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fossilised nut?


Jo Attwood

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Found this little fossil in chert/flint gravel, and heard a rattling. Upon breaking open, there was a smaller lighter coloured fossil inside, leading me to believe it is some sort of nut. 

It has what looks to be a scar at the bottom, possibly for attaching? it split neatly along the line into two parts.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

This looks like a weathered flint nodule with a sponge inside, perhaps?

 

Maybe @TqB can say more about it. 

Cropped, and brightened:

 

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I agree with Tim. It's a sponge in flint, upper Cretaceous in age.

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Thanks all of you.  I shall have to go back to my local pub garden to check for more now!

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