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Pyrites fossil

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D.R. Johnson

Can anyone identify this? I found it a few years ago on either Lyme Regis or Charmouth Beach, England. I believe it is preserved in pyrite and it is very smooth and symmetrical. I've asked others before but as of yet no one has identified it? I wondered if it was something to do with an ammonite as I often find them preserved in pyrite...

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abyssunder

Welcome to the Forum! :)
It looks like a "cat's paw" - ammonite chamber.

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D.R. Johnson
3 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

Welcome to the Forum! :)
It looks like a "cat paw" - ammonite chamber.

Thank for the welcome.

So its a chamber which has been smashed out of a large ammonite shell?

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abyssunder

Yes, it looks like that.
Also, you can see this . :)

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Tidgy's Dad

Very interesting and attractive example. :)

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D.R. Johnson
49 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

Yes, it looks like that.
Also, you can see this . :)

Thank you for the information. Nice to finally know what it is.

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D.R. Johnson
41 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very interesting and attractive example. :)

Thank you. :-)

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