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The Secret Life of Rocks


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These pictures of minerallized soft-tissue are salt-brined and preserved from the mesozoic sediments. They are table scraps from dinosaur feeding activity. These rocks and stones are the same we buy to decorate our yards. Beach pebbles and river rocks also were once creation .

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  • To read the continuing story of The previous life of most all beach pebbles, river rocks, agates,geodes and other 3-d formed rocks and stones go to my blog on Dinosaur Home:, My Forensic Paleo Biology blog can be googled.
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  • This is another example of little known fossilization nomenclature; Paleontologists distinguish two kinds. Concentration lagerstätten are deposits with a peculiar abundance of broken-up hard parts, such as a bone bed. These are interesting, but it is the second variety--called conservation lagerstätten--that I would like to focus on. These include some of the world's most extraordinary fossil deposits, and it is the exceptional quality of preservation of the fossilized organisms, especially their soft parts, that sets them apart. I, of course, believe the latter is the most common and abundant, and the most overlooked through-out time. Workers at fish markets are in the best position to appreciate the significance of lagerstätten. Without salt or refrigeration, decay sets in very quickly on a dead fish. Modern varieties of the small, herring-like fossilized fish from Wyoming's Green River Formation, for example, rot in a period of days or weeks. Yet somehow they got pickled by the billions in this world-famous lagerstätten. Either they were rapidly buried in mud or else they got exposed to some unusual oxygen-deprived and/or saline environment soon after death, in order for these fossil fish to be preserved.
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  • As we all know the dinos left us coprolites, which seem to be very common, even sold on E Bay daily. These coprolites are composed of plant and animal tissues. For some reason there is a disconnect when one talks about preserved soft-tissue, and the eager geologist will scoff at such notions, not to mention the well educated, opinionated folks that also have a problem with the concept. Apparently, do to lack of understanding, mankind has missed this fabulous and fantastic realization. I can attribute this discovery to the study of Biology Anatomy and Art, otherwise this phenomenon may have gone unnoticed for millennium. Ten years now, I have been sleeping and eating with these rocks and have not been able to pass the ball to the academia, meanwhile they are still teaching the wrong stuff in school, what a pity.
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  • Since this presentation was uploaded in Power Point I haven't been able to add any content, so I will start to comment regularly and bring the latest mind blowing discoveries to light. My U tube channel will illustrate what I am going to tell you now. Did you know that the predatory dinosaurs butchered their prey? Yes, there are multiple locations that have identical remains that show that the claws were used exclusively to render the prey. The hyde was to thick and tough to risk tooth damage, anyway, all the meat- eaters were hard wired with respect to the feeding habits and even right from the egg, the chicks could mimic the parents without any instructions. That's all for now, so stay tuned.
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The Secret Life of Rocks

