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  1. mr.cheese

    help id-ing some Whitby bivalves

    Hi, I have come across a few different bivalves and my googling hasn't come up with much! I think the heavily prepped one that has no matrix might be Dacryomya Ovum? Not sure though as this is from a single image in google! Also any idea what the little babies in the back of the matrix might be? They all came from the same man who picks and preps Whitby stuff himself so pretty sure that is where they are all from. Thank you and fingers crossed! 1
  2. StormOfSilence

    Fossil hunting results

    I have a small collection of fossils I've bought, but mostly wanting to post my own finds here. Below is the first piece I've actually extracted and cleaned, from a marine Carboniferous fossil bed on the shores of the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Quite happy with the result, especially for my first time cleaning and exposing a piece with a dremel... wondering whether there's anything else I can do to clean it up a bit more. Any tips/hints gratefully received! :-) Also wondering what the odds of identifying a fossil like that are beyond 'brachiopod'?
  3. Granny and Aust

    Interesting stones or maybe fossils?

    I’m really new to fossil identification but my nearly eight year old grandson’s recent passion has sparked my interest and we have been going through some of my beach stone pick ups I’ve always picked up interesting looking (or interesting feeling)stones and what I thought were shells- turns out I have quite a few fossils. The flint photos below were found on Whitstable Beach in Kent England. I joked and called them witches fingers but now I’m wondering… are there crinoids on the surface or just marks. The second stone I can remember one of the grandkids giving to me as it looked li
  4. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Where are all the British mosasaurs?

    Hi all, While I'm aware that current Cretaceous exposures in Britain are largely restricted to the south and east coasts of the islands (see geological map below; source), significant marine deposition is said to have taken place across much of Great Britain from the Aptian onward (source). As such - and especially considering the richness of the record of the marine ecosystem during the Jurassic- one would expect an abundance of marine reptile remains to be known from British Late Cretaceous sediments as well, the epitome of which, of course, would be the
  5. I'm opening this new thread as in my "Fossil collection Part 1" came out from one of the pictures that I might have found and old broken clay pipe (found in a rock pool during a low tide) Is there anyone that can help me understand if this is effectively a pipe and how old this object could be? Thank you! Attached images:
  6. Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum >> My welcome This is my "fossils collection", some may be just stones some definitely fossils. I collected these during a low tide in the rock pools on Margate sands beach (Kent, England). I picked these up with my hands, no hammering or digging. Over time they presented a white patina on them, maybe calcium? I didn't clean them as it might help to recognize them (maybe a chemical reaction? not an expert so I preferred not to alter them) This is just part 1 of my collection, I will upload more in days to come. The pho
  7. Hi all, I have found these peculiar looking rocks.. please can someone help? Could they be fossils? They are quite curious looking things. Found in the UK, East coast on a stoney beach called Covehithe. The brownish one, could be a mouth plate (after lots of googling!) or maybe a seed pod (or even poo!). Or not any of these things?! And the other one (greyish).. no idea, guess it could just be an odd looking rock!! Many thanks for letting me join this exciting forum! Lucy
  8. I found this bone? on a beach walk this afternoon after a stormy couple of days weather. I'm not sure if it's a fossil but was wondered whether it could be a rostral node? Found on Branksome Chine Beach, Poole UK. Thanks in advance.
  9. HannahB


    i understand that most of these are likely bivalves (?) but i am wondering the age of them or any more info anyone has on them? found in north east uk (north yorkshire). i applied beeswax to the shells exposed so they’re easily seen
  10. Chris finner

