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What's this

Observed: 9th July 2011 By: johnsouthend
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Description:

i found this object near stone henge. it was half buried hence the 2 tone colouration . its very dense & heavy, but as yet im unable to say for sure what its made of . . i thought it could be a fossil of a prehistoric fruit but as its so heavy , it could be a metal ... like iron or something?? all a bit perplexing , can anyone offer any suggestion . i would be veryu grateful .

Identifications
  • Iron pyromeride
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • Kevbert
    • DavidNotton
      Natural History MuseumNatural History Museum
      DavidNotton’s reputation in Other organisms
    • hfraser02026
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Comments

Vinny's picture

Probably a meteor

Salisbury plain is a good area to find them as the soil builds up very, very slowly.

johnsouthend's picture

WOW! u really think so ? how

WOW! u really think so ? how do i find out for sure and how has it bcom so 'prickly' . im well chuffed if it IS a meteor , thx m8y

john di

johnsouthend's picture

WOW! u really think so ? how

WOW! u really think so ? how do i find out for sure and how has it bcom so 'prickly' . im well chuffed if it IS a meteor , thx m8y

john di

Vinny's picture

I had a friend who had a few

I had a friend who had a few he'd found on Salisbury Plain and they looked very much like this. I personally think it is unlikely to be the other suggestion of an iron pyromeride as I don't think the geology of the area is conducive to them.
Vinny

Masked Marvel's picture

You could be right. Only one

You could be right. Only one way to find out. Hit with a hammer. Hard....

Vinny's picture

*LOL*

I like your not-particularly-scientific reasoning. Though I hope you don't apply this methodology to living organisms!
Vinny

anonymous spotter's picture

Inorganic -

so not really the thing for iSpot experts. Your local archeological society/museum, or perhaps one of the magazines like Current Archeaology might be better bets for a positive identification.
Vinny's suggestion looks good, though.

johnsouthend's picture

ok , thanks . i asked here

ok , thanks . i asked here initially as i thought it may be a fossillised organism. i will ask about to get an id , and especially how it became the usual spikey shape that it is , and will post a note on discovery . i know its not really a thing for ispot but the reason i was lookin in the 1st place was because i found an almost perfect spherical stone (which i collect:I have about15).these round stones are highly unlikely to occur naturally & i have deduced that they are either bottle stops , or 'marbles'. finds are rare yet within a radius of a few 100 yards , i found 3 ! then the 'spikey ball'! im gona resist smackin it wiv a hammer 4 now, unless thats the only way. i wil report anythin in case any1's intrestd. thx 4 ur posts guys

john di