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I found this in the gravel lying around the edge of our house in Cheshire. Probably been there for 25 years or so since the house was built, but where was it before that, what was it, and how long ago was it alive? Thanks.
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Dirty Pete
Looks like a solitary coral from the Carboniferous limestone, something like Zaphrentis. That would make it 340 million +/- years old. Probably from one of the big limestone quarries over the border in Wales.

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Not Zaphrentis but probably one of the many larger solitary corals of the age. It’s impossible to get an accurate identification without seeing the entire cross section and being able to count the septa too. Likely something like Caninia though. I agree about the age 340-350 million years old.  
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