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Hi, I was walking along the shoreline north of Robin Hood's Bay earlier today (East Yorkshire, UK). I'm no expert fossil hunter by any means, but in a short period of time I managed to find a few fossilised Ammonites and various other sea critters. The area where I was walking is quite famous for its large deposits of fossils. Robin Hood's Bay is a tiny town with only 5 shops, 2 of them are fossil 'museums' with quite impressive items on display that have been found in the area. I'm aware that none of this information changes whether what I found was bone... or just a large rock... but it did make me wonder.... In the attached photos you can see the items which I discovered. They were initially covered by the local black clay/mud, which came away after quite a bit of hammering with a large rock (again, I'm no expert fossil hunter!). They were directly beneath a large rocky outcrop, at the right level/strata which local guide books indicate fossils are most likely to be found. Based on these pictures, can anyone tell me if these are bones/fossils? I'm more than happy to donate these to the local museum if they are genuine specimens. The location I found the items, the way the edges are curved and fit into each other and the fact they were found in the same kind of clay/mud that other fossils are found in lead me to question whether this was something a bit special... Thanks, Mark
Hi, i was hoping someone could help me identify whether the following photos are a concretion or a fossil. The piece was found poking out of a lump of clay fallen from the cliff at Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, UK. It looks like one end is broken off and there is an outer layer which is a mid grey colour with brown patches and the inner is a much darker grey to almost black. The dimensions are around 9" by 4" by 3". Any help much appreciated, thanks Simon