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    Cotswolds advice

    Post  Guest on Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:09 pm

    Im heading up Cotswolds at the end of Jan, any recommendations or advice about any readily accessible sites?
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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  ermaster on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:42 pm

    hey I'm in the Cotswold if you want ill come alone with you Smile
    The thing is there is no clear fossil band its not crinoidal limestone, Neither is it bryozoan limestone.
    It seems to be Grain limestone (Oolitic and Pisolitic limestone) so more of a mix of fossils can be found.
    Expect to find many bivalves! The thing is you don't have to go to any specific sites fossils are so commonly found
    all over that a walk in a farmer field will be productive! But where are you planning on going in the Cotswold's
    as Most of it is the great Oolite group but if your going towards Stroud way it turns more into the Inferior Oolite
    group. There is the main places to go Such as the Cotswold water park and quarries but I my self haven't been able
    to go there and it costs a bit to go. So all well and said go for a few walks through fields and on the hills as where ever
    there is an outcrop of rock in the Cotswold's there is a high chance for fossils Smile


    If you need any more help just ask I have lived and hunted in the Cotswold's 5 years now Smile

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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  Guest on Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:56 pm

    Thanks ermaster, that is great advice. I will be near Broadway you are welcome to join me.
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    Post  ermaster on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:20 pm

    yea sure that's about 45 minutes from Cirencester Smile
    You are a close to the top of the Cotswold so the local geology there is very mixed. There should be a even bigger mixture of fossils around there. Sadly I'm more used to the great Oolite group where as Broadway Seems to be more of the lower Jurassic stones and inferior Oolite group. I don't know many fossil sites around Broadway sadly. Smile I hope the other the other information helps you a bit.


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    Post  ermaster on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:47 pm

    Hey do you have any dates of when your coming??? and any place you would really like to go??? I mean I can get in contact with some palaeontologists from around the area to recommend some good sites if you would really like Smile

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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  Guest on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:19 pm

    I will be up there between the 21st and 24th Jan. Ill be staying around the Broadway area. My plan is to hike down any rocky outcrops and see what's there.

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    Post  Guest on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:55 pm

    Infact my plans are as follows. 21-24 in Cotswolds then 24-27 in Dorset! Oh quite a fossil trek I am going to have. 27th is the UKAFH hunt at Charmouth
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    Post  ermaster on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:12 pm

    Damn happens to be while I'm at school sorry mate :/
    any way if you can post some finds here Smile
    Oh and I wouldn't suggest going to any abandoned quarry's and searching as they normally yield little in terms of fossils (depends were though)

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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  Guest on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:22 pm

    Tooo much snow... bagh. Just gonna head straight to dorset. See everyone there sunday!
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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  ermaster on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:22 am

    Razz OK hope Dorset is a bit better Smile

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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  Guest on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:37 pm

    Bloody raining ent it... still at least its now snowing
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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  ermaster on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:29 pm

    Your week could have been planned for alot better time Razz

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    Post  Guest on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:31 pm

    ermaster wrote:Your week could have been planned for alot better time Razz

    Tell me about it! Im trying to upload a picture of my tent thats now covered in snow but having trouble wont copy link on phone. Ah well
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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  ermaster on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:20 am

    Sad sorry to hear its going so bad :/

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    Post  Guest on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:00 am

    Lol its ok was snug inside the tent... anyway off i go gonna catch me an ichthyosaur.
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    Re: Cotswolds advice

    Post  ermaster on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:53 am

    Good luck lets hope its and Arctic dwelling one Razz

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