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Hello

 

I found this at my local beach in Dorset yesterday. I've told my 6-year old that it's a dinosaur bone but my wife is very doubtful.

 

Does anyone have any ideas to back me up? 

 

Many thanks

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Sorry, but your son is going to be disappointed. I see no sign of bone substance on this stone, although I'm not at all certain what the circular object might be.

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Thanks for the reply. The photos are both sides of the stone as the circle goes all the way through. 

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Fossildude19
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It's a piece of Cretaceous flint or chert, both occur there. I'm not sure about the hole - it could be related to a sponge or a burrow, or it could just be hole. :) (I think this stuff is too hard for modern piddock borings.)

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paramoudra

That's what it is called.

A fairly recent article in PYGS by yeomans sumarizes current knowledge on Uk ocurrences,check RE*ea*c*g*te

Note: edites AFTER the response below transpired 

edit correction of a mistake

NB.: PYGS=Proceedings Yorkshire geological Society

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2 minutes ago, doushantuo said:

paramoudra

That looks like it. Thanks

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On 1/26/2021 at 2:46 PM, doushantuo said:

paramoudra

That's what it is called.

A fairly recent article in PYGS by yeomans sumarizes current knowledge on Uk ocurrences,check RE*ea*c*g*te

Note: edites AFTER the response below transpired 

edit correction of a mistake

NB.: PYGS=Proceedings Yorkshire geological Society

The paramoudras of Jaizkibel, Spanish Basque country. 

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