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Chris G
Would you mind having a look at these please - had a couple of hours at the Cliff and found very little.

Is the brown inclusion coprolite?

Any thoughts on the grey inclusions which seem to have a distinct end shape.

Thanks for your help.

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Enafter
Hello Chris G,

I would say that these are typical pieces of bone bed from Aust, and I think you are right in thinking that the brown inclusion is a coprolite.
However, I would be inclined to say that the grey inclusion is just a rock caught amidst the fossil and bone material, during (sedimentation?).
I hope I've been able to help.🙂

Good Luck in future (hunts?expeditions?)!
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Chris G
Thanks Enafter, and yes, very helpful.

I'm not a fossil collector but I do like to collect fossils - if you see what I mean. It was my first visit to Aust Cliff and with few obvious fossils on the beach it takes time to identify the correct rock type. I knew to avoid the red marl but there is still quite a variation in the higher strata. Having someone more knowledgable say the pieces are typical of the bone bed is a great help for future visits. 

Chris
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prep01
The blue / grey bits are part of the Blue Anchor clay in which the bonebed sits.
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