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Aug 29, 2013 1:55 PM

IS THIS A DINOSAUR BONE?

PLEASE COULD SOMEBODY HELP ME? I FOUND THIS, WHAT I THINK IS PART OF A FOSSILISED BONE WHILE BEACHCOMBING IN WHITBY AM I CORRECT IN MY THINKING AND IF SO ANY IDEA WHAT PART IT IS? OR WHAT IT IS? I WOULD BE REALLY GRATEFUL FOR ANY IMFO AS I AM A TOTAL NOVICE

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      Sep 5, 2013 1:44 AM (in response to YARN)
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      could be im  no expert is it rock like heavy or light

      u could polish abit see if it has bone like structure

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      Sep 5, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to YARN)
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      Brett's right - it would be necessary to see more detail, such as microstructure indicative of bone, which might be brought-out by cutting and polishing.

      As it is, the random scaly pattern could be just the result of weathering on a coating of a piece of flint.

       

      You could bring or send it to the Angela Marmont Centre where one of the experts could take a look.

       

      Mike

      PS. A matter of etiquette: may I point out that writing in CAPITALS is considered rude in internet forums, and is likely to result in your being ignored or chastised. Not my rule; that's just the way it is.

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    Sep 5, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to YARN)
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    Hi Yarn,

     

    Please bring or send this into the Angela Marmont Centre , Natural History Museum, London, so that we can have a closer look at your specimen. It may well be problematic, but we will do our best.

     

    Kind regards,

    Fiona

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      Re: IS THIS A DINOSAUR BONE?

      does look bone like albet weathered in shape and some bone does craze but its too difficult to say with out feeling it Somethings are easy to spot ... were as yours is too much in the grey without seeing ...

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        Sep 6, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to YARN)
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        Hi Yarn,

        We are pleased to return your specimen to you once it has (hopefully) been identified. No return postage required, It would be helpful if you could identify the envelope as [NATUREPLUS FORUM] so that it triggers a  link in my brain!

        Please include your email so that I can send you confirmation of receipt and your individual IAS number - this will enable you to track the progress of your specimen.

         

        Thank you for your enquiry - I shall look out for your specimen. FYI - I am on annual leave from Tuesday until Friday this week but back in action the following Monday.

        Kind regards,

        Fiona

         

        Please address to:

        Dr. Fiona Fearnhead

        Identification & Advisory Service (Earth Science)

        [NATUREPLUS FORUM]

        The Angela Marmont Centre,

        Natural History Museum

        Cromwell Road

        London SW7 5BD

        UK

        email: IAS2@nhm.ac.uk

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    Sep 9, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to YARN)
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    Hello Yarn

    Very interesting specimen! so it is a good find well done you have created a lot of interest.

    land based Dinosaur remains from Yorkshire are very rare indeed, i think there has only been 3 or 4 finds of actual fossilised bones found although you can see many footprints (trackways) in the Scarborough area.

    But in the Whitby area the fossil record is full of the remains of marine vertebrates and if you know what to look for you can usually find some bone.

    What do i think your specimen is?

    I do not know but i will take a guess at a piece of pottery! it just looks to still have some glase on the surface.

     

    Tabfish

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        Sep 11, 2013 11:00 AM (in response to YARN)
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        Hello Yarn

        A couple of images of bone blocks containing lower Jurassic upper Lias Ichthyosaur  bones and teeth, both bone blocks were found by myself on the Holderness coast were they were deposited in the boulder clay by the glaciers many thousands of years ago.

         

        Tabfish

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          Oct 14, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to Tabfish)
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          is this a process of years of searchng, expertize or are they quite common ?! i guess very rare ?!

          the lower image is amazing well prepped too !

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            Oct 16, 2013 10:40 PM (in response to brettarcher)
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            Hi Brettarcher

            When you know what to look for occasionaly you can find some bone material, I found both the specimens above but did not prep them.

            Sometimes it takes a long time to find your specimen it just depends on how often you go collecting and what you are looking for.

             

            Tabfish

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