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Psmk2

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I found this rock on the beach in ibiza a few year ago and brought it home...it looks like a bone and if you wet it it stands out better...ill try and get a better photo of it but what do you think?

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Hi and welcome. Could I request that you add a scale (a ruler is best) to all photos and take from several angles and as large as possible but in good focus.
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Hi

I do not see any bone structure, maybe just a rock.

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Hopefully this works

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If its just a plain old rock then fine but it sure is shaped like a bone ..the photos dont do it justice really.....ill get a pic of my other one later its defo a fossil of a branch or something i found on an old railway embankment
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Could you say the town it was  found near please so I can check the geology?
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i found it on holiday on the beach in san antonio ibiza.....it was mostly a volcanic rocky beach with a little sand.
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From what I can gather (but I'm not certain) the bedrock is a Cretaceous sea, that would lead me to think that this is either a burrow or a sponge.A photo pf the cross section might help but....
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Hope this helps

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Hi again, although you last photo is clearer, it doesn't help me much I'm afraid. I think don't think I can add any more - sorry.
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I see a 'cartoon' bone shape but my problem is, is that the 'bone' consists of the same material as the matrix.
So I'd go for pseudofossil.
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I see a 'cartoon' bone shape but my problem is, is that the 'bone' consists of the same material as the matrix.
So I'd go for pseudofossil.
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Thats kind of how i was thinking...defo looks like a bone but the same material as the rest...still it looks cool on my shelf
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Keep looking, here's a Rheatian bone, the contrast is obvious. 
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Hi Dirty Pete did you find that bone at Aust cliff ?
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Yes Ben, 20cm of indeterminate saurian rib as far as I can tell.

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Thats a great find...we took the kids to the jurassic coast at dorset once to go fossil hunting but the place was just being ransacked ....there was a nice looking shell of some type in the cliff face that someone had a go at digging out but instead ruined it...we did find an ammonite but it was soft not hard like a fossil should be but it broke apart as we took it out....it was in a large lump of really soft black mud ...sadly its been lost
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I'm afraid you need infinite patience and heaps of luck and that's assuming you're looking in the right place.
Here are the fruits of walking from Charmouth to Golden cap and back 3 times last summer.

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One day I'll find something like Devonjems jaw...........
one day...

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That’s a lovely piece Pete I can never find the right rock at Aust.
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