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scale is difficult to determine

so Breccia / Conglomerate on mudstone
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Two fossilised Turtles with barnacles. Not a cosmic turtles just a bog standard turtles.
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Fossilised dinosaur scales. [Before Salter scales became popular}
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Reptile eggs of some sort?
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A fossilised toad or frog.
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Fossilised dung from some creature?
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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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fossilised toad or frog spawn ?
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Fish roe?
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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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Fossilised coral?
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Fossilised mussel eggs?
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Baffled......
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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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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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Crinoid eggs? Seen plenty of crinoids but I'm not aware of seeing their eggs. Related to starfish.
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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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Trilobites.

The original creepy crawlie creature! Make me shudder.

No Graham, these are:

AMMONITES! AMMONITE EGGS! :biggrin2:
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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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Thank God for that! That was a real teaser!
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Image

Can anyone tell me what is happening here?
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Charging a kiln to make cement?
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Right track China, there's a furnace below, but not cement.
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Is it part of the process for making aluminium from bauxite?
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charging a blast furnace (iron) the loads being weighed by the wheelbarrow load
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