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pcgonemud
hello everyone,  please help with identifying. everything has been found across Hertfordshire. I've tried really hard with taking the photos I have ADHD and find photography very frustrating so please bare with me.

first one - no idea it's been in my garden for a year after I found it on a walk.
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number 2 
P1010038.jpg  P1010041.jpg P1010040.jpg  P1010041.jpg  P1010042.jpg    number 3 I haven't cleaned much as it feels very fragile it was covered in clay and the bottom shell was attached it looked purple in colour when wetP1010043.jpg  P1010044.jpg  P1010045.jpg  P1010046.jpg  P1010047.jpg  number 4 
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thats it for now thank you.
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prep01
Hi again and well done with the photos.
1 - 5 looks like an ironstone nodule
6 - 11 I think is more of a banded sandstone nodule, but a couple ofthe photos might show the markings of a Jurassic fern called Calamites.
12 - 16 I think s banded flint
17 -  21 (your no 3) is a bivalve called Gryphaea and is from the Oxford clay around 150 million years old.
22 - 26 flint nodule I'm pretty certain, One of the photos looks lie a belemnite, but don't think so  - could you take a photo of the cross section (blunt end)?
Colin Huller
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pcgonemud
Thanks Colin, would the gryphaea the same as the devils toenails? the ones i've found before are much smaller. Are they the same species and just smaller or broken from a larger shell. 
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prep01
"Should have gone to specsaver" (before replying ) last night! I went this morning and saw your annotatons, so can I start again? (did Ihear you say OK)?
1) Ironstone nodule with banding.
2) a small part of the outer whorl of an ammonite probably Jurassc, Oxfordian
3)Gryphaea (possibly) lituola but it may not be complete and there are several similar species.
4)Flint with some crystals.
There are several species of Gryphaea, devils toenails are G arcuata and are found in the earlier Jurassic.
Colin Huller
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