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Hi, can anybody tell me what this ‘fossil’ is please. It was found on Sidmouth beach and looks a bit like an anemone or soft bodied animal/sponge shape stencilled onto the stone but when you look ‘underneath’ it seems to show the line continuing as if there’s a 3D object within the stone - and it doesn’t scrub off. Any suggestions please? Click image for larger version - Name: C853EACB-0B80-4302-A87F-46E9EBCD5E3E.jpeg, Views: 40, Size: 1.81 MB Click image for larger version - Name: EFED43E7-5F66-4C9A-893F-4B6BC827E6F8.jpeg, Views: 59, Size: 1.94 MB Click image for larger version - Name: F51D7BA9-AEEF-4C37-9236-211E583A5A60.jpeg, Views: 65, Size: 1.76 MB
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Dirty Pete
Maybe an oblique slice through a sponge which doesn't patinate like the rest of the flint pebble.

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Hello and welcome to the forum. Can you please confirm that it is flint? If so, I agree with Pete that it is a section through a sponge and 70 - 85 million years old washed out of a nearby chalk deposit and shifted there by the sea or humans.
Colin Huller
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