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  1. tiny bone from Scotland

    Hello, This was found in Helmsdale, Scotland. Jurassic sediments. Tiny bone wich apears to be hollow (filled in sediment). What do you think?
  2. fish or turtle bone ?

    Another find from Helmsdale, Scotland (Jurassic). Looks kind of familiair but I wonder between some kind of fish bone or maybe turtle? Also there seems to be a tiny surprise next to the bone.
  3. Isle of Skye / Scotland

    Hello everybody So next week I'm off to Scotland for vacation. We will fly to Glasgow, drive around the highlands and go back by ferry and train (Newcastle -> Amsterdam -> Munich). I also will be on the Isle of Skye and have a full day there. Does anyone have some informations regarding Skye and fossil hunting? Where are the best places and for what should I look? Can I collect legally there? Since I will not fly back, but take a boat, it's easier to bring back some fossils I can't bring much equipment with me, so what essential tools would I need there? Any help is welcome. Thx!
  4. Scotland's First Jurassic Mammal

    Scotland's First Jurassic Mammal - our paper is out! Elsa Panciroli, July 24, 2019 https://giantsciencelady.blogspot.com/2019/07/scotlands-first-jurassic-mammal-our.html the paper is: Panciroli, E, Benson, R, and Luo, Z-X. 2019. The mandible and dentition of Borealestes serendipitus (Docodonta) from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2019.1621884 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2019.1621884 Yours, Paul H.
  5. Biggest Meteorite Impact in the UK Found Buried in Water and Rock https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190610085903.htm https://www.livescience.com/65679-biggest-meteorite-impact-uk.html https://www.space.com/scotland-biggest-meteorite-crater-uk-discovery.html The paper is: Kenneth Amor, Stephen P. Hesselbo, Don Porcelli, Adam Price, Naomi Saunders, Martin Sykes, Jennifer Stevanović and Conal MacNiocaill, 2019, The Mesoproterozoic Stac Fada proximal ejecta blanket, NW Scotland: constraints on crater location from field observations, anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility, petrography, and geochemistry Journal of the Geological Society, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-093 https://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2019/05/09/jgs2018-093 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/jgs/article/570411/the-mesoproterozoic-stac-fada-proximal-ejecta Yours, Paul H.
  6. Gap analysis

  7. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/january/a-tiny-fossil-amoeba-is-helping-us-to-understand-how-plants-firs.html
  8. Need help identifying a oddly shaped fossil

    Hi Everyone, I found this fossil in Bearreraig Bay, Skye, Scotland. The fossil is quite heavy for its size which im guesing is because of the stone that surrounds most of it. The specimen is about 10 cm tall and the top is just over 2 cm wide. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  9. Isle of Skye Cretaceous-Paleocene Boundary Site Vandalized Meteorite hunters dig up 60 million-year-old site in Skye BBC News, 20 November 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46262827 Meteor strike site on Skye to be protected by security glass The Press and Journal, November 21, 2018 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/inner-hebrides/1613765/meteor-strike-site-on-skye-to-be-protected-by-security-glass/ Original news article: 60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye BBC News, 14 December 2017 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42351959 The paper is: Drake, S.M., Beard, A.D., Jones, A.P., Brown, D.J., Fortes, A.D., Millar, I.L., Carter, A., Baca, J. and Downes, H., 2017. Discovery of a meteoritic ejecta layer containing unmelted impactor fragments at the base of Paleocene lavas, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Geology, 46(2), pp.171-174. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/46/2/171/525169 https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/143474826.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew_Beard https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321762044_Discovery_of_a_meteoritic_ejecta_layer_containing_unmelted_impactor_fragments_at_the_base_of_Paleocene_lavas_Isle_of_Skye_Scotland Yours, Paul H.
  10. very old news

    LINK A Peach*:Monograph of the Higher Crustacea of the Carboniferous Rocks of Scotland memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain/Paleontology Published : 1908 *EUHHH:unintentional pun? 5,12 Mb,or thereabouts Localities:Glencartholm,Granton "editorial note": Granton is a bit of a lagerstatt,but curiously enough I'm somehow hesitant about adding that to the tags
  11. Ludwigia Murchisonae

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Ludwigia Murchisonae Isle Of Skye UK
  12. Fossil Identification Please

