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NeilB
Found yesterday by my 5 year old son on Charmouth beach. Looks like some sort of tooth/claw embedded within rock? Thoughts? Click image for larger version - Name: A41F4D9C-DC60-4EDE-82CD-9E8E260371A3.jpeg, Views: 44, Size: 1.47 MB Click image for larger version - Name: FB2F94A7-0C82-4072-9092-6E1BE7F8E0DD.jpeg, Views: 43, Size: 1.68 MB
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Dirty Pete
Seems to be a broken septarian nodule and the curvature of the claw/tooth matches the curvature of the nodule and is made of the same stuff. I would suggest it's probably lithological in origin.

Pete.
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Brittle Star
Hi,

Another example of a rock pretending to be something it is not, best pseudo fossil I have seen for a while.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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prep01
Is the circled object your ' tooth'? If it is then could we have some close ups with a mm scale from different angles?

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Colin Huller
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NeilB
Thanks for the replies! We showed it to someone at the Charmouth visitor centre and they also said it was flint that had broken to make the ‘tooth’ shape. Never mind....
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Buzz2
Looks like stress lines in the rock....but if your 5 year old thinks it's a tooth then it is [smile]  ..feed that imagination
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Brittle Star
Imagination is good, telling the truth about something is really good, showing pictures of real fossil teeth will highlight the differences making spotting the real thing next time even more exciting. Even adults pick up pseudo fossils A LOT.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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NeilB
We found plenty of ammonites, belemnites and crinoids today that softened the blow of the ‘tooth’!
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