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seager07

Had a great day at Eastbourne today finding many Ammonites, brachiopods & sponges. 


There were two specimens that we were unsure on. Hoping some of you guys could guide. 


1. we initially thought it was a Ray Tooth, but now this its a flattened ammonite...?

2.  Sponge?

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prep01
Hello, I'm afraid to say that I don't think any of these are fossil / geological in origin.
Colin Huller
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Barrow Museum
The first is difficult to classify from the photos.  But I am sure it is not ammonite.  I'd suggest that it might just be a portion of sponge, which your second specimen certainly is...a species of Ventriculites unless I'm mistaken.
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seager07
The first is difficult to classify from the photos.  But I am sure it is not ammonite.  I'd suggest that it might just be a portion of sponge, which your second specimen certainly is...a species of Ventriculites unless I'm mistaken.


Thanks for your reply Barrow Museum.  I'm 90% sure these are both fossil / geological in origin.

I will post more photos of the first example, as it's really confused us.  We've explored Beachy Head many times and haven't found anything like this before.

The second specimen was originally 12cm long and had a beautiful orange tint to it (it really stood out from the white matrix).  However, we were unable to excavate this in one piece (I almost cried when it broke - as I didn't take any photos of it in the rock) 😢

Really appreciate your comments guys and I will improve on my photos next time! 😉

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