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    Fossils out of the blue

    Post  Kosmos on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:36 pm

    Ever come across a fossil out of the blue? Please post some here! Smile

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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  Guest on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:19 am

    As featured previously on the forum. This Echinoid came to my attention when sitting about a fire which was circled with large flints. Big old pop and this jumped out in front of me. Was most surprised!


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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:08 pm

    Last year my house was broken in to.... the would be thieves threw a rock through my window. The rock they chose was from dorset and had been sitting outside for some years, it did not only smash the window but split in two and this was lying on my living room carpet when I got home. Best day ever!






    - if you are interested the thieves were spooked and didnt take anything but really thats besides the point.
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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  ermaster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:42 pm

    Spleain wrote:Last year my house was broken in to.... the would be thieves threw a rock through my window. The rock they chose was from dorset and had been sitting outside for some years, it did not only smash the window but split in two and this was lying on my living room carpet when I got home. Best day ever!






    - if you are interested the thieves were spooked and didnt take anything but really thats besides the point.
    wow that is really different normaly thieves would take something not help you find something new. but as long as they didnt take any thing alls good Smile
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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  macrocephale on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:53 pm

    I fell down a hill on the Wales trip and landed on a complete trilobite Razz -Complete ones are relatively rare here.. we all got 3 or 4 out of 30-40 finds each, most of them are post-cephala exuviae.. (Pic to come in the relevant thread obviously..)

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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  Guest on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:02 am

    macrocephale wrote:I fell down a hill on the Wales trip and landed on a complete trilobite Razz -Complete ones are relatively rare here.. we all got 3 or 4 out of 30-40 finds each, most of them are post-cephala exuviae.. (Pic to come in the relevant thread obviously..)

    hehe, would love to see it

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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  Guest on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:35 am

    Two weeks ago I went to a local garden centre to have a look at their Photinia standards but they were far too expensive... I did however find a large stone holding down the edge of a tarpaulin. Without buying anything I went to the cashier with the stone and asked if I could have it... they paused and then said yes... best day ever!

    - it was windy the next day




    - I dont know anything about this stone but it is definitely not local and it is a limestone or very dense sandstone with many shells (cannot id weather bivalves or brachies) and loads of worm casts. If you recognise this type of stone and fauna and can help ID please let me know, im sure it is from the UK but no idea where from.



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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:17 am

    Bring it down in June!

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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  Guest on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:18 am

    macrocephale wrote:Bring it down in June!

    will do
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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  ermaster on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:16 pm

    i have a few types of that rock they normaly do contain loads of shells but i have no idea what its called sorry
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    Re: Fossils out of the blue

    Post  macrocephale on Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:28 pm

    Most limestone formations, and some marine sandstones have some form of shell bed in.. It's unlikely you'd be able to get a good grip on the age of it without identifying the shells I'm afraid, and bivalves and brachiopods can both be right twits to ID..

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