My few fossil finds

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My few fossil finds

Post by Stillburning » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:34 pm

All of these were found in Gloucestershire fields when detecting.

I know the first ones are Gryphea (in this case daddy, mummy and baby!, they are relatively common round here, but don't know about any of the others.

Next summer I would really like to go down to Dorset for some proper hunting!
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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by Macroman » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:13 pm

Very interesting finds...well found..👍

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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by Ladybird66 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:40 pm

Middle one, 2nd pic is a cockle. Last pic is prob a chunk out of a shell bed. Multiple shells all settled and stuck together at al crazy angles.

Amazing to think we were under the sea a one time :-O

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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by Steve_T » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:43 pm

They look so delicate, well saved, nice find ::g ::g

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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by mrix » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:00 pm

Interesting finds and found in the field B-)
I am sure many members will be looking a lot closer at the ground than they normally do having read these type of posts :))
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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by BAMBAM » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:14 pm

Humber foreshore is a fantastic place to find fossils .. nice day out too, but take care its muddy and check the tides.
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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by Stillburning » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 pm

BAMBAM wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Humber foreshore is a fantastic place to find fossils .. nice day out too, but take care its muddy and check the tides.
Thanks for the heads up but Dorset is closer and an easier sell to the Mrs for a few days away than the Humber!
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Post by mrix » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:30 pm

Stillburning wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Thanks for the heads up but Dorset is closer and an easier sell to the Mrs for a few days away than the Humber!

Just a heads up that Kimmeridge a very well known fossil spot is actually out of bounds for fossil collecting, took a trip there a few weeks ago and got confronted with a sign stating no metal detecting, no hammers, no fossil hunting :(

Having walked the beach I can totally understand why as the beach is pretty much a rock floor and it would be a huge shame for people to be allowed to come along and did it up.

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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by Stillburning » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm

Thanks, I've got some useful local knowledge as my brother used to live in Worth Matravers - one of the reasons for getting my first detector was finding military badges and buttons in his garden that was part of the old RAF radar station.

The radar memorial at St Aldelms head is well worth a visit, as is the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers which has its own small museum ::g

Previous visits have been spent walking and fishing but now I have fossil envy!
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Re: My few fossil finds

Post by mrix » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:57 pm

Stillburning wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Thanks, I've got some useful local knowledge as my brother used to live in Worth Matravers - one of the reasons for getting my first detector was finding military badges and buttons in his garden that was part of the old RAF radar station.

The radar memorial at St Aldelms head is well worth a visit, as is the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers which has its own small museum ::g

Previous visits have been spent walking and fishing but now I have fossil envy!
Lovely place Worth Matravers ::g Took a trip there around a month ago, not fossiling but just for a nice walk, I have actually been in and had a look at the fossils they have in the pub, was very surprised to see so many :-O also had a really nice Cider " Well would be rude not too " ;)
Really fantastic coastline, so picturesque B-)


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