Hi, I found a fossil on a Welsh beach, Talybont. It is a unusual shape and unusual material to me. I thought it might be a petrified sea horse but it could be anything for all I know.

I found it when I was a child and only recently thought of finding out what it is..

I uploaded a pic in this email form,

Hope you can help,



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I'm afraid this doesn't look like a fossil to me. I'm afraid what you have here is the process of a geological process, not a biological one. That said, it's an interesting shape -- perhaps the result of lava cooling or something similar?

I agree with Mike, although I think this may be the result of an industrial process rather than a geological one - it looks like slag or melted metal.