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Easter Mystery

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 pm
by Dominic
This is a weird rock. Fossilised Easter Egg or something else?
 
It's very heavy, and from the bottom looks like a fossilised apple. Any ideas?
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Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:44 pm
by Lofos-5
Is it magnetic?

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:07 pm
by Dominic
No

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:40 am
by bromerzz
Mouldy Pomelo.

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:26 am
by PW in Polemi
My first thought was that it is a cannon ball, but you say it's a rock. Where did you find this? In a river bed?

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:08 am
by Lincoln
Could be one of the earlier cannon balls of baked clay. ?

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:38 am
by Dominic
It was lying in the undergrowth in a remote part of countryside between Paphos and Coral Bay. Nowhere near a stream. It was nowhere near any ruins either. To be honest, when I found it, I just thought it looked kind of neat. It stayed in the car for a while before I bothered to take it out and look at it.

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:30 pm
by mike strand2
It's a prehistoric dinosaur poop. Obviously well calcified

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:11 pm
by Lofos-5
mike strand2 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:30 pm
It's a prehistoric dinosaur poop. Obviously well calcified
That would be what geologists call coprolite then.
Quite valuable and of immense scientific interest:

https://www.earthtouchnews.com/discover ... ised-poop/

:D

A.

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:27 pm
by bromerzz
Still reckon it's a petrified Pomelo.

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:44 pm
by Kili01
Yes, I was about to guess it was from a dinosaur....

Dee

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:07 pm
by bromerzz
Petrified Pomelo formely contained in a Dinosaurs digestive system?

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:41 am
by JimX
Mines bigger than yours.... ;)

Re: Easter Mystery

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:17 am
by cyprusmax47
Dominic wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:38 am
It was lying in the undergrowth in a remote part of countryside between Paphos and Coral Bay. Nowhere near a stream. It was nowhere near any ruins either. To be honest, when I found it, I just thought it looked kind of neat. It stayed in the car for a while before I bothered to take it out and look at it.


I would be too excited not knowing how that piece looks inside....................... and going to a professional place where they could cut it into 2, e.g. (marble-cutter).

Max