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Newbeehunter
Hi all found over the week end in the midlands  very weird and freaky looking especially when wet the colours are very vibrant almost like human flesh colours, approx 3 X 2 inches, any ideas what it is please, I did think maybe ET by the one pic 😉 thank you  Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121826__01.jpg, Views: 43, Size: 249.49 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_120459__01.jpg, Views: 42, Size: 152.80 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121739__01.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 188.52 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121926__01.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 181.34 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_122028__01__01.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 179.19 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_120331__01.jpg, Views: 37, Size: 229.52 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121724__01.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 231.23 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121835__01.jpg, Views: 32, Size: 192.87 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_120513__01.jpg, Views: 31, Size: 149.51 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121849__01.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 164.25 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200706_121915__01.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 190.17 KB
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Dirty Pete
Look like rounded pebbles of quartzite/metaquartzite from what used to be called the Bunter Pebble Beds (Triassic) and common throughout the Midlands. The colours are probably due to varying iron content. These pebbles are thought to have been brought into the area and deposited by rivers from as far away as Brittany.

Pete.
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Newbeehunter
Wow awesome thank you, I have so many unusual colours and although probably worthless they still look beautiful so  was thinking can they be smoothed and polished with a table grinder/polisher or is there any chemical that will clean them simply for display, thank you for the advice very much appreciated 
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Dirty Pete
Some rocks will polish some won't, need to experiment. I use an angle grinder with sanding attachment with silicon carbide discs in stages coarse(p60) through to very fine(p1400). Here's a local limestone that polishes nicely using that method...
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Pete
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steveshq
Wow! That's how to transform a pebble Pete 😲. An angle grinder? You should put a video up on how to do this. I just use a rock tumbler, put up with noise and do the reducing grit size and water thing! Nice example that 👍
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Guy Osborn
I agree with the angle-grinder video suggestion - I'd love to see it if you posted one
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Newbeehunter
Wow that's briliiant how long does it take to polish, this site I'm on is a treasure trove of pebbles all kinds shapes and sizes even flat lol which is strange, I've only been hunting for a few weeks and I've already broke my car suspension hehe,(true)   the attached image is only £19 in Screwfix a bargain would that work thanks in advance  Click image for larger version - Name: ae235.jpeg, Views: 3, Size: 13.66 KB
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Newbeehunter
How about this one I've literally just dug up approx 7inch height certainly not A fossil as the material on the back is blue, I think it's just a coincidence that it looks ancient,  just cleaned part of one piece and material is porcelain I think but no expert, colour metallic blue/silver colour looks like pattern on it and metal dots? , any ideas thank you Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200712_202431__01.jpg, Views: 13, Size: 283.21 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200712_224748__01__01.jpg, Views: 10, Size: 385.69 KB
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prep01
I would suggest kiln debris.
Colin Huller
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Newbeehunter
Would kiln debris have patterns on and what do you mean debris? Sorry if seem dumb I'm a totally newbee, im going to polish it now it's rounded on the back so couldnt see proper in the dark, even if it's junk I've already designed a box frame to make a piece of junk awesome 😁thanks for reply 
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prep01
Sorry, I feel this is Archaeological rather than Palaeontological (fossil). It's probably tile / pottery which has been glazed and fired in a kiln, but for whatever reason the kiln was destroyed. 2,000 old or less.
Colin Huller
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Newbeehunter
No problem at all I appreciate any advice so thank you, I've researched the colour and history says it's not good so I've disgarded it to be safe , much appreciated 
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