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Andrew Wright
Hello All,

I found this while walking along the beach, west of Lyme Regis, a couple of weeks ago (the long black thing above the key aligned left-right).  It was too big to carry and would have taken a long time to extract.  I know where it is though so may survive a few months when i can go back to it.  I could even try to guide you to it's location as i took carefull note.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I wondered initially if it could be a part of an ammonite but the part on the right doesn't seem to fit with that.  Maybe it's nothing at all.  It was the line of little dots that stumped me. 

Thanks for your ideas
Andrew
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prep01
Hello Andrew and welcome to the forum. I'm really puzzled by ths one - on enlarging your photo however, could it be a piece of fish jaw bone? I think it's just a mineral infill but....
Think I need HELP with this one!!!
Colin Huller
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Andrew Wright
Thanks Colin,

I did consider a jaw bone as a possible option with the holes being where the teeth were.  This may just be wishful thinking though.  I may have to go back with better tools...
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prep01
I would like a bit of help here! ANYONE??????
Colin Huller
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Brittle Star
Hi 
It's a puzzle. If it was not for the extended line on the left it would look a bit like a jaw but not seeing regular holes where teeth would have been. I wonder what else is in the block.
I am on the fence.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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Brittle Star
Me again. I am coming down on the side of it not being a jaw.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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Dirty Pete
I'm not convinced by the 'sockets' so I'm guessing an irregular clast of darker mudstone within a lighter lime mud. Or how about some solidified migrating bitumen??
 
Pete
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