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Fossil identification Weymouth

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Mpeckham

I found this a few years ago on a geology trip in Weymouth and never managed to ID it. It’s definitely got a shape to it and rings at each end, along with some pyrite. I would love to know if it is a bone of some sort!! I have more pictures if wanted. 

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Mpeckham

Another photo. 

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Mpeckham

Another photo 

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thelivingdead531

Hi @Mpeckham, I could be wrong, but I’m not seeing a fossil here. It looks like a suggestive piece of chert to me. Wait for some others to chime in before accepting my answer, though. Weymouth has some amazing fossils to find, definitely keep looking if you’re able to! 

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Mpeckham

Thank you very much!! Oh no!! How disappointing!! Thank you very much though. Yes I’ve found some other awesome fossils in Weymouth this is just a strange piece I never got round to looking into! 

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thelivingdead531
4 minutes ago, Mpeckham said:

Thank you very much!! Oh no!! How disappointing!! Thank you very much though. Yes I’ve found some other awesome fossils in Weymouth this is just a strange piece I never got round to looking into! 

Do wait for others to respond before becoming too disappointed, I’ve been known to be wrong before. ;) It does look very suggestive though! I can’t tell you how many things I’ve picked up and thought were fossils, many are still sitting around my house. :D

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Mpeckham

It’s ok I’m not really disappointed!! I always like imagining what I could have found. Yes us two lots of rocks, all interesting even if not fossils!!

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ynot

I agree with it being a non fossil rock. 

But it does not show any conchoidal fracture and  is too granular to be chert.

 

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thelivingdead531
36 minutes ago, ynot said:

I agree with it being a non fossil rock. 

But it does not show any conchoidal fracture and  is too granular to be chert.

 

I’m not very good at identifying different types of rock still, what do you think it is? 

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Tidgy's Dad

Limestone/ calcite nodule, i think. 

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ynot
1 hour ago, thelivingdead531 said:

what do you think it is? 

There are a lot of fine grained grey rocks.

Limestone is a good possibility, but it could be siltstone or a gneiss or several other types of rock.

It is really hard to be sure from just a picture.

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