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Ben1526
Hi there, found this in Elham, Kent and was wondering if it’s a fossil and if so, if anyone knew what type? Many thanks. Ben  Click image for larger version - Name: 0CDDC49D-69B0-4C54-8781-8BA6496546EC.jpeg, Views: 54, Size: 204.74 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8CEF1F8C-F9BC-4FF7-BBAB-EA48585A6563.jpeg, Views: 55, Size: 404.88 KB Click image for larger version - Name: D741F21C-F698-4D0D-8637-42892A132522.jpeg, Views: 53, Size: 444.88 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 612EE220-48B9-459D-A259-C6E8691E0E74.jpeg, Views: 54, Size: 238.21 KB
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prep01
Hello Ben and welcome to the forum. You don't have a fossilI I'm afraid. This looks like a lump of rock, possibly ironstone / sandstone that has been transported into your area (the bedrock is I'm sure you are aware Chalk).
Colin Huller
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Ben1526
Ok, thanks very much for getting back to me! 
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estwing
Maybe banded flint?
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Dirty Pete
Those ridges look a bit too regular. Maybe a badly worn oyster/clam. Google images of Rastellum and see if you can see any similarities.

Pete.
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Ben1526
Thanks Pete, have googled Rastellum and it certainly looks very similar to some of the specimens on there. Could well be an oyster. Either way, it’s got me interested in to looking for more! 

Dirty Pete wrote:
Those ridges look a bit too regular. Maybe a badly worn oyster/clam. Google images of Rastellum and see if you can see any similarities.

Pete.
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Elbert
Hello, the shape does shout: nautilus; could it be the fossilized bodychamber of one?

greets, Bert
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prep01
I have just enlarged a coule if the photos and I think it could be a fragment of a Jurassic fossil, POSSIBLY a Cephalopod (from the overlaying glacial deposits). I think I can see a smoothe surface underneath the sandy, clayey outer gunk!
Colin Huller
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Ben1526

Thanks, Colin. Is there a safe way I can clean it up at home to hopefully reveal more?


prep01 wrote:
I have just enlarged a coule if the photos and I think it could be a fragment of a Jurassic fossil, POSSIBLY a Cephalopod (from the overlaying glacial deposits). I think I can see a smoothe surface underneath the sandy, clayey outer gunk!

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prep01
Hello Ben, I would need to have this in my hand to look at it first before I could make any comment. May I suggest joining a club in your area in the hope that a preppearator goes along - after lockdown of course!
Colin Huller
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TqB
Nautiloid (showing chambers) was my first impression - hard to be sure though.
Tarquin
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Barrow Museum
Bearing in mind it was found in Kent, on the Chalk outcrop, it reminds me of examples of the bivalve Inoceramus  that I have seen, preserved in flint. 
Compare it with this specimen of I involutus, which was from the original collection of Orbigny, now housed in the Natural History Museum in France.  The mode of preservation is rather similar.
Inoceramus involutus.jpg 
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Ben1526
Many thanks all, looking at joining a fossil hunt in Herne Bay after lock down and will take it down to get it looked at. It does look very similar in shape to the I involutus. Thanks for your help. 
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