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Just look what I’ve been brought down to ! After (wisely) promising Hubby I wouldn’t go detecting while he was away, I've reached desperation level.
I say ‘wisely’ remembering I cracked a bone in my foot this time last year trying to dig through the concrete that passes for soil. It’s the same again this year.
Thank goodness I’ve, at least, got the dogs to walk.
Like most detectorists I can’t help walking along with my nose to the ground, just in case, and often see interesting oddities that go into my pocket for further examination at home.
I’ve put this post in the ‘Fossil’ section because the little stone does contain some. The other item is still wood, though quite dead. I wondered how many of you would see the same as me ?
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I see a fossilised Duck head
But i do need to take my meds soon =))
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Ha yes. Looks like a duck's head. :))
Or, as people from North Staffs (like me) would say...'It looks like a duck, Duck.'

I'm not getting out much either. Most of the crops are down now, but the ground is like granite and I have an exhibition or two to prepare for. Ah well...perhaps on Sunday. Meanwhile, I will go and make a perusal of the woodpile.... :D
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The natural history museum offers an on line fossil identification service, you up load images and they will ask for any other details they need and then they will ID it.
It's a very good free of charge service, I have used it.

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Spearhead wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:35 am
The natural history museum offers an on line fossil identification service, you up load images and they will ask for any other details they need and then they will ID it.
It's a very good free of charge service, I have used it.
Thanks Spearhead - just checked it and given the link to my better half as she's a junior teacher. This is a great way for the youngsters to use and build their nature / natural history interests and computer skills ::g

Funny where a duck's head takes you.

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Now there`s a co incidence Ladyb, just logged back in after photographing a few finds from yesterdays trip to Charmouth.
Most Detectorists are probably the same, eyes down ( rarely Full House ) that`s why we spot items that are out of sync with their surroundings.
The amount of loose change I have found over the years, gutters, parking spaces, under benches etc, etc.
Well spotted and just keep patient until you can detect.
Best Wishes, ::g
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Definately a ducks head ::g
I wish you’d taken the photo arranged with fruit again ,
Your banana shot will stay with me forever :))
I have taken some pics of an apple and yesterdays sixpence as an homage....
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WVAM wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:07 pm
Spearhead wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:35 am
The natural history museum offers an on line fossil identification service, you up load images and they will ask for any other details they need and then they will ID it.
It's a very good free of charge service, I have used it.
Thanks Spearhead - just checked it and given the link to my better half as she's a junior teacher. This is a great way for the youngsters to use and build their nature / natural history interests and computer skills ::g

Funny where a duck's head takes you.
That's fantastic. I am chuffed that youngsters may be encouraged to take a more active role in the past.

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The fossil adjacent to the ‘ducks head’ appears to show several cross sections through a Carboniferous Rugose coral colony called Siphonodendron. An in focus more detailed photo would allow me to identify it precisely.
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Poly, your wish is my command :D
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Haha, thank you. Well I can confirm it’s a Carboniferous Rugose coral. It’s probably affiliated to the genus Siphonodendron. Exact identification is difficult for me as the cross sections are not totally clear. My best guesstimate is that it is Siphonodendron martini.

However, a coral expert would probably make an instant identification.
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Blackadder43 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:59 am
I see a fossilised Duck head
But i do need to take my meds soon =))

Keep taking the pills BlackAdder, you know what happens when you don’t :D

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littleboot wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:01 am
Ha yes. Looks like a duck's head. :))
Or, as people from North Staffs (like me) would say...'It looks like a duck, Duck.'

I'm not getting out much either. Most of the crops are down now, but the ground is like granite and I have an exhibition or two to prepare for. Ah well...perhaps on Sunday. Meanwhile, I will go and make a perusal of the woodpile.... :D

Yes it is a duck, ducky . Watch out for snakes in that wood-pile. Good place to shelter in this heat ::g

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Dave The Slave wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Now there`s a co incidence Ladyb, just logged back in after photographing a few finds from yesterdays trip to Charmouth.
Most Detectorists are probably the same, eyes down ( rarely Full House ) that`s why we spot items that are out of sync with their surroundings.
The amount of loose change I have found over the years, gutters, parking spaces, under benches etc, etc.
Well spotted and just keep patient until you can detect.
Best Wishes, ::g
Dave.

Good job I’m a patient old soul Dave. I’ve learned a few hard lessons along the way. Like you I’ve found many a coin here and there but my best eyes only find (after the Axe Head) is a gold heart pendant set with Amethysts. Pic att for you. Enjoy ::g
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Lowland wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Definately a ducks head ::g
I wish you’d taken the photo arranged with fruit again ,
Your banana shot will stay with me forever :))
I have taken some pics of an apple and yesterdays sixpence as an homage....
Well what can I say to that Rory. Will I ever live down the banana pic :D
Can’t imagine what you did with the Apple and the sixpence rl;

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Spearhead wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:35 am
The natural history museum offers an on line fossil identification service, you up load images and they will ask for any other details they need and then they will ID it.
It's a very good free of charge service, I have used it.

