Can anyone advise me about this strange rock I found on the coast of Northumberland. It seems amazingly heavy for its size. It's smooth with shiny pebbly bits in it, and the inside seems to be of a different metallic-type, dark-coloured rock which appears to have been molten. Do you think it's natural or manmade?
Thank you so much for answering my question. I will probably never know what it is or who made it, but it will be added to my collection of 'oddities' collected from around the world!
Could be a burrow infill ! and if the last update for the operating system had not changes the settings on my computer I would show some images of similar specimens from the Holderness coast.
I really must go to bed...
I just re-read your original post, Lynn. The last bit where you wrote 'Do you think it's natural or manmade?'
I read as 'Do you think it's natural or marmalade?' !
Made me smile!
That's funny! Mind you, it does sort of resemble Golden Shred. Other suggestions I've received are that it is a fossilised dinosaur dropping, dinosaur brain (but I think it's way too large for that!). My husband thinks it's a fossilised scoop of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. None of these suggestions really further my knowledge - but it's nice to have some feedback nonetheless.
Nice intruging find.
Lost all of my images on my i mac thankfully i had them backed up.
We come across similar specimens on the Holderness coast from time to time, hope it's ok to show you one I found recently.
That's amazing. The surface detail looks almost identical to my rock (except for the colouration), even down to the slight sheen. Is your specimen unusually heavy for its size too? After your last post I went online and looked at images of burrow infill and there are definite similarities.
I'm visiting the Natural History/Geological Museum next Friday and will no doubt be spending a lot of time looking at the rocks.
You won't be dissapointed with the NHM, very family orentated and 'hands on' a great day out.
Took the grandson a couple of months ago for the first time (and his dad) and had a fantastic day to say the least.
I have attached a couple of images, I hope it's ok.
First - standing in the que waiting to go in.
Second holding a massive shell.
Many thanks for the photos. Your grandson seems to be having a great time! I haven't visited the NHM/Geological Museum for a couple of decades but can remember spending most of my time drooling over the fossils and crystals. I'm really looking forward to returning next week and have a ticket booked for the Mammoth Exhibition too.