Fossil coral
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A British coral? Yes in Carboniferous times, parts of Britain were under water and conditions were favourable for the growth of corals.

This is Siphonodendron, a colonial coral that grew about 350 million years ago. It was found in Derbyshire and is 5 cm across. 

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Carboniferous
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fossil
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