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Becky dobson
Hi found this today at thorness bay on the isle of Wight, can anyone help with identification, the ridges go all the way round the item I wondered if it was possibly some kind of fused vertebrae? Click image for larger version - Name: 20180813_195039.jpg, Views: 32, Size: 1.85 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180813_194821.jpg, Views: 31, Size: 2.17 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180813_195054.jpg, Views: 31, Size: 1.91 MB
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prep01
I'm in 2 minds about this one, my 1st thought was some type of burrow (if it is flint, sandstone etc) but if it not is it man - made (plastic / ceramic / metal etc) I think it's a type of wall fixing!
Colin Huller
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Becky dobson
To me it feels like pyrite, it is made of the same type of material that can bee found all ove the beach, im 99% certain it isnt man made will attatch a few morw photos in a better light for you :)
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Becky dobson
Here are some photos in a better light :) Click image for larger version - Name: 15342327338224207362237964751270.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 3.11 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 15342327574166915808146893791972.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 2.97 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 15342327725234162193675157074289.jpg, Views: 21, Size: 3.03 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 15342327897304365457026914803718.jpg, Views: 21, Size: 3.10 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 15342328063793347344005284636505.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 3.13 MB
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Chalkers
I agree that it looks like pyrite but I'm not convinced that it is a fossil specimen I'm afraid; the shape is far too 'uneven' and (for want of a better term...'wonky'). I my experience vertebrae (and other bony material) are rarely preserved in pyrite; more commonly phosphatic material that can vary in colour usually from black to light brown and not the metallic copper-like colour of your specimen. I can't see it being a shelly fossil such as a gastropod (the ridges do not spiral around the specimen) but my only other thought is that it might be a trace fossil (some kind of burrow)...
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Becky dobson
Brill thanks for your time what ever it is it is a cool liking piece of pyrite, so I'm not to disapo8nted, tha so again for your help :)
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