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Michael O'Regan
IMG_20200220_083103.jpg  IMG_20200220_083144.jpg  IMG_20200220_083334.jpg Good morning - found this yesterday at Bracklesham and was wondering what it might be - feels quite heavy in the hand. Any thoughts gratefully received !
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Dirty Pete
Hi Michael.
Here's an any thought.......Crustacean limb segment????

Pete
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Anonymous
Thank you Pete !
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Michael O'Regan
Thanks again, sorry didn't realise I wasn't logged in just now !
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Dirty Pete
I'm just guessing, hopefully somebody familiar with that area will recognise it as something more definite.
Pete
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prep01
Hello Michael, I have had a closer / tweaked photos and cannot make out wether these structures are 'on top' only or are worn out of the matrix. I am pretty certain it isn't crustacean though.
Colin Huller
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Michael O'Regan
That's great, thank you for looking Colin.
Regards,
Mike.
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Acanthoceras
It is fossil wood - the raised lumps are from fossil borings - pyrite has grown in the borings, the fossil wood is softer than the pyrite and so it erodes down to leave the lumps.
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Michael O'Regan
Brilliant, thank you for the explanation !
Regards,
Mike.
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prep01
Hadn't thought of wood!
Colin Huller
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