Geology rocks!

I went scavenging on my friends property - up near Devil's Den state park, here in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. I found a nice amount of tumbling stones, for the next run in the Lortone. I also collected some really interesting samples of, what I think are, beautiful oddities. As school has not started yet (one more week!!! ONLY ONE MORE! YES! Sweet lovin' Dobbs!) I don't want to bother my professors with simple identification requests. Not a good way to start the year. The sand/siltstone with the inclusion is easy. It is the "dried mud" rucks that I am interested in. Perhaps that is exactly what they are - but there are minerals within the cracks. Did they infiltrate the dried mud as more sediment was deposited? Probably. BUT MAYBE NOT.

Here are some pictures - not the best, (I was using a 50mm lens in a poorly lit apartment.)











Comments

  1. Geology does rock! good job on those finds!

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  2. Nice fossils!! I'd like to find some some day. :D

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  3. Last one was the better in my opinion. It looked like crocodile skin. very cool :)

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  4. wow, those are interesting. I like the one rock embedded in the other.

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  5. I love collecting oddities. I have a rock that is a perfect triangle that I found when I was a kid :)

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  6. why does the 6th & 7th picture remind me of pizza? oO
    Maybe i should go and eat something
    great pictures :D

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  7. Like the last one, looks like some kind of reptile skin

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  8. Nice rocks! My little brother collects rocks and he really liked the pictures.

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  9. Geology isn't my thing, but I have to admit that some of those rocks do look pretty.

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  10. Oh god, I can't stop laughing at that pun in the topic. It's so terribad that it's funny.

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  11. I used to find arrow heads out in the country all the time, cool stuff

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  12. good luck with the college start!
    I like the last one, you should add some history , don't you think so?

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  13. i like the last one, its like a turtle

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  14. Those rocks look pretty cool. Kinda scaley. If I were a 5 year old kid, I'd imagine them as Dragon Scales =D

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  15. I've heard stories of kids finding an "ordinary" rock and it turned out to be a fossil.

    Maybe you'll get lucky like them too. :P

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  16. Cool stuff man. Also, I see what you did there.

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  17. @lolmudkipz101 My first thought was dragon or dinosaur scales too!

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  18. Sweet fossils!

    Check out my blog at artofthefighter.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm curious to find out what they are, tell us if you find out.

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  20. I never really was interested in rocks and geology... but this is an interesting find!

    keep up the good work mate

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  21. I teach a bit of geology (basic geololgy) to 11-16 year olds. I love it!
    People think I am VERY SPECIAL for liking rocks.... I say don't judge me on my soft spot for stones!

    Lovely photos.

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  22. wow, awesome fossils. the last three pics look like a turtle's shell. cool!

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  23. Another Geology blog? Nice! Environmental Geology major here!

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