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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. Click image for larger version - Name: 58B9E70F-088F-41F0-AF71-E6DCA1FD3403.jpeg, Views: 29, Size: 1.43 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 970579B0-ECBD-4EAB-81DD-3004BAD8796A.jpeg, Views: 29, Size: 1.32 MB Click image for larger version - Name: E0734DB4-515B-4140-A4CE-EDECE15F1017.jpeg, Views: 26, Size: 1.34 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 8DAF71DF-7D24-41A1-B006-496D7220BC74.jpeg, Views: 24, Size: 1.26 MB
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Brittle Star

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.

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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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.
Colin Huller
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