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Crook

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I found this walking up the back lane today. I suspect it’s not true to the area, but been brought in by builders as someone is having a lot of building work done in a house nearby. I suspect it’s some kind of mollusc/shellfish? As it’s quite round.

I do live by a river though where I’ve previously found a fossilised fern in a coal type material.

Any ideas? It looks like it’s partly in flint.

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It looks like a small section of a Carboniferous coral, possibly Caninia sp.
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Some sort of coral, maybe?
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This is a fossil coral and fro what you say about the area and the look of it, it;s from the Carboniferous age.
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Hi, It looks like a piece of solitary rugose coral in a dark Carboniferous limestone, so a bit older than your coal plant fossil, assuming that's from the Carboniferous Coal Measures.

Look up images of Caninia (for example) to see some similar.

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I believe that it is a fossil coral.
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Glad to see everyone agrees!
Can I just point out that when I submitted my reply no others were visible. The current system of admin approval for a post means that several hours often elapse before a reply appears.

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Crook

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Thanks everyone. As I said, I don’t think it’s from this area, but it was a nice easy find right outside my back gate. I’ll look up corals. Thanks for replies.
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I know what you mean, Tarquin; coherent threads are not really possible under the current regime. Not sure what the answer is.
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Hi Curt, I agree with you about the new format, I find it very frustrating. !I am also missing the private messenger to keep in touch with people !
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I ma death same point on an earlier thread, it basically destroys the ability to have a conversation, which is the whole point of this board!
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