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72 Views 1 Reply Last post: Aug 9, 2018 8:11 PM by Dr T RSS
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Aug 9, 2018 7:41 AM

Identification of rock ? Fossil

On the Harbour Beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset on Sunday - came across this rock at sea edge

? Fossil or just an unusual shape.

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    Aug 9, 2018 8:11 PM (in response to Manon)
    Re: Identification of rock ? Fossil

    Hi - welcome

     

    This is a flint from the Upper Cretaceous Chalk.  The flint is part of a Trace Fossil - a crustacean burrow system made in the Chalk sea bed some 80-85 my ago.

     

    I made these displays for Charmouth Heritage Cost Centre - Lft Clk to enlargeTrace Fossils.jpg

     

    Beach pebbles A4 landscape.jpg

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