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kwilkinson
From Monday 24th August. Enjoying looking for very small fossils in the sand. Small is beautiful. Plenty of crinoids and ammonites and then something that I just can't identify. Is it the top of a pen? Is it a very very small thimble? Is it a fossil? Do I clean it or just use Brasso? I have taken multiple shots of it from different angles and in different light so the polished brass effect shows up. Fossil or not - I am intrigued.

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Narlgoth
If you are taking about the fossil to the right of the 5p in first pic i'd guess its the Pyritized body of a Trilobite?

Where did you find it?
- Brad
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Gary W
Not a trilobite completely wrong age.
I think it is a phracmocone of a belemnite.
Dont clean it with brasso!  Just wash it it should be stable.
Gary
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estwing
Could it be a crushed pyritised phragmocone of a belemnite? Or an Atractites, maybe?
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pauledevans
Yep, phragmocone. I found a very similarly crushed one at Charmouth earlier this year.
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prep01
Yes, phragmacone replaced with Pyrite.
Colin Huller
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Narlgoth
Yes, i believe you guys are right. Was thrown off by the flattened shape, only one we had seen to date was still in its conical Belemnite shape!
- Brad
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kwilkinson
Wow! Thanks for the identification, you guys certainly know your stuff - I am very impressed and in awe. It was found on Charmouth beach, silly me I gave the date but forgot the location. I will put the Brasso back in the cleaning cupboard
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