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Found 48 results

  1. Ichthyosaur Paddle

    Hello, this is my first post Just wanted to share my most recent find from the Jurassic coast of Charmouth, Dorset UK. I found this pebble with what appeared to be bone, had it prepped and it has turned into an ichthyosaur paddle with ribs/gastralia and a couple ammonites! Best regards, Kam
  2. Does anyone have any tips on finding scleidosaurus fossils at charmouth? Is there a special way of defining them from the other rocks? Also do they show up under a uv torch like the ammonites from there do?
  3. ID please?

    Could someone please ID this fossil from Charmouth, England? It looks like some sort of crustacean. Two of these were found in the same rock. The other one is being acid prepped.
  4. Complete Novices need help!

    Hi, my children and I have never cleaned up a fossil before, but we go to places like kimmeridge, charmouth, Lyme Regis etc a lot as we live not far away, normally we just see the fossils at the beaches and leave them to the experts. Yesterday though on a trip to Charmouth, my son found a large piece he wanted to bring home and clean up (he’s recently been given a rock tumbler and is now fascinated with rocks/fossils etc). We don’t have any tools at the moment but I’m happy to get some simple bits. The warden at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre suggested he start with sandpaper. Any advice on how we start would be greatly appreciated, thanks. Aimee x
  5. I found this unusually shaped lump of pyrite in Charmouth UK (Jurassic) and am wondering what it will look like inside. Here is the lump in question: I recently split the below lump, found in Folkestone UK (Albian), And this is what it looked like inside: Will I get a similar result with the new lump as with the old one or would twatting it with a hammer be a waste of my time?
  6. From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  7. Ichthyosaur Jaw Fragment with Teeth (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  8. Plesiosaur Vertebra (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  9. Ichthyosaur Jaw Fragment (found 2014)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  10. Ichthyosaur Caudal Vertebra (found 2014)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  11. Ichthyosaur Paddle Bone (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  12. Ichthyosaur Caudal Vertebra (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  13. Ichthyosaur Caudal Vertebra (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  14. Rolled Marine Reptile Bone (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  15. Rolled Marine Reptile Bone (found 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  16. Rolled Marine Reptile Bones (found 2014 and 2017)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  17. Mystery Marine Reptile Bone (found 2014)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  18. Partial Ichthyosaur Vertebra (found 2014)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  19. Ichthyosaur Jaw Fragment (found 2014)

    From the album Fossils From Lyme Regis And Charmouth

    Collected between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset, England. Charmouth Mudstone Formation. About 195-190 Ma.
  20. I popped down to Seatown today (one village along from the world-famous location of Charmouth). I haven't been there for years because we got a dog who has special needs (he's mad, basically) and whom I didn't trust in such a location. However, we thought we'd chance it, and sure enough, he was OK (apart from destroying his crate on the way there and going bananas on the way back). This is Seatown beach, with Golden Cap in the background. Finds were incredibly thin on the ground. This past week has been the half-term holidays, so the beaches will doubtless have been filled with families hitting one rock against another, and hoovering up any obvious finds. The tides were also incredibly weak and barely touched the bedrock or the slumped clays. However, fortune smiled on me when I spotted an absolutely tiny recent rockfall (probably less than 15kg of rock), which contained two lovely loose ammonites and a promising nodule. These are all from the Green Ammonite Member, named for the green calcite which is present in many of the ammonites. First off, this tiny one. I'd guess this is androgynoceras or one of that lot. But more excitingly, I found this beauty. This can only be prodactylioceras, a very rare ammonite in the UK. It is pyritised and in reasonable condition. As found, and then, after a quick soak to remove the clays. The spines of this species are in evidence: Most of the decent ammonites in this location are found in hard limestone nodules. Whilst loose ammonites are very common in the shale layers, they are normally crushed, with only the body chamber being preserved in three dimensions. I was very fortunate to find two loose, completely 3D ammonites in the same spot. I'd never found a prodac before, so needless to say, I'm fairly pleased. I also found some nice little nodules which I will post below tomorrow.
  21. Lyme Regis find

    Hello, my first post so thanks in advance to all of you who look at novice finds and tell us, with great patience, what we've found. I found this on the beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in what I think is the Black Ven, The stone cleaved easily enough with a butter knife and this was revealed. The coin in the photos is a UK 5p piece and the fossil measures approx. 15mm X 8mm Thank you Simon
  22. Bone?

    This is from the beach at Charmouth, Dorset, UK. (Jurassic, marine, lots of ammonites, belemnites, etc) I may well have just picked up a stone but the shape is very bone like. Any comments welcome.
  23. From the album Jurassic stuff uk

    Asteroceras and promicroceras multi. Charmouth, Dorset, Uk.
  24. Just thought some people might be interested in a quick look at this. My wife found it lying on the beach at Charmouth several years ago, after a bunch of experienced collectors ahead of us had the misfortune to walk right over it. It's just come back from being prepped by the excellent Craig Chivers. Here it was after I'd attempted my own prep on it, and rapidly gave up. The nodule was heavily pyritic, the ammonite had delicate spines, and I felt that it was beyond my level of expertise. Here it is today, back from being prepared properly. It's a battered old ammonite, with a crushed body chamber and a centre that was badly beset with pyrite, but I do love ammonites that have character. I haven't been to Charmouth for years, much to my regret, but this is definitely our best ammonite from that location. No idea what this weird impression is. It looks a bit too rounded to be fracturing from the body chamber being compressed, but any thoughts welcome.
  25. Hello all! I am planning a trip to Dorset in the near future, and have decided on 3 locations: Charmouth, Seatown, and Lyme Regis. May I ask, what tools should I get to help me with splitting nodules, rocks, etc? Besides, any info on what time of the year to go to these locations, as well as some tide information (I heard after a high tide is the best time to collect as the waves wash out the fossils) As well as, any idea how much competition will be there? I hope I don't leave empty handed...
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