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Fossil egg? help identify

Posted by Aqua marine  
Aqua marine July 01, 2012 02:31PM
this egg shaped hard object was found in a big rock with holes in it.from a remote mountain. it is very hard with smooth surface and milky interior.some thin lines are visible inside it.
can u help me identify it.
what it could be. how to find its age or how to check whats inside. a fossilized egg?
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Darren Court July 01, 2012 03:58PM
Looks like a typical egg cut from Mexican onyx - who "found" it?

Roberto Bosi July 01, 2012 05:11PM
Hi, Aqua Marine. What a nice object! Surely it's an interesting finding, but I don't think is a fossil...It looks too much "perfect" in my opinion. I feel to agree with Darren, but in this case an appropriate question is: who or what put this "egg" in that hole?
With respect with its age would be helpful to understand if this object is autochthonous; in affermative case, could be enough to consult some information about the geology of the site. A striking, alternative idea: maybe an oopart???:-S

Better to be just than good (Kempis)
Norman King July 01, 2012 05:13PM
Looks to me that what you see from the outside is what you will see in the interior, as it appears to be translucent. A fossil egg will not be translucent, I doubt it would be so perfectly egg-shaped, and it certainly would not be polished, like what you have. We just don't find things like that in holes of big rocks.
Amanda Hawkins July 01, 2012 07:18PM
Darren Court Wrote:
> Looks like a typical egg cut from Mexican onyx -
> who "found" it?
> Darren

I was as astonished as you probably were! Quite agree ;-) A dragon egg, maybe...

D Mike Reinke July 01, 2012 07:21PM
Have you ever seen a fossilized egg, in a museum, or google images? you can tell instantly it is not natural; As others have said, way too perfect.
And why is it always a 'remote' mountain? Isn't there just one 'normal' mountain somewhere? Poor mountains...
Paul Brandes July 01, 2012 10:27PM
Agree; definitely not natural.
Looks more like a piece of glass that has been shaped like an egg than any natural mineral.
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