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Hi helpful people

 

I'm not a fossil hunter but I found a really intriguing looking stone while fishing some time ago.

The dug out pattern on one side puts me in mind of seeds in a pod.

Pretty sure someone here will know what it is fossil or not.

 

Found in the UK on a gravel pit.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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FranzBernhard

Welcome to TFF from Austria!

 

No idea, what this is (besides some kind of fossil). I just like to say, an intriguing specimen. Thanks for sharing.

 

Franz Bernhard

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Fossildude19
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Tidgy's Dad

Some sort of sponge in flint, perhaps?

Whereabouts in the UK, please? 

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Thanks for the replies so far.

 

This is from southern England, near Colchester.

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I agree it's a sponge, an external mould in flint. An unusual angle and rather nice, possibly Hallirhoa though I don't know if the surface structure could match that. 

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FossilDAWG

That is quite a nice find!  :wub:

 

Don

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2 hours ago, TqB said:

I agree it's a sponge, an external mould in flint. An unusual angle and rather nice, possibly Hallirhoa though I don't know if the surface structure could match that. 

The surface structure reminds me of percussion marks, probably partially eroded.

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13 hours ago, abyssunder said:

The surface structure reminds me of percussion marks, probably partially eroded.

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Yes, typical of a flint beach pebble. :)

 

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Thanks for your time guys that's really interesting.

 

So if I've understood it correctly I have a piece of well eroded flint that once had a fossilised sponge in it.

Pretty cool.

 

 

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Tidgy's Dad
9 minutes ago, PKUK said:

 

So if I've understood it correctly I have a piece of well eroded flint that once had a fossilised sponge in it.

Pretty cool.

 

 

Yup, very cool.Cold.gif.ba6e9c997b13a6b4c6fac3e52e8b4f4d.gif

And a rather nice impression has been left by the sponge, it's a decent fossil. 

 

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