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Kai22
I found this in our garden in West Berkshire (outskirts of Reading). The garden is mainly clay, but we live close to several gravel pits.

The item is seemingly flint, and the diameter across the top is about 25mm, and the round, flat, centre of the “flower” about 10mm across. The little “legs” are, up to, 15mm. It is about 30mm in length, and about 80mm in circumference around the top and nearly 50mm at the bottom.

The item is a sandy/beige colour, and the centre of the “flint” is dark grey. There is a hole in the bottom which seems to contain garden debris/soil.

It does look like a fossilised, daisy-like, flower, but I have no real idea. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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teatree
Hi ....It's a sponge in flint.
Be happy while you're living,for you're a long time dead
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Kai22
Thank you, teatree, I had no idea.

I wonder how it got here? Any idea how old it might be?
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prep01
It's 70 - 90 million years old, was encased by flint in the chalk sea , fossilised and then eroded out of the chalk, rolled and bashed around by a glacier and then deposited as gravel!
Hope this helps.
Colin Huller
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Kai22
It does help, thank you.

After all that it deserved to be found, and looked after!
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Trilobiter
Looks cool too!

Trilobiter
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