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I found this whilst holidaying in France on the Normandy coastline. Is it fossilized coral? Thank you. Click image for larger version - Name: 20180903_090901.jpg, Views: 35, Size: 3.34 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180903_090843.jpg, Views: 39, Size: 3.08 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180903_090825.jpg, Views: 39, Size: 3.09 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20180903_090835.jpg, Views: 40, Size: 3.22 MB
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Richard
Hi 
Is this a fossil in flint?
It looks like the sponge Siphonia
Richard
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prep01
Nice!
Colin Huller
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Jenza88
Richard wrote:
Hi 
Is this a fossil in flint?
It looks like the sponge Siphonia

Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure exactly what the stone is but it doesn't seem like a typical flint in that it's not really hard and shiny! It seems more porous than flint but maybe that because of the fossil.
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Richard
Hi 
Can't be sure without seeing the actual specimen, but there is nothing to make me think it is not flint.
Flint is made of silica that replaced chalk and sometimes the silicification process is incomplete so you end up with 'flinty chalk'.
In any case it is a very nice fossil. 
Richard
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Jenza88
Ah that makes sense. Brilliant thanks.
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