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rab7ies
thanks gary...these are couple of examples of unworn ones ive found...t2_001.JPG              t2_003.JPG 
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rab7ies
is it common to find these in flint as this is the first one ive found(its def vert and not urchin tubercle as i first thought...the dots around and one in middle are mineral and not part of)...v_005.JPG 
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ThomasM
Bone in flint is extremely rare, are you sure that that is what you have found and not just some mineral?

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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rab7ies
well it looks pretty much spot on for a vert..ive had a good look at it throo the ol magnifying glass.
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MrPolly
Hi,
Any chance of a close up?


Cheers,

Mr P.
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rab7ies
hi,will try but im not good at this photo malarky lol
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rab7ies
have tried to blow it up but my computer illiteracy has done for me!!
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Naze Dave
Looks interesting. Have you tried cropping the picture on your camera?
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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rab7ies

no..that sounds way too technical dave! haha.will attempt better photos later.

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Gary W
I don't think it is a vertebra, looks more like a plate from a regular sea urchin.  If you look it shows a hexagonal shape.
Gary
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gigantopithicus
 Looks like an imprint from Temnocidaris sp. to me

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rab7ies
hi,thats what i thought at first as find quite a few of those but this doesnt look like one!
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rab7ies
thanks everyone..after thinking about it more i agree it is prob an urchin tubercle but being worn without the surround threw me off.....this is a close up---v3_004.JPG 
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gigantopithicus

 I could be making this up but i think silica has a tendancy to basically destroy any bony material as it replaces it? You would have thought with the amount of vertebrate material in the sea and the reefs of sponges about there would be more preserved.

 The only vertebrate material i have seen preserved in flint is a small shark tooth, but there could be alot i haven't hear of.
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rab7ies
thanks gigantopithicus..i had heard that bony fossils in flint are very rare...but because the tubercles i normally find here are in such good condition,i couldnt make this one out.(cheers for the info)
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keithlittle
I think thats a slightly worn impression from a cidaroid plate as well.
 

Cheers

Keith
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rab7ies
thanks keith.
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Gary W
Definately a mould of a 'cidaris' plate. 
 

I have seen small fish vertebra in flint before but nothing larger.

These are around 5mm in diameter.

 

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