    Hi experts, my daughter is going through a Dinosaur phase so i took her to Kingsbarns beach in fife, Scotland to hunt for fossils. Alas we did not find a an intact tyrannosaurus or a complete fish fossil, however we did pick up a couple of potentially interesting rocks. I would be most grateful if you could advise what they are. The first one (2 photos) we hope might be a tooth and the 2nd possibly a fern root (i did a wee google,). Thanking you in advance for your time and knowledge, the forum is a wonderful resource, thanks for sharing, regards Scott.
  13. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6078665/First-dinosaur-footprints-mainland-Scotland-left-Long-necked-sauropods.html https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/new-dinosaur-footprints-are-first-evidence-of-prehistoric-beasts-on-scottish-mainland_uk_5b7ac640e4b018b93e95fd96?guccounter=1&guce_referrer_us=aHR0cDovL2MubmV3c25vdy5jby51ay9BLzk1MDk4Nzc5MT8tMTcwMTI6MzE3Nw&guce_referrer_cs=IiuhhI65aC5Eez4WyhZbfg https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45246169
  14. Hi, I found these while pulling apart loose shale eroding from the rockface at the Lady's Walk Shale, Scotland. Be interested for any thoughts...! Can upload better pics if needed.
  15. Isle of Skye, Scotland Fossil hunting on Scotland's Isle of Skye – the "real Jurassic Park" CBS NEWS, June 21, 2018, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dinosaur-fossil-hunting-in-scotland-real-jurassic-park-isle-of-skye/ Dickinson, North Dakota Public has fun in the dirt at public fossil dig in Dickinson, North Dakota. By: Steve Kirch, My ND Now, Jun 23, 2018 https://www.myndnow.com/news/dickinson-news/public-has-fun-in-the-dirt-at-public-fossil-dig-in-dickinson/1257277888 North Dakota Geological Survey Paleontology 2018 Fossil Digs https://www.dmr.nd.gov/ndfossil/digs/ Fossils in North Dakota (FIND) Newsletter https://www.dmr.nd.gov/ndfossil/kids/ Yours, Paul H.
  16. Hunterian Museum and Fossil Grove

    On the last day of our Scotland tour we were in Glasgow so naturally I had to check out the Hunterian Museum located within the University of Glasgow and Fossil Grove in Victoria Park. The museum isn’t just a natural history museum but it had quite an impressive collection of smaller fossils (it’s not a large museum at all). Fossil Grove was very interesting, though I wish it was a bit bigger and had a couple of souvenirs we could have purchased. I think I spent maybe 10 minutes in the building, which was cool and damp and a nice respite from the heat that was building up outside. It was fun to imagine the whole city once being covered by these trees and the giant creepy crawlies that would have inhabited the forest.
  17. Identification assistance

    Total amature here. Found this unusual stone in a local field in The Scottish central belt area near a river. It is a heavy stone with weird curves on either side and a sort of glaze on these side surfaces. Seems a bit weird and unlike any stones I have seen in the area. It is reasonably symmetrical but not 100% - but wondering if some of that could be down to erosion . The outer side has a few unusual small pits. Interested to hear any opinions. Fully prepared to just go back to my day job. :-)
  18. Bone or Fossil

    Hi, everyone! Got a strange one for you and would appreciate any helpful advice! Found in a cave in Scotland. Would have normally considered it a cranial fragment due to the rough texture on the flat side, but the strange, raised honeycomb/chain pattern on the other side is throwing me off. Not necessarily versed in fossils so figured this would be the place to go just to check for that. Photo is a bit misleading, btw - it’s a dark brown colour. Sorry for the lack of photo scale, used a 1p coin which was all I had on me.
  19. Dinosaur Remains of Scotland

    Scotland has a lot to offer including good Scotch but when it comes to dinosaurs it's close to the bottom of that scotch barrel. The attached article reviews the meager and extremely rare middle Jurassic remains that exist. The Isle of Skye is the only place that have produced these remains. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/2/53/htm
  20. Alien Minerals Discovered at Ancient Meteorite Strike Site in Scotland by Katherine Hignett, Newsweek, Dec. 15, 2017 http://www.newsweek.com/skye-meteorites-alien-mineral-749103 60-Million-Year-Old Meteorite Impact Zone Discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, Sci News, December 15, 2017 http://www.sci-news.com/geology/meteorite-impact-scotlands-isle-of-skye-05539.html “A team of geologists has found 60 million-year-old ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact on the Isle of Skye, northwest Scotland. This is the first recorded mid-Paleocene impact event in the region and is coincident with the onset of magmatism in the British Paleogene Igneous Province.” The open-access paper is: Drake, S.M., A.D. Beard, A.P. Jones, D.J. Brown, A.D. Fortes, I.L. Millar, A. Carter, J. Baca, and H. Downes, 2017, Discovery of a meteoritic ejecta layer containing unmelted impactor fragments at the base of Paleocene lavas, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Geology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/G39452.1 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/525169/discovery-of-a-meteoritic-ejecta-layer-containing Yours, Paul
  21. Saw this on a well known auction site, described as a dinosaur footprint from Scotland. Is it such a thing? I can't see anything that looks remotely like a footprint, I'd have dismissed it as geological, but this isn't my area of interest. Any thoughts?
  22. Need help, fossil or natural?

    Hi, I recently found this in Fife, Scotland. The stone was already damaged when found, is this fossil or natural? more views will be uploaded
  23. From the album Vertebrates

    Lasanius problematicus TRAQUAIR, 1898 Middle Silurian Birkenhead Burn Lesmahogow inlier Lanarkshire Scotland UK New observations on the Silurian anaspid Lasanius problematicus Traquair.pdf BIRKENHEAD BURN GCRsiteaccount394.pdf Fossils from Lesmahagow