I found this on the beach - what is it?

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I found this on the beach - what is it?
« on: 21/04/2010 22:36:36 »
I was walking my dog on Brighton beach (UK) and found this stone. I think it could be some sort of fossil? What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: 21/04/2010 22:51:47 »
A sea urchin and a lot of fingers maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: 21/04/2010 23:39:57 »
To be honest, I'd like a sharper picture, but somehow you've already managed to post a low-res picture at about 10x its native resolution.  Although those two images are both large downloads, they're still low-res: each pixel in that image is about 10x10 pixels on my screen.

As it is though, most of the obvious details are too blurred.  However, the undulating line running above the main central circular features looks rather regular to me to be natural.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #3 on: 22/04/2010 14:02:09 »
What does the other side look like?

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« Reply #4 on: 22/04/2010 15:05:04 »
HA HA HA.. You finally found it.
it's an Alien egg.

is it a boy or a girl? LOL

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« Reply #5 on: 22/04/2010 16:38:22 »

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Looks like a fossil of a crinoid stem, (transverse section), still surrounded by sediment.

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http://www.thebeadsite.com/CHI-FOS.html

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« Reply #6 on: 22/04/2010 16:40:33 »
That is what I was thinking, if so the pattern should go all the way through shouldn't it?

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« Reply #7 on: 22/04/2010 22:08:54 »
Crinoid stems are wee delicate tings  http://www.dinosaursrockca.com/images/CrinoidStems.jpg

I suspect it is more like a fossilized echinoderm shell or perhaps a vertebrae. Whatever it is, it is rather well abused by the sea and has lost much of its original definition. The "w" looking thing at the top is secondary. It loos like a worm hole. Some worms burrow look like this 
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« Reply #8 on: 23/04/2010 17:18:50 »
Apparently there were some crinoids with stems big enough to be consistent with 567kate's find ...

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http://www.chemieunterricht.de/dc2/fossil/seelilien.htm
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« Reply #9 on: 24/04/2010 04:37:52 »
I have never seen one that big - I should have. The biggest would only be found in Texas and I grew up and still live in Texas!
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« Reply #10 on: 24/04/2010 07:53:14 »
According to the website they were found in "Holzmaden near Stuttgart",
 which is about 700Km from Brighton beach where 567kate made their find.


You can "pick your own" fossils at the same German slate quarry, (for a fee)...

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In the slate quarry own-you can look for fossils on your
 You should mention:
 - Solid shoes
 - Long trousers
 - Gloves
 - Hammer (weight over 500 grams)
 - Chisel (width over 4 cm)
 - Bag
 - First aid kit
please stay away from heavy machinery

www.schieferbruch-kromer.de/[broken]english.html
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« Reply #11 on: 24/04/2010 11:31:43 »
It is the petrified rubber bit of a castor wheel for the armchair made for Henry Thistlewait of Poole in 1872. Honest!

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« Reply #12 on: 26/04/2010 01:40:09 »
Damn!

I thought Doris Thistlewait had that made for herself! I will need to check my orders more closely when they come in. Had I known it wasn't for her I would not have put the scroll work roses on the chair. And I would have never painted them pink!
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« Reply #13 on: 30/04/2010 04:19:50 »
I do not know why my alien theory was removed ?

RD was correct it could be "fossil of a crinoid stem".


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« Reply #14 on: 30/04/2010 06:18:51 »
I do not know why my alien theory was removed ?


I checked, and I can't find any posts that you made were removed.
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« Reply #15 on: 30/04/2010 07:31:11 »
I do not know why my alien theory was removed ?


I checked, and I can't find any posts that you made were removed.
perhaps, it is hidden from public. I posted it and I am unable to understand why it was removed or hidden from public ?
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« Reply #16 on: 30/04/2010 08:03:57 »
I do not know why my alien theory was removed ?


but the findings are really cool it could be fossil
I checked, and I can't find any posts that you made were removed.
Ask your self "am I sure ?"
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« Reply #17 on: 01/05/2010 22:46:12 »
Your postings have not been removed but they do appear to be 'shrunk'.  No idea why that is though.

You can prevent messages being displayed to you as shrunk by checking the relevant box in your profile, but like I said, no idea why they appear as shrunk when everyone elses' appear normal.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #18 on: 02/05/2010 14:38:03 »

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Looks like a fossil of a crinoid stem, (transverse section), still surrounded by sediment.

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http://www.thebeadsite.com/CHI-FOS.html


I think it looked like an old wine bottle stopper with writing around the outer area...LOL

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