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Jun 3, 2014 8:56 AM

Fossil found on the beach in Bude - seed?

Hi all,

I found this on a beach in Bude, North Cornwall last week. Its shape is very regular and looks like a seed, does anyone know what it might be?

Cheers,

Sophie

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    Jun 3, 2014 9:55 AM (in response to SRendina)
    Re: Fossil found on the beach in Bude - seed?

    Sophie,

     

    Things like this are usually either seeds or concretions.

    If it is a seed it may have some characters identifying it as such. So please look at the pointed ends: do you see any sign of a scar where the stem or stigma might have been attached? Also see if there is any sort of seam. Such seams might be one (going right round), three, or more; they would go from end-to-end.

    If it does not have any of that, it is ambiguous: it could be a concretion, but it could still be a seed (sometimes the details are absent).

     

    In any case, please take some more photos, showing it from the ends and all round. Maybe I can see something you can't, due to experience.

     

    Mike

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