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Jun 19, 2014 1:06 PM

Is this fossilised dung?

Hi there

My son and I walk the same stretch of beach in Suffolk weekly and have been finding these same rocks washed up in only only small area of the beach

We've been led to believe that they are fossilised herbivore dung just wondered if anyone could tell us if they are or what they are

TThanks alot


Phil and noah

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    Jun 19, 2014 9:19 PM (in response to Philthy101)
    Re: Is this fossilised dung?

    Hi Phil and Noah

    Some nice finds their but non of them are herbivore dung unfortunately.

    The specimen that stands out to me is the one - top left, it could be a colonial coral.

    Without them in my hand it's hard to make a judgement on what they are but - I think the most of the rest of the specimens are limestone matrix with Piddock burrowings marking the rock.

    Do you think any of them are flint?

    Hope it's ok as I have attached some images of a Lower Jurassic - Lower Lias Multi Block / death assemblance containing the ammonite Arnioceras sp, with Piddock's in place and the holes to go with them.



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