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#1 baggeh

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

Hi everyone I'm new so hello!

I found a ball shaped object in flint with my young son and we were both curious as to what it could be.

It is round, came out in one piece when I hit the flint with a hammer and it has uniform hexagonal shapes across the top with rows of indentations. I hope the image is OK? Of not I can get more..

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

 

This is a sea urchin Echinocorys from the upper cretaceous.

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Welcome to the forum,  wow I wish my first find was so awesome.  

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

Araucaria1959 is correct. It would have originated from the Upper Chalk once apon a time. Nice find.

 

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#5 baggeh

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

Well thank you all for your speedy replies.. A sea urchin? How interesting and my son will be so pleased.

What a fantastic forum! (-:

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

Very nice!


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#7 lissa318

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

Welcome to the forum and great find! :)



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