Fossil and rock identification


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Any progress? The bluish greenish hue may indicate copper. Have you considered bornite or maybe chalcite
I need a spectrometer Andre. I did a "flame test" with a propane torch directed on a small area of the edge; no change in flame color.
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I need a spectrometer
I just happen to know that Lisab has one; working with it daily.
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I just happen to know that Lisab has one; working with it daily.
Really? I would send the rock to her if she were interested. What a deal.
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When I was a kid I, boxed and stored some of my rocks at my parents house. I discovered them a couple of days ago while going through an old shed; hence the bump.

The boxes where still taped as I had left them and since I hadn't seen then for a long time, it was like opening Christmas presents. Here a couple pic I just took.



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Oooh, very nice rocks and fossils!! They are digging near here ( 2 blocks away) and have a mountian of fossil rock and with the cooler weather that's hit, I'm going to go down there and do some fossil picking.
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Do you know what this fossil is? A plant or a fish?

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I'd say definitely a leaf.
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I'd say definitely a leaf.
Thank you.

I have some large petrified bones that came out of the side of the Kansas River bank. I believe they are from a bison; back bones, ribs, and thigh. I need to see if I can find them.
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Lucky!

I have 4 days off work, (Thurs - Sun) so I will either a/ forget this thread completely, or b/ remember and post some pictures. Is it okay to post pictures of collections in this thread even though it is called "fossil and rock IDENTIFICATION"?
Obviously the answer was a/. Forgot this thread completely.

Here is my arrow head. I had leaned down to pick up a flake that I had spotted, then noticed a piece of glass sticking edgewise out of the dirt. I decided it was best to remove the glass and throw it away in a garbage can, so I flicked it out with my fingernail and instead found it to be THIS:



Yes, it is clear.
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Obviously the answer was a/. Forgot this thread completely.

Here is my arrow head. I had leaned down to pick up a flake that I had spotted, then noticed a piece of glass sticking edgewise out of the dirt. I decided it was best to remove the glass and throw it away in a garbage can, so I flicked it out with my fingernail and instead found it to be THIS:



Yes, it is clear.
Oh wow!!

The weather is getting cooler and that mountain of fossil rock is calling me. There's a little road that they put a gate across and a "no trespassing' sign, but there's no fence on either side of the gate, so I assume it's ok to just walk into the field where they're bulldozing the rocks into a mountain before they haul it away. I have no intention of going through the gate, that would be wrong. I just know there are some awesome fossils in those rocks.


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