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BipedalDigitgrade

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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