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denis 1
Hi,  Are these recent snails or fossils untitled (1 of 1)-2.jpg  from the Chalk Folkestone?
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prep01
Hello Denis, yes, I think they are. Could you give us more info though?

  1. Were they found in or on the chalk / beach / slippage ?
  2. Exactly where?
  3. Is there solid chalk inside ?
Photos after a scrub in water please, showing  differentaspects(See below). If you can a mm scale would be good. Untitled.jpg 





Hope you understand the sketch!
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denis 1
I think they are just snails they have a slight color when washed and they have a soft infill and they seemed to be erroding out of the chalk also there was a great amount of them.
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denis 1
denis 1 wrote:
I think they are just snails they have a slight color when washed and they have a soft infill and they seemed to be erroding out of the chalk also there was a great amount of them.
untitled (1 of 1)-4.jpg  untitled (1 of 1)-5.jpg 
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prep01
Yes, they do look modern and with lots of them as well.....
There are a few marine snails known and one is quite common in the chalk - I have collected a dozen or so in the past (Bathrotomaria sp)
Colin Huller
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denis 1
They were found way above tide levels, I am back there tomorrow so will check it out and take some photos. [smile]
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quagga
I think these are what I've seen living in my garden on the south downs. Operculate land snails in the genus Pomatiidae. Pomatias elegans.
Time is nature's way of stopping everything happening at once.
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prep01
Thanks quagga  I'm no good on land snails.
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