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A very odd stone..

 
 
Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:21 pm
I have found this stone on the surface of a ploughed field in Herefordshire. It is very strange and unlike anything I can find online. It is pale grey stone with a white wiggly random pattern of what looks like quartz, or a white stone. The line resembles a chain, and is slightly raised above the grey parts, as if the grey has worn away more. I would be really interested if anyone can identify how this pattern has formed or any information at all about this stone..

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156981497070046&set=a.10151280442625046.808504.869300045&type=3&theater
 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:24 pm
@alihug63,
Ali I wonder if you could provide a snapshot
alihug63
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:34 pm
@dalehileman,
Sorry I wasn't sure how to put one on but you should be able to see it now..
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:35 pm
@alihug63,

right-click on the image, get the URL and post it here.

if you want it to show up here in a post, wrap it with img tags...
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:36 pm
@alihug63,
Sorry Ali but it didn't work

Quote:
Sorry, this content isn't available right now
alihug63
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:45 pm
@dalehileman,
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/13233410_10156981515390046_1880323670_n.jpg?oh=f50634be9e8eb14d44585015d45c40ff&oe=573A4669
alihug63
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 04:46 pm
@Region Philbis,
Thanks for the info! :-)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 05:21 pm
@alihug63,
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/13233410_10156981515390046_1880323670_n.jpg?oh=f50634be9e8eb14d44585015d45c40ff&oe=573A4669

I took your url and wrapped it - to do that, enable bbc code in the replay window -
swipe the url and then click on img in the row of buttons.
alihug63
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2016 05:31 pm
@ossobuco,
Thankyou!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2016 07:32 am
@alihug63,
spill some vinegar on it and tell us if it bubbles a bit(like a very light fizz). Looks like a fossil of a Paleozoic bryozoan or a sponge, cant tell without a close look. We need something for scale in a picture. Dont know if this rock is 3 cm or 3 m . Scale is always important. Put something like a small ruler or a Euro in the picture

dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2016 11:15 am
@farmerman,
I wasn't always successful with vinegar so if it's a hobby, suggest dilute denatured alky

Of course don't remember ideal dilution so help us somebody
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2016 03:02 pm
@dalehileman,
alcohol wont do squat. We're trying to see if its a carbonate rock and only acetic. or hydrochloric would work(I dont want to reccommend HCl to anyone who's not familiar with how it can burn you, therefore vinegar is the next best.
FORGET the alcohol.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2016 04:08 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
only acetic. or hydrochloric
Yea Man of course, HCl not alky
Just wait til you're 85

...and yea, pure HCl risky
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