Dinosaur bone? Yup, that’s right. You can tell by it’s unique surface texture pattern. What you are seeing is the cell structure of the bone marrow. Dinosaur bone is common at the gem shows, if you know where to look. The old time rock hounds love the stuff, and so do I. I had a guy explain to me once that you can tell if the dinosaur was a carnivore or an herbivore by looking at the cell structure. If the cells are more defined and closed, then the animal ate a lot of protein. If the cells are more open, then the animal was probably vegetarian. But who knows if this is true?
In the specimen above, the cells are pretty well defined, so I guess carnivore.
Gem quality dinosaur bone can be found in a variety of colors. Coloration depends on the mineral content of the environment while fossilization was occurring. Red is most common and reflects the presence of iron. The pink in the above specimen is pretty rare. I have also seen blues, purples, white, orange, green, black and lots of brown.
Energetically speaking, all fossils can help one to release old paradigms and belief systems that are no longer serving, and to be open to new ways of perceiving and being in the world.