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Markdudds

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Hi I’m new to this site I found this whilst sea fishing on the east coast can anybody tell me more about it ? And also are fossils valuable 🤷🏼‍♂️
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nomadiclifeguide

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Hi Mark, what you have there is a section of a very large ammonite. Fossils can be extreamly valuable, both from a scientific and financial point of view. Prices range from a couple of quid on the low end to no real maximum on the upper end, hundreds of thousands maybe. Your is on the lower end, but a piece of interest and worth hanging on to.
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Markdudds

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Hi thanks for your reply . are these things rare ?
I’ve seen smaller ones but I will be honest with you I have no interest in fossils so would like to sell it if possible how do I go about it ?
What makes them valuable and not so ?
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Mark
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Hello Mark and welcome to the forum. What you have found is the internal chalk cast of part of a very large ammonite. I think it's a Calycoceras but I would need photos of the keel (this would be where the tyre of the a wheel hits rhe road) and the whorl section (the broken oter part ) head on. Please inclede a ruler appropriately placed in all photos.
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Markdudds

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Hi thanks for the reply
Here are some more photos.
What shall I do with it ? Are they rare at this size
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Mark

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nomadiclifeguide

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The chief factors when it comes to financial value are rarety and beauty. If there simply are not many examples, collectors will want them and even if they are not rare but are beautiful as ornaments, then also will be in demand.
Yours, to be honest is not worth selling. My advice is to keep it as an unusual garden ornament, but do keep your eyes open when fishing as you never know what turns up. If you really want rid, try ebay but don't expect much.

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Markdudds

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Thank you 👍🏼
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