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I found this fossil at Speeton, N Yorkshire. It has a lovely metallic coppery colour on the top, underneath, I'm not sure what is matrix or possibly part of the fossil. If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it, thanks.IMG_9465.jpg IMG_9466.jpg IMG_9467.jpg IMG_9468.jpg Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_9469.jpg, Views: 34, Size: 5.08 MB
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estwing
Could it be something like Goliathiceras?
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Unregistered
Thank you Estwing, I think you are probably right, interesting.
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FossilPhil
Preservation doesn't look quite right for Goliathiceras, and the Speeton clay is a bit young for that genus.
I'd probably go for an olcostephanid ammonite such as Olcostephanus (Polyptychites) sp.
Just hope the pyrite in the centre doesn't decay!
~Phil
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rock hopper
Thanks Phil, hmm, some similarity there too, but appreciate your reasoning re Speeton.
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rock hopper
Thanks Phil, I take your point re Speeton.
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