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Oct 26, 2013 4:24 PM

Fossilised or not fossilised?

Is this nut fossilised?  I sent a previous discusion, but you couldn't tell if it was fossilised so here I am showing a microscope image instead. I found it in Ossett, West Yorkshire, UK, and if it's a fossil it's carboniferous in age.  I would appriciate an answer on this one.

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    Oct 26, 2013 9:59 PM (in response to Dan)
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    Looks fossilised Dan.

     

    Tabfish

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        Oct 27, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to Dan)
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        Don't know a lot about fossil nut's Dan because we do not usually find them were we normally collect but I have something in my collection that looks like one, I will take an image of it and maybe you could id for me?

        It has actually been preserved splitting open slightly and is about 2cm in length.

        The nearest thing to finding old fossil nuts is on the Holderness in the peat beds that are occasionaly exposed when the sand has been moved, usually at low water.

        These beds and most of the contents have been RCD at 2,000yo.

         

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    Oct 28, 2013 10:49 PM (in response to Dan)
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    hey nice find dan and tabfish could you two please try and help identify the bone which i found in smithy brook

     

    thanks

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      Oct 29, 2013 8:52 PM (in response to tjharte)
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      Hi tjharte

      Have you thought about joining you local geological society? or taking your specimens along to an open day.

      An archaeologist also may give a very good answer, is there a 'dig' near you?

       

      Tabfish

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