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Joydip
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This is a broken bit of a rock I found. This fragment is about 1" thick and contains multiple structures, all similar but of varying size. Some of the structures have dark centres. They do not seem to be molluscs. Any ideas please ?


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gigantopithicus

 That looks like the coquina of the shepards chine member, vectis formation, wealden group, but if so its miles out of place. certainly looks like a shell bed anyway.
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ryanc
Looks like a conglomerate - thats a rock formed by rounded clasts (rock fragments) in a finer grained matrix.
 

I think it was shipped in from who knows where to form part of a sea defence.

 

Regards,

 

Ryan

 

 
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rab7ies
hi ,i agree with ryan ,it looks most like a conglomerate.
down amongst the stones.
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Joydip
Thanks everyone. I had dreamed up some strange theories e.g. fish eggs, seeds from a large ancient fruit etc. but the shape and size didn't make sense. I guess conglomerate is most likely then.
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