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Jo_C
Hi
Went to Charmouth yesterday with the kids. Easy looking for ammonites, but really not sure about bones.. picked these up (both close together) just because they reminded me of stegosaur plates and looks like bone marrow?
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Dirty Pete
I'm afraid these aren't bone but are lumps of chert probably from the Upper Greensand (yellowish stuff at the top of the cliffs). Check out the fossil shop next to the Heritage centre, I'm sure there'll be plenty of locally found bone on display in there that'll give you an idea what you should be looking for.

Pete
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Jo_C
Thanks, still not convinced I’d be able to spot fossil bone 🙂 Maybe it’s one of those things - when you find it you know.. 
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Dodgydave
Fossil bone found around Charmouth tends to look black, or sometimes light brown; shapes are usually quite regular, like vertebrae for instance. Once you have found a piece, you'll know just what to look for, check out examples of Lyme/Charmouth fossils in Museums etc to give you an idea.
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