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SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) PRESERVED IN FLINT - 80 million years old - Essex

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SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID)
PRESERVED IN FLINT

80 million years old
(Cretaceous period)


Chelmsford, Essex


Sea urchins, or echinoids, are marine creatures with shells covered in spines, which became detached when the animal died.  The shells of sea urchins are found in the Chalk, usually preserved as internal casts of flint.  
  
This example was found in gravel and has been coloured by iron.
 
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Size: 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 centimetres
Weight: 181 grams

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SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) PRESERVED IN FLINT -  80 million years old  -  Essex
SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) PRESERVED IN FLINT -  80 million years old  -  Essex SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) PRESERVED IN FLINT -  80 million years old  -  Essex SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) PRESERVED IN FLINT -  80 million years old  -  Essex SEA URCHIN (ECHINOID) PRESERVED IN FLINT -  80 million years old  -  Essex