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rab7ies
thanks richard..all 3 we found were this colour
down amongst the stones.
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rab7ies
thecol_104.JPG hoping someone can identify this echinoid for me(found in a field whilst metal detecting
down amongst the stones.
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ThomasM
Hi rab7ies, welcome to the forum.

This echinoid looks like an Echinocorys.

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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rab7ies
thanks thomas...have a very large collection of beach found echinoids but didnt expect to find in a ploughed field when not looking for them!
down amongst the stones.
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Naze Dave
Hi 
Yes definitely Echinocorys sp, was it found in a farmers field? if so then it is likely to have been disturbed by the plough.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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rab7ies
cheers dave...yep we were metal detecting on a ploughed field near sudbury and found 2 others at the same time!(didnt find many coins but this made up for it)
down amongst the stones.
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Richard
Hi Rab7ties

Your specimen looks greenish and I'm wondering if it could have come from the Thanet Beds that overlie the Chalk in the Sudbury area? 

If so, there may have been green-coated flints in the soil. 

In my area of Berkshire an equivalent stratum, the Upnor Formation, overlies the Chalk and where it outcrops green-coated sea-urchins are found in field soils.

Of course, the echinoids have been reworked from the Chalk. 
Richard
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