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AlbertBowden
Hi,
I have found a strange orange bone literally just hanging out on the side of a rock. I took it off very easily and it’s solid. When I stand it upright it looks like a foot, however it just falls down when I try. Can anyone help to identify this? I’ll attach the original area that I found it in.

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Dirty Pete
Hi Albert, looks like a composite lump of badly weathered coloured clays and mineral, maybe gypsum. I dont see a bone......

Pete.
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AlbertBowden
Should I try and take it apart to see what’s underneath?
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Dirty Pete
See if you get any other responses first. If the consensus is mineral, give it a poke, it looks ready to fall apart as it is.

Pete. 
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prep01
Hello Albert, firstly, where was this found and the location photo is always a help? Having said that, I think this is a 'reworked' clay containing (I think) some fossl shells. I would certainly put it in a bucket of water with a few drops of washing up liquid and leave it to soak for a day or so. Don't stir it up too much (tempting I know) as this will tend to break fragile fossils then sieve it or just pick out anything you see - you can then wash these off, but remember DO NOT DO THIS IN THE SINK AS YOU WILL BUNG UP (techical term) the U bend and the waste water pipes!
Colin Huller
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AlbertBowden
This was found in Swanage Jurassic coast Dorset. And good idea I’ll do that
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