Found on the field yesterday

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Found on the field yesterday

Post by kenleyboy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:43 pm

Not sure about this one being a fossil but I like the pattern within the flint which is unusual .This was found while out detecting yesterday .
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Re: Found on the field yesterday

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:13 pm

Now that is nice ::g
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Re: Found on the field yesterday

Post by Lowland » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:24 pm

Very cool-well spotted
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Re: Found on the field yesterday

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:27 pm

Like it, possibly striped flint, which had never even occurred to me, before seeing your photo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_flint
Or it could be a fossil, whichever way, unusual and something not seen before.
Well spotted and thanks for sharing ::g
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Re: Found on the field yesterday

Post by kenleyboy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Like it, possibly striped flint, which had never even occurred to me, before seeing your photo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_flint
Or it could be a fossil, whichever way, unusual and something not seen before.
Well spotted and thanks for sharing ::g
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Thanks for the link . Not heard of striped flint before but I would say this is more likely what it is rather than a fossil . It is quite striking in appearance which is why it caught my eye laying there amongst all the other bits of flint and stones which litter the surface of this field .
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Re: Found on the field yesterday

Post by Lowland » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:07 pm

Dave The Slave wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Like it, possibly striped flint, which had never even occurred to me, before seeing your photo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_flint
Or it could be a fossil, whichever way, unusual and something not seen before.
Well spotted and thanks for sharing ::g
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Cheers Dave-the polished crystal ball of it in the link is quite something.
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Re: Found on the field yesterday

Post by poly » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:09 pm

Not really sure about the striped flint hypothesis, it looks more like a partially weathered, exposed fossil. Not knowing the scale of the specimen, it might either be a partial cast of a brachiopod shell, notable Rhynchonella, or the outer whorl of an ammonite showing evidence of ribbing.
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