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Posted in response to Help what is this rock! from Rick Sattler on February 17, 2013 at 22:52:26:

Re: Help what is this rock!

Hi Rick. Rock identification has to consist of more than just a picture. Actually, several would been nice. The one you provided is just a little too close. More info is very helpful. What creek? What county? What state? you'd be surprised to find that another person on this message board might be in your area and knows what it is. From the picture it definitely looks like some kind of conglomerate. I've found that by walking dry or low flowing river/creek beds that where there's one, there's another. If those are fossils in your find there, it's possible that whatever was trapped inside was a geological event unique to your area. Rock and mineral identification always entails some work. There are more resources than a message board. A science museum or university (if not too far away) are good resources. Even a high school science teacher might shed some light. It all boils down to the fact that there's an answer, but not always a fast and easy one. What state do you live in? Mike

From Mike Gramlich - April 22, 2013 at 02:07:08

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