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Found 7 results

  1. Mystery Beach Pebble

    Hi everyone, A friend has asked me to post this rather beautiful mystery rock for ID, it was found by a friend of his on the Norfolk Coast UK. Unfortunately that's all the info I have on it with regards to find locality. My friend is thinking its biological in origin but I'm pretty convinced its something geological, it reminded me of cross bedding in sandstones and I came across some diagrams of cross trough bedding that seem to show an identical pattern but I cant seem to find any good photos of real examples. Any suggestions much appreciated! Regards, Sam
  2. What’s this

    Hi Everyone found this on the beach at Happisburgh Norfolk is it a fossil of some kind or is it just a weird looking rock. It looks like clay but it’s a rock it’s it’s heavy like a stone of same size. Thanks for your help mart
  3. Tooth?

    Hi All I found this at a beach in Norfolk, UK. It looks like a tooth with a broken tip but I may just be hoping lol. It was dug from the bottom of some cliffs where a mammoth was found in the 90s I believe. Any help would be great. Thanks
  4. Give me good news!

    Please give me good news. My son and I went fossil hunting at West Runton beach today and came away with what look like belenmites. Apparently I’m not great at fossil hunting in new locations on my own since these were the only things I came away with (and a mud clump of shells that need some serious stabilizing), and West Runton is supposedly full of all kinds of fossils! Anyway, can someone confirm that these are, in fact, belenmites so I don’t feel completely defeated again (or tell me they aren’t so I can hang my head in shame).
  5. The tide tables for the Bank Holiday weekend suggested we should perhaps make a return visit to Beltinge to search for more sharks teeth, but the weather forecast put us off; predicted onshore winds would probably hold the water in the estuary preventing the best parts of the beach from being uncovered. So, having been offered the use of a caravan on the north Norfolk coast, we decided a change of scene would be interesting and looked forward to the challenge of a new beach to search. East Runton and West Runton beaches are famous for their geology and wealth of fossils. Rocks from the Cretaceous onwards are present and a wide variety of finds can be made if conditions are favourable. Several recent postings on social media showed some lovely mammoth teeth and other bones had been found, probably brought ashore by the strong north-easterly winds during the winter and early spring. Due to other commitments we didn't arrive until late on Sunday night. The following morning we were greeted by bright sunshine but there was no rush to get down to the beach as the tide wasn't due to uncover the foreshore until late morning. After a leisurely breakfast we headed down to the beach. Unfortunately for most of the holidaymakers, the northerly breeze had brought thick fog off the sea and it clung to the coast, turning the conditions decidedly cold and damp - not good for making sandcastles and having picnics, but fine for fossil hunting! The majority of the morning visitors had abandoned the beach and we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Looking east towards Cromer. Not much sign of spring bank holiday visitors!
  6. Sponge? Norfolk coast, UK

    Hello all. I believe this a form of sponge but I'm not sure. It was found on the Norfolk coast, UK. Any help appreciated, thanks
  7. Now back from a collecting trip to Norfolk, I have much to do. I have several fossils in need of prep and many need IDs to make. Not forgetting to wash down the tent and put away the camping gear. But luckily, I still have a bit of time to post on the forum. We went to two different locations, both beaches on the north coast of Norfolk. One was Overstrand, the other East/west Runton. You can find similar things at both, mammal bones, echinoids, belemnites etc. Overstrand did not seem to yield so many finds but East and West Runton was unbelievable. The day after arrival, we drove to Runton and found free parking, with only a quick walk to the beach. Once there, I looked along the cliff quickly, finding nothing, but then as the tide was out, I went down to the shingle and the chalk exposure. Within minutes of getting down to the beach, belemnites started turning up everywhere. Some of them were small sections, others large, robust ones. The ones which had the end point in tact were the most treasured. Within half an hour I had a huge bag full. The whole day was spent on the beach picking up belemnites, and the occasional echinoid and sponge. The next day, we went a little further up the coast, to Overstrand, but there was not much to be found. I found a belemnite and some sponges, but not much else, so we gave up and drove to Runton again, where there was much to be found. Again we had a day of millions of belemnites. This time I went up to the cliff nearing the end of the day and I met some people also looking for fossils, they had not found anything, so I showed them what to look for. I moved on, and dug in some fallen clay. I was very lucky finding some shells, wood and even some mammal bones. It had been another great day hunting. The last full day before going home was not very fossil related. We saw some wild seals at Horsey, but I did manage to find some fossil wood on the beach at the same time. There were thousands of seals on the beach, colony after colony, each having around 200 seals in. We were very lucky as sometimes there are not any at all. On the way back we stopped off in a fossil show where I got some copal, a mammal bone from the surrounding area and some rare worm fossils from the isle of Sheppey in Kent, UK. On the day we came home, we had a quick hours hunting at Runton again. We found several hundred belemnites, which was very pleasing. Now that you know roughly what happened, I will post the fossil pictures. Starting with some random ones, next I will post the Overstrand finds, then I will end with Runton. Hope you enjoy it!
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