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Winkle?

Post by meadowman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi, found this item purely by chance when kneeling down to pat a friends dog.

It was a pebble drive so assuming this was amongst the pebbles when first laid.

Any ideas if it is'nt a winkle.

Thanks for looking ::g
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Re: Winkle?

Post by Lowland » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:03 pm

meadowman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Hi, found this item purely by chance when kneeling down to pat a friends dog.

It was a pebble drive so assuming this was amongst the pebbles when first laid.

Any ideas if it is'nt a winkle.

Thanks for looking ::g image.jpeg
Could be a cockle? :D
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Re: Winkle?

Post by chip » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:39 pm

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Re: Winkle?

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:59 pm

It's a Cerastoderma edule. Common cockleshell -No hero 8-| (Googled it). Regards ss47 ::g
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Re: Winkle?

Post by Lowland » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:59 pm
It's a Cerastoderma edule. Common cockleshell -No hero 8-| (Googled it). Regards ss47 ::g
So it is a cockle -=+:-P
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Re: Winkle?

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:41 pm

Lowland wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:59 pm
It's a Cerastoderma edule. Common cockleshell -No hero 8-| (Googled it). Regards ss47 ::g
So it is a cockle -=+:-P
.....so that makes you the hero Rory::g ss47
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Re: Winkle?

Post by poly » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm

2nd attempt at a reply. The photographs suggest that the specimen is actually a fossilised shell. However, It may well be the grainy nature of the photographs I am mistaking for rock.
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Re: Winkle?

Post by Lowland » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:30 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Lowland wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:59 pm
It's a Cerastoderma edule. Common cockleshell -No hero 8-| (Googled it). Regards ss47 ::g
So it is a cockle -=+:-P
.....so that makes you the hero Rory::g ss47
Definately No hero ss47 :) at first I thought it was a pilgrims ampulla
But now I know it’s called a cerastoderma ::g
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Re: Winkle?

Post by meadowman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:06 pm

poly wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm
2nd attempt at a reply. The photographs suggest that the specimen is actually a fossilised shell. However, It may well be the grainy nature of the photographs I am mistaking for rock.
CYes, it is fossilised, hence my post.

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Re: Winkle?

Post by littleboot » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:05 pm

I have to say the title of the thread brought something else entirely to mind. *(:)# But now I know its a cockle.
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Re: Winkle?

Post by chip » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:20 pm

littleboot wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:05 pm
I have to say the title of the thread brought something else entirely to mind. *(:)# But now I know its a cockle.
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When I read the title I thought I was being summoned :D
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Re: Winkle?

Post by oldartefact » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:50 pm

cockle or winkle... its still very nice.. many thanks for posting.
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Re: Winkle?

Post by poly » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:45 pm

Very difficult to identify but it might be a fossil bivalve mollusc thus related to the modern day cockle which is also a bivalve. The taxon that springs to mind is Spondylus, however looking at the photographs again it might equally be a rhynchonellid brachiopod and totally unrelated to cockles. A better photograph of the whole shell might confirm identification.
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