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Judith Millican
Just returned from the Isle of Wight and hoping for ID on our finds.  All were found at Yaverland.  The first two we are hoping are dinosaur bones. 3 to 5 and 7 we are just not sure and 6 could be iron pytites but why the different layers?  Any advice greatfully accepted. PICT2872.jpg  PICT2873.jpg  PICT2874.jpg  PICT2875.jpg  PICT2876.jpg  PICT2877.jpg  PICT2878.jpg  PICT2879.jpg  PICT2880.jpg  PICT2881.jpg  PICT2882.jpg  PICT2883.jpg  PICT2885.jpg  PICT2886.jpg
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Rolo
Hi Judith,
Unfortunately I don't think any are bone, you probably have iron rich concretions (#1/2/6)and a coarse sandstone(#3/5). Not sure of 4 and 7, but does not look like bone.
It's worth a close look at the coarse sandstones as many beds of this type in the Wealden series contain vertebrate debris.
Dinosaur bone has a distinct 'crunchie bar' honeycombe pattern visible on broken surfaces, and is usually black or very dark brown because on the IOW is mostly derived from plant debris beds rich in black carbonaceous plant remains.
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Hydrangea

Number 7 possibly a bit of an ammonite?
Roy D.
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prep01
Apart from 3 which the core looks a bit like bone to me, could some of the otherd be coprolite?
Colin Huller
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Judith Millican
Well thanks anyway everyone.  I can't say I'm not disappointed but I still have a huge amount to learn.
Judith
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Alex47
Season's Greeting everyone.
The holes in specimen 4 remind me of xylem vessels in Tempskya. Could this be a beach rolled part of a Tempskya (a palm like Cretaceous tree) frond? They are usually black on the Brook and Compton Bay beaches - but the colour might not be significant depending on whether the preservation was anoxic or aerobic.
Alex
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Judith Millican
Thank you for that I will do a bit more research.  All the rocks were found at Yaverland - we had no success what ever at Compton.
Judith
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Buzz2
Hi number 7 looks like a cats paw
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