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scottmarsland

Hi experts, my daughter is going through a Dinosaur phase so i took her to Kingsbarns beach in fife, Scotland to hunt for fossils. Alas we did not find a an intact tyrannosaurus or a complete fish fossil, however we did pick up a couple of potentially interesting rocks. I would be most grateful if you could advise what they are. The first one (2 photos) we hope might be a tooth and the 2nd possibly a fern root (i did a wee google,). Thanking you in advance for your time and knowledge, the forum is a wonderful resource, thanks for sharing, regards Scott.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Only got 2 pictures, and they do not look like any fossil.

I think it is a cryptocrystalline quartz nodule. 

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Innocentx

The forum IS a wonderful resource and now that you're here, welcome to it. :)

Your first rock has what looks like fossil bits on the end. If these are fossil bits which are embedded, then you don't have a bone or tooth. @ynot can probably tell you the nature of this stone. Is reddish it's natural color or product of photography?

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Innocentx

@ynot. LOL :D You're fast!

 

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ynot
1 minute ago, Innocentx said:

@ynot. LOL :D You're fast!

 

No, just psychic. I knew You were going to tag Me.:hearty-laugh:

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scottmarsland

Wow, thank you for such quick, honest and insightful reply's. The rock above indeed does show signs of a red hue when held in natural light. Please see below the rock that i think might be part of a root of a fern tree (i could not upload earlier due to image size). The area we went fossil hunting is i believe known for containing plant fossils.

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ynot
3 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

like some of the more compacted sandstone pebbles, very close to quartzite. 

That would explain the conchoidal fractures I see.:D

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scottmarsland

Thanks folks, i genuinely appreciate you reviewing our, no doubt mundane fossil`s and taking the time to reply and educate me. Below are our the last couple of finds. One is some form of worm, i think and the other a couple of rocks that contain, again, im guessing deformed shells (crustaceans) my is thinking due to pressure/weight the shells shape is deformed/compacted?? All in all we had a great day out that has sparked an interest in the subject and a thirst for knowledge from my daughter which i am keen to encourage. I note the reply`s are from Morocco and USA and yet you have a knowledge of a small Beach in Kingsbarns Scotland, which is very impressive. 

Thanks again for reviewing our pictures and bid you a good night.

Ynot

Innocentx

Tidgy`s dad

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ynot

Look like lots of shell bits in siltstone.

Better pictures of all sides may reveal something identifiable.

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