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Found 32 results

  1. I have some phosphate crab nodules from the Isle of Sheppey that I've had for years. Haven't found a good way of prepping them yet. Tried various air tools (ME9300 and microjack) and air abrasive with limited success. Do any of you UK guys have any secrets you could share with me. Have one of the rarer spiney crabs that I would like to turn out good. Thanks for any help you can provide
  2. ID/collection (:

    This is going to be a continuing thread hopefully it can show others my small collection whilst also getting a few id’s along the wayhere are the first three challenges (boxes are 8x5cm) n.1 waltonian(late Pliocene) Walton on the Naze, red crag formation (this box is actually 3.5x3.5cm so the shells are around 2/3 mm long 2.nipa palm seed? And various gastropods Eocene, London clay, isle of sheppey 3 vertebra from sheppey(previous) thanks so much, will(also sorry for bad pics)
  3. Fossil wood?

    Hi guysI found this on the beach next to the early Eocene of the London clay at warden point at the isle of sheppey, is it just some mineral or is it a fossil ? Thanks (scale is 1cm cube)
  4. Eocoelopoma sp.

    From the album Isle of Sheppey Eocene

    This is a beautiful example of the Eocoelopoma sp. fish from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, UK.
  5. Warden Point

    Do people find much here still? I had a couple of sessions yesterday and found a decent shark tooth and various modules I've yet to look in, but not much else.
  6. From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a selections of my nautilus collection from the Isle of Sheppey's London clay. The nautilus on Sheppey are often crushed or heavily pyritised but occasionally good quality 3D specimens can turn up.
  7. Eocoelopoma fish skull

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    The newest addition to my fish family. This is another beautiful example of the fish Eocoelopoma.
  8. Notorynchus serratissimus shark tooth

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a lovely little tooth found in very good condition. Most teeth of this kind are found with badly damaged roots but this one has survived the rigours of time.
  9. Basinotopus carapace

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a beautiful little crab, unfortunately it is encased in a very hard nodule making any further prep very difficult.
  10. Glyphityreus Wetherelli crab nodule

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is one of the better crabs in my collection. Both claws, the carapace and parts of most of the legs are contained in this tiny nodule.
  11. Side view of the same fish

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    Side view of the fish in the previous picture. Some very nice scale detail on the flank.
  12. Another nice Sheppey fish.

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is the top of another nice fish skull. Not 100% sure of the species.
  13. Xanthilites bowerbanki crab

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a fine specimen of the xantilites bowerbanki crab. Quite rarely found in such good condition this is one of my favourites!
  14. From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a beautiful calcite cast of the centre of a cimomia imperialis nautilus. You can clearly see the septa and siphuncle detail.
  15. Hoploparia lobster

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is an excellent example of a hoploparia lobster with its huge claw still attached attached.
  16. Eocoelopoma curvatum fish skull.

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a very fine 3D fish skull. Most Sheppey fish are found crushed but this one has been lucky.
  17. From the album Isle of Sheppey Eocene

    This is a picture of my ever growing nautilus collection from the Isle of Sheppey.
  18. Sheppey fish skull collection

    From the album Isle of Sheppey Eocene

    This is a picture of my ever growing fish collection from the Isle of Sheppey.
  19. Flint echinoid found on Sheppey

    From the album Isle of Sheppey Eocene

    This is a nice little flint echinoid found on the Isle of Sheppey. This specimen has most likely migrated to the island from another area around Kent as flint fossils are not normally found at this location.
  20. Sheppey keeps on giving.

    Just got home from a rather windy walk along the beach hunting for fossils on the Isle of Sheppey. Found my first flint echinoid from Sheppey! Very pleased with this find as it is in pretty good condition too. Along with the echinoid I found a number of shark teeth, a few crab nodules and a couple of nice little gastropods.
  21. Do you own a nautilus/nautili that was found/purchased from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, UK? If you do please can you help me to compile a bit of information. I would be extremely grateful if anyone with a Sheppey nautilus could let me know the location the specimen now resides in (Museum, County, State, Province etc) and if possible a picture of the specimen with the species name if known. Also if you have seen one in a museum please can you let me know which museum. Myself and another collector on the Island were talking about how prolific the Sheppey London clay has been over the years and this raised the question on how far spread the Sheppey fossils may be. I will start things off with my own little collection of Sheppey nautili, still at home on the island. Many thanks in advance for any information you can provide!
  22. Isle of Sheppey fossil hunt!

    Today I spent over 5 hours scouring the beach at Eastchurch gap on the Isle of Sheppey with a fellow fossil hunter. We walked from Eastchurch gap all the way to Warden point and between us we found extremely little, a few broken teeth etc. As we turned round to head back it seemed our luck changed with it! The shark teeth began to appear in good number although many of them were quite broken and not worth keeping, a few nice specimens were there to be found! Of the nice teeth there was one stand out tooth, a Notorynchus serratissimus (picture to follow), the first one of this species I have ever found! :-D also a first for me was the small Burnhamia daviesi(Rhinoptera daviesi) ray file. My hunting partner also found a nautilus nodule with a damaged centre which he gave to me for my collection of nautili. The rest of the walk turned up many more damaged shark and fish teeth, some small crab nodules and a few quite nice examples of bivalves and gastropods.
  23. The last few weeks I have been lucky enough to have some spare time, and have used it wisely! I have spent it combing every inch of my favourite spot on the northern shoreline of the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, Uk. Hunting conditions have not been too good recently. With a rather un seasonal amount of rain falling recently and some unfavourable tides the fossil beds have been largely covered by mud and shingle. But nevertheless I have spent hours looking through the uncovered patches sometimes on hands a knees, looking for mainly crabs and shark teeth. I will post some of my finds below....
  24. After a long day hunting on the Isle of Sheppey I made it home with a few interesting little finds. Some small bird bones and possibly a cuttlefish beak. Can anyone confirm if it is please. Pictures to follow!
  25. Yesterday I spent a lovely spring morning walking along the Sheppey coast to a place known as Eastchurch gap. I have known of this place for many years and never made the couple mile hike along the beach from Minster before. Normally I would stay much closer to the Minster end of the cliffs but as the weather was fine and the tide was in my favour I decided to take a punt on searching new grounds. After a fairly fruitless trek I finally rounded an outcrop of the London clay and recognised the landscape and features I had only seen in pictures of the famous Eastchurch gap. Within seconds of entering the gap I spotted my first find... an almost 1 foot long partial nautilus sticking out of the clay and half covered by shingle. After digging it out from the clay I was saddened to see that the centre had crumbled into a sticky mush of shell and clay. My hopes were raised again only moments later when I spied my second nautilus shell! Almost unbelievable I thought someone was playing an April fool on me! Again though my joy was slightly deminished upon finding the centre missing. After searching for almost an hour more and finding almost.nothing else I started to think about heading back as I was getting rather hot in the lunchtime sun and had run out of drinking water so made a decision to check one last clay slump and caught a glimpse of that familiar shine laying on its side before me... a THIRD nautilus! This time though it was almost a whole specimen, with the centre intact! With the fatigue of the long walk through clay, mud and shingle and a backpack well weighted by nautili specimens I headed back towards home feeling rather happy with my days hunting and planning to return with the hope of finding a variety of specimens on my next adventure! I will upload pictures as soon as I am able to. :-) happy hunting!