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I was in the Isle of Wight last week and visited Compton Bay in hope of finding dinosaur bones. I found lots of fossilised wood with lovely pyrite on it but not convinced I found any bones. I've attached the more interesting finds.
I'd be grateful if anyone can help me identify if anything is a fossil.
Thanks in advance!
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MartynH
Hi Martin - the black material is fossilised wood (1, 2, 3, 6, 11), some of which has some pyrite (which is commonly associated). Number 10 is a fossil sponge from the chalk, the rest look like rock, concretions of one sort or another. Number 19 is probably one of the local oysters so unlikely to be fossilised but difficult to tell definitively from the photos.
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MartinFossils
MartynH wrote:
Hi Martin - the black material is fossilised wood (1, 2, 3, 6, 11), some of which has some pyrite (which is commonly associated). Number 10 is a fossil sponge from the chalk, the rest look like rock, concretions of one sort or another. Number 19 is probably one of the local oysters so unlikely to be fossilised but difficult to tell definitively from the photos.


Thanks Martyn,
I suspected there wasn't any bone but the fossilised wood and sponge excite me!
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