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Sonicqd

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Hello, I found what I think is either a tooth or a claw whilst walking on a beech on the Isle of Wight. I’ve looked up how best to clean the fossil but it was heavily encrusted in hard sedement. I have no idea what it is but I do think it’s a fossil of some sort. Hope someone can help identify if possible ? Thank you in advance.

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Hi

Sorry I think what you have is a chunk of pyrite or concretion. Quite common for this sort of thing to mimic shapes of things. The eye then sees what it wants to see.

If you do a search on images online for fossil teeth or claws you will see the difference immediately.

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Sonicqd

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Oh ok. Thank you for letting me know. All the best.
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I'm afraid I totally agree with JW.
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