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tofuwarrior
hi,
we are total noobs to this game, we were in holiday in Yorkshire and went hunting at Speeton in the east coast and found this. It was found in the beach below the Speeton clays not in them.
No idea what it is.
could anyone help?

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Dirty Pete
Hi
Can you see any patterns like this in any circular cross sections on your pebble?
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If you can it's a coral.
Pete
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prep01
Your photo shows a worn nodule of a Carboniferous coral called Siphonodendron (in londitudinal cross section) a rugose coral which has been eroded and transported to the area by a glacier. These types of fossils are known as 'erratics' and are commmon along that coast, especially the Holderness coast.This is 3000 - 360 million years old.
Colin Huller
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tofuwarrior
Thank you Colin, really appreciate you replying and sharing your knowledge. We can look this up now to learn more.

So Does the term erratic mean that it has been found out of place from where it was first formed? I’m guessing that if you know the geology of an area and know what a fossil is then that’s when you can determine if something is an erratic? Would that be correct?


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tofuwarrior
Thank you Colin, really appreciate you replying and sharing your knowledge. We can look this up now to learn more.

So Does the term erratic mean that it has been found out of place from where it was first formed? I’m f that if you know the geology of an area and know what fossils are then that’s when you can determine if something is an erratic?
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prep01
Eratics are fossils /rocks deposited usually by glaciers well away from the bedrock where they were originally from
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