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Jan 24, 2014 5:15 PM

Can anyone ID these fossils?

Hi.  These come from Ossett, West Yorkshire, UK and they are Carboniferous age (they come from both clays and semi sandstones.)

 

 

 

1: lepidodendron root? (Found in Semi sandstone)

 

2: fossil bone? (looks like it has bone marrow (found in clay.)

 

 

3: probably just a rock, but I don't really know (found in Clay.)

 

 

4: plant fossil or maybe fish tooth bar? (Found in Clay.)

 

 

5: wood, but it is very light (could this suggest it's ice age or could it be carboniferous but the fossilisation process has happened very slowly (looks to be a sub fossil (found in Semi sandstone.)

 

 

Any IDs would be appriciated

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    Jan 24, 2014 9:36 PM (in response to Dan)
    Re: Can anyone ID these fossils?

    Hi Dan

    The only one I have any idea on is the third image, it looks like a wallnut, so could it be the inside of a  fossilised 'Trig' nut?

    Very nice finds, well done.

     

    Tabfish

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        Jan 24, 2014 9:53 PM (in response to Dan)
        Re: Can anyone ID these fossils?

        I agree Dan, what do you think Mike?

         

        Tabfish

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          Jan 25, 2014 8:23 AM (in response to Tabfish)
          Re: Can anyone ID these fossils?

          Dan,

           

          1: lepidodendron root? (Found in Semi sandstone)

          -- Agreed, nice.

           

          2: fossil bone? (looks like it has bone marrow (found in clay.)

          -- I think fossil plant stem more likely - I think those look like long vascular bundles. But I am not confident; there is not enough to go on, really.

           

          3: probably just a rock, but I don't really know (found in Clay.)

          -- Trig' nut quite possible, but might be nothing.

           

          4: plant fossil or maybe fish tooth bar? (Found in Clay.)

          -- I would favour plant fossil, eg. a fragment of Calamites.

           

          5: wood, but it is very light (could this suggest it's ice age or could it be carboniferous but the fossilisation process has happened very slowly (looks to be a sub fossil (found in Semi sandstone.)

          -- Subfossil wood, I would think, if it is that light.

           

          Mike

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