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May 24, 2013 3:39 PM

Fossil in a flint

Hi,

 

I work for Tarmac Marine Dredging Ltd, an aggregate dredging company based in the UK.  Our operations target sand and gravel deposits, often located in ancient river terraces and channels. 

 

One of the staff at our wharf in Bedhampton identified that the flint (pictured below), which was dredged from a licence area located west of the Isle of Wight, had a fossil within it. Please ignore the arrows, they were added by the wharf staff as a joke!

 

I was wondering if anyone could identify this fossil?  We are assuming that it is a fish but wondered if it was possible to identify a sepecies or family from the scale pattern?

 

Furthermore I wondered if it is possible to expose more of the fossil? And if so how you would go about doing it or who you could send it to?

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Ed

 

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