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shoompy
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24 September 2021 10:09 pm

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Does anyone know what this is?

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aussiefarmer
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24 September 2021 10:30 pm

Whale snot


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

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Deepseeker
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24 September 2021 10:34 pm

Ambergris? Sap? I guess where it was found would be a good clue.


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shoompy
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24 September 2021 10:41 pm

Deepseeker wrote:

Ambergris? Sap? I guess where it was found would be a good clue.

I'm not sure where it was found I've had it since I was a kid

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Harald Hardrada
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24 September 2021 10:50 pm

coprolite

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shoompy
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25 September 2021 01:20 am

Do you know if it's worth much? I read somewhere that Ambergris fossils are pretty common

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silver
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25 September 2021 01:20 pm

Well it's definitely a keepsake since you've had it a little while now big_smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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26 September 2021 08:47 am

shoompy wrote:

Do you know if it's worth much? I read somewhere that Ambergris fossils are pretty common

Under Australian Law Ambergris is considered to be a Whale product, and as whacky as it may sound, collecting, keeping, selling etc is governed by a whole raft of rules and regulations of our glorious nanny state. Apparently it is used in many of the high-end perfumes of the world, and is sought after by well-paying perfume manufacturers. Occasionally you see news stories of huge lumps of it that somebody has found on a beach somewhere in the world, go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. A quick google search finds prices mentioned ranging from US$50,000 per kilo upwards.

Until a few years ago it was a mystery to the scientific world, until someone realized that for centuries people had been dabbing perfumes on their faces made from Whale vomit. Once it was realized that the best stuff was from Sperm Whales it became highly regulated. You know how it goes, Licenses, Fees, Regulations and Prohibitions etc.


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HeXa
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26 September 2021 09:30 am

looks like a small Thunderegg to me

(I've seen plenty of those... not much whale vomit where I live big_smile )

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