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Hi all,

Found a few stones along the Sussex coast, they have an organic feel to them and was wondering if they might be fossil bone or wood? Or maybe nothing at all!

Local Geology is Hastings beds sandstone.

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Hi. I’m afraid that from the pictures given it looks to me just like rock but someone else might tell you otherwise. Hastings is known for it's dinosaurs so the last one could be some kind of scute from Hylaeosaurus or another armored polacanthid (if I remember correctly). You could try looking closely at it to see if it has the bone structure like the picture below.

Kind Regards, Al Click image for larger version - Name: 2DE1F8BA-C35D-48B1-BA20-63BF03BBFF68.jpeg, Views: 19, Size: 111.44 KB
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Cheers for that, your picture is a really helpful guide. I thought the one pictured below looks very similar to that, but again could just be ironstone.
On close inspection they do have some organic looking structure so I thought possibly plant or bone, but it is really hard to tell. Often they are just stones as you say! Click image for larger version - Name: D79A827A-1E97-4A47-AAB1-FAF72158574F.jpeg, Views: 16, Size: 531.22 KB
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