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beatpete
The third photo is the giveaway, you can see the typical cat-paw shape of the chamber
Beatpete
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Anywhere for little ammonites, twice as far for big ones!
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piesandbeer

Hello Again

I've had this lying around since last summer when we had a family holiday to the Isle of Wight

Found on the beach at Shanklin under the Cliffs 

No idea what it is, my only guess was maybe a sponge of some sort? 

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As ever, any help gratefully received

Regards

Mark


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gigantopithicus
Hi Mark

It's an ammonite steinkern - muds that have turned into stone after infilling the chambers of an ammonite shell.

It's probably from the Gault Clay - approx. 100 million years old.
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mudbug2
Hi Mark  
I concur with Gigantopthicus, its a piece of ammonite...

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug..
S.H.T-N
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piesandbeer
Thanks folks, daft thing is now you've said that it seems quite obvious, been staring at the damn thing for ages!
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