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Jul 2, 2014 7:36 PM

Fossil, Water-Worn Stone or Man-made?

Hi all - I was walking my dog yesterday and took him paddling in a stream which runs through our very low lying valley, in Suffolk and picked up these two items.  One I knew was a Belemnite but the other has me intrigued.  It was really out of place amongst the other stones and pebbles which make-up the river bed, due to its shape, uniformity and slightly ovoid look.  Any clues anyone?

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    Jul 2, 2014 8:30 PM (in response to soulboy65)
    Re: Fossil, Water-Worn Stone or Man-made?

    Hi Soulboy, interesting find.

    I am not saying do as I would - because this specimen is obviously the only one you have found like it but if I had found it on the Holderness coast I would have given it a 'tap' with my geo hammer to see if anything was inside.

    I take it - it is not flat?

    On the Holderness stones of this shape occasionally contain a fossil, but what I would suggest to you is try to find another one and try to split the 'worst one' if you know what I meen.

    I have collected similar sized nodules at Port Mulgrave near Whitby that contain small lobsters.

    Hope it's ok as I have attached some images of nodules and there contents from the Holderness coast.



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