I live on the isle of wight , it is a great place for finding fossils.
one day I was walking my dog up on the downs/hillsI came across some small ammonites and this fossil in a hard limestone which I think is lower greensand it is in a shape of a uni-corn horn with crystals inside it I have been looking for something like it but no luck can
you help me identify this please, marc
One of the little ammonites in my bonsai tree pot that i found with it, cute isn't it"
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Whereabouts in the Isle of Wight did you find it? Could you post photos from a few more angles and use a scale please?
It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks the rock could be Chalk to me. If so, it looks like an uncoiled heteromorph ammonite. Turrilites scheuchzerianus looks quite like it.
Thankyou for your response, I found this fossil on ventnor downs about 650 feet above sea level in a crater made from a ww2 bomber plane 1943,
The base width measures 2" and the length from base to the forth incomplete spiral measures 3-1/2 " hope this helps.
Have you seen many of these fossils? I googled turrilites scheuchzerianus it only came up with a few results and some pictures similar to mine I had to translate them because this type of fossil is found in France, looking forward to leaning more about this. Marc
The size and the locality both fit - the Ventnor Downs are formed of Chalk and three and a half inches is spot on for the part you have (although complete specimens can be over 7 inches long and look more elongated). So my ID is Turrilites scheuchzerianus.
Hi, I know this is a little late, but ...
, just thought I'd add that the small ammonite under the bonsai looks like a Schloenbachia varians