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Jasonh
found this whilst metal detecting  a newly eroded area of ribble estuary in 2015,,it’s been bugging me ever since as to what it might be,,my thoughts were a hoof print with displaced mud,,,lots of anaerobic mud here,, Click image for larger version - Name: EE431DAA-C4A8-4EBF-876D-2589692F4140.jpeg, Views: 30, Size: 367.16 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 4C85C53B-3967-470D-85E9-AABB1F06FB3F.jpeg, Views: 26, Size: 371.44 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 667DEC57-8B03-4FF9-8C40-76F3579E7A74.jpeg, Views: 21, Size: 299.24 KB
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Dirty Pete
Broken piece of layered ironstone nodule/concretion, your hoof print is where a couple of layers have peeled off.

Pete.
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Jasonh
Thanks Pete,,the other reason I thought  hoof print was ,on the reverse there is a semicircle which is v shaped in plan,almost as if it has been impressed from above,thanks for the Id,  I also thought this was  vaguely similar Click image for larger version - Name: 6FD80AAF-DF46-4523-886E-D31C31B6466A.jpeg, Views: 10, Size: 127.83 KB
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Jasonh
Few more photos of this Click image for larger version - Name: 384F8C0C-67C4-4354-A5CD-3808C593E638.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 688.49 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 1B00BAB8-FF1D-4688-A0FD-F5F0BC921F2E.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 566.19 KB Click image for larger version - Name: E183B257-EB4E-4F2E-8C69-155B17689ABB.jpeg, Views: 14, Size: 512.89 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 9A74DD01-9554-4683-9789-6DE38189F7A1.jpeg, Views: 12, Size: 708.32 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 53AE9777-2105-45C5-B639-CA91B6045C57.jpeg, Views: 10, Size: 662.07 KB
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Dirty Pete
Could it be a badly rusted lump of iron? Is it magnetic? If it is, ignore concretion.

Pete.
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Jasonh
Hiya Pete,,Not magnetic,,is stone  but looks almost organic and is perfectly flat ,smooth round all sides, no break marks,,,not a rocky area at all where I found it,,historically this part of Lytham was always marshland,a muddy estuary to river ribble,, any idea what the simicircle imprint is on the flat side,it is v shaped if you look close,,
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prep01
Concretion!
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