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MINER44

Hi,

 

new to the forum so please bear with me ! My Dad was a coal miner and he had several fossils which I “inherited” when he passed away 17 years ago. Among them is what seems to me to be a small, heavy petrified mussel (photo attached). It’s about an inch and a half across, very heavy and looks to be completely intact. I’m just after an explanation of how it cane to be and a rough idea of age ? It was found in amongst a seam of coal around 2000 feet below an estuary. Any info would be gratefully received ! Thanks 

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caldigger

You will have to give some information as to where this coal mine is for anyone to figure a date.

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MINER44

Sorry ! North Wales, UK beneath the river Dee estuary which basically separates North Wales from Merseyside. So offshore just off a town called Prestatyn. 

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MINER44

Thank you so much ! Think I’ll keep hold of it ... :tiphat:

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