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Jasonh
this also came off the estuary,,can’t decide if it’s a fossilised bit of fish with bones showing,,man made scraper/tool. Or just natural ,any clues on this pls?? Click image for larger version - Name: F099D81A-D55A-4F8B-B5D2-8924D8685CAD.jpeg, Views: 54, Size: 528.14 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 4542F6BF-3AE2-4FFE-9695-6761C5044D51.jpeg, Views: 57, Size: 406.12 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8CCF8CE3-C37E-4FBA-B80F-3F6C2934FAA4.jpeg, Views: 56, Size: 451.82 KB
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prep01
Please always give a location - the 'estaury'doesn't say much - we see several post a day! But, in this case I cannot see any evidence of a fossil(s).
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Elbert
Hello, this rock has the shape of a handaxe, but I can not see traces of it being worked; can you place more photo`s? Preferably close up.

greets, Bert
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prep01
Sorry Bert but I have to disagree with you on this one.
Colin Huller
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Elbert
Hello, @Colin: you do not think it has the shape of a handaxe? I do not mean to say I think it is one; only when I see traces of it being worked I might...

greets, Bert
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Jasonh
Yes. I will get you some closer better pictures with scale,,the location was the ribble estuary at Lytham lancashire,at the pointed end there are what look like evenly spaced cerrations,also at the thick end is a missing half circle shape with similar,,may just be natural,,but who better to ask than you folks who likely see all sorts of rock,worked, natural ,on a daily basis,thank you thus far,,I will take fresh photos tomorrow but here are a couple more that I already have Click image for larger version - Name: 8CFD23A6-69D9-4448-91C1-D9193C218621.jpeg, Views: 30, Size: 457.89 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 735704CE-4FEA-4440-A848-1A825DBB8A45.jpeg, Views: 29, Size: 215.90 KB
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nomadiclifeguide
Not a fossil or a handaxe in my opinion. Just a rock. 
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Jasonh
Couple more photos here,overwhelming opinion is pointing to it being a rock,,that’s fine,the reason I’m here is because I have no clue so thanks for looking,,,I do think that had a caveman found this he would have thought”blimey,a ready made hide scraper”,it looks the part Click image for larger version - Name: 21BF9655-5F14-4DD3-9D18-5D8170488DFC.jpeg, Views: 18, Size: 402.26 KB Click image for larger version - Name: E40E508C-7695-4B57-B0F6-7A9AB46947DF.jpeg, Views: 20, Size: 441.28 KB Click image for larger version - Name: F8C6950F-562A-4123-AFF3-297E123450B2.jpeg, Views: 21, Size: 474.27 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 521E8638-BDEF-4769-8DDD-1B82F8311A3A.jpeg, Views: 21, Size: 204.25 KB
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Elbert
Hello, on these photo`s I do not see any sign of the stone as it been worked, so it is probably just a rock...

greets, Bert
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prep01
Hi Bert, firstly we don't know the hardness or type of rock, the overall shape is wrong for a hand axe and the edges look like weathering between mineral veins.
Colin Huller
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LarryS
At first I thought I saw bone
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Jasonh
Given that my knowledge of fossils and rocks can be written on the back of a stamp with a thick marker pen,i thought the evenly spaced markings were maybe bone. Apparently not though Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_0277.jpg, Views: 14, Size: 460.53 KB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_0276.jpg, Views: 16, Size: 628.00 KB
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prep01
Jasonh - an important feature of this is its hardness can you please estimate this please?
Colin Huller
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advantage
For it to be worked it should show both a striking platform and a bulb of percussion, I cannot see  these,both  are normal diagnostic features on worked flint, there are others also. Im not an expert by any means, but do collect man made lithics from fields where I live. I cannot see any features to suggest its worked, I also cannot see any regular re-touching, eraillier scar ect..

Hope this helps

Thanks
Steve
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prep01
Steve, this isn't flint!
Colin Huller
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Jasonh
Sorry folks,no it’s definitely not flint,,it isn’t soft stone either,very smooth no course particles,,the best  way I can describe it is dark grey pebble very hard,can’t see any veins or anything else in it just dark Grey,,,,thank you all for all the replies  feedback,and again sorry to put this on a fossil forum but my thinking was you guys must see all sorts of geology and get a feel for what is natural and what isn’t,,,,,I have put another one on another thread too,that’s different again and I have one more ,not posted as yet
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advantage
I`m fully aware it isn't flint!, I used flint as an example of how to determine whether stone is worked or not. 
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LarryS
Looks like bone to me...
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Chris G
There are a number of other materials used to produce stone tools that can't be flaked like flint and will not show the characteristic 'flint' features. Most people recognise worked flint but it's often the discarded waste (debitage) from making tools and is not the actual tool. However, this doesn't immediately look like a tool; more like a fortuitously shaped and weather rock. 
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