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Found 163 results

  1. Wondering what these are

    Hello, I'm wondering what these are. All three of them are about a centimetre long and around 5 millimetres wide, they were found on Skegness beach, on the eastern coast of Lincolnshire, UK. They are roughly cylindrical and ribbed, with the cross-section being a kind of star shape. look forward to hearing back
  2. Hi everyone, Today I was in Weymouth (south of England) when I stumbled upon a popular fossil shop. The shop specializes in selling a variety of both fossil replicas and 'fossils'. While I was there I stumbled across a selection of Mosasaur teeth with the root kept inside a locked cabinet. I decided to purchase one of them for £10. So what I was wondering is if the tooth and root are real or not as I am still sceptical. Can anyone give any insight?
  3. Tooth or stone

    Hi my son found this we think it is a tooth can anyone identify it. It is 45mm long Regards Dylan
  4. Hi! I’m currently in Lyme Regis, UK and will be here for a few more (I’ll hopefully be adding to this thread as it goes on!) My parents and I arrived into town yesterday, but before we even could do that, we missed the bus due to a slightly delayed train ride. So we decided to take a short stop in the cafe at the station and was met by this massive beauty. It was great to be greeted by Mary Anning before we even made it to Lyme Regis! Our bus finally came (after a great lunch!) and we were on our merry way! Once we got into town, it was lovely weather - sunny and windy - even though it’s been quite stormy here the past week or so apparently! Makes for good fossil hunting! Unfortunately it was high tide when we arrived so we couldn’t go hunting, but we walked along the Marine Parade along the people beach and ate the best scallops I’ve ever had. In the background, you can see the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, where Mary Anning found the first Ichthyosaur. The whole town is peppered with fossil shops and paraphernalia, even the light posts are ammonites!
  5. Is anybody interested in a straight up swap, some of your matrix for some of mine? Mine's from Abbey Wood, Kent, England. Eocene shark beds, so 54MYA shark, Ray, pike, occasional turtle, croc and very rarely (although I’ve found a few pieces) mammal. It’s been wet sieved, dried out, and totally unsearched! I'm not interested in any money crossing hands, just matrix for matrix. Apparently my photos are too large to be uploaded but can email photos of my finds and the matrix. Let me know if you’re interested
  6. I am leaving shortly to spend just over a week in England, more specifically in the Liverpool area, and will be taking a day trip along the coast of Wales to Rhyl as well. I've done some basic research and found that Liverpool sits right on top of Triassic bedrock, and Rhyl on top of Permian bedrock. Are there any sites that would be within my realm to visit and collect at? If so, are there any rules and regulations that I, an amateur from outside the country, need to know about before I go? If there are none, are there any noteworthy shops that I may be able to visit where I can buy some local specimens? I enjoy bringing home a fossil from my trips each time I travel somewhere, the more local the better. Thanks in advance!
  7. Unsure what these are?

    Found these in varying places in eastern Lincolnshire, England. Two were found in regular yard gravel and one was found on the beach. (Smallest to largest: 1.7cm, 2.8cm, 3.3cm)
  8. A few unidentified pieces

    Here are some things I was recently given I was wondering if anyone could help identify them thanks (: 1.belgian Echinoid and some sort of Ray tooth? 2.seed? 3,? 4serepulid worms ? 5pecten shell? 6. Fish Tooth?(Eocene I’m pretty sure)
  9. ***Picture Heavy*** Went down to my local beach after work on Monday with the intention of looking for plant seeds from the London Clay beds. After waiting half an hour for the tide to recede i could get to the best material.... Within the first five minutes something large caught my eye in one of the material piles.....See if you can spot it... A nearly perfect 58mm Otodus! With intact cusps and serrations, maybe an Otodus Aksuaticus? Needless to say it was a bit of a surprise! Found a few of the usual Striatolamia teeth in situ. And a bit of a ray plate. Found a fish vert slowly wearing out of the clay. A few seeds and a tiny bone (10mm) photos are of poor quality but any ideas of what it is? Seeds. Tiny bone. The tide had started to come in by that point so headed up onto the beach. Photos showing the red crag cliffs with the London Clay bed below it. This part of the beach is picked over a lot so i do not tend to spend to much time there. (Unless its productive such as after a storm where the shingle gets washed away to expose the London clay beds under it then it is incredible ) Few beach finds, the majority are a bit worn after being rolled around by the waves etc. Few partials of much bigger teeth. So in all, quite a productive couple of hours! Thanks all!
  10. Mako

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    47mm Mottled Mako from Suffolk.
  11. Mako

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    47mm Mottled Mako from Suffolk.
  12. Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    58mm Worn Otodus from Suffolk.
  13. Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    58mm Worn Otodus from Suffolk.
  14. English Meg

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Very water worn 59mm English Meg. Found at Bawdsey.
  15. English Meg

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Very water worn 59mm English Meg. Found at Bawdsey.
  16. Carcharodon hastalis

