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Bontebok1
Looking for some advice about these pictures. These are recent finds from South Ferriby in Lincs. Not sure if pictures 1-5 show a fossil or just an unusually shaped stone. It looks a little like a ball and socket joint. 

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Two further pictures, again from South Ferriby. Wood or coral?

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Any help would be greatly appreciated in guiding a newcomer to fossil hunting! Click image for larger version - Name: 20200308_090036.jpg, Views: 12, Size: 83.50 KB
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Gerald Gibson
Bontebok:

There is literature on this important Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous site.  It appears to be primarily Marine.  Unfortunately, it is, at least to me, either a fragment of something else (shell or bone?) or an anomaly  The pebble-like and/or toothlike structures next to this fragment could be anything.  Go online and simply type in your locality as you cited in this forum.  I found a few articles on this geological area.  Someone should be able to give you pointers.

---- Gerald
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prep01
Hi Bontebok 1. Firstly, I don't know the area at all, but the bedrock is made up of Jurassic and Cretaceous  rocks but I'm guessing these 2 samples were collected from the surface of the land, which means they could have come from anywhere, moved either by man or natural forces.
To me, from your photos, the top specimen looks like a piece of limestone with a a blob of chalky material on one side. The second one looks like slag from andustrial process.
Colin Huller
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Bontebok1
Thanks for your opinions. I'll add the top rock to my ever growing collection of unusual rocks but not quite fossils! Each one a learning experience. The other sample would make sense as an industrial process as south ferriby is on the Humber estuary were coal and iron ore are landed for the steel works at scunthorpe. 
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stonejumper
Bontebok1 wrote:
Thanks for your opinions. I'll add the top rock to my ever growing collection of unusual rocks but not quite fossils! Each one a learning experience. The other sample would make sense as an industrial process as south ferriby is on the Humber estuary were coal and iron ore are landed for the steel works at scunthorpe. 


If you are struggling to find fossils and you live around the area mentioned try going North up the coast. you are not a million miles away from very fossil rich areas.
https://ukfossils.co.uk/category/lincolnshire/
or even better
https://ukfossils.co.uk/category/yorkshire/
i recently went to Port Mulgrave whilst on a jouney back from working away, fossils everywhere on the beach if you keep your eyes peeled.
Happy hunting!
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