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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2021 09:07    Post subject: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Weight is 1 kg, found in the Philippines :)
So its pretty heavy for it size, I don't know the dimensions but you can see the carpet it's on...



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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2021 09:15    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

I would suggest that you Google "fossil worm tubes" and see what comes up.

and Man! That's an ugly carpet...

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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2021 09:20    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Kevin Schofield wrote:
I would suggest that you Google "fossil worm tubes" and see what comes up.

and Man! That's an ugly carpet...


Thx!, well not carpet, sorry wrong word it :)
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2021 01:09    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

This is a part of a Mammoth tooth.
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2021 01:23    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Mathias wrote:
This is a part of a Mammoth tooth.


Mammoths in the Philippines? Impossible. I also prefer the assumption of worm tubes.
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2021 09:15    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Why is that impossible? Would mammoth fossils perish in the soil?
On the northern Island Luzon they found mammoth fossils.
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2021 09:27    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

I just looked at this map

Map showing climatic suitability for woolly mammoths in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene of Eurasia: red is increasing suitability, green is decreasing suitability. Black points are records of mammoths, black lines are the northern limit of humans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolly_mammoth#/mediaFile:Woolly_Mammoth_Climatic_Suitability_-_Nogu

The northernmost point is just above Korea, but you know they have found fossils in the Philippines then maybe add that information to wikipedia?
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2021 10:34    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

`Hi, Rumpeltroll (any name? Troll uses to mean nothing nice in Internet, and to sign uses to be considered polite. Say me old fashioned....)

Mattias said what is already (maybe in sensu lato...) in Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_animals_of_the_Philippines

Look at this, and there is known a big elephant like (maybe a mammoth without hair...) in Philippines (Luzon to be exact..).. Teeth, if my English is not that bad, look like Mattias said a mammoth tooth...

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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2021 11:53    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Hi to everybody!
Belemnites or some other mollusks are not to be excluded. They might be elongated shells as well!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2021 01:29    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Mathias wrote:
Why is that impossible? Would mammoth fossils perish in the soil?
On the northern Island Luzon they found mammoth fossils.
Mathias


I doubt the mammoth fossils from Luzon. The southernmost real mammoth fossils were obviously found in Shandong province in China.
See: Takahashi, Wei et al. (2007), Quaternary Science Reviews

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277379106003398
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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2021 10:57    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

Yes, trolls have always been evil. But my name is from the word Rumpetroll, which is Norwegian for frog babies, You know the ones that look like sperm that swim around in lakes
Thanks for all the help.
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PostPosted: Jan 30, 2021 11:37    Post subject: Re: What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil?  

The name around here for those are 'tadpoles".
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