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  1. Strigoceras languidum (Buckman 1924)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    10.5cm. sauzei zone Early Bajocian Middle Jurassic From Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  2. From the album Brachiopoda

    2.5cm. humphriesianum zone Bajocian Middle Jurassic From Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  3. Hyperlioceras cuneatum (Buckman 1898)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    11cm. With exposed sutures discites zone Early Bajocian Middle Jurassic From Beaminster, Dorset, UK
  4. Belemnopsis baculiformis (Riegraf 1980)

    From the album Belemnites

    8.5cm. niortense zone Bajocian Middle Jurassic From Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  5. Fontannesia grammoceroides (Haug 1887)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    5.5cm. discites zone Early Bajocian Middle Jurassic Found at Bradford Abbas, Dorset, UK
  6. Tmetoceras scissum (Benecke 1865)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    4.5cm. scissum zone Early Aalenian Middle Jurrasic Found at Burton Bradstock, Dorset, UK
  7. Pelikodites sp. (Buckman 1923)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    3cm. sauzei zone Early Bajocian Middle Jurassic From Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  8. Poecilomorphus cycloides (D'Orbigny 1845)

    From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    3.5cm. romani subzone humphriesianum zone Bajocian Middle Jurassic Found near Sherborne, Dorset, UK
  9. Can anybody identify this fragment I found at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, UK a few years back? I thought originally it was either a piece of bone or ammonite fragment, any advice would be much appreciated. The location is along the Jurassic Coast and would assume it was Jurassic in age.
  10. White Nothe, Dorset. Ammonite ID.

    Sorry for the thread hijack but I thought some of the posters might be able to help me out. I found this ammonite at White Nothe in Dorset. I thought it was upper greensand initially. I now think it's chalk but I've no idea on which layer it might be from. I know there's little to go by from the photos but can anyone give an ID or information? I thought possibly mammites or acanthoceras but I usually only collect the lower Jurassic so this is all new to me! Cheers, Matt
  11. Lyme Regis Trip

    Firstly apologies for the lateness of this post, spent a week down in Lyme Regis from the 17th of December. Was out most evenings and some mornings due to the tide times, however i found hunting at night just as productive and with a lot less competition! The weather had been incredibly rough and was a bit unsettling at night when you could hear parts of the cliff falling down! The first few nights i mainly found ammonites and a few pieces of rolled bone (no photos of these, can put some up if anyone wishes me too) Best find was a partial ichthyosaur rostrum from below the Black Ven. Unfortunately no teeth and it has been very well rolled! None the less i was most pleased to find it. Found a couple more nice sized ammonites covered in pyrite and one well worn vertebra. See attached images. If anyone would like anymore photos please do not hesitate to ask. All in all a good week. Thanks for reading.
  12. Lyme regis vs Charmouth

    Some of you have probably heard of Lyme Regis in Dorset but less of you have heard of Charmouth(the coastline east of Lyme Regis). This topic will cover which one is better for fossil hunting. In Charmouth the common fossils are fools gold ammonites(which can be picked up just by walking along the beach),belemnites, beef rock ammonites, coprolites(most unidentifiable), random marine reptile bone fragments(usually ichthyosaur). The rarer Charmouth fossils are complete marine reptile bones. The incredibly rare fossils are Scelidosaurus(a primitive armoured dinosaur) bones. In Lyme regis the remains are almost the same but no Scelidosaurus and instead there is a possible species of Megalosaurus and rare sea urchins(these might also be in Charmouth). Unlike Charmouth the "common fossils" are not so common. My opinion is that Charmouth is better. But I am interested to hear other opinions. PS- Sorry for the lack of pictures and the large amount of brackets.
  13. Calcite steinkern.
  14. Partial shell preservaton.
  15. From the album Nautiloidea

    14cm. Parkinsoni zone, acris subzone, Bajocian, Middle Jurassic. From Bridport, Dorset, UK.
  16. From the album Cephalopods Worldwide

    13.5cm. garantiana Zone Bajocian Inferior Oolite Middle Jurassic From Dorset, GB
  17. How a poor Victorian woman became a legendary fossil hunter Mary Anning was renowned as a ‘geological lioness’, with her discoveries including the first complete plesiosaur fossil. Now, centuries later, her town of Lyme Regis is putting up a long overdue statue of her, The Independent, November 2018 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mary-anning-fossils-palaeontology-lyme-regis-women-geology-statue-victorian-era-a8617936.html Yours, Paul H.
  18. Fossil collector rescued after becoming trapped by landslide Fishermen dig injured man out of mud before he is airlifted to safety The Independent, November 2018 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/fossil-collector-trapped-mud-landslide-cliffs-port-mulgrave-yorkshire-a8605461.html Yours, Paul H.
  19. Hi folks. spotted this on a recent holiday in the UK to the south coast ( Dorset - the Jurassic coast ). the rock was approx. 250kg and I got it down to 80kg to get it in the car. the reason was I noticed this strange raised disc edge shape within the rock which does not appear man made. the rock is extremely hard. I plan to start removing the rock to expose more of it as I'm curious. any ideas as to if this is even a fossil and if so what it could be.
  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 Trip

    Hi All, Spent a few days down on the Devon/Dorset coast with family. Plan was to fish and fossil hunt over the period. Got to Lyme Regis nice and early on the Friday and still didn't beat the crowds. Found a few Pyrite Ammonites (of which the photos i will attach later) but nothing else of major significance. Went back on the Saturday and had a rummage around in the loose material on the beach slightly away from the crowds. Found a single Ichthyosaur vertebra under a large rock, then a small piece of paddle bone in a rock pool, and lastly and my favourite half a larger vertebra with other bones in matrix just laying out in the open!! To say i was happy is an understatement! It was very busy down there so i think i got very lucky to find these. Apologies there is no scale on them. Hopefully my hand will suffice! I am planning to get the larger find prepped to remove some of the matrix, if anyone can recommend someone in the UK who can do it that would be brilliant, please send me a message. Thanks for reading.
  22. Nautilus

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Chalk Nautilus Beer Head, Dorset uk
  23. Teloceras Blagdeni

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    rare and fat ammonite, very cool from lost locality Teloceras Blagdeni Bajocian Infferior oolite Frogden Quarry ( closed in the 1930s) Dorset, UK
  24. Teloceras Blagdeni,

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Telomerase Blagdeni
  25. Brasilia gigantea

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Brasilia gigantea Horn Park Beaminster, Dorset.Uk Amazing old locality now completely lost, sadly it has become a business park. At it’s hay day Horn Park was incredibly productive you could collect by the bucket.