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Fossil hunting advice
Fossil hunting is a rewarding and relatively inexpensive activity. However, there are a few important things to remember.
  • Be aware of health and safety risks.
    Follow the Geological Association fieldwork guidelines.
    You are free to collect fossils distributed loose along the British coastline, but there is a code of conduct and you shouldn't, in most instances, hammer fossils out of cliffs.
    In other places you will need to get permission from the landowner.
    Some locations (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) are protected by law. You can go and look, but you mustn't collect from them.
Source: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/identify ... r-app.html


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I appreciate that people may not want to reveal the exact locations of where they have found a particular specimen, rather like the exact location of metal detecting permission, but this really can help with a precise identification. If anyone would like a fossil identified then you can always pm me with location info. I love the challenge !
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poly wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:24 pm

Finally, I appreciate that people may not want to reveal the exact locations of where they have found a particular specimen, rather like the exact location of metal detecting permission, but this really can help with a precise identification. If anyone would like a fossil identified then you can always pm me with location info. I love the challenge !
Great offer, thanks Poly ::g
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Here’s a free fossil explorer app for you.

Key features
*field guide to common fossils in Britain, covering nearly 90 fossil groups
*interactive map of Britain and geological map overlay
*illustrations and data for more than 1,200 fossils in the Museum collection
*fossil content researched and checked by Museum palaeontologists
*local geology information provided by the British Geological Survey

Thanks to Chris (WVAM) for the original link to the Natural History Museum ::g
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