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dog walk fossil find

Post by kenleyboy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:34 pm

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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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by AndyM » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:58 pm

Fantastic find

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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Spearhead » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:10 pm

Sea urchin. Nice find.

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Post by Dave The Slave » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:31 pm

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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Post by shaggybfc » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:02 pm

I like this. ::g I've started to be more observant for fossils when out either walking or detecting.
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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Keef the Frog » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:09 pm

Echinoid ::g
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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Bradrick » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:23 pm

Keef the Frog wrote:
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Echinoid ::g
There's cream for that keef! :D
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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by kenleyboy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:04 pm

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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Post by Macroman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:09 pm

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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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Hofling » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:23 pm

Very nice!

Like fossils too.

Were you walking the dogs near the beach?

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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by kenleyboy » 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 .
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Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:00 pm

Lovely ::g

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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by ratty » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm

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

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Post by Resurgam » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:24 pm

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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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Keef the Frog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 am

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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Post by Lowland » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:24 am

Wow -that’s an eye popping fossil find....would make a great paperweight ::g
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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Ladybird66 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:16 am

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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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Keef the Frog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:27 am

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
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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:46 am

You must have quite a collection of fossils now KB. This one is a beauty :D
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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Jamesey1981 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:37 pm

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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Re: dog walk fossil find

Post by Bypass2 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:59 pm

Nice find ::g

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