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Post by StoneRoad » 07 Oct 2019, 20:09

scale is difficult to determine

so Breccia / Conglomerate on mudstone
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Post by plaques » 07 Oct 2019, 21:07

Two fossilised Turtles with barnacles. Not a cosmic turtles just a bog standard turtles.

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Post by chinatyke » 08 Oct 2019, 01:13

Fossilised dinosaur scales. [Before Salter scales became popular}

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Post by Stanley » 08 Oct 2019, 02:17

Reptile eggs of some sort?
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Post by Cathy » 08 Oct 2019, 03:44

A fossilised toad or frog.
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Post by Gloria » 08 Oct 2019, 07:16

Fossilised dung from some creature?
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Post by Tizer » 08 Oct 2019, 09:46

Stanley's right with fossilised eggs, but not from a reptile. A clue - they're small, the whole area of eggs is about the size of a thumb.

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Post by StoneRoad » 08 Oct 2019, 11:24

fossilised toad or frog spawn ?
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Post by Gloria » 08 Oct 2019, 13:30

Fish roe?
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Post by Tizer » 08 Oct 2019, 14:29

None of those, but you're getting closer. Those shown in my photo are regarded as the best preserved examples so far found. Clue: I met the man who found them on my recent holiday. :smile:

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Post by Gloria » 08 Oct 2019, 16:15

Fossilised coral?
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Post by chinatyke » 08 Oct 2019, 20:35

Fossilised mussel eggs?

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Post by Stanley » 09 Oct 2019, 02:01

Baffled......
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Post by Gloria » 09 Oct 2019, 07:13

Fossilised bits of my brain which fell out of my head whilst tearing my hair out trying to figure this out.
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Post by Tizer » 09 Oct 2019, 08:41

They are the eggs of one of the most well-known creatures that are found as fossils in the UK. So, which one? :smile:

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Post by chinatyke » 09 Oct 2019, 09:05

Crinoid eggs? Seen plenty of crinoids but I'm not aware of seeing their eggs. Related to starfish.

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Post by Tizer » 09 Oct 2019, 09:11

No. Keep trying. You're right to be thinking of marine creatures. I'm not giving a clue because you'll soon get the answer. What else was swimming around in those ancient waters?

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Post by chinatyke » 09 Oct 2019, 09:16

Trilobites.

The original creepy crawlie creature! Make me shudder.

No Graham, these are:

AMMONITES! AMMONITE EGGS! :biggrin2:

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Post by Tizer » 09 Oct 2019, 11:29

That's the right answer, well done! Although we all know of ammonite fossils and would easily recognise an adult one, we've never knowingly seen fossil ammonite eggs before. I took this photo at the Etches Collection Museum in Kimmeridge. Steve Etches has spent his life around that village and beach studying and collecting the fossils and finding this specimen was like all his birthdays came at once! There's more about ammonite eggs on Wikipedia here: Ammonite eggs and the Etches Collection has a web site here: Etches Collection

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Post by Stanley » 09 Oct 2019, 12:38

Thank God for that! That was a real teaser!
Next one?
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Post by Stanley » 11 Oct 2019, 06:00

Image

Can anyone tell me what is happening here?
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Post by chinatyke » 11 Oct 2019, 06:38

Charging a kiln to make cement?

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Post by Stanley » 11 Oct 2019, 08:05

Right track China, there's a furnace below, but not cement.
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Post by Tizer » 11 Oct 2019, 09:01

Is it part of the process for making aluminium from bauxite?

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Post by StoneRoad » 11 Oct 2019, 11:39

charging a blast furnace (iron) the loads being weighed by the wheelbarrow load
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