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My family found this in Runswick Bay, near Whitby (Yorkshire coast, UK). Is this a fossil? We'd love to know more about it. Thanks! 

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Infilled burrows in sandstone, I think.

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As @Tidgy's Dad said, infilled burrows. These are considered trace fossils, the study of which is called Ichnology. These type fossils are some of my favorites.:)

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Those are pretty cool! Good photos. I'm kind of curious about what the infill might be made of...as the exterior of the structures seem to be very fine grained and smooth and in some cases whitish in color and the matrix around seems to be a little coarser. Can you take a picture to show what the side view/end/interior of the tubes looks like...wondering if there is any crystalline structure visible?5b95dbc120cc0_Unknowntubesburrows.thumb.jpg.d9114ff44d96fe3423b6954fd17e62ec.jpg

 

Thanks. Regards, Chris 

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12 hours ago, Plantguy said:

Can you take a picture to show what the side view/end/interior of the tubes looks like

Good idea!

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