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Ratty
Hiya everyone, 
went to howick just armed with a camera, some wired and wacky bits ,don't think the black rock is fossil ,but it's amazing what you find here  IMG_1119.jpg  IMG_1116.jpg  IMG_1118.jpg  IMG_1117.jpg  IMG_1120.jpg  IMG_1121.jpg  IMG_1122.jpg 
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prep01
I don't know f my brain is playing games with me but the big block looks like a jumble of brittlestar arms - do I need help? Yes!!!!
Colin Huller
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Anonymous
That is what I first thought about the brittlestar arms, but something's not quite right there so I think they are crinoid stems
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prep01
Hello Keith (I assume it is you 'anon'), Without good close up images, especially of the cross section of some of the ossicles (I think you're right) I can;t give you a genera. (Why didn't I think of crinoid in the first place) 😡 😠
Colin Huller
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TqB
I don't think it's crinoids but a rather fine trace fossil specimen, something like Taenidium (bottom left). Screen Shot 2017-02-14 at 12.02.41.png    
Tarquin
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prep01
Thanks Tarquin, how do you know about these please? Not in British Palaeozoic fossils.
Colin Huller
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TqB
Hi Colin, Mainly through Seilacher's book, "Trace Fossil Analysis". This plate isn't from it though and I don't know the source - I've had it for a while and think it came from a post on The Fossil Forum.
By the way, that's not a definite ID, just an example of something similar. Trace fossils need a specialist usually!
Tarquin
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prep01
Thanks Tarquin
Colin Huller
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s.c.
I've enjoyed this thread.  I'd love to get back up to Howick :-)
Sam
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