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Hi, hoping Someone can help identify this. Found on beach. Click image for larger version - Name: 9686F8D6-249D-4204-BA97-5EC0C2049D08.jpeg, Views: 60, Size: 1.81 MB Click image for larger version - Name: A738C714-9488-49FF-A955-24B0E1F3A0FF.jpeg, Views: 62, Size: 2.42 MB Click image for larger version - Name: C4193A37-45A2-41DE-A76D-3265F6B72332.jpeg, Views: 54, Size: 2.19 MB Click image for larger version - Name: 9376F1B5-7442-40CF-966A-75C7224F9186.jpeg, Views: 54, Size: 2.28 MB Click image for larger version - Name: C0882795-EB27-416B-892D-0BFDB4E879A3.jpeg, Views: 45, Size: 2.06 MB
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I'm afraid it's probably not a fossil, but could you say where you found it please.
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I agree that it isn't a fossil. but could you a) always add a scale (a ruler is best), b) tell us where it was found, c) calculate its density by weighing it to the nearest gram and put it in a measuring jug with water and calculating the water it displaces in ml? And finallyd) can you scratch it with  fingernail, 'copper coin' or steel object?
Colin Huller
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it might be a nodule. often if rocks are heavier or look slightly strange, they may contain a fossil or gemstone. I am not sure, but it looks like to be shale and since it is on a beach, it might be a nodule with plant life or just plant life on the outside.
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