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

  17. London Clay Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Large 64mm Otodus found at Bawdsey whilst bait collecting.
  18. London Clay Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Large 64mm Otodus found at Bawdsey whilst bait collecting.
  19. Hello everyone! After a busy day at work on Friday i decided to take myself down to the local beach for a couple of hours of peaceful, stress-free shark tooth searching. The weather has been horrendous for the past week in this part of the UK with strong winds and waves smashing up the coastline. For those who are unsure of the location, it is a red crag formation located on top of London clay. As i got to the steps leading to the beach i could see that the cliffs had taken a hammering, there were falls everywhere, in some places as much as 2 metres had come down. Also on the beach the shingle had all been sucked out to see, leaving just sand and the underlying London clay which is a perfect time/conditions for finding fossils. I was getting teeth pretty much as soon as i got onto the beach, with most located at the base of the cliff sitting on the London clay. Cosmopolitodus hastalis/Carcharodon hastalis and Otodus obliquus making up the majority of the finds. Soon i also picked up a crab or lobster leg which is a first for this location. After spending a couple of hours there and with the worst back pain after being bent in half looking down i headed off home with the intention of getting up early and getting to the beach first thing. Back at the beach for 7am Saturday morning hoping i would be there before anyone else, sure enough no other mad souls were around and i had the beach to myself again. Didn't find as many as the previous evening with the reason that overnight it hadn't been as rough as i had hoped it would be and the high tide mark barely made it to the base of the cliffs. Gosh darn it, i thought to myself. Never mind i will look over the same place as yesterday to see if i had missed any. Found a few Cosmopolitodus hastalis/Carcharodon hastalis again and then i spotted it. What looked to be a very black pebble sitting on its own on the sand. Strange i thought to myself. Picked it up, turned it over and my eyes widened. My first proper meg! And only 6cm long so by no means a biggie and very well worn but i didn't care! I spent another hour or so on the beach but nothing else major turned up. I am going to try again tonight as the conditions at the beach can change with a single tide so need to make the most of the good conditions whilst i can....If anyone can give me alternative or additional identifications or would like any more photos please ask. Thanks for reading everyone!
  20. ID? I presume its some type of coral

    Found on a beach in Lyme Regis (southern seaside town) UK. Approx 2cmx1cmx1cm. It looks to me like a kind of coral, but i dont know enough about coral to make that judgement. Thanks in advance!
  21. London Clay Bone ID

    Hi all, Found this on the London Clay at Bawdsey, Suffolk, England. Have found other fish bones before but never one like this. Please may some help out with the identity of it! Cant find any bones similar looking on the internet and it has got me puzzled? Thanks everyone!
  22. Strange fossil?

    Hello, I’m new to the forum and to fossils so please forgive my inexperience. I found this a few weeks ago on Sidmouth beach in Devon, south west England amongst the pebbles and shells on the sand. It is very light weight (22.5g) and a blue/grey colour. The interesting thing to me is its weight, and the notable grooves and holes. I’m not even sure if it really is a fossil but any insight would be really appreciated! many thanks.
  23. Death near the shoreline, not life on land December 13, 2018, Geological Society of America https://phys.org/news/2018-12-death-shoreline-life.html https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/gsoa-dnt121318.php Shillito, Anthony P. and Davies, Neil S. (2018) Death near the Shoreline, not Life on Land: Ordovician Arthropod Trackways in the Borrowdale Volcanic Group, UK. Geology. ISSN 0091-7613, 1943-2682 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/47/1/55/567352/Death-near-the-shoreline-not-life-on-land GSA Data Repository 2019022 https://www.geosociety.org/datarepository/2019/2019022.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  24. Hi all! Have been out the past couple of weekends to my local sharks teeth spot - Bawdsey in Suffolk, the first three trips i spent on the first area of the beach directly below the red crag cliffs. Found a few but none of really any quality. Best one was a very pretty patterned Carcharocles auriculatus ? (Can anyone confirm?) seen in the first photo top left, and a very worn large tooth (seen in the second photo, looks a bit Meggy?) - I have no idea about species on this one! As well as the usual Carcharias hopei and Striatolamia macrota, a couple of fish verts, some seed pods and ray teeth. Had my most productive day ever yesterday though, after not finding to many previously in my usual spots, went to a spot slightly further along and ended up with 156 teeth in about two hours!! None that were out of the ordinary however just the usual species. Some kid on the beach who was also searching had a perfect Otodus, it must have been nearly 3 inches long!! I was rather jealous of him! Can anyone ID the larger tooth that is bottom left? Still after the 6 inch Meg from this spot! Thanks for reading!!!
  25. Dear TFF Members, today this piece arrived from a seller, who unfortunately didn't know either the correct ID of the fossils, or the age - the only thing he knew in respect of the specimen was that it comes from the South of England. He suggested it's a water worm, but I would like a more precise ID. On the front of the rock - apart from the potential "worm" - there are also numerous trilobite tails. And on the back - an imprint of a snail? ammonite? , two parts of something that looks like shell and a chain of something? Absolutely no idea, what it could be . Please help me Front of specimen: With a flash: Close-ups of trilobites' tails:
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