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AlbertBowden

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Hi, I was walking along the beach and found two objects stuck in the cliff. I carefully removed it and they look like bones. The smaller one looks like bone marrow surrounded by orange stuff that has crystallised. Small fragments have also broken off from the one on the left and they are In a separate picture. The one on the right of the ruler that is bigger, looks like a skull. It has holes in the back of it which lets me peeps inside. I have put a torch on it in another picture to let you have a closer look. If anyone could identify these it would be great to know. Their original place of rest is also attached if that is any help.

As I turn them on their backs it seems that the left one has a cut on it and the one on the right has a small hole at the top.

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Hello Albert, I replied to your later post frst so bear with me. I can't see any fossil in this, but I really need to know where these are from so that I can check the geology.
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These are from Swanage Dorset Jurassic coast
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Hi Albert, I'm pretty sure this is all mineral in origin. Looks suspiciously evaporitic, anhydrite/gypsum or the like with clay minerals mixed in.

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Hello again, I think these are from the Wealden deposits, but can't be sure. Can I ask you to look at the following excellent website (part) where you will (if you have the time) find all you will ever need to know! I suggest you try to identify the bed (layer) they were collected from from the photos and sections and then look at the text. I have never been to Swanage, so am unable to help you - good luck!
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