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Simon Bratt
Hi
The only thing i know about rocks is that they are heavy.

I found this the other day and wondered if anyone could shed any light on it. Its probably totally uninteresting, but I really like it.
My wife thinks it looks like a dinosaur egg (thats wishful thinking lol)
Its soo round but so rough
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Elbert
Hello, I think this is a (battered) chert nodule; gravel in the making.
Chert is a flint-like material.

greetings, Bert
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Simon Bratt
Thanks Bert,

Its so oval, something must have worn it down over such a long time. It wasnt anywhere near a water source, and was infact on a higher part of land in the area, Norfolk UK.
I would love to cut it in half, but then i dont want to wreck the beautiful shape. Would i find anything inside???
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Elbert
Hello, the oval is a common shape for these nodules; some are perfect eggs.
I do not expect anything inside, but it can have been a sponge wich started the forming of this nodule.
The battered outside tells me it has traveled, perhaps a long way, probably in water or ice, long ago and maybe this stream from wich it came, has also traveled and has gone another way.
The inside has fractured, most probably because of severe frost.
It may well shatter into bits when you try and cut it.
I`d keep it as a funny rock, a conversation piece...

greetings, Bert
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Simon Bratt
Thanks Bert,
Good info, i will keep my funny rock. I could really get into this rock / fossil collecting.
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Elbert
Hello, it is certainly an addictive way of spending time; to say the least...

Welcome to the forum!

greetings, Bert
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