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Posted in response to Rock found in Kansas posted pic's. from Diego Castellano on October 10, 2011 at 02:01:03:

Re: Rock found in Kansas posted pic's.

Looks like something the glacier dragged in!
Not to be a wiseacre or anything but it appears to be a piece of Quartzite that has been "manipulated" by nature through transportation and/or weathering. The glacial till depostits in parts of the midwest can go very deep in plces and you are liable to find just about anything that was dragged in by the different glacial periods.
Here in the northeast we have visble glacial moraines of boulders some of which have been identified from deposits well into Canada. I have found many non-native agates and other specimens from completely different geologies than those presently located here.
In some instances we can actually trace back to the original occurance to chart the glacial path (see Cumberlandite) by following the specimens located at points along the glaciers route.
Anyway if the rock speaks to you by all means keep it and enjoy it. Who is to say if someone 10,000 years ago looked at it with the same curiosity. Don't loose your imagination, thats when you know you are getting old!

From Rocky Old Man - October 14, 2011 at 03:43:29

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