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NormaToon
I found this 'fossil' on Highcliffe beach amongst the rocks many years ago and have just found your site and wondered if anyone can shed any light on it. I have always thought it must be a bone of some sort.... Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_6146.jpg, Views: 40, Size: 2.57 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_6147.jpg, Views: 41, Size: 2.29 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_6148.jpg, Views: 42, Size: 2.44 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_6149.jpg, Views: 59, Size: 2.55 MB Click image for larger version - Name: _20181118_200358.jpg, Views: 52, Size: 382.57 KB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC_6162.jpg, Views: 51, Size: 2.69 MB Click image for larger version - Name: _20181118_194527.jpg, Views: 46, Size: 450.90 KB Click image for larger version - Name: _20181118_194636.jpg, Views: 44, Size: 492.33 KB Click image for larger version - Name: _20181118_200232.jpg, Views: 40, Size: 646.79 KB
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nomadiclifeguide
Could we have a couple of close up pictures please, including one of the cross section.
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NormaToon
I may need to wait for daylight to get any better definition but have tried here. Thankyou for showing an interest,...
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NormaToon
NormaToon wrote:
I found this 'fossil' on Highcliffe beach amongst the rocks many years ago and have just found your site and wondered if anyone can shed any light on it. I have always thought it must be a bone of some sort....
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NormaToon
Have tried here but may need daylight to get any better resolution, thankyou for showing some interest....
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Elbert
Hello, looking at the crossection, I think this is fossil bone, but have no idea to wich critter it belonged...

greetings, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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prep01
Hello Norma and welcome to the forum. I'm afraid I disagree with Elbert from your new photos which are a little better, but I would much rather have this one  in my hand, but from what I can see, this looks more like a concretion. There are also other factors - the London clay is wholy marine and apart from crocodile remains in a thin bed above the London clay, I don't remember any instances of large bone in that area.
Colin Huller
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Brittle Star
Hi

I agree with Colin, without the photos of the ends my first thoughts were a concretion, the end photos do not show any honeycomb structure only granular rock.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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nomadiclifeguide
Agree, I wasn't sure looking at the original pictures but the new ones are conclusive in my opinion.
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