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Sdmchugh

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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?

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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.
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