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Esther
So I recently visited the Isle of Wight and found these rocks. I don’t know if they are fossils and if they are what type, so any help would be appreciated! Click image for larger version - Name: D74AB8CE-F661-4E34-AEFE-5F7BA3288D5E.jpeg, Views: 43, Size: 2.94 MB Click image for larger version - Name: C891ECB0-4E9F-45D0-92D9-F1F8B2143191.jpeg, Views: 44, Size: 2.94 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 6E7A01AD-2E96-4420-BCF4-0AADB3A61179.jpeg, Views: 42, Size: 2.89 MB Click image for larger version - Name: B2F34679-A656-4162-B5AE-4BF1DE438910.jpeg, Views: 49, Size: 3.15 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 8BDE4846-E8DD-4FC9-8340-B7890F49AC8F.jpeg, Views: 48, Size: 1.93 MB Click image for larger version - Name: A3AE6FAB-0845-4D68-9DE3-4565554B1D02.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 1.64 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 5A62D570-F307-4CE4-B7F7-16CDE7A3F9CD.jpeg, Views: 48, Size: 1.68 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DBBB4B78-108D-45C0-898A-6FC97C153EC8.jpeg, Views: 53, Size: 1.49 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 634F4FAC-B013-4E03-A487-34C71466A5FC.jpeg, Views: 49, Size: 1.74 MB
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brym
No 8 may be a fossilised sea mat. (bryozoan)

Brian
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prep01
Hello Esther and welcome to the forum. The I.O.W. has several series of geological history, so without knowing exactly where each was found, (and even then they may have been 'moved' to their location from another part of the island or futher) I cannot be certain on my ID's, but here goes!
  1. No idea - need better photos
  2. Flint
  3. Flint
  4. As 1)
  5. Some form of limestone with bivalves / brachiopods.
  6. I think it is flint with a small Marcasite nodule.
  7. I think this is flint encasing pebbles
  8. Brym may be right about this, but not sure!
  9. flint or limestone (probably the latter with shell in it.
Please read tips for taking photos.
Colin Huller
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DuhDiamond
#5 might be some sort of nodule or rock with bones in it. if you look on the right, you can see the "stump" of bone. so it might not be a brachiopod nor bivalves, but maybe yes.
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MicroFossilMan
#5 - looks just like a bit of shelly limestone to me, so I agree with prep01.

#7 - it might be a bit of concrete worn smooth by the sea ...

#8 - not sure it's a bryozoan, it just feels too "regular", though photos can be deceiving. Mind you it can be hard enough with a specimen in-hand at times!

MFM
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FossilPhil
First three do look like flints (as do the sixth and seventh), the fourth looks like a fragment of turtle shell (possibly from the Oligocene rocks around Yarmouth), the fifth may contain some small bones (the black fragments), but these are likely unidentifiable without preparation. The ninth is a rock with some cracks that have later filled with a mineral (possibly calcite in a septarian nodule). The eighth specimen is very nice - I believe this may be a fragment of turtle shell from the Wealden beds. I'll see if I can find a name for the species.
Nice finds! Be sure to note down /exactly/ where you found them!
~Phil
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efossil
Hi Esther.
Found these at Boulder IOW. Some similar to yours. Turtle shell and croc scute. https://d28lcup14p4e72.cloudfront.net/197122/2973433/IMG_20130628_113855.jpg

Keep looking!
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