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Angela12
I found this today whilst fossil hunting with my children in a Gloucestershire limestone quarry.  I have a lot to learn about fossils, but can see that it might be a Belemnite.  To the left of it, is what appears to be another fossilised ‘remain’ but it looks as if it is attached to the Belemnite itself.  Could it be part of the same fossil, or might it be another sort of fossil that happens to be next to it.  I have dissolved some of the Limestone from around it with vinegar, but am wondering whether to keep going and try to dissolve a bit more!  Very grateful for any advice!
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. You are correct that this is a belemnite freserved in flint or chert and I am pretty sure that the attached piece is just part of the nodule.
Colin Huller
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Angela12
Many thanks!  
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Dirty Pete
More likely calcite than chert/flint. Probably from the Inferior Oolite Group.

Pete
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prep01
Pete - you may well be right - need a better location really.
Colin Huller
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Angela12
Thanks for this!  Being a newbie to fossil collecting, I had to google Inferior Oolite!  We found the belemnite in Breakheart (Limestone) Quarry in Dursley, and actually having had a look at fossil hunting info for this lovely spot it is made up of this Inferior Oolite rock.  Hoping to go back again and see what else we can find (having been inspired by pictures of fossils others have dug up there)!  Thanks again for your help!
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Dirty Pete
Hi again,
Here's a few things I've found at Breakheart......
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Becoming harder to find things there these days but good luck!

Pete
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Angela12
Wow....that’s quite a haul!  I’ll be pretty thrilled if I find any of those there on my next trip!  We’ve had some success at hunting for fossils at Hock Cliff, which is also close by, but due to the limited parking I’ve only been there once.  Fossil hunting is quite addictive once you start isn’t it!!
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