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margaret128
parts of it have a waxy shine & others just look like a dull matrix.

Maggie F.
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margaret128
Have tried to photograph this find that's doing my head in. Under magnifying glass It looks like broken clam shell with 2 small claw like pieces on top. I've tried photographing it from all angles, tried wetting it to see if it would show up better. It's about 2" x 2" x2" & fairly hard & heavy. Help.13.JPG 14.JPG 15.JPG 16.JPG 17.JPG 18.JPG Even played about with editing to try & improve, please note did not use coloured nail varnish!!!LOL  A couple of views are from reverse side which also has same "claw looking" bits. Any help, thanks

Maggie F.
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gigantopithicus
 Looks mostly like trace fossil with some iron nodular growths.

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spider
Could it possibly be a piece of furnace sl*g?
Have a nice day :0)
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Julian123
Yep I agree - not a fossil I think.
Julian

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margaret128
BahCry Humbug ! Thanks anyway guys.
Maggie F.
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margaret128
Hiya, def. not furnace sl*g, found on beach NE Scottish Highlands. Wish I could get pics. to do it justice.
Maggie F.
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cabby
Hi.....could it be conglomerate?.
            Cheers Cabby
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spider
margaret128 wrote:
Hiya, def. not furnace sl*g, found on beach NE Scottish Highlands. Wish I could get pics. to do it justice.

 

Maggie, OK just a thought,  although you would be supprised what was used as ballast in the bottom of some boats in the past to maintain stability after the shipment was unloaded.
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ryanc
Looks like a chunk of mudstone rich in clay minerals to me - I cant see any trace fossils.
 

Regards,

 

Ryan
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margaret128
Hadn't thought of ship ballast, strong possibility due to location.

Maggie F.
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woodlice
Ive found stuff like that in lacustrine clays dose it seem to have a wax like shine to it?
what goes around comes around!
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