Found this near Thetford, Norfolk the other day - do you think this may be a shark's tooth or just flint? One of the pictures shows a cross section of where another tooth could possibly have been (but has broken off?).
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Nice find ~ well done.
It is always better to have a specimen in your hand when trying to id it but it looks like a sponge or just one of those fasinating shapes the chalk flint produces, definately not a sharks tooth though but still a good find.
Hi Tabfish, thanks so much for your reply shame it's not what we thought! I just wondered, as I have no knowledge on the subject at ALL, what is it about it that makes it not a tooth? I just wondered what particular features you'd find if it was one? All over interesting! Will keep my eyes groundward and see what else there might be!
All very* interesting, not over !
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I knew I had a similar specimen somewere and found it today in a box.
You find many objects on the beach were I collect that are made of flint, some wonderfull interesting shapes and this is one, I have looked at it under magnification and could not see any reguar shapes or paterns.
I have attached some images below.
Keep looking and lets see what you find.
it looks 99% percent flint BUT as flint is and does /did form on sea beds and does infill other fossils =echiniods shells and burrows ..... then it couldnt it also infill a shark tooth or space left by decomposed shark tooth ? ?
which is also another que
why there are sponges / shells / common etc,, in flint but ...
very few ammonites or bone or teeth ever found preserved ? Ammonites were around that time ,,, and are found in the chalk, so were fish, dinos etc.....