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Found in Newcastle, Australia. Gastropod?

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FrostbyteFossils

Hello i found and removed this small fossil from the rocks in Newcastle, NSW Australia. Is it possibly a gastropod?

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caldigger

I am seeing a chunk of concretion here.

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FrostbyteFossils

Thanks for replying. It has a spiral of rounded rock and a hole underneath that looks like the entrance to a shell. Im not doubting you im just generally curious; how can you tell it is a concretion?

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Vieira

I don't see any fossil there....

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Rockwood
2 hours ago, FrostbyteFossils said:

how can you tell it is a concretion?

The texture, and the darker rind surrounding it are good indicators.

There could be a fossil in it, but a positive ID is doubtful.

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Fossildude19

Looks like a tiny bit of carbonized plant in a nodule, perhaps?

 

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FrostbyteFossils

Thanks guys. :dinosmile:

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DanKurek

Hi,

 

Unfortunately, I am not seeing any fossil here also. But if you are interested, I reccomend checking out the cliffs around Newcastle beach. Believe you can find some plant material. Mulbring Quarry is alos worth checking out.

Around 90 min from Newcastle. The site is full of bryozoa and shells. Just need to get the landowners permission first but they let anyone one. 

 

 

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FrostbyteFossils

Thanks! I shall have to do so.

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FrostbyteFossils

Do you know where i can get permission from?

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Asherar

I would also like to find out how to get permission to go to Mulbring quarry myself and my son are amateurs starting out 

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nvines

Can anyone supply me with the details of the owners of Mulbring Fossil Quarry site please

 

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