Belemnite

This is a robust belemnite guard (the pointed end of the shell). It was originally composed of aragonite, but heat and pressure have turned it into calcite, a more stable form of calcium carbonate.

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Common name

Belemnite

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls, probably

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Probably Charmouth

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.35.255