I found a fossil about
3 feet in the ground in the woods in central florida. It is hard, gray
with shades light and dark and consists of perfect geometric squares,
hundreds of perfect squares like a grid you can see all the way through
it. any clues. I am a teacher and no one here has a clue.
Ideas to: Andrea
This looks like petrified Palm. Palm has the large tubes running
from root to top.
We find that in Texas. The really nice stuff is often found in creek
beds, frosty white outside.
The center - is butterscotch - A total silicon replacement. Used
in artful and jewelry items by
those into cutting, grinding, polishing 'stones'.
The species might be wrong - Palm seems to be more random not regular
as that. Might still be a palm of unique traits.... Martin
Looks artificial. ... Dr. David C.
This IS very interesting! It's a piece of a catalytic converter
from a car or truck. Cheers, ...James C.
- Looks like the innards of a catalytic converter. ... Thomas E.
- Might be a heat item. E.g. pass a gas through it and if the unit
is hot, the gas breaks down - e.g. think catalytic converter on a
Maybe just a heat shield. Something ejected from plane, missile or
Is the outside molded or ground - is it out of nature with the
Also - a little acid on it might see if it is limestone or is it
Can a quantitative analysis of the material be done in the school
Is there complex hydrocarbons present or metals ? What is the base
The square does maximize surface area and minimize joint material.
Without more investigation it is impossible to figure.
With Phil's note, I vote catalytic filter or such. Max surface
for more contact. But who knows what nature did when Florida was
under water! Might be a sponge :-) ...Martin
- Nature abhors a square. I'm sure it's man-made.... Phil P.
- Looks like the combustion surface in a heater. I have a piece in
front of me that I use as a soldering surface.-..John