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Jun 18, 2013 10:13 PM

Fossil with bones?

Found on Hornsea south beach.  L 90mm W 60mm D 30mm. I would love to know anything about this one.


Thanks. Ash

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    Jun 19, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to Ash)
    Re: Fossil with bones?

    Hi Ash,


    I don't think there is a fossil here.


    I think the pale bands are probably veins or primary layers (probably of white quartz grains); I can't be sure from your photos (which are good, by the way). There is a chance the pale bands originated as fossils, eg. flattish bivalve shells or bryozoan mats, and have since been recrystallized, but I think it unlikely.


    It all looks a bit strange and maybe a bit fossil-like because: a) there has been some deformation of the sediments; b) the pale veins/layers are harder than the rest so erosion has made them stand out somewhat.




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        Jun 20, 2013 6:24 AM (in response to Ash)
        Re: Fossil with bones?

        OK Ash. I think I see what you mean, and maybe I can see something that could be internal layering that would support the shell hypothesis. (The joinedness I was attributing to deformation and coincidence in how the surface of the stone intersected it.)



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