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Silsbyge

Found on a river bed in Sussex, south coast of England. No idea what it is. Any ideas ? Thanks 

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Rockwood

Pottery ?

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ynot

A cracked up mudstone.

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Mark Kmiecik

I have no idea how big/small it is. The cracks' general shape does suggest clay.

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Silsbyge

It's quite small maybe an inch and a half by and inch. And very light. Also the colour is more creamy than it appears in the picture 

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Mark Kmiecik
24 minutes ago, Silsbyge said:

It's quite small maybe an inch and a half by and inch. And very light. Also the colour is more creamy than it appears in the picture 

I see no grain at all when I enlarge the photos you've provided, which leads me to think that it may be a man-made substance that is not rock. It's most definitely not a fossil. How hard is it? Can you scratch it with a butter knife? To be honest, it looks like a bit of dried up chewing gum.

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Rockwood
11 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

To be honest, it looks like a bit of dried up chewing gum.

The guy who once posted a blob of paint thinks the impression is suspiciously like a chair leg. :unsure:

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ynot

I could see it as a piece of dried paint dripping.

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abyssunder

desiccation patterns?

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caldigger

I am thinking a piece of hard rubber. 

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ynot

Hold an open flame to it and see what happens.

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Rockwood
6 hours ago, ynot said:

Hold an open flame to it and see what happens.

Hope it's not plastic explosive. See episode of Gilligan's Island. :fear:

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JohnBrian
21 hours ago, ynot said:

Hold an open flame to it and see what happens.

 

14 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Hope it's not plastic explosive. See episode of Gilligan's Island. :fear:

 

Plastic explosives will just slowly burn. Not good to inhale the fumes though. You can even shoot the stuff without consequence. However, if you lit it on fire & then hit it with a hammer or shot it it might explode (or so I've been told).

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Rockwood

Son of a gun ! 

You mean there really is such a thing ?

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