacobs "my expert" and if you google his name you will find out that he is well respected on the subject of Dino remains. I have respected and trusted his judgement and expertise beyond most.
If it is indeed a thumb spike, as was suggested, it is from a previously unknown species of Dino from the mid Cretaceous in North Texas. All of the surrounding matrix in the immediate area, where it was found, has a mixture of terrestrial and marine deposits.
I still hold out hope that it will someday be truly identified and get it off my
"What the heck is this" list.
My "Pseudo Unicornious" is still a mystery.
In retrospect maybe it was a mistake asking people who know little or nothing about paleo remains other than "it's a rock".
Have a good day mate and if you reply to this post please try a little discretion as to what you put out there for all to read. You being a Global moderator it is imperitive that you be a little more discretionary in your comments. Others follow your lead.
I don't think you were insulting but you stated that you thought it had been identified. No, it was not.
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