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Jan 16, 2014 9:17 AM

Have I found a dinosaur egg? (with pics)

 

I recently found what looks like a fossilised dinosaur egg. I found it at the bottom of the clay cliffs in Folkestone, Kent. It is about 20cm wide, very heavy and grey/beige in colour. I was told by some German fossil hunters who were there when I found the object that it could be a dinosaur's egg. Is it possible that it could be a dinosaur egg? Are dinosaur eggs commonly found on the South East coast? Further, would such an egg be worth anything?

 

Sorry for starting a new thread with the same question but I couldn't attach photos to the existing thread.

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    Jan 16, 2014 5:05 PM (in response to dinoman)
    Re: Have I found a dinosaur egg? (with pics)

    Sorry but it isnt a dinosaur egg.  Its either a piece of sandstone or a cannonball nodule (not a fossil.) 

    It looks like sandstone, but the pictures arent clear enough.

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      Jan 16, 2014 7:50 PM (in response to Dan)
      Re: Have I found a dinosaur egg? (with pics)

      No it is not a dinosaur or any other sort of egg.

       

      It is just a somewhat rounded lump of (maybe) sandstone. These sorts of pieces can arise by accident, though stones trapped in true pot holes (in river beds and foreshores) can end-up being much rounder by dint of the particular erosion there.

       

      To be an egg, it would be much more regular and would have a distinct 'shell'.

       

      Mike

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    Jan 16, 2014 9:53 PM (in response to dinoman)
    Re: Have I found a dinosaur egg? (with pics)

    Hi Dinoman

    Very nice find.

    Unfortunately nature has thrown up something that looks like a dino egg but it's not.

    I would call it an 'erratic' worn into it's present shape by the actions of the wind direction and strength, tide size and hight, longshore drift etc.

    And were things of a similar density settle on the beach.

     

    Tabfish

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