    echinocnchid brachiopod

    My son and I get a lot of clams from castleton, UK but I’ve never seen anything quite like this… any ID would be fantastic. thanks
  11. Best of my ammonites 2.0 reloaded. I decided to redo “ best of my ammonite” thread because my old thread is a little outdated. I have given so many of my ammonites away to friends that it seamed strange been called my collection . Also I have found some new , older finds and gifted ammonites that I have never shown before so it should be entertaining. I hope you don’t mind seeing a few duplicates in the next weeks post. I will post 3 specimens now and a couple of more every week. My dyslexia is very time consuming so this thread will keep me busy to Christmas and beyond.
  12. Hi everyone, I am a science teacher, and one of my bright young students Joshua is very interested in finding fossils. Last week he found this fossilised bone in Halstock, Dorset. We have no idea what it is and would like your help! The bone was at the side of a stream, where he has found lots of shell fossils previously. It looks like some sort of femur, and is hollow. It has a small hole just above the inside of the joint. We have attached some photographs, and can take more as required. Any help you can give us would be
  13. Long time no see guys! Thought I’d come back with a bang. A few months back I headed out, just after recovering from covid, so of course, not back at 100%, but well enough to get some exercise. Of course, the first thing I stumble on, is a rather large nodule. Now, these nodules don’t normally contain anything, and are usually filled with a calcite core, but always fun to hit regardless. After one tap with the hammer, it revealed a cross section of a rather large ammonite known as Harpoceras (falciferum). Not a super rare Ammonite by any means, but definitely uncommon. I lost my head. Th
  14. Hi people! I'm a PhD student studying a Duckmantian fossil forest in North Wales. I have found these phosphatic fish/shark? teeth and scales I need an ID on. I suspect they are Adamantina Foliacea (Cuny and Stemmerik 2018) but that is a marine shark and this sequence is almost certainly completely freshwater and thought to be an upland swamp. I'm currently doing isotope work on the nodules and plant fossils and that appears to be confirming this is a completely freshwater system. Anyone have any ideas? You'll have to click on the images again once you've opened them to
  15. fossilhuntr1

    Unidentified England Ammonites

    Anybody know what these are?
  16. MattN

    Is this anything of interest?

    Hi, everyone. Whilst scouring loose stones on Lyme beach this took my interest yesterday (20/04/22) aside from bits of ammonites, etc. I thought it resembled a tooth, so kept it as it seemed a bit too perfect to be random rock. Am I completely wrong and is it worth digging deeper into it? Many thanks for any advice offered.
  17. HannahB

    Help identifying

    another ID for you guys to help me with! thanks to everyone who helped on my last post, here is another. now u have no clue what this is….? guessing a negative of a fossil or trace fossil due to only being impressions. this was found in port mulgrave on the yorkshire coast if this helps
  18. Sharonvoss

    Local find

    Anyone have a clue what this is, found it when digging over my allotment in coventry, UK Thanks
  19. DannyB

    Potential Fossil found

    Found at Bucks Mills in Devon, UK. This rock is about 2 feet length and width, the back is smooth and this is on the other side. The cliffface is made up of limestone and slate - seems to be some sort of shrimp/trilobite (top right) or is this just a rock?
  20. Geo-Reinier


    Hi all, I found this specimen from a rotary borehole (window sample) at 5.4mbgl within the upper Whitby Mudstone Formation. I’m leaning towards a shell eating fish, but still unsure from the shape of the rest of the the samples which looks more like a coral? The site location is Dundry, Bristol, England. Reported geology: Whitby Mudstone formation Palaeoenvironment: Shallow marine environment Reported age: 174 -183 million years old Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Regards Reinier
  21. Hello, I went on a trip to Lyme Regis, U.K. last week and came back with some lovely pyrite ammonites and a small ichthyosaurs vertebrae. However we also found this. I’m not sure it’s a full pyrite piece (6cmx6cm) as there is an impression of an ammonite however there are these pyrite cone shapes. Are these just Echinoids Or have I got really lucky with some shark teeth? (very unlikely I know!). I only came across this last one via the National History Museum fossil app which has a picture of a Hybodus delabechei teeth and it looks very similar from a top down view on to the tooth
  22. Tward

    Welsh coastline find

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone would be able to help me ID this? I found it on the coast of the Menai strait on a very rocky beach, between mainland wales and anglesey. It is 11cm long as seen in the photographs. Thanks, Toby
  23. Pav123

    Stone like tooth ?

    Hi im new to the forum My son and found this out fossil hunting it looks like a giant tooth. It was about 100 meter above sea level in a drained dam Its real heavy for the size of it Any ideas????????
  24. jclynch1

    Not sure if fossil?

    Hello! Indulged my hobby a little this weekend (4-7 Mar) and headed to Lyme Regis for some sunny ammonite hunting. Found this while digging on East Beach there… I’m nowhere near experienced enough to determine if it’s even a fossil at all, but it was such an odd shape and I thought I’d ask! About 1 3/8 inch (3.5cm) across and approx 1 inch (2.5cm) thick. Found 5 March 2022 on East Beach, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK. See photos below for details. Thank you everyone!
  25. Hi, I have noticed that in the past in the UK various fossils have been found at mines like Crock Hey in siderite nodules, I know of some open cast mines in my area with carboniferous strata of County Durham, is there a chance these could contain such siderite nodules? I have done some research and these type of nodules appear at Howick bay but im not sure if they appear further south at places like whitley bay/seaton sluice
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