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Becky dobson
Hi found this today thorness bay isle of Wight can anyone confirm it is a tooth please , thanks. Click image for larger version - Name: 20180813_204638.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 2.77 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180813_204546.jpg, Views: 32, Size: 3.63 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180813_204522.jpg, Views: 32, Size: 2.98 MB
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prep01
Hello Becky, Could you please give it a scub with a toothbrush and water, especially the cross section (wide end ) and take the photos again please. I don't think it is but....
Colin Huller
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Becky dobson
Sure no problem at all have taken some more photos some are when it is wet to hopefully show up more detail, of it isn't a tooth I'm think8ng possible belamite? Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065348.jpg, Views: 32, Size: 1.95 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065223.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 1.38 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065336.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 2.47 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065324.jpg, Views: 34, Size: 1.62 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065308.jpg, Views: 33, Size: 1.49 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065007.jpg, Views: 31, Size: 2.63 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180814_065244.jpg, Views: 30, Size: 1.44 MB
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prep01
Hi, this is the tip of a belemnite, but not enoigh to give it a genus name I'm afraid, especially when we don't know its origin.
Colin Huller
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Becky dobson
Brill thanks for the info, we did find a small black tooth tip, so I kind of suspected it wasnt one as it looks different but it would of been nice of it had been, of hunting again today so hopefully will find a lovely whole croc tooth, thanks for your help.
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MicroFossilMan
Interesting to compare the appearance of the cross-section of this belemnite with the one in the "Found at Filey" recent post (http://www.discussfossils.com/post/found-at-filey-9819506?pid=1305108803). Shows what a difference a bit of weathering can make ...
MFM
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Chalkers
I personally think it looks like the worn tip of a gastropod. The fossil shell (if it is...) looks like it's made of calcite and the view of down the length of the specimen looks like you can see a cross section of the usual spiral shaped chamber. Most (all?) belemnite fossils I've ever found are made of a solid mineral (usually calcite) whereas this fossil looks like there is a definite outer 'shell' filled with finer grained (silty?) material. I can certainly see how it might be mistaken for a tooth but I think that it's extremely unlikely I'm sorry to say.
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Becky dobson
No problem it's great to know that it is a belamite, and possibly shows more detail than usual , thanks very much for taking the time to message me :)
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Vert Finder
I agree with Chalkers, this is a partial gastropod in a small phosphate nodule from the looks of things
Thanks, VF
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Dirty Pete
That central structure is rather reminiscent of a columella so I'd tend towards a badly worn gastropod apex too.
Pete
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Becky dobson
Thanks all great to know what it is :)
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prep01
I see what you all mean, but that would have been a BIGbuggar!
Colin Huller
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Bobo the bear
From outside definitely Belemnite but interesting features at 'bottom'. Belemnites usually have radial layers showing....could just be worn of course.
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