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AllyMacD

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Hi, I found what I think is a fossil, on the beach between Turnberry & Girvan. It looks like a prawn but maybe just my imagination. Any opinions welcome. It's approx 3.5"/4" long and 1.5" at widest point.

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Looks volcanic to me...rhyolitic/andesitic maybe from the colour. Pretty sure its not a prawn.

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Don't think it was organic
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Looks like it is some sort of thick iron band, running through a rock but I have no idea what the finer lines are and why they are arranged next to each other creating the striped pattern.
My guess is that the thicker iron band above eroded causing the iron oxide to drip down it’s face staining it which caused the thin lines.
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AllyMacD

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Thanks for your help guys. It's not something I have come across before and the markings are unusual. While I'm disappointed that it is not an amazing fossil find.... it will still have pride of place in my rock collection. Cheers.
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