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Wdan
I found this on a beach in clacton on sea.
Is this a fish fossil? Thank you Click image for larger version - Name: 69E54117-8DF1-40C0-8D89-36FED26032C4.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 1.35 MB Click image for larger version - Name: B0BC16D2-B756-4FB5-9822-EE2A80423A5C.jpeg, Views: 44, Size: 1.89 MB Click image for larger version - Name: A6703084-62A8-46F3-B1F3-4523E8B4232F.jpeg, Views: 39, Size: 1.87 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 8D7C2B13-F82A-4411-9A1F-5A53A20395C0.jpeg, Views: 36, Size: 2.01 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 3221541B-6821-49ED-927F-3338988EE63E.jpeg, Views: 37, Size: 1.29 MB Click image for larger version - Name: C073C9B0-F4A2-4368-B7F0-E7DEE6A3FB48.jpeg, Views: 34, Size: 963.49 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 1CF319E9-26B9-4F0A-9B78-AF114DC05BA2.jpeg, Views: 30, Size: 1.75 MB
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Dirty Pete
Lithified desiccation (mud) cracks maybe.
Pete
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Wdan
It looks as though its split in half whatever it is. If you look at the front it looks like a face with an eye and mouth (half a mouth).
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Dirty Pete
Yes I see what you mean, fillet of piranha.
Pete
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Wdan
You was right there ancient mudcracks chemically lithified over time. Surface cracks in siltstone according to a paleontologist who emailed me back. Shame though looks like a fish.
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Doggerfan
You've doubled up on this. I already wrote elsewhere that this appears to be a section out of a large Septarian concretion.
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Dirty Pete
The pics on this post show polygonal cracks on one surface only, that are just mm deep (mudcracks). The pics on the other post show mineralisation and a more complex crack structure (septarian).
I think the lesson here is to put all the info into one post to avoid confusion. Rocks get eroded into all kinds of shapes so don't get fooled, you see a fish, I see fossilised skin from the Thing.
Cheers
Pete   
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