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seager07

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Hi All,

Whilst out last Saturday searching for fossils on Climping Beach (which is very close to Bognor Regis); we stumbled onto these very shine, metallic rocks.

There was a small cluster of these round rocks (around 6/8), which were all round shaped and the size of a golf ball. These rocks are a lot heavier than stone, which leads me to believe they're some kind of metal. 

For the most part, they have a gold shine, but in the right light emid rainbow colouring (kind of like an oil spill)

I know this forum is dedicated to fossils, but I am intrigued to know if anyone could help identify this material?

Thanks
Rick

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It probably is marcasite, a mineral akin to pyrite
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It probably is marcasite, a mineral akin to pyrite


That looks like the exact match!

Thank you very much Estwing for your speedy reply [wink]
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Yes, Marcasite from the chalk.
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seager07

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Yes, Marcasite from the chalk.


Thanks guys. Much appreciated
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