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TonyL
Good morning to all,
                                I have a couple of fossils for id please, ot too sure if one of them is a fossil, both were found on Salisbury plain training area, which is predominantly chalk and flint and Iron pyrite nodules are a common find which brings me on to the first 'fossil' which has pyrited, not the lovely brass/gold colour of fossils from Charmouth but the 'rusty iron' type found in this location...not too sure if this one is actually a fossil but to me it does resemble a broken conical shell with the remains of the animal inside it?

The second fossil is flint, found last weekend, I'm guessing, because of the possible stem remains, that it could be a poor example of a Crinoid?

Atb
Tony



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estwing
Hi Tony
IMHU, the first one is just an iron-rich concretion, I'm afraid
The second could be a fossil sponge, but don't take my word for it
Hope it helps
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prep01
Hello Tony, your first specimen looks like an rondtone conretion and could be part of a  burrow system but could of course be a bit of mangled and rusted ordnance !
The second one does look like a sponge.
Colin Huller
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TonyL
Thank you estwing and Colin,
                                               most definitely 100% not a piece of ordnance as that is my area of expertise.
Colin, rondtone conretion?, sorry that one has gone completely over my head, even tried googling it and keep getting re directed to " RINGTONE CONDITION" :-D

Atb
Tony
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Bill G
It’s a typo for rondtone read ironstone 
Cheers, Bill
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prep01
OOOOPS! Yes, as Bill says, a typo! It's my age you know (62 on 26th).
Colin Huller
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TonyL
Thanks guys, being around that age myself Colin I know the feeling all to well :-D
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