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  1. Hi to Forum members; I am an amateur rock collector who likes to look for fossils. For the most part I have not found anything fantastic but I am hopeful. I kindly request any information and or comments about a recent flint specimen from my back garden in Ipswich, Tuddenham Road. I have other photos of the flint that show unusual structures. On those photos, I used my photo app to adjust the exposure to get more fine detail. If it will help, I would gladly share. Also from my back garden, I found a petrified seed/pod/nut shell. Can someone help me identify what it is. May thanks! Munchy2
  2. Cretaceous marine thing?

    This came from the beach at Dumpton Gap in Kent. The site is mostly cretaceous chalk with bands of flint and produces sea urchins but I don't know what this is. My suspicion is sponge but I may have to stand in pseudes corner with my face to the wall.
  3. A recent acquisition that I bought just because it's beautiful. Impressions of cidarids crop up quite often in Cretaceous flint but I've never been lucky enough to find one (and I live in the wrong area). Probably Temnocidaris sp., Upper Cretaceous, Santonian, Kent coast, southern England. Test fragment 13mm across
  4. Help

    Found this while working in chalk pit in Kent, can you help me identify this as this is my first fossil find, also should i chip off the white crystally covering to reveal whole fossil many thanks
  5. Picked this up on the beach today. I'm still a noob, but having lived in East Sussex for a few months I've become pretty adept at identifying our local fossils (if it isn't a sea urchin, it's a sponge), but this new thing has me stumped! Initially I thought it was some kind of coral, then on further inspection I thought maybe the top part of an ammonite (or mollusc) shell. Now I'm coming back round to thinking it might be an echinoid, but I can't explain the strut-like structures (surely not spines!?). The Details This was found on the beach near Rottingdean, East Sussex, UK. That means it is likely late Cretaceous (NB: worth noting that I have been told a good deal of the pebbles on the beach have been imported, and the local flint is typically a dark black-grey, so while I assume that most finds are cretaceous this could potentially be from... anywhere) The area is a couple of miles west of Peacehaven, home to several giant Parapuzosia ammonites, and a much richer seam of google hits / background information Photo #1 Photo #02 Photo #03 Right hand side (note triangular markings): Photo #04 Left hand side - good view of the extremely fine strut like structures Finally, if anyone has any thoughts on splitting/ extraction / prep, they would also be gratefully received!
  6. Marine Fossils in Flint

    Hi to all you fossil guys, I’ve been dealing in and collecting antique microscope slides for many years, so I am familiar with viewing micro fossils and and fossil sections under the microscope, but the specimens on the slide seen in the attached image were a real eye-opener to me. I had no idea such incredible three-dimensional detail could be preserved, amber-like, in flint. My question is, is this type of preservation is common? The slide is the standard 3”x1” size. A location for the specimen is sadly lacking, but certainly somewhere in the UK. I look forward to understanding these little fossils in more detail. Thanks, Peter
  7. Flint fossil ID

    Hi, am totally new to fossils but came across this in the corner of a farm field in Surrey, England, UK. Was wondering if anyone could ID it for me? Thanks!
  8. I am not sure if this is authentic but I picked it up with a large lot of fossils. How do I find out?
  9. Imprint on the stone

    Please help identify the animal / plant imprint. Stone - flint, the territory where it was found - was once the Sarmatian Sea. The imprint is like a starfish, but there is doubt
  10. does anyone know what these verts are

    wondering what animal these are from as they are quite large (9-11cm for the b g one and 6-7cm for the smaller one)
  11. Fossil tooth?!

    Found in my garden in South Lincolnshire, UK. Not even sure its a fossil? 13cm long, 4cm high at the highest point. Seems rounded tooth shape but been 'knocked off' revealing smooth flint like internal structure
  12. I would like to better understand conchoidal fracturing of chert/flint. I have many pieces where the fracturing is obviously conchoidal, but some others where this isn't obvious. I'll post photos in hopes that knowledgeable folks can point out circular characteristics that I'm not seeing. In this first one I can see small conchoidal divots. It's the larger seemingly straight(long lines) fractures where I don't see conchoidal characteristics.
  13. Possible brachiopod

    Not looking for a full ID, but needing some help. My nephew brought me this piece of gravel containing some flint he found in his driveway, and it looks like on the bottom is a tiny bit of a brachiopod fossil, but I’m not 100% so I wanted to get an opinion here before I told him. Eastern Kentucky region, driveway gravel so I’m not sure of the age/strata or even where it was quarried. Thanks for your time.
  14. Talpina?

    Flint from southern Poland. Parking lot gravel, age unknown. Would you say it's Talpina?
  15. wood?

    I thought it to be a wood, but was told it's rather a sponge or coral. What do you think? Can you identify the form-genus of the plant if it is one? I found this flint specimen in a parking lot gravel in southern Poland, therefore I'm not sure of the age. There are some other flints there, with possibly a late Late Cretaceous - early Early Paleogene fauna, while nearby outcroups are of late Middle to early Late Jurassic with flints, early Late Cretaceous with cherts and Miocene without silifications. Fossil wood in Poland preserved as a flint, found on secondary deposits, is often of Miocene age.
  16. I am asking for identification

    Stone from Poland weight 1.6 kg / 3.5 lb. Picture 5 internal structure
  17. Is this flint anything of interest?

    Hi, I'm new to this, so I'm not sure if I have the right tags or I'm in the right forum. If I'm not please point me in the right direction My children and I found a bit of flint on our local beach. It has some odd markings on it and we were wondering if it could be a fossil of some kind? Can anyone help please? Thanks
  18. During april i and a friend had the oportunity to spend a few days hunting in cretaceous of Normandy, hunting for echinoids. Day one : We drove from brittany through Le Havre to Saint Jouin de Bruneval and Antifer Cape. (3 hours and a half) We let the car on the beach parking lot and hiked south on the peeble shore looking for fossils in the boulders on the beach. The cliff is cenomanian with a bit of albian at the bottom. You have to look carefully on rocks surface for the familliar spherical shape. I found about 20 urchins but thats about it. No shark tooth, just a poorly preserved ammonite (mantelliceras) and a few rhynchonellas At some point we noticed tide was coming back faster than expected, most likely because of the wind pushing the water back. We had to quicken the pace, and made our way through the slippery covered with algae rocks. We finally managed our way back to the car and took the road to Fécamp where we had booked an hotel for the next 2 nights. some finds of the day : Crassiholaster subglobosus : Crassiholaster subglobosus : Cyclothyris difformis : See the all hunt gallery here http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/album/2849-haute-normandie-april-2018/ or on my flickr : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmiwWft6
  19. Micraster decipiens - 6

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  20. Micraster decipiens - 5

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  21. Micraster decipiens - 4

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  22. Micraster decipiens - 3

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  23. Micraster decipiens - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  24. Micraster decipiens - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  25. Kingena elegans group

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Kingena elegans : a cretaceous brachiopod from Senneville sur Fécamp
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