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Prof Martin
Can anyone identify this, please? It was found in a field in the East Midlands.
The small ovoid shapes are aligned in rows, perhaps suggesting external seeds. Each shape forms a 2-3 mm depression in the surface.
The broken edge of the rock shows that the shapes do not passing deeper in to the material.
The stone material is finely stratified and has iron-like staining.
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Dirty Pete
Hi
Assume this is a bit of tree from the coal measures. The diagonally aligned pits are in about the right position for leaf scars but I don't know how they would leave pits? The only thing I'd suggest is maybe the lycopsid rooting organ Stigmaria. 
Something like this:
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Pete
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Prof Martin
Thank you, yes, that looks exactly right. I've found other pics of Stigmaria on the Web and several of are similar to what I found.
Many thanks for your help.
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