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?
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.
Hi Tab and thanks for the input. I'd dread taking a hammer to it lol I've scoured the stream bed many many times, but this was a first for me and I doubt I'm going to be lucky enough to find another any time soon, that I could use a tester. It's completely spherical and fits very snugly in the palm of your hand but is very weighty too. I'll have another scout about over the next week or so. All the best and great photos btw