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Just a Rock Formation or Animal/Plant Fossil?

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Hi folks,

 

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I found this in Cumbria (Lake District), UK. The rock is a type of slate but not as flakey. It breaks up quite easily and usually has fractures running through it which can be prised open with a bit of effort.

 

I'm not sure what I'm really looking at to be honest as it maybe a fossil or it maybe an artifact from splitting.

 

Thank you for looking and hope to hear your thoughts.

 

Ant

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WhodamanHD

It’s probably from the Ordovician and I think it’s a fossil, perhaps a bryozoan Of  some sort

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

 

A more precise location may help. 

There are Carboniferous aged exposures, as well as Silurian and Ordovician in the Lake District


If from the Carboniferous, I would venture a guess at some sort of Annularia, or Asterophyllites.  

 

If Ordovician or Silurian, I would go with a trace fossil, perhaps something akin to Asterosoma.

 

I'm leaning towards plant here, however. 

Regards,

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WhodamanHD

Here is a bedrock geologic map, the light green color near aspatria is Carboniferous, the similar color to the south is Silurian and the dark green in the middle is Ordovician. Which one did you find this in? I first though annularia as well but seems a bit off to me.

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cookertron
5 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

A more precise location may help.

Thanks for your help guys I'll research your suggests. This is the approximate location of the find (Google Maps)... Click Me

 

Ant

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