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May 7, 2014 10:47 AM

Is this a fossil?

We found this stone on the beach at Whitley Bay. Is it a fossil? any one know what of?

Thanks

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    May 7, 2014 11:05 AM (in response to SusanE)
    Re: Is this a fossil?

    Susan,

     

    Yes. It is a fossil coral.

     

    Corals are one of the fossil types that Whitley Bay is known for. Have a look at this re Seaton Sluice (the N. end of the bay) - http://www.seatonsluice.ukfossils.co.uk/

     

    Mike

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        May 8, 2014 7:04 PM (in response to SusanE)
        Re: Is this a fossil?

        Very nice Susan

        Is that how you found it? If so nature has done a good job on polishing the coral.

         

        Tabfish

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            May 9, 2014 12:12 AM (in response to SusanE)
            Re: Is this a fossil?

            Hi Susan

            To put the fossil in a rock tumbler it's best to have more material of a similar density because specimens that are harder or softer will wear our at a different rate.

            I have used neutral shoe polish to bring out the features in a specimen, I warm the fossil up then rub the polish into it.

            Don't try to polish it (make it shine) until you see the result of letting the neutral shoe polish soak into the your find.

             

            Tabfish

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