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Found 5 results

  1. Information on shark teeth.

    Greetings folks! These are a few shark teeth my grandson and I obtained from creeks out of Alabama. About One hour due east of Birmingham. Just outside of Talladega Alabama. I the the bigger ones are Sand sharks, just a guess, but I'm not sure if the other ones are or not. And trying to figure out the age, I think may may be cretaceous period. Could someone please verify, or correct my thinking in these matters. Any information would be great. Thanks Joe
  2. Spent a nice Sunday afternoon with Mrs Rico and Dippy the Diplodocus. For more than a century the much-loved 23-metre long dinosaur skeleton has held centre stage at the Natural History Museum London, but now it is on a nationwide tour . The genus Diplodocus was first described in 1878 by Othniel Charles Marsh. The fossilised skeleton from which Dippy was cast was discovered in Wyoming in 1898, and acquired by the Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie and sold to the National History Museum for £2000 . It was cast in 1902 and mounted in 1907. Dippy was replaced in NHM by a giant blue whale skeleton my forth favourite creature. Obviously a legend like Dippy is hard to replaced. I have also add some beautiful old photos of Dippy in London.
  3. UK group trip

    Any UK members interested in a group trip details here Moderators, I know this is a duplicate post but I think it would gain more exposure here. Please delete if you feel necessary.
  4. If anyone would like to visit Wrens Nest near Birmingham ( in the UK) on a mutually convenient date sometime in the next two months I'm happy organise it. Wrens Nest is Silurian and an incredibly productive site, you WILL go home with LOTS of finds. The hash plates here are spectacular. You may find a trilobite or two too, at least two species can be found there to my knowledge. Common finds are crinoid bits, branchiopods, social corals, bryozoa many in great condition. These look spectacular on hash plates. Pieces of sea bed are easily found with beautiful texture and often have fossils on them. Less common are solitary corals and trilobites. Its a family friendly area even for very young ones with several beautiful walks suitable for youngsters and wheelchair users as well as more demanding walks. Partners/spouses not interested in palaeontology will, I'm sure, enjoy the area. If you're interested can you add your name as a response to this thread and pm me for my email. I'll then send emails back copying in everyone (if anyone wants to come along of course! If not I'll go on my own ) and we can work out a date. Link to to my recent trip report Cheers John
  5. My brother and I are travelling to Birmingham, Alabama on October 2-4. We may have a few hours on the 3rd, so I was wondering about any sites nearby. I would love to visit the Minkin Footprint site, but I guess its off limits outside of official field trips. Are there any other interesting places that are pretty well known and easy to get to?
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