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JonathanT
Hi.

Was digging a post hole (got to about 1.2m) and there was a massive rock right in the middle of it. I smashed it to pieces with grafter (a really sharp pointed shovel) and my daughter as eagle eyed as ever spotted this smashed bit of rock..

Found in Leicestershire UK.

Any ideas what it is as my daughter loves finding things but I haven't a clue what it is! I assume it's just a sea shell of some description that's been fossilised but I've never seen a shell, only ammonites. It looks like a scallop shell.. is that what it is? Any idea on age? Click image for larger version - Name: 20200406_193434.jpg, Views: 59, Size: 383.11 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20200406_194107.jpg, Views: 60, Size: 210.85 KB
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prep01
Hello Jonathan, this looks like a Jurassic bivalve shell around 180 million years old and although part of it is missing, I think it is of the genus Pseudopecten. There are also smaller pieces of marine life in the block.
Colin Huller
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JonathanT
Thank you for you reply. She is thrilled to know how old it is and what it is! I never spotted the other bits.. must look closer!!
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