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Hi, found this on Botany in Thanet.  Not seen these here before. Is it a partial ammonite?  Thanks in advance  9CE68D3F-4B51-4412-B2F4-60FF01EE5686.jpeg  435ECC18-C3D6-40C3-8578-648117038094.jpeg 
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FlintFossilFinder
Some more. Thanks  Click image for larger version - Name: 8A209462-6707-4626-8715-A5D5D653D9E1.jpeg, Views: 28, Size: 308.66 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 00684367-9B5A-4661-B307-14C735FE9FF4.jpeg, Views: 30, Size: 492.77 KB Click image for larger version - Name: A99E116C-6F67-4CCE-9064-60FEBFD62C1E.jpeg, Views: 30, Size: 438.05 KB
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Elbert
Hello, based on the shape I am inclined to think it is a belemnite phragmocone, but it could also be a "banded flint"; a pseudo fossil...
Is it a flint nodule?

greets, Bert
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Gary W
Looks like a banded flint to me, 
Gary
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FlintFossilFinder
Thanks for the replies Bert and Gary. 
Belemnites are a common find on Botany although not in this format. 
I believe you have identified it Bert. Close examination makes me believe that the sifone is visible. 
I have found a good few banded flints and didn’t believe this to be one of these due to the regularity and the presence of a central something that I didn’t understand (sifone). 
Thanks both 👍
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prep01
Banded flint
Colin Huller
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steveshq
Hiya, I'm not a professional, in your image No.2 (your second extra image batch)  I can see the complete shape of an ammonite, from slight dark bands below the detailed area, the total overall shape, even the dishes in centre where the whorl of an ammo would be! I admit, it's not as clear as normal ammo signatures, but a very hard flint-like rock that has encapsulated a creature never to be successfully extracted... Or it's just a piece of banded flint!  Clever 'Cloak-&-Dagger' stuff all this identification. 🤔
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Dirty Pete
I see what you mean Steve, mangled ammonite.
ammo.jpg 
Pete
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keithlittle
Hi 
That's definitely a Banded flint,
 these are rather common along that stretch of coast
However i have found a couple of partial flint infills of the very large Ammonite Parapuzosia leptophylla along there as well.
 
Cheers
Keith
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Elbert
Hello, looking at the shape: if it were an ammonite, then it has it`s chambers reversed; something I have never seen, in ammonites that is...

greets, Bert
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FlintFossilFinder
Thanks for your help everyone. 

I saw the possibility of the shape as you did Steve. 

The idea of a belemnite phragmocone is very strong when up close as i believe the sifone is partially visible in these pictures. 

Banded flints are indeed common and I have found many. I don’t believe this to be a banded flint. I usually collect urchins in their various formats at this spot and have hundreds of them from fist sized to pea sized plus a good few nice molluscs.  

Thanks again one and all. 
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