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Kingo101

Hi, 

Found this on the beach at Lyme Regis. Initially when we found it, it was covered in a metal/rusty type of sediment. (On the sand with a £1 coin for initial scale) we took it home and tried to clean it up, sorry for the poor lighting etc but hopefully we have given a good representation! As you will see it’s quite heavy at 470g...

what do you think we have found? 

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Dirty Pete
Looks like an odd shaped oxidising lump of pyrite/iron. The crud you removed was presumably the decay products and you're now back to the hard stuff.

Pete
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Narlgoth
I agree with Pete, i'm afraid all you have here is a nodule of Iron/Pyrite which happens to be in an interesting shape. The weight and rust colour are very distinctive features.
- Brad
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Kingo101
Thanks for the quick replies! 
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pauledevans
Is it possibly man made? There’s a distinct anchor vibe about it 🤔
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Narlgoth
It reminds me of an anchor too.. I actually thought that when i first saw it! We get a lot of shipping wreckage up here on Yorkshire coast, and we've seen all kinds of weird pieces, including the washed up remains of a full wreck!

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Guess anchor or not its still a lump of oxidised iron either way!
- Brad
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