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Hi there - I found a couple of what I suspect to be fossils at the bottom of a 2m cliff at ramsholt - a tooth with what appears to be a little wear on the point and maybe a toe bone? I have googled the hell out of them but am still unsure.
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s.c.
Welcome Saqroger I’m afraid neither of your finds look like fossils to me. Nodules like this are common at Ramsholt and although they often look like they could be something they aren’t. Sadly I find that most fossil locations also offer a range of pseudo-fossils! Teeth found at Ramsholt will usually look like teeth or, if badly worn, will still be glossy and look enamel-like. You can also find crabs in phosphatic nodules, which are black in a sandy / buff matrix, and corals and a variety of fossil shells.

Sam
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s.c.
Welcome Saqroger I’m afraid neither of your finds look like fossils to me.
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Tim Holt-Wilson

Hello. These are most likely phosphatic nodules, which are common in the basement bed of the Red Crag. They used to be quarried for grinding into fertiliser in SE Suffolk the 1870s and are known as 'coprolites’. They have a fine-grained interiors and their exterior has a polished look. They are not true coprolites (fossil dung), but a kind of highly phosphatic mudstone (phosphorite) concretion, rolled and smoothed by marine action. 

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