turtle stone


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turtle stone:

see concretionconcretion,
mass or nodule of mineral matter, usually oval or nearly spherical in shape, and occurring in sedimentary rock. It is formed by the accumulation of mineral matter in the pore spaces of the sediment, usually around a fossil or fossil fragment acting as a nucleus.
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turtle stone

[′tərd·əl ‚stōn]
(geology)
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