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Hi guys, noticed one of the garden path slabs had split, and this pattern revealed.

Any ideas, is it natural, or a fossil? :-/

Thanks for looking ::g
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I'm no expert but it looks like an Ammonite ::g

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Re: Slab

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A bit more clarity would help with an ID ::g
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Keef the Frog wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:03 pm
A bit more clarity would help with an ID ::g
Agreed d;] I over cropped the photos and have lost the definition ;;z

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Probably a daft question, but is the slab natural stone and if so, what sort?

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Phil2401 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Probably a daft question, but is the slab natural stone and if so, what sort?

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Hi Phil, yes it's natural stone, slate I believe.

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cantona1 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:22 pm
I'm no expert but it looks like an Ammonite ::g

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Yes its an ammonite ... shame the focusaintright :) :) :)
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Its that light of a colour, I thought it was Limestone it is embedded in as Limestone usually has fossils galore in it but I personally have never seen Slate have any fossil material in it . (thats not to say it doesn`t though) . :-/
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Bors wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Its that light of a colour, I thought it was Limestone it is embedded in as Limestone usually has fossils galore in it but I personally have never seen Slate have any fossil material in it . (thats not to say it doesn`t though) . :-/
Definitely slate by the way it has split, as in layers, rather than splinters.
Did find some mussel shells in another piece some time ago.

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Bors wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Its that light of a colour, I thought it was Limestone it is embedded in as Limestone usually has fossils galore in it but I personally have never seen Slate have any fossil material in it . (thats not to say it doesn`t though) . :-/
Get yourself a Xray machine ;)
Phacops trilobite in slate from Hunsrück, Germany B-)
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Re: Slab

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oldartefact wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:20 pm
cantona1 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:22 pm
I'm no expert but it looks like an Ammonite ::g

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Yes its an ammonite ... shame the focusaintright :) :) :)
It could also be a humble gastropod (snail)
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Re: Slab

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Here are the two halves of the split slate, hopefully in focus :D
Thanks for all your comments :D
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