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Feb 26, 2014 12:42 PM

Fossil Identification Help Required

Precious Object 01.jpgNew pics attached can you please help to identify. I think it looks like a leafy sea dragon but really would like an expert opinion. Thanks

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    Feb 26, 2014 1:17 PM (in response to Seadragon)
    Re: Fossil Identification Help Required

    Your stone contains fragments of fossil seashells, either a bivalve or brachiopod. There are hundreds of species, and many of them have shells covered with ridges, and it is those ridges that give the serrated/wavy edge you see in your specimen, cut at a very oblique angle by the surface of the stone.

    The pinkish colour will probably be due to some iron in the calcite mineral that now comprises the fossils.

     

    But a 'sea dragon' sounds much more fairytale-ish.

     

    Mike

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