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Sandra

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It may be a flint nodule but it caught my eye as when wet it had the golden brown belemnite colour and a pattern of small circles on. Now dried it's bluey/grey flint colour. The circles are all similar sized but if you look closely they are not complete. Any help would be much appreciated. It may be nothing but I find it interesting. Found at Happisburgh 11.4.19 (It's a out the length of my thumb)
Sorry photo not that clear.

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Hello Sandra and welcome to the forum. I am afraid to say that although I have tried to tweak your photo, it is too blurred (out of focus) to be able to help you. Could you retake the photo with a scale (a ruler is best) added and of all aspects of it, and scratch an inconspicuous part with something made from steel and tell us if it leaves a scratch mark?
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Hope these help. Although a chap from Fossil finds Norfolk said it was a polyblasitium sponge. Wondered if you agreed. Thanks for your help, it's great learning new things.

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Good pics and nice specimen! - that was me on the FB group. [smile] 
To be exact, I said sponge, something like Polyblastidium  - sponges are tricky and you often need microscopic internal detail to ID them properly. It does look a likely candidate though.

Here's the plate from Catalogue of the Fossil Sponges of the British Museum (1883): 
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Sandra

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Thanks again Tarquin.😊
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What more can I say? Thanks for the new photos.
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Thats a nice find Sandra and thanks Tarquinius for the catalogue pictures 😊 I’ve never seen one of these.

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Thanks every one.
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