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Pcbessa
Hi, I am a total beginner.
Yesterday we visited Eathie beach near Cromarty, Black Isle, Moray Firth, NE Scotland, spot famous for fossils.

We searched a long time but Nothing of what we found looked clearly like a fossil. Apparently, all best looking fossils are long gone as the area is very popular.

But if it's a fossil please let us know!
(Sorry as we have very little background in Geology)

We found the following:

The second and the sixth (last) photo are just porous rocks, I think. But we find these intriguing so we post them too.
The first, third, fourth and fifth, are the ones we think it could be a fossil, but it's not clear.

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prep01
Hello, you are right! None of these are fossils - but limestone with mineral deposit on them except for the last one which are monern day borings of I think Piddock shells.
Colin Huller
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Steve84
Good finds are not long gone from that area as you will find out soon when i post up my latest find.

Im an amateur like yourself and have been down that beach too many a time looking in the shingle and found nothing. You need to head down the beach past the last bothy thr one with stone walls heading towards rosemarkie when the tide is out there is a slate like layer exposed under the granite and sandstone and shingle this is the layer that produces many small ammonites but it is very brittle so be carefull.
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