Have I found a fossil?

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2.5 years ago, I was walking along the beach collecting sea shells when I found this, I didn't give it too much interest until now. Do you think it's a fossil?

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5593/image14hp.jpg [Broken]

Here I put a single picture since I don't wish anyone to wait until all pictures show up in a browser.

Here are more pictures, please take a look,

1. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8669/image28zb.jpg [Broken]

2. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/807/image35ja.jpg [Broken]

3. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/699/image40hf.jpg [Broken]

4. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9630/image53nh1.jpg [Broken]

5. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7576/image66xs.jpg [Broken]

6. http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7426/image72jm.jpg [Broken]

7. http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7476/image81aj.jpg [Broken]

That's it. I'm looking for any comments and various responses.

Thanks,
 
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Evo
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Looks like an oyster shell to me.
 
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wolram
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It is an ooparite, they turn up in all kinds of strange places, can be anything
from 5 million years old to present.

http://www.bio.psu.edu/home/directory/homepages/crf2 [Broken]
 
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matthyaouw
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I'm gonna agree with evo. It doesn't look like a fossil one either.

What's an ooparite Wolram? I've never heard one one and I can't find anything on google.
 
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wolram
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matthyaouw said:
I'm gonna agree with evo. It doesn't look like a fossil one either.

What's an ooparite Wolram? I've never heard one one and I can't find anything on google

it is a rather obscure term used by us experts on fossiles, to describe this
so and so, it just does not fit the norm.
 
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Ooparite - ancient cave-dwelling creature that gained an advantage by evolving class inheritance, encapsulation and data modeling. The most successful surviving ooparite is the Javaite or the more rare C++ite.
 
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Danger
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Are you sure that's not Ivan's long-lost baby blanket?
 
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Thanks for responses,
But now, suppose, I didn't say I've found it on the beach. Would you still think it's an oyster's shell? (part of it)

What do you suggest I do with it?
 
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DaveC426913 said:
Ooparite - ancient cave-dwelling creature that gained an advantage by evolving class inheritance, encapsulation and data modeling. The most successful surviving ooparite is the Javaite or the more rare C++ite.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I think a little of me just died inside.
 

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