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marcbr

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Found this fossil (?) in the area of Mount Lebanon (in Lebanon, close to Beirut).
It is egg shaped and about 8cm in height. From one side, it looks like a regular rock, but on its other side (that is cracked) it shows an internal sort of layering. 
Does anyone know what this could be?
Thanks!

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Hello marcbr and welcome to the forum. I admit I am no expert on fossils / geology of the Lebanon not having been to the Middle East, but to me ths looks like a layered concretion rather than a fossil. There is a lot of information on how conretions formed on the internet.
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Thank you Colin!
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Maybe an Oncolite. Bacterial growth similar to stromatolites that form spheroidal layered structures.

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As I said Pete I !aint no expert, so you may be right!
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