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    Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Chapwi on Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:02 am


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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Guest on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:08 pm

    I have some lobster burrows that look similar so maybe a burrow of some sort?
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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Chapwi on Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:35 pm

    cool any ideas what the others are??

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Joe on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:30 am

    Hello Craig,

    I'm rather busy at the moment, so I haven't had time to post my finds - but I'll definitely post some this weekend! I'm sorry to disagree but that's almost certainly not a crustacean burrow. It is a sponge, these are relatively common in flint, and if you split them open they will reveal the inner detail. They are easy to spot because they are long and relatively thin, with a hole running down through the middle, often exposed at one end.

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Guest on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:27 pm

    It could be joe, those damn things are everywhere though Im not sure thats flint, it looks like pyrite within a phosphoric nodule.

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Joe on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:41 pm

    Spleain, Sorry but it is definitely a sponge preserved within flint.


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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Guest on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:42 pm

    dont be sorry dude

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Joe on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:49 pm

    It's always a tough one disagreeing, or even correcting someone - and in Palaeontology this happens a lot. I know a bit fair about fossils, and I'm normally quite accurate when identifying fossils, this of course gets tougher when you attempt to ID Genus, and Species. However, in this instance I'm certain. But, having said that anybody could always be wrong at anytime.

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Guest on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:58 pm

    Its good to have some good ID'ers on here Smile
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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Chapwi on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:50 am

    Should i split it then??

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    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:54 am

    go for it

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Joe on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:18 am

    It's up to you Craig. If you don't have many then I would consider leaving it, but if you have a few then it would probably be worth a go. Sponges frequently don't just split cleanly in half, they will shatter into many pieces, but it will still reveal the detail within.

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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:29 am

    flint does typically shatter if there is no decent fault, if you come down my neck of the woods the ground is pretty much lined with sponge fragments - reasonably unatractive things, though maybe only by abundance - your other sponge craig tho is pretty.
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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Chapwi on Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:42 am

    i wont be killing my sponge lol
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    Re: Whats this?? From Hunstanton again

    Post  Kosmos on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:31 pm

    I would agree, a sponge. They get quite fragile sometimes, not surprising with their age.

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