by Shallyn Blair
(Grass Valley, CA, USA)
I live in Northern California in the Sierra Foothills (Grass Valley CA). About 2.5 years ago I was cleaning up my backyard (all forest) when I came across this fossil. At first it was covered with mud and I thought it was just a rock, but after it was cleaned I noticed it was much more....
My house sits on a slope of a mountain, and part of the land had to be excavated. I am thinking it's possible that when our house was built (1989)that some fossils were disturbed.
This piece it quite heavy. Weighs about 16 lbs. Approx 9 inches tall. Would love to find out what this could have been from, obviously something very large! There must be more around my property. Any way to find out for certain?