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Oct 1, 2013 3:55 PM

Question: Possible shark tooth?

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?).

 

Thanks in advance really interested to know!1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg4.jpg5.jpg

 

Message was edited by: Luko - sorry I'm new and can't find how to mark this as a question but it is!

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    Oct 5, 2013 10:12 PM (in response to Luko)
    Re: Question: Possible shark tooth?

    Hello Luko

    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.

     

    Tabfish

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        Oct 16, 2013 11:16 PM (in response to Luko)
        Re: Question: Possible shark tooth?

        Hi Luko

        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.

         

        Tabfish

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          Oct 17, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to Tabfish)
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          Hi

           

          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.....

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