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help to identify a stone.. held together by slag?

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Good day, I have had this stone since I was a child,30 yrs or so. I cannot be sure where it came from, though i was originally told it came from the southern White Mt. of New Hampshire. It resembles a white colored, shattered stone bound together with a hard black substance I guess to be slag, but I cannot be sure. It is 3"x2" & one area of the white stone is mildly translucent. Non-magnetic.alt text

asked Jul 12, 2013 by Baer (240 points)

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answered Jul 12, 2013 by Baer (240 points)
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Looks like a rounded, waterworn rock of conglomerate naturally cemented together

answered Jul 12, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)
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wild guess some of it looks like yellow jasper

answered Jul 12, 2013 by jacko (1,060 points)
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I agree with the idea that it looks water worn.. might either of you have a guess as to the identity of the black connecting material? If not slag, then perhaps a sedimentary mix?

answered Jul 12, 2013 by Baer (240 points)
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& thank you both for your opinions!

answered Jul 12, 2013 by Baer (240 points)
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if its conglomerate, its probably hardened sandstone. It doesn't look like slag.

answered Jul 15, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)
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I think it's Dinosaur poop. (I can't remember the scientific name. Sorry)
answered Oct 11, 2016 by anonymous
Coprolite is the name!

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