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Some kind of foot?

gerald van dijk

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I found this at Charmouth beach, UK. It does look like some kind of foot to me. Any idea?

Gerald, The Netherlands





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It's not a foot, just a strangely shaped rock. A foot would have bones that have the shapes and textures of bone fossils minus the soft tissue which rots or is eaten and very, very seldom fossilized.





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Looks like a nodule of some sort, with some iron stained matrix clinging on to it.

Not a fossilized foot.

Pretty neat mimic, but not a fossil.


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Plant material has been found preserved in bog iron that looks a little like this. Ironstone if famous for forming shapes that are just weird shapes though. 

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