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Daxinomega
Found these 3 smooth items that look so much like bone but I'm going to guess it's just flint shaped by the sea but wanted to ask the experts.

Also found the orange thing in a rock and have no idea what it is.

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Rhaetianpenarth207
Sorry but none look like bone. Not sure what the first one is but the others are flint I think.
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Rolo
The orange knobbly items are Marcasite nodules, a form of pyrite common in chalk deposits.
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Daxinomega
Ahh thanks, was wondering what it was, was just sat in a stone and really wanted to know what it was, so thanks.
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prep01
All the samples you have collected in this post a typically from the CHALK and so I would suggest you wer in the White Nothe area rather than Ringstead bay where it is Kimmeridgian.
Colin Huller
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Daxinomega
Hi Colin, how's the new PC? We were further round the bay where the larger rocks are so yes closer to the white nothe area.

So just rounded flint, had to check though, they are unusual. 
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prep01
There is a top website which is dedicated to field trips and geology. It is very extensive but will give you all the information you need from Hampshire to Devon and more http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~imw/
Colin Huller
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snowyandtintin
Yes, Colin is spot on. The White Nothe headland consists of Upper Greensand in the section nearest to the Kimmeridge Clay cliffs, followed by Chalk. Another time, look out for echinoids which are very common here and often found between the rocks on the foreshore. Watch the tides here!

A shameless plug (and why not?!) but this newly published book by Siri Scientific Press will sort you out in this area and covers The Fleet to Ringstead Bay in this volume. The West Dorset Coast was covered in the first book, from Pinhay Bay to Burton Bradstock.

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