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Fossil? found in South Dublin, Ireland near the Whitechurch Stream, any idea what it is, a tooth or perhaps a carved tool of some kind?

 

 

Fossil 01.jpg

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Vieira

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Can you post some better pictures? from other angles...

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edgeshift

Yes I’ll take a few more pictures tonight and add them to the post. 

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Fossildude19

Cropped and brightened:

 

5b1ea03666828_Fossil01.jpg.74679ec334c594c26b930203c25aaa00.jpg

 

I don't believe this is a tooth or claw. :unsure: 

 

Better, more detailed, pictures from additional sides may tell us more. 

 

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

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Max-fossils

Welcome to The Fossil Forum!

 

It is not a tooth of any kind: there are no signs of enamel on it. 

And although I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I'm afraid to say that, even from this blurry picture, it seems like you have just picked up a concretion: a stone. (As in a non-fossil stone)

But brighter and better pictures might help to prove my second point wrong. 

 

I do have good news: if this thing was found in Dublin, even if it isn't a fossil, here is a way for you to find cool fossils by yourself. There is a location just north of Dublin called Malahide, where you can find fossils of corals, brachiopods and crinoids about 350 million years old!

https://english.fossiel.net/sites/fossil_site.php?plaats=97

If you find anything, make sure that you make a trip report of your hunt there and your findings in the "Fossil Hunting Trips" thread on this forum ;) 

 

Good luck!

 

Max

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Plax

badly worn and compressed horn coral? Better pics needed of course.

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edgeshift

Additional Photos Attached

Fossil 02.jpg

Fossil 03.jpg

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edgeshift

More photos...

Fossil 04.jpg

Fossil 05.jpg

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edgeshift

Thanks for all the replies, further photos uploaded.

 

Thanks Max for suggesting Malahide, I'll have a hunt around the next time I'm over there.

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westcoast

Just one of those curiously shaped rocks we all find and pick up from time to time. The last set of images clearly show it is not a horn coral which was my  first thought. The natural history museum in Dublin is another good place to find fossils.

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edgeshift

Thanks All, I'll keep on hunting. ;)

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