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Found 16 results

  1. Trip to Folkestone

    Went to Folkestone (Early Cretaceous, Albian) for the second time a couple of weeks ago. Last time I mostly climbed among the big rocks looking in the gaps for fossils but this time due to some poor navigating we accessed the beach from the opposite end this time around. This turned out well though as this stretch of beach has few of those big rocks but good access to the cliffs and slumps. We ended up spending most of the trip picking through the cliff base and fresh fall. This produced some nice ammonites, though it was still difficult to find whole ammonites as is the case with this location. We also found some nice gastropods well preserved, though very delicate, in the clay, as well as belemnites, bivalves and lots of ammonite fragments. My favourite find is the Eutrephoceras clementinum nautilus as I believe they are fairly rare and the colours on it are great. Also the Euhoplites proboscideus is a lovely shade and nicely detailed (Good find boyfriend). ID's are somewhat tentative so if you have any suggestions I'd be grateful. ??
  2. Found this lump in the landslip below Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight. It looked black when damp but has dried grey and so looks like it came from the Gault Clay but there is also Greensand Formation above. Also has some rusty colours on the inside where it looks like it has split in half from a larger cylindrical piece. I guess it’s just a geological formation, but the fibrous looking texture on the surface made me think of teeth and horns. It also appears to have had a cylindrical hollow running through it when complete. Thoughts much appreciated
  3. Isle of Wight - flint ID, Echinoid?

    Found this little flint nodule in the stream below Blackgang Chine, halfway down the coastal landslip there. It has very distinct little pimples in a conical hollow that finishes in a flat surface. It looks very reminiscent of Echinoids, but different to any I’ve seen before. I believe the local strata are gault clay topped with greensand formation. Any ideas? Cheers!
  4. Isle of Wight - Nodule ID, plant?

    Hello. Found this nodule yesterday halfway down the landslip facing the sea in front of Blackgang, IoW. I cracked it open and was surprised to find these very distinct fibres running through. I cracked the bigger lump open this morning revealing a pyrite shaft in the centre. I believe the local strata are greensand formation above gault clay. Since the earth is so churned up down there, it could have come from either. Any ideas? Cheers!
  5. Hi there - I've been ploughing through the web trying to identify these recent finds on a fossiling trip to Folkestone, but sadly without success. If anyone could help me identify them that would be very much appreciated. Image 1 (specimen approx 2.5 cm long) Image 2 (specimen approx 2.5 cm across) Image 3: (largest specimen 6 cm long) Thank you!
  6. Chimaerroid mouthplate

    Hi guys i have no idea if these are too fragmentary to narrow to a species level but I think they are chimaerroid mouth plates ?from the Cretaceous Gault clay of Folkestone
  7. Ammonites from Folkestone ID help

    Hi all, got some ammonites here that I desperately need help identifying! They are all from Folkestone, Kent from the Gault Clay of the lower cretaceous. There are also a few gastropods that I can't ID either. Thanks in advance for your help!
  8. Trip to Folkestone

    Hi all, went to Folkestone, Kent a few weeks ago for the first time and came back with a pretty decent haul of ammonites (a lot of fragments and a fair few completes) as well as bivalves and gastropods. I think some of my finds are pretty cool so thought I'd share them with you all. I'll include my IDs but please bear with me as I am quite new to this and have certainly got some (if not most) of them wrong - so please chime in with suggestions and answers! all are from the Gault Clay, early cretaceous (Albian).anahoplites sp.anahoplites sp.no idea what these two are, as you can see they are very squashed and thin. Euhoplites sp.Eoscaphites subcircularis
  9. A while ago I bought this tiny gault clay ammonite preserved in pyrite and in a few months of storage next to dessicant mineral these strange white crystals have grown. -pyrite disease?
  10. I've just come back from a lovely fossil hunting trip in Folkestone! Here's what we found *unpreped* in 3 hours: Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, i'll post more photos when they're clean!
  11. Gault Clay Fossils

    Took some pictures of a small collection of fossils i have. They are all from Folkestone (Kent) Small Ammonites Belemnites Corprolites
  12. Possible Bone Fossil, Folkestone UK

    Hello, I found this yesterday in Folkestone and was wondering if anyone can help identify whether or not it is a fossil. It is 11cm long, 4 cm wide. It seems to be fully mineralised, it pings like flint when knocked on something hard. Thanks
  13. The bad weather gave me time to spend some time classifying. so i spent some time on my albian stuff. Everything has been self collected (surface collected) over the years. Everything is also small, so i chose the screws cases to store them. Everything can be seen on a dedicated galery on TFF : here or in higher resolution on my flickr : here 8 cases... So here we go Ammonites : (3 cases) then crustaceans (2 cases) : Other inverts (2 cases) : And last one : vertebrate remains I hope you enjoy it. that's all for now.
  14. I know this is only a fragment, I'm hesitant to say small piece (Would love to see how big the whole one would have been), Found washed up on Shanklin, I know its gault clay but I'm really struggling to find out what species this is, the ridges seem so spaced / wide compared to most examples I've checked in books or online please help a newbie
  15. Folkestone Uk Ammonite And Others

    Hi Everyone, This is my first ever post, and I just wanted to let you all know that I am new to fossil hunting, but enjoy it very much. It is quite difficult for me to do on a regular basis as I live in an area of Australia that has very few interesting geological deposits, and is very low in available fossils. On a recent trip to the Uk I visited Folkestone, but as it was the middle of summer at the time, there was very little recent exposure at the base of the cliffs due to lack of rainfall. I know nothing I found here is particularly impressive, but I would love to know exactly what they are. They were all found in the Gualt Clay or on the foreshore. I'm thinking the Ammonite could be either a Euhoplites lautus or an ahoplites planus. It is around 2.3cm in diameter. The first Belemnite Guard is almost exactly 3cm in length. The small belemnite is 2cm. I think it is a Neohibolite. Finally, a tiny ammonite. It is only around 0.8cm in diameter. I found a few of these. I can take more photos in better lighting if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Alice
  16. Ammonite And Other Id Please

    Hi Everyone, This is my first ever post, and I just wanted to let you all know that I am new to fossil hunting, but enjoy it very much. It is quite difficult for me to do on a regular basis as I live in an area of Australia that has very few interesting geological deposits, and is very low in available fossils. On a recent trip to the Uk I visited Folkestone, but as it was the middle of summer at the time, there was very little recent exposure at the base of the cliffs due to lack of rainfall. I know nothing I found here is particularly impressive, but I would love to know exactly what they are. They were all found in the Gualt Clay or on the foreshore. I'm thinking the Ammonite could be either a Euhoplites lautus or an ahoplites planus. It is around 2.3cm in diameter. The first Belemnite Guard is almost exactly 3cm in length. The small belemnite is 2cm. I think it is a Neohibolite. Finally, a tiny ammonite. It is only around 0.8cm in diameter. I found a few of these. I can take more photos in better lighting if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Alice
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