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ammofan16

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Hi id like an id please is it possible its bone of some kind?? Aprox size 6cm x 3cm

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Hello, deffo bone; could be a piece of rib from a big saurian.
Looks pyritised; is it heavy?

greetings, Bert

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Rolo

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I'm not familiar with bone from this locality but it doesn't look like bone to me. There's no honeycombe structure visible....my first thought was wood. But as stated, it's not my patch so might stand corrected. Hope it is bone for you Ammofan!
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ammofan16

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Hi bert , alan, no its not heavy, dont have scales to weigh it at the moment, it feels weight wise like a stone of its size, the core is very fine thats true, but wouldnt wood have a grain on it??
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Hi Ammofan16 - that's an interesting piece, I can see resemblance to both bone and wood, so I wouldn't like to say what it was.
However, I would like to show you this bit of Ichthyosaur jaw that does look a bit like your specimen. Found on the Yorkshire coast.

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11cm long, note partial teeth at the bottom. 

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Cross section on the right very similar to yours, typical bone structure not all that obvious.

Hope this may help with discussions.

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ammofan16

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Hi everyone, its confirmed now i took it to show byron at the whitby fossil shop and is a part crocodile rostrum, steneosaurus cf. bollensis, 180 million years old, byron says its very rare and im very pleased to find my ist piece of bone, ill show a couple of daylight photos of it , the last one shows a close up of a few teeth roots.

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Well done Ammofan.....really pleased your find is something much more exciting than wood! Just proves it's a mistake to base ID's on your own patch, where I collect that'd be wood!
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ammofan16

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Thanks im very pleased with it, i found this today at saltwick bay, any ideas what it is??

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Hello, although the color resembles bone, I do not think it is, this is the center of a big septarian nodule as often found in the upper layers of the jetrock.
The color is formed by fine calcite.
I once opened a similar nodule; three feet across and ended up with an ammonite half an inch...

greetings, Bert

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Hi Ammonfan16 - that's really good news about your crocodile rostrum, really pleased for you.
It's got me wondering now if my piece is Ichthyosaur...

I agree with Bert on the second one - a bit of septarian nodule.

regards.

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ammofan16

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Well i did think i was probably pushing my luck!!! Lol thanks for all the advice, i really appreciate it!! Thought id share a photo of a lovely ammonite in the shale at saltwick bay, as flat as a pancake i just left it that way for people to see it also before the sea takes it

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