Identify my rock!…
Any idea what this is?
It’s been sat in various family members gardens for decades and the tale passed down is that it’s some sort of meteorite but it seems to uniform for that!…
Posted 2 months ago
Jurassic wasp nest (sneak edit)Posted 2 months ago
It’s definitely not a meteorite. Looks to be made of some sort of sand/gritstone.Posted 2 months ago
Something Lovecraftian, I reckon…Posted 2 months ago
ChrisPosted 2 months ago
Could be a volcanic bomb.Posted 2 months ago
Fossilised dinosaur poo, probably brontosaurus – definitely not T Rex as that’s more of a glam rock.Posted 2 months ago
It’s a muffin, man.Posted 2 months ago
Can you get a freshly cut sample?
If not tell people it’s cummingtonite.
Edit: Whilst it looks like it has bedding and jointing along the top, i’m with crikey until I see an unweathered sample.Posted 2 months ago
Smash it open and see what the kinder toy is?Posted 2 months ago
Fraggle.Posted 2 months ago
Frozen then fossillised poo from an aeroplane. See Joe Dirt.Posted 2 months ago
ShamPosted 2 months ago
volcanic bomb I reckon
Where was it found? or originally from?Posted 2 months ago
Jesus is my rock (my rock)…Posted 2 months ago
Keep ’em coming! 🙂
Think Crikey may have it! Worth owt?
Not that we’d sell it of course – family heirloom and all that! 😉Posted 2 months ago
Dwayne Johnson?Posted 2 months ago
Blackpool?Posted 2 months ago
This is not the year to smashing strange rocks open.Posted 2 months ago
Those planes you can see look like sedimentary layering so, yeah, looks like a concretion in a clastic sedimentary rock (sandstone/siltstone).
You could smash it up and see if there is something interesting in the middle as they tend to form around bits of fossilised organic matter, but prepared to be disappointed.
I don’t think its worth much this side of Camden Market!Posted 2 months ago
Nice rock! I asked a proper Geologist…it’s a nodule. Very common in mudstones, though not always as spherical as this. Made of calcite (CaCO3)Posted 2 months ago
I was going to suggest you joined UK Climbing and asked on there because they have a wide range of contributors.Posted 2 months ago
The more I try to be gniess the more I get taken for granite.Posted 2 months ago
It’s a McGlashan Stone.Posted 2 months ago
This thread is a load of schist.Posted 2 months ago
A plug of slag from a crucible?Posted 2 months ago
Saw in half and polish the cut faces.
Might be something inside, but if not you’ve two pieces for the rice of one can be set as a book match to frame something in the garden, or each side of the entryway.Posted 2 months ago
Theres quite a lot of cut examples in images.
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