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Found a miocene fossil at a quarry...

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JavierMS

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Greetings. I am a newbie inside the world of fossil hunting and I would be very happy if someone could help me to identify this broken fossil I found at a quarry. I am actually living in the Balearic Islands were is possible to find fossils from the devonian to the miocene and the one I found is lying at the lower level of a coast quarry in the island of Menorca. This area of the island was formed during the miocene and is full of bivalve fossils like pleistocene Pecten. The fossil I have found looks like a robuste bone which is about 16 cm (6,3 inch) long and which you can see at the picture I have attached here, thank you very much in advance.

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jpc

Hi and welcome.  How big is it? Looks like a broken sand dollar from the picture.

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Al Dente

 I agree, probably Clypeaster.

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Vieira

It's a echinoid fragment, I agree probably a Clypeaster or a Scutella...

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JavierMS

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Thank you very much for your help. Yes it is probably a Clypeaster Marginatus like the one you can see in this picture, which is a rare type of Clypeaster... The one I found is just a fragment but I have seen more on the stone surface so I will try to patiently extract them with chisel and hammer. Thank you very much again.

 

 

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MOROPUS

Clypeaster edge. If there is one, should be more. Good find! Whole Clypes are really difficult to find. Most of them are broken

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abyssunder

Too thick for Scutella but proper to Clypeaster. :)

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