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Darren C

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Does anybody know what I've just smashed up?
I've read that it's so common to break fossils when trying to get into a nodule, however I've also read that if you've broken something, it can be glued, then "prepped" properly.

So what do you guys think, do any of you know what I've broken and is so, is it worth glueing and prepping properly or should i just throw it?

I've included some photo's, the first two are the nodule before breaking and then the remaining broken bits.

If any of you want closer pics, just let me know and I'll re-do them.
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Hi Darren, where is this nodule from? I have to say, I can't visualise what it might be. It looks as if it's Calcite preservation?
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Darren C

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Hi Colin,

Its from either staithes or runswick.

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Doesn't look like you've broken a fossil Darren. It looks like mineral veining by Calcite / Pyrite crystals.
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Looks like a tenuicostatum/semicelatum nodule with just some mineral veins, no fossil.
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Darren C

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hi AndyS, Harry and Colin,

thanks guys, I feel better now, thought i'd bust something.

Is it common to get stuff like that in nodules?

Darren
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