  1. 1. The Secret Life of Rocks<br />A Discovery Made<br />by<br />Steve Culbreth<br />(650) 716 – 3377<br /><br />
  2. 2. The Secret Life of Rocks: Forensic Paleobiology Rocks and stones have always been known as minerals that broke away from a mountain by some action or force of nature, find their way to some raging river, and over time are smoothed and shaped. The composition, color and shape always intrigue people of every race and culture. We use them for our enjoyment; to just look at for personal adornment, beautify our yards, build walls, use in the building of homes, etc.However, the rocks I am talking about are tiny like a beach pebble and some are larger than the strongest man can pick up. These rocks appear to be a shape found in creation; such as a heart, eye, or some other body part. These rocks have been brought to geologists and paleontologists and, seeming to be an anomaly, labeled pseudo-fossils, mud rocks, etc. With no bones to pick at, these scientists are quick to dismiss them as nothing but rocks. For some reason this just made me more curious. The preservation of soft-tissue is thought to be a very rare occurrence, especially sixty-five million year old stuff, but, I believe I have discovered the initial mechanism for preservation.Before being buried, salt brining in hot Mesozoic seas replaced the moisture before soft burial. Neutral buoyancy kept everything three-dimensional. After being buried down deep, other minerals replace the salt. The book Mineralogy, by John Sinkankas, was the only source from which I was able to understand this process. Mineral replacement takes place under pressure and heat. Hydrothermal activity near contact areas injects heavy metals, which are known to be associated with fossils.The eyeballs have a hidden structure when raw, but show layering or banding when petrified, and look sedimentary. All of these materials are mostly partials of the whole as they were being sliced from the claws of dinosaur meat eaters. These raptors had their food in their hands and claws to the hilt but had to shed the last piece or bite their claw. These dropped pieces became mineralized soft-tissue.Some of the first rocks I collected were traced to just below the largest mercury mine in the west. Some of the stones are being quarried and cemented into the infrastructure and who knows if they are radioactive or not. Ground water contamination seems to be on the rise world wide, especially in India. Could the aggregate for the cement be high-grade arsenic ore? More profound aspects to this discovery keep surfacing as I continue to research these rocks.These same researchers and geologists who have brought the Mesozoic era to life for dinosaur lovers the world over, could benefit greatly from this new knowledge. I took geology and believed also what is still being taught in school. My major studies were in biology and art, which anatomy is a very big part.I cannot tell the whole story right here and now., however, this will suffice as an introduction.<br />
  3. 3. Four Chambered Heart with Valves. Also, the Pulmonary Artery.<br />
  4. 4. Two Hearts with Coronary Arteries. The Bottom Heart is Pure Serpentinite.<br />
  5. 5. Two Hearts. Wide Crowns are Four-Chambered.<br />Found in the Same Area with Similar Mineral Content. <br />
  6. 6. Crowns Aligned. Close-Up Shows Identical Artery Configuration.<br />
  7. 7. SerpentiniteHeart with Visible Coronaries.<br />
  8. 8. Two Small Four-Chambered Hearts. Apex Shows on the Right.<br />
  9. 9. Squid Eye<br />
  10. 10. Architeuthis Eye-Extinct Giant Squid. Structure Identical to Present Day Squid Eyes. Approximate 3-Ft.<br />
  11. 11. Dinosaur Eye. Not Sedimentary Rock.<br />
  12. 12. Eyes - Matching Identical Structure of Different Proportion. These Layers are not Visible on Raw Eyeballs. When Petrified or Pickled, Always Show Same Number of Light and Dark Layers from Iris to Optic Disc. <br />
  13. 13. Two Eyes. Clear Tissue on Top.<br />
  14. 14. Kidneys. Bottom with Peri-adrenal Fat (Yellow).<br />Identified at Stanford University (Not Documented). <br />
  15. 15. Kidneys<br />
  16. 16. A Liver.<br />
  17. 17. Dinosaur Bone (Top). Looks Like Banded Agate.<br />
  18. 18. Heart with Teeth Marks Cutting Trough Myocardium (Heart Muscle).<br />
  19. 19. Two Large Eyes.<br />Horizontal Lines Show Teeth Marks as if They Were Spun in a Lathe.<br />
  20. 20. Attempted Slices. Claw was in the Way.<br />
  21. 21. Teeth Marks. Not Water Worn. <br />
  22. 22. Teeth Marks, Again. Opportunistic Clam Lived in Large Bite.<br />
  23. 23. Claws are Cast From Hollow Rocks (Holes in Rocks are not from Boring Clams).<br />
  24. 24. Cast Claws Fit Easily in Holes.<br />
  25. 25. Only Claw-Points Fit Perfectly.<br />
  26. 26. Small Holes are from Manipulating Claw-Points.<br />
  27. 27. Top is a Two-Claw Critter. Cast Fits Only in Opposed Notch. <br />Bottom is a Three-Claw Hole and Three-Claw Scratch.<br />
  28. 28. When the Claw Pierces Completely Through Meat, Air Can Fill the Void. <br />If the Claw Does Not Go Completely Through, Only a Dimple Will Remain.<br />
  29. 29. Same as Previous Picture.<br />
  30. 30. Claws Come Together to Cleave Hunks or Roasts to Slice or Chunk.<br />
  31. 31. Small Raptor Coprolite (Feces).<br />
  32. 32. Raptor Coprolite. Note Small Chunks Cubed and Diamond Shapes.<br />
  33. 33. Large Coprolite (1’ x 8” x 5”). Note the Matching Teeth Marks Near the Center.<br />This Has all Uniform Slices Throughout.<br />
  34. 34. Small Four-Chambered Heart with Arteries Piercing Claw Spreads Arteries.<br />
  35. 35. Opposite View Shows Narrow Spreading as Claw Point is Pierced.<br />
  36. 36. Three-Chambered Hearts (Narrow Crowns). Most are Shaved Off Outer Layers. <br />Large Specimen has Most of the Myocardium Remaining.<br />
  37. 37. Four-Chambered Hearts after Hydrochloric Acid Bath. Tissue Fibers Remain with Much Detail. <br />Missing Layers were Sheared Off By Steak Knife-Like Teeth. <br />
  38. 38. Two Colorful Hearts From The Same Beach.<br />These Critters were Hard-Wired to Eat in Identical Fashion. A Global Phenomenon.<br />
  39. 39. Three Hearts Still in Cardiac Sacks.<br />The Beginning of a Circular Carving Process.<br />
  40. 40. Two Eyeballs.<br />
  41. 41. More Eyes.<br />
  42. 42. Matching Teeth Marks.<br />
  43. 43. Large Coprolites with Large Chunks and Tenderized Chunks. <br />Unlike Finely Sliced (Previously Shown) Found Near T-Rex Type Traces.<br />
  44. 44. Three-Claw Scratch. Three-Claw Hole Pattern.<br />
  45. 45. Two-Eyes with Pupil and Inner Core.<br />There are Very Few Clear Centers because of Claws.<br />
  46. 46. Last Bites from Eyes Dropped into Warm Lagoon Where They Were Buried.<br />
  47. 47. Cornea and some Iris Remain.<br />
  48. 48. Claw Marks From a Two-Claw Predator, Converge to Slice up Roasts.<br />
  49. 49. Close-Up<br />
  50. 50. Different Rock with the Same Claw Characteristics<br />
  51. 51. Convinced!<br />
  52. 52. The Ducks Head from Fossil Books. Pseudo-Fossils?<br />