Fossil?

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We keep finding this bit of stone out at Roundrock. It sits in what would be part of the lake if the lake would only stick around. It is just north of Isla de Peligo. I had found it last winter, marvelled at it, and then tossed it down. On our last trip out with the twins, Aaron found it, marvelled at it, and then tossed it down. I suppose the next time we are there, I should slip it into my backback and bring it home.

When I first found it, I wondered if it might be a native artifact. But if it were, I would expect it to show more smoothness where it would have been shaped, and that doesn’t seem to be the case. Yet how else could it have been formed? It isn’t likely to be an extrusion since I don’t think there has ever been any volcanic activity in this part of Missouri. And besides, it seems to be made of sedimentary fossils, not a homogenous stone of its own.

Do I remember correctly that the Queen of all Blogs, Rurality, had a post with a photo of a rock much like this some months ago?

Does anyone have any ideas? Have you ever seen similar rocks? I invite speculation.

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3 Responses to “Fossil?”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Heee…
    I just have to add “Long Live the Queen!”

  2. Rurality Says:

    Ha! You might be thinking about the item in this post
    http://rurality.blogspot.com/2006/01/debate-is-over.html
    that I thought was an ancient Indian artifact… and turned out to be just a rock. Hope you have better luck with yours!

  3. Florida Cracker Says:

    Probably just some interesting cleavage.

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