What is this thing someone found in a creek bed?


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#2

No idea what it is, but I like the idea of the subreddit. It reminds me of one of my favourite game shows from my childhood:


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#4

Hmmm - no idea. If it was iron it should be magnetic, which as far as I know, what cannon balls were made of.


#5

My bet’s on cannonball.


#6

Mid 1700’s anal bead?


#7

Unless you’re joking about snow globes. That’s verboten.


#8

You would be amazed what mysterious objects end up in Creek beds. Spotted on the Cherokee reservation in western NC while I was trout fishing.


#9

it looked so much bigger in the movie…


#10

Wait, it isn’t a vaporator?


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#12

lol…yeah heavy, not magnet, found in a creek.
i with you on guessing he found a rock. :slight_smile:


#13

Like anything, it is what it does, regardless of consensus.


#14

Thunderegg?


#15

Looks very much like an iron concretion made from iron sulfide or iron oxide which form in sediments before they are fully lithified.


#16

I don’t really know much about US artillery history, but historically cannonballs were made of stone, lead, and pretty much anything else you could think of, including wood.


#17

Found! Donald Trump’s shrivelled soul…


#18

Looks like the Iron Giant finally passed that kidney stone.


#19

Only way to be sure is to hatch it and see what comes out.


#20

It’s a creek-chocolate to put on the creek-pillow of your creekbed.