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Mar 4, 2013 7:20 AM

What type of Fossil is this?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what type of fossil this is, I think it may be a tooth . I found it in the garden when digging out the bank. I did find some ammonites in the same place as the tooth. Unfortunately I dropped it and it brock in half. It measures 4cms in length and 1cm width at the top.         100_4685.JPG                     100_4694.JPG

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    Mar 4, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to katja)
    Re: What type of Fossil is this?

    Katja,

     

    1. Please can you show us a photo of the ends - so we can see if they are circular and if they have any sort of concentric structure or rim.

     

    2. Are you saying these two pices fit together - to form a sort of double-pointed needle?

     

    Mike

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    Mar 4, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to katja)
    Re: What type of Fossil is this?

    Its the pointed tip of a belemnite guard - superstitious folk used to think these were thunderbolts

     

    It was an internal support structure in a squidlike creature - nice find for your back garden!

     

    Regards,

     

    Ryan

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