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Nov 9, 2013 10:42 AM

Fossil ID

Hi,

 

I was pulling foundation trenches in Suffolk and from around 1.5m down found the following fossil in very sandy clay. Quite an odd overall shape, stomach shape would be how I would describe it. As you can see on the "front" a main fossil shape, although to the "back" a ribbon/hour glass shape is noticable just above the 6 inches on the ruler. Is the whole piece a fossil or just a stone that ended up in that odd shape? Also if possible what are the names of the fossils within the piece?

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    Nov 9, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to davidjc)
    Re: Fossil ID

    Hello David,

     

    This is a fossil sponge preserved in a flint nodule. Because it is in flint it would be of the Late Cretaceous era, 70-90 million years old.

     

    Regards,

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