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Makkalu
Hi, I have came across this yesterday at work. I have split a big bit of chalk, and this was inside. Pretty undisturbed. Does anyone know what this could be from? It was found in an old quarry in Dover which is all chalk. Thanks to all Click image for larger version - Name: 1539093612896193897886.jpg, Views: 37, Size: 2.93 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20181009_145637.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 3.74 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20181009_145623.jpg, Views: 33, Size: 3.11 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 20181009_023102.jpg, Views: 31, Size: 4.17 MB
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. This is I assume flint, (when all the chalk is scrubbed off, can you scratch it with something steel)? When clean, could you show us a couple of photos of the large end and the surface texture of the long face? It is either the internal cast of a crustacean burrow or a sponge.
Colin Huller
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Makkalu
Hi, thanks for the welcome and speedy reply. I was holding back with cleaning it off as I was going to look online for best way of doing it since I don't have any tools for this. I hope it's not flint 😂
I will be back with an update sometime tomorrow, as I'm at work already looking for more 😀.
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I'm no expert but could it be a piddock?
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Makkalu
Very well could be. I found this photo https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=piddock+fossil&prmd=isnv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiloqn9svrdAhXRLVAKHXTdAIYQ_AUIESgB&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=_GhcUFAVJQPULM
Which resembles it a bit. But like prep01 said. I need to get the chalk off first to get more idea. Thanks you . It's appreciated
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Dirty Pete
The elongated fleshy part of the animal wouldn't fossilize. I suspect its another odd shaped nodule.

Pete.
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Brittle Star
A 1700's pipe would not be encrusted in chalk.
JW

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