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Fossils in Wren's Nest

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susUrsus

Hi.  I visited Wren's Nest, Dudley, UK last summer.  Just wonder if the fossils shown in the photos were corals or sponges.   They were not uncommon but both were possibly damaged by diggers who attempted to excavate them.  My apology the subject was a bit out of focus.

 

Thanks.

 

KS

wrens nest 1.jpg

wrens nest 2.jpg

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Rockwood

Best I can tell, it looks like tabulate coral, maybe a favositid.

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FossilDAWG

We need some idea of the size.  There are some colonial corals that could look like that.

I thought digging was not allowed, only picking up loose fossils, of which there are a lot.

 

Don

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susUrsus

Thanks both.  The round one int the first photo was about 10 cm across.

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TqB

As @Rockwood says, the second one and probably the first are favositids, likely to be actually Favosites sp.

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Rockwood
1 minute ago, TqB said:

As @Rockwood says, the second one and probably the first are favositids, likely to be actually Favosites sp.

Context leads you so far out on that limb ? :)

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TqB
10 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Context leads you so far out on that limb ? :)

I think so - knowing the coral fauna there quite well and it's usually the commonest! The photo's not really clear enough for the first one though :)

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Mark Kmiecik
13 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Context leads you so far out on that limb ? :)

Cruel. Funny, but cruel. :heartylaugh:

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Rockwood
26 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Cruel. Funny, but cruel. :heartylaugh:

Just saw cracks in the foundation. Someone has to keep these 'beginners' in line. ;)

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