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Hi I got this from a minor who found it 3000ft down in a mine in Yorkshire UK. He thought it may be part of a tree but wasn't 100%. Can anyone help identify this? Thanks

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I think it's a stem piece of Calamites a giant horsetail from the Upper Carboniferous about 300 to 330 mya. 

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Welcome to TFF!

I agree with tidgy's dad.

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That's great Tidgy's Dad Thanks for the reply, I am googling it now and I think you are bang on :-)

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This one matches well with: Calamites undulatus

 

figure from:

 

Kidston, R., & Jongmans, W.J. 1915

A monograph of the Calamites of Western Europe. I.
Mededlingen Rijksopsporing Delfstoffen, Atlas:158 plates

 

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Hi @Nero Wolfe really nice piece you have there, I must ask however when did your friend obtain this calamites? I ask as you said is from a mine in Yorkshire.

 

Thanks Matt

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Hi Matt yes he found it in 1980 in Bevercotes Pit. He said he was sat having his lunch and it came by on the conveyor so he grabbed it. 

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Thats fine I was going to say as I'm sure the last mine closed in 2014 and with the amount of rain we have in England going into an untended mine would be a death wish. But again beautiful fossil you have there I personally love any fossilized plant life.

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