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Have I found a fossil?

  1. May 2, 2006 #1
    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?


    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

    2. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/807/image35ja.jpg

    3. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/699/image40hf.jpg

    4. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9630/image53nh1.jpg

    5. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7576/image66xs.jpg

    6. http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7426/image72jm.jpg

    7. http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7476/image81aj.jpg

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

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  3. May 2, 2006 #2


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    Looks like an oyster shell to me.
  4. May 3, 2006 #3


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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.

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  5. May 3, 2006 #4


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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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  7. May 3, 2006 #6


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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.
  8. May 3, 2006 #7


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    Are you sure that's not Ivan's long-lost baby blanket?
  9. May 4, 2006 #8
    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?
  10. May 4, 2006 #9
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    I think a little of me just died inside.
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