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Woody1986
Hello. I'm new(ish) to fossil hunting.

Are either of these two vertebrae? I think the thicker/smoother one is at least! 20191129_210043.jpg  20191129_210031.jpg  20191129_210029.jpg  20191129_210104.jpg  20191129_210100.jpg  20191129_210049.jpg  20191129_210026.jpg  20191129_210021.jpg 
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prep01
Welcome to the forum - I assume photos 1 & 2 are the same fossil - an Ichthyosaur vertebra, the rest of the photos that are not related to 1 & 2 ore I am pretty sure either a burrow or Septarian nodule. A polite request - please include a scale (a ruler is best) in all photos and give as much information as possible about the location where they were found.Happy hunting, a good start
Colin Huller
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Woody1986
Thanks! I'll whip out the measuring tape next time. Ooh I'm excited that I've found a vertebrae :-)
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Dirty Pete
Both look like cylindrical bits of limestone/dolomite with coarser crystalline cores to me........

Pete.
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prep01
Pete - photo 2 shows the classic ridges, attachment areas
Colin Huller
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Dirty Pete
Hi Colin,
I'm working on the assumption that pics 1,4,5,6 are one rock and pics 2,3,7,8 is another rock. I think Woody needs to clarify and we need some more opinions.

Pete.
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prep01
Pete - I agree!
Colin Huller
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Woody1986
Apologies.  These are two different pieces.  The one is fairly smooth and neat all over.  The other is uneven and messy.  You are correct that 1,4,5,6 are one 'rock' and 2,3,7,8 are another.
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Scrumpy
1717C3A0-BA78-4052-9966-1C9C8870F8DA.jpeg  9F070072-BCB7-4CE9-BB81-706EAF738AFC.jpeg  A98192FB-0AF7-4527-BD19-C84BCFD02230.jpeg 7675EB35-0990-496D-B7B3-00A4AD238762.jpeg  403846F9-BCD9-4F6C-B9C2-B2BCFDC26FE8.jpeg  Hi unfortunately I don’t think either of these are  ichthyosaur verts. Neither has the classic central depression. They just don’t look right to me.
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Dirty Pete
I still see a couple of cylindrical rocks I'm afraid.

Pete.
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