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Kevinw121

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Hi everyone ,

I am in the process of building an extension on my home and when digging the ground I came across this fossil (picture attached) I have no idea what it is? How old it is or any information on it and I was wondering if you guys could help !? Thankyou very much

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Hi Kevin and welcome. It is an ammonite of some kind. It might be possible to narrow down what kind if you could tell us whereabouts in the country it was found.
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Kevinw121

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Hi ,

Thankyou for replying to my post. I live in the northeast of England, Middlesbrough to be precise.

I was amazed to find this in my garden, I think i've only ever found a fossil at the beach when I was younger.

I would be interested to know how old these are .

Thanks again

Kev
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Dactylioceras, maybe?
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Hi everyone ,

I am in the process of building an extension on my home and when digging the ground I came across this fossil (picture attached) I have no idea what it is? How old it is or any information on it and I was wondering if you guys could help !? Thankyou very much


Hi Kevin, it's a negative (imprint) of a Dactylioceras Ammonite from the Jurassic period, it's around 180 million years old, someone must have collected fossils and discarded it in the garden in the past, thanks.
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