Correctly id’d As Giant ammonite fossil portion.

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Correctly id’d As Giant ammonite fossil portion.

Post by Me and my boy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:56 pm

I lugged this home in the finds bag this afternoon.it was a Bit heavy.
I think it could be a giant clam? Not sure though. Any ideas.
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by Slapster » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:03 pm

Nice - but what size is your Finds Bag???????
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by Lowland » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Evening,
Good on you for getting it home ::g
Could well be a clam,,looks to my non expert eye-
Like a chunk off an ammonite?
Edit-quite some ruler you’ve got there...
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:23 pm

I think you're right Mamb::g. Though could it also perhaps be the forward section of a prehistoric bird's foot? 8-| That's one heavy duty finds pouch you've got! Regards ss47 ::g
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by fred » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:31 pm

Lowland wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Evening,
Good on you for getting it home ::g
Could well be a clam,,looks to my non expert eye-
Like a chunk off an ammonite?
Edit-quite some ruler you’ve got there...

I thought that too. I know an area where those come off of and all sorts of large shells turn up. :D
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by lonecoiler » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:53 pm

Are you sure it isn't part of a sign from a garage forecourt?
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by Keef the Frog » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:54 pm

Looks to me more like a piece of outer whorl of a large ammonite

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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by Koala » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:20 pm

Nice find. does look like a fraction of a very large ammonite. we'll done

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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by Me and my boy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:40 am

I think you maybe be right regarding the ammonite. Here’s a couple of photos of the back. Thanks
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Re: Giant clam fossil

Post by Keef the Frog » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 am

you now need to go find the rest of it :))

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