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I am new to fossiling, and found this in amongst some pebbles on the bank of the River Sirhowy. I was wondering if it was a fossil. Thanks in advance for your help. Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181010_194847811.jpg, Views: 43, Size: 1.92 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181009_110014584.jpg, Views: 42, Size: 1.62 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181009_105609436.jpg, Views: 39, Size: 1.92 MB
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Brittle Star
Hi,

It could be a cross section of some sort of shell. Please use a ruler or scale on future photos it makes things so much easier. Also what is the location, nearest village or town.

Thank you
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Your area is made up of Carboniferous rocks and these are bivalve shells and parts of them in a well erdeded piece of limestone around 320 million years old.
Colin Huller
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BipedalDigitgrade
Brittle Star wrote:
Hi,

It could be a cross section of some sort of shell. Please use a ruler or scale on future photos it makes things so much easier. Also what is the location, nearest village or town.

Thank you


I included the penny to use as a scale, but shall endeavour to use a ruler in the future. The nearest town is Blackwood. Thank you for your advice!
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BipedalDigitgrade
prep01 wrote:
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Your area is made up of Carboniferous rocks and these are bivalve shells and parts of them in a well erdeded piece of limestone around 320 million years old.


Thank you for the welcome and the identification! I am happy to know that I have found a fossil!
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