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gjones

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Unknown Material
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:07:21 PM »

I found this rockhounding yesterday in Wyoming at Glendo Reservoir north of Wheatland. The second photo is a close-up of the first.
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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 12:49:09 AM »

It looks like an oolite with chalcedony, calcite or similar ooids (perhaps as replacement, since I don't see any banding/layering). As Wyoming was once a shallow inland sea and later had periods with glacial lakes, conditions existed where oolite could form. Pretty colors!

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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 05:31:55 AM »

That's really a freezer burned pork chop right?  You're just seeing if we'll catch on..\    :azn:
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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 07:37:22 AM »

   I second the pork chop vote.
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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 08:47:47 AM »

Looks more like a type of coral to me.......
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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 10:15:56 AM »

Thanks everyone I like the pork chop suggestion.
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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 05:39:08 PM »

Just wanted to add a note for identification help, one thing on corals is that the polyps will have similar sizes to each other and not be a mix of large and small in the same piece.  I think the pork chop will need to get smothered in Sauerkraut to help with the freezer burn.
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Re: Unknown Material
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 08:44:27 PM »

I go along with oolite. All the ones I've had are brown though.
Steve
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