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Re: Coprolites

Ralph Miller queried the list:
> Is there a simple, reliable method for determining the presence of
> content in a section of alleged coprolite?

Powder X-ray diffraction analysis always has worked for me!
(provided no replacement has occured, there should be nice sharp peaks
for fossil hyroxy-fluor-apatite).
Take your sample to the nearest university geology department, and have
them "zap it" for you.