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Ironman
At Seaham beach looking for glass and came across this. Really interested looking through the forum. I may have found a new hobby. Click image for larger version - Name: 247566C7-46DE-4DD3-8015-48A30BD254DF.jpeg, Views: 47, Size: 231.81 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 57DCC0CE-2BC6-492E-B19A-4028FB2EC64B.jpeg, Views: 47, Size: 214.23 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 34E5F084-3013-4092-ADFE-50A5D7DD39F5.jpeg, Views: 36, Size: 219.95 KB
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Ironman
Anyone know what it is?
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Barrow Museum
You have found a pebble of limestone (probably Carboniferous Limestone) containing the disaggregated remnants of a crinoid (sea-lily).  These abounded at times in the Early Carboniferous seas, some 330-350 million years ago. Although informally called "lilies", they are actually echinoderms - related to sea urchins and starfish but were anchored to the sea floor by a holdfast and fed by waving their pinnules in the sea water to catch and filter out any microscopic food particles..   Look again and you'll probably start seeing all sorts of fossils in rocks derived from the same limestone.
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Ironman
Thanks BM
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