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Jul 30, 2013 4:32 PM

identification needed please

Hi all, I found this in a stream and I don't know if its real?

Any thoughts, anyone?

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    Jul 30, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to juestunde)
    Re: identification needed please

    Unless I'm very mistaken, That looks like part of an ammonite , its most likely an inner section of the very large ammonite Parapuzosia leptophylla  thats preserved in flint. Thats quite an interesting find. Its unusual but not unknown to find bits of  ammonite in flint & i have only found one bit so far in about 10 years of fossil hunting, i would love to find a complete flint specimen but i doubt i ever will.

    Anyway its a good find & It certainly looks real to me.

     

    Thanks

    Keith

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        Jul 30, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to juestunde)
        Re: identification needed please

        Well I'm sure that I'm correct but sometimes i feel its all to easy to jump in with a reply with out spending enough time making sure about what you are saying!

        But with this its something I'm familiar with , i only collect from the chalk these days & thats where yours has came from.

         

        I would realy like to see more images, you should be able to post as many as you want, have you given the photos different file names from the one thats already posted?

        Also to post photos #use the advanced editor function top right on the reply box#.

         

        Cheers

        Keith  

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    Aug 1, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to juestunde)
    Re: identification needed please

    Hello Juestunde -

    Sorry, I cannot tell what this is from the photograph. I would like to hold the specimen to see how heavy/light it is and to take a closer look under the microscope. If you post it to IAS2@nhm.ac.uk I will take a closer look at it and show it to a variety of specialists to comment.

     

    Hope this helps a little,

    Fiona

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