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Newbeehunter
Hi is this a stromatolite many thanks 
Approx 7 inches wide
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Dirty Pete
Hi again,
That looks like the underside of a Silurian tabulate coral. Turn it over and you might see lots of closely packed 'dimples'.

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Pete
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Newbeehunter
Hi Pete no its rounded ?? After using a diamond file the size of a tooth pick  I ain't cleaning any more of the bugger lol its drove  me mad pic attached with thanks

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Dirty Pete
Pretty sure I can see faint 'dimples' (corallites) in pic 1. It grows into a mound so pic 2 is upside down.
Here's a pic of Propora tubulata lifted off the Silurian Coral thread on this site for you to compare.

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Pete.
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Gary W
perhaps a stromatoporid, more closely related to corals.  
Gary
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Dirty Pete
Unless they've changed their minds again stromatoporoids are classified with sponges.......
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Newbeehunter
Checked again dimples it has,  they look liked little metal things, amazing truly amazing, I've lacquered the front for display, nice big size, the vivid colours fascinate me, , thankyou👍

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prep01
Favocites sp.?
Colin Huller
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Newbeehunter
Wow, I have no idea now I'm totally confused lol, for a newbee this one is baffling me just researched and found these images  would be great to find out what I can list them under as I want to start selling everything for a charity I do.
Thank you for all advice amazing 
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Dirty Pete
I'd just list them as Tabulate Corals from the Silurian Wenlock Limestone......from Dudley?

Pete.
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Newbeehunter
Morning thank you Pete the knowledge you guys have is ace,   ironically I'm from by dudley merry hill  but never been there I was told it had been fenced  off and although been interested in all things old weird and wacky I'd never been fossil hunting before until chance opportunity by luck started this amazing adventure, if admin want a link put on my web there welcome the web aint nothing special its just a charity web.
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Gary W
they have it seems changed their minds as stromatoporids used to be classified as cnidaria ie corals but are now thought to be more closely related to sponges!  
Gary
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webdes_44
Hey Pete. Is this from Wrens Nest? I found a half piece of one last year there. About 18 inches across and the same structure. Weighed a ton carrying it back to the car at the back of the zoo!
It wasn't me!
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Dirty Pete
Assume it originated from the quarries there, but Newbiehunter's digging Wenlock stuff out of a brownfield site a few miles away. The zoo's built on the same Wenlock limestone by the way.

Pete
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Newbeehunter
Are you near Dudley ? And what does brownfield mean lol?? Thank you 
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Dirty Pete
Not any more but I'm from that way and used to frequent the Vine (Bull and Bladder) which is just up the road from Merry Hell. Brownfield is land that was used for industrial purposes and became badly contaminated and is unusable until decontaminated. Looking at the stuff you're digging out (lumps of limestone/slag/blue billy etc) there must have been foundries/gasworks and all kinds going on......it's not called the Black Country for nothing.

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