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Julian123
Hi folks,

My friend found this in a molehill.
At first sight looks like flint but the internal substance is weird.
Its white and 001.jpg  002.jpg  appears to have a cut end as if someone has cut it with a saw.
The inside has a feel similar to plastic or ivory,
Ant ideas?
Julian

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Tim Holt-Wilson
Hello. It is a flint showing white weathering from exposure to light and soil processes. It is most likely to be the cast of the tip of an invertebrate burrow. They are commonly found in East Anglia and other areas where chalk outcrops.
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prep01
Hello Julian this looks like an internal cast of a crustacean burrow infill with flint (if you can't scratch it with something steel then it's flint SiO2). Below is a very comprehensive article about flint. 2014+Mortimore+on+Flint.jpg 

Rt click, open in new tab and enlarge to read.
Colin Huller
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Julian123
Many thanks all 😉
Julian

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