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I spend more time looking down instead of whats in front of me , always scanning the edge of the fields while out with the Whippets . Today was no exception and while ambling along the edge of the filed I spotted this little beauty . First glance that caught my eye was the spotted pattern emerging from the mud . I reckon with all this rain we have had , the soaking had washed away a good portion which was enough to reveal the detail , without the rain wash I would never had known it was there .
Apologies for the shaky in the clod shot , trying to focus while tethered to a pair of dogs is no fun .
The second shot is much better and armed with a pocket full of dog poop bags , it was a change to scoop something else up for a change !
Nice condition with ample detail and will join the others on the shelf .
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Fantastic find

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Sea urchin. Nice find.

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Great spot, Paul.
As you say, rain can occasionally be beneficial to us, in what it washes away to reveal.
Cheers, ::g
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I like this. ::g I've started to be more observant for fossils when out either walking or detecting.
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Echinoid ::g
Rolling about naked in mud will give the wrong impression.

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Keef the Frog wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Echinoid ::g
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Bradrick wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:23 pm
Keef the Frog wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Echinoid ::g
There's cream for that keef! :D
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Very nice eyes only find...very nice example of a sea urchin...(commonly known has a Shepherds crown)
Well found and saved... ::g
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Very nice!

Like fossils too.

Were you walking the dogs near the beach?

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Hofling wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Very nice!

Like fossils too.

Were you walking the dogs near the beach?

Christian
No not by the beach , this was inland . Have found a few of the same fossils locally .
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Lovely ::g

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Great condition, ::g the ones I've found are usually mashed.

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A real nice eyes only find. Great, isn't it, how detecting develops a keen eye for out of the ordinary things?
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Bradrick wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:23 pm
Keef the Frog wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Echinoid ::g
There's cream for that keef! :D
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Wow -that’s an eye popping fossil find....would make a great paperweight ::g
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I’m never usually surprised by eyes only finds but that is a belter.
I’ve found a few things myself just walking . Even today I spotted a small, perfectly round black pebble. Stood out because it was wet and seemed ‘out of place’.
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kenleyboy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Hofling wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Very nice!

Like fossils too.

Were you walking the dogs near the beach?

Christian
No not by the beach , this was inland . Have found a few of the same fossils locally .
Echinoids are a common fossil from Cretaceous chalk preserved in both chalk & flint/chert. The flint ones are obviously very durable & are often the first fossil find before you get the bug ::g
Rolling about naked in mud will give the wrong impression.

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You must have quite a collection of fossils now KB. This one is a beauty :D
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Lots of folklore about these, if you've ever read any of HP Lovecraft's works there is a great power attributed to "Star Stones" this comes from the folklore about these fossils.

A bit of googling will throw up a lot more but here's a short article for anyone that's interested. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/bo ... 73.article

Nice find by the way, I always look for them but I've never found one.

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Nice find ::g

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