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Kaii
Hi we found this today and wondered what it may be. Click image for larger version - Name: 15589658927423960123280238748485.jpg, Views: 48, Size: 350.15 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 15589659242166917843917410032496.jpg, Views: 48, Size: 304.59 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 15589659446284386957828830518306.jpg, Views: 31, Size: 350.84 KB
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. Could you say where it was found - to confirm that I think it is banded flint.
Colin Huller
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Kaii
It was found in North Kilworth in Leicestershire. It's looks as though something is wrapped around it with a raised band.
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prep01
Is it hard - will it scratch with something steel?
Colin Huller
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Kaii
Yes it's hard and can be scratched.
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prep01
Thanks, in that case I would suggest a Jurassic burrow infill'
Colin Huller
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Kaii
Please can you explain what that is, and where can I find out more . Is it quite a good find? Thank you
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prep01
Hi, in a nutshell, an animal (qute often a worm or crutacean - lobster, shrimp etc) excavated a burrow to live in etc and when it was abandoned, the burrow filld up with a different kind of sediment (it was usually finer). This would then have been compressed into rock. What you are seeing is the infill where the main outside rock (matrix) has worn away.
Colin Huller
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TqB
I think it's a rock (could be sandstone or even igneous) with harder quartz veins that have weathered out in relief. 
Tarquin
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