Durrington fossil hunter
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I'm afraid it's probably not a fossil, but could you say where you found it please.
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I agree that it isn't a fossil. but could you a) always add a scale (a ruler is best), b) tell us where it was found, c) calculate its density by weighing it to the nearest gram and put it in a measuring jug with water and calculating the water it displaces in ml? And finallyd) can you scratch it with fingernail, 'copper coin' or steel object?
__________________ Colin Huller
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it might be a nodule. often if rocks are heavier or look slightly strange, they may contain a fossil or gemstone. I am not sure, but it looks like to be shale and since it is on a beach, it might be a nodule with plant life or just plant life on the outside.