Spearhead, thanks for that bit of info. I didn’t know that. I’ve been on their web site looking at Stone Age tools buts that’s about all.
Useful to know for the future ::g

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poly wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Haha, thank you. Well I can confirm it’s a Carboniferous Rugose coral. It’s probably affiliated to the genus Siphonodendron. Exact identification is difficult for me as the cross sections are not totally clear. My best guesstimate is that it is Siphonodendron martini.

However, a coral expert would probably make an instant identification.

Thankyou for that poly. Your guess if near enough for me. 300 million years is a long way back.. it will now be moved to the fossil shelf, next to the club root moss. They should compliment each other. :D
I only picked it up because I thought, oh that’s a bit different. I’m used to seeing little halve moon bits but never one with a complete circle.
Il have to write the name down though, I’ll never remember it ::g

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Ladybird66 wrote:
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Poly, your wish is my command :D
Is the spiral feature on the left of object a baby ammonite/
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Ladybird66 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Lowland wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Definately a ducks head ::g
I wish you’d taken the photo arranged with fruit again ,
Your banana shot will stay with me forever :))
I have taken some pics of an apple and yesterdays sixpence as an homage....
Well what can I say to that Rory. Will I ever live down the banana pic :D
Can’t imagine what you did with the Apple and the sixpence rl;
It’s all very artistic ;)
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oldartefact wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Ladybird66 wrote:
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Poly, your wish is my command :D
Is the spiral feature on the left of object a baby ammonite/

I haven’t a clue, there seem to be 4 complete, all the same and a few broken bits. I should have included a size guide with the 2nd pic. They’re very small. The piece of rock is only 3cm x 4cm.
I find things like this fascinating. Hard to imagine the age of them.

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The fossil is a good eye's only spot Ladybird66. Nose to the ground with several interesting oddities in the pocket sits well with most of us ::g

At first I wasn't sure about the other object but for me, the duck's head's a non starter 'cos I happen to know that ducks heads are the other way up otherwise they'd drown :-O.

By my reckoning, it's most likely to be an Irish Peat Bog find - a 'left foot'. I could be wrong of course but I think that's what you've found Ladybird66. Regards ss47 :D
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Kfc And A Nugget ;))
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If you dry it out (the ducks head) and varnish or wax it and stick it on a metal pole could it be art? :D

Very cool finds LB. Really should entice you to a rally - I think you’d be worth having a few extra tea breaks for a good chat with ::g
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mrcheeky wrote:
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Kfc And A Nugget ;))

Easy to see where your tum leads your head :D :D

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Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:04 am
If you dry it out (the ducks head) and varnish or wax it and stick it on a metal pole could it be art? :D

Very cool finds LB. Really should entice you to a rally - I think you’d be worth having a few extra tea breaks for a good chat with ::g

I’ve got another, similar, already on its own stick. Found it in Scotland about 25 years ago. I was going to sand and varnish it but still it languishes in a corner.

Me on a rally ? Did you want to do talk or detect. Both is impossible :D

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With the eyes only finds coming your way , chuck the detector . That little pendant and fossil are both cracking little finds .
A very good friend of mine [ ex archaeologist ] and now teaches History , takes school kids out on field walking trips . If you want something found they will find it especially if you set them up for a bit of a challenge . One lucky little fella came back with three flint arrowheads in his mitts . Brilliant stuff !
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Ladybird66 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:04 am
If you dry it out (the ducks head) and varnish or wax it and stick it on a metal pole could it be art? :D

Very cool finds LB. Really should entice you to a rally - I think you’d be worth having a few extra tea breaks for a good chat with ::g

I’ve got another, similar, already on its own stick. Found it in Scotland about 25 years ago. I was going to sand and varnish it but still it languishes in a corner.

Me on a rally ? Did you want to do talk or detect. Both is impossible :D
Like that new bread - half in half would be good :D
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Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Ladybird66 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:04 am
If you dry it out (the ducks head) and varnish or wax it and stick it on a metal pole could it be art? :D

Very cool finds LB. Really should entice you to a rally - I think you’d be worth having a few extra tea breaks for a good chat with ::g

I’ve got another, similar, already on its own stick. Found it in Scotland about 25 years ago. I was going to sand and varnish it but still it languishes in a corner.

Me on a rally ? Did you want to do talk or detect. Both is impossible :D
Like that new bread - half in half would be good :D
You mean I’m not the only one who enjoys a slice of 50/50 . Special lunchtime treat while hubby was away. 1 slice, thick butter. 1 slice, Marmite. In between, thin slices of cheese and crisps.Yummy ! ::g

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