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AlbertBowden

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Anyone know what this fossil is? All of these pictures is from the same fossil. Thanks!

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Hi, if it's in chalk, it looks like part of a bivalve shell called Inceramus, very common and can grow up to 2m!
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AlbertBowden

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The fossil is attached to this large piece of stone with crystals on it btw
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A fragment of bivalve or brachiopod maybe, are you in a Carboniferous limestone area?
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Hi Albert, It's hard to say what it is you found without knowing where you found it or what rock you found it in (can you shed any light?). Looking at the photos I can't tell whether the piece you found is chalk or crystalline limestone (or something else?). My first impressions are that you've found a trace fossil of a burrow of some kind. I say this because there is no recognisable fossil material such as a calcite shell for example, but also the uneven 'layered' structure is something to be expected in burrows. I'd be interested to hear what other people opinions are.
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AlbertBowden

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It was found in Swanage, Dorset. Basically called the Jurassic coast which is where people go to collect lots of fossils.
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My first thoughts were Inoceramus.
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