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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:04 pm

    Hi all,
    Back from Norfolk, with loads of fossils! Many many belemnites from Runton.
    Went for a quick trip to Runton before leaving today and found loads of belemnites (and other fossils) in around 1 hour. Todays belemnite finds in the picture! Very Happy




    More to come!

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    Post  fussy fossiler on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:41 pm

    nice finds kosmos when I first looked I thought for a brief second you had posted a photo of food Laughing .

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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:14 pm

    fussy fossiler wrote: nice finds kosmos when I first looked I thought for a brief second you had posted a photo of food Laughing .

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    Thanks! Several hundred more belemnites to post....
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    Post  macrocephale on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:15 pm

    Haha thought it was a plate of beans and sausages lol

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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:30 pm

    Macaroni Belemnites!... personally I was sick of belemnites... I have eaten far to many in my time... HOWEVER... I went down Seatown Dorset on thursday and looking at the belemnite bed exposed on the foreshore was a treat seeing just how abundant they are in situ. So bring on the macaroni!!

    What else did you find at Runton?
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:52 pm

    Spleain wrote:Macaroni Belemnites!... personally I was sick of belemnites... I have eaten far to many in my time... HOWEVER... I went down Seatown Dorset on thursday and looking at the belemnite bed exposed on the foreshore was a treat seeing just how abundant they are in situ. So bring on the macaroni!!

    What else did you find at Runton?
    Sounds great!
    All in good time. Found some echinoids, more belemnites (have a whole crate full Very Happy ), a couple of bones, sponges, fossil wood, shells. I think thats about it. Wink
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:55 pm

    Spleain wrote:Macaroni Belemnites!... personally I was sick of belemnites...
    How many belemnites did you find/have from Runton? I have yet to count mine. Razz

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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:11 pm

    I would love to see the echinoids and bones
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:15 pm

    Spleain wrote:I would love to see the echinoids and bones
    I'll take pics tomorrow, if the weather is good.
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:06 pm

    Brief info about the trip.....

    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.

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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:29 pm

    Sounds like my kind of holiday! - thabks for the heads up bout Overstand, doesnt sound very fossiliferous? Or maybe underweatehr, over hunted? Looking forward to bone pics... ID'able do you think?
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:49 pm

    yes, it was great. Good weather too! Very Happy The bones are just fragments, don't think they are ID-able.


    Some quick pictures first....










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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:10 pm

    Overstrand is ok, not many fossils, a few, just boring ones. No sign of any bones. The bars that keep sand in place are so big that you can't get past them, so there is not much space to hunt.

    Anyway pictures coming up:






    Sponge


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    Echinoid plate


    Belemnite


    Sponge


    Sponge or echinoid


    Shell fragment

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    Re: Norfolk finds

    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:16 pm

    nice, the 'sponge or echinoid' might be a coral... but I think its a sponge
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:26 pm

    Spleain wrote:nice, the 'sponge or echinoid' might be a coral... but I think its a sponge
    Thanks, year, I think it is sponge.
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    Re: Norfolk finds

    Post  Kosmos on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:32 pm

    Horsey now!

    Seals and fossil wood Smile


    The beach


    Wild seals Very Happy


    Fossil wood!
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    Post  Kosmos on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:27 pm

    Finally - East/West Runton!

    First the location pictures.















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    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:06 pm

    And the finds, the bit you all have been waiting for. Sorry it has taken so long to get the pictures. There are just too many belemniyes to sort, so I will show only the best ones today. Wink


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    Echinoid


    Echinoid


    Echinoid Plates

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    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:10 pm

    More finds - sponges now.


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    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:11 pm

    Wood now -


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    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:13 pm

    A few of the best belemnites -


    Big ones


    LOVELY tip
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    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:15 pm

    The bones -


    Bones from around the cliff


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    Re: Norfolk finds

    Post  ermaster on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:29 pm

    that looked like a good trip all round wish i could do trips like that Sad oh well geuss its back to looking in alotments for me Razz (i have found more then you would dream in alotments Very Happy)
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    Post  Kosmos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:30 pm

    ermaster wrote:that looked like a good trip all round wish i could do trips like that Sad oh well geuss its back to looking in alotments for me Razz (i have found more then you would dream in alotments Very Happy)
    Thanks! What do you find in the alotments? Fossil vegetables?
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    Post  fussy fossiler on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:59 pm

    [/quote]
    Thanks! What do you find in the alotments? Fossil vegetables?[/quote]

    Razz I see were still on a food related thread Very Happy oh dear what have I started lol all joking aside kosmos your finds are lovely Very Happy .

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