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I found a few of the star(ish)-shaped things in the photos on the edge of some sandy blocks which had tumbled down the cliff onto a beach in west Dorset. They seem very delicate but despite a lot of googling I’m not sure what they are or how I might be able to clean them up without damaging them.  I’ve given them a brief wash in fresh water but nothing more at this stage. Any input would be very welcome!  Many thanks. Click image for larger version - Name: 1D0B70CF-8715-4CCD-8A98-86646BA5536E.jpeg, Views: 28, Size: 338.07 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8E9411B5-A996-414C-9339-6B14057B34D5.jpeg, Views: 27, Size: 381.16 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 6D7A445B-1F6E-491C-B59B-B533F053A058.jpeg, Views: 24, Size: 297.59 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 5D413611-FA38-45A4-8417-AAFC7AFD2A5F.jpeg, Views: 19, Size: 232.71 KB
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Dirty Pete
Hi Cog,
I'd suggest gypsum crystals with a radiating/stellate habit incorporating sand grains. Reminds me of desert rose.

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I agree wiith Pete
Colin